Hey guys, well back in May I started a thread introducing myself and trying to get familiar with the Pontiac G8 and this board ( https://www.g8board.com/forums/showth...705&highlight=
). As you can see, I wasn't and still am not rushing to buy a car! lol. But anyway, I test drove a 2008 G8 GT today with less than 28,000 miles. That was quite a fun experience. Now I'm just wondering if some of what I experienced is normal.
For starters, the transmission felt like it shifted a bit hard, and I actually had the thing wide-open on a highway on ramp for a little bit and it chirped the tires quite nicely going into 2nd I believe. Now the firm shifting doesn't bother me much, but what does bother me is the potential compromise in the transmission's longevity, considering that the G8 will be my daily driver year-round. I wonder if this has something to do with the transmission issue some of the 2008s suffered from.
There was also a noticeable drone inside while cruising down the highway at around 70-80 mph. It wasn't terrible, but it'll probably become a little annoying on the longer hauls. Is this normal?
Other than that, I couldn't have been more impressed with this loaded car. However the salesman insisted that the thing was bone-stock except for window tints and rain drip guards on the windows. The shifts however, told me that the transmission had been worked on and that the drone might've be the result of aftermarket exhaust (although it was pretty quiet while idling on the lot if I remember correctly).
Here's the ad for the exact car I drove:
Oh and I thought I'd mention that the salesperson told me that with some haggling and my trade (1994 GMC Jimmy), the price could probably come down to $22,200 from what the ad says. Sound good?