Last post on Feb 14, 2013 at 3:15 AM
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Pontiac G5, Coupe, Convertible
#49 of 58 Bike Carrier for G5?
Sep 19, 2010 (3:18 pm)
Hi, can anyone recommend a good bike carrier/rack for the G5? I bought one recently that I had to return since the spoiler got in the way. The instruction manual inside said it fit Cobalt but not G5, so I'm guessing it's because of the spoiler which is standard on G5, optional on Cobalt. Thanks!
#50 of 58 Re: Bike Carrier for G5? [expwyman]
Oct 17, 2010 (8:00 pm)
Saris makes a trunk mount rack that works on G5 with spoiler. I think the model is "Bones" and it is costly. Other models may also work.
For hitch mount or roof mount there are many options.
#51 of 58 Re: Fun Get About/Work Car [curt_51]
Feb 01, 2011 (11:20 am)
I'd be curious to hear your comments now after 4 years of ownership. Has it been a good car?
#52 of 58 Re: pontiac g5 gt coupe 2007=issues [tdigra]
Feb 01, 2011 (12:00 pm)
I hope you have your email notifier on even if it has been a few years since u logged in last. I am curious if you could explain a couple things. (there's more but just these two would be good)
"in july of this year the oil in engine compressed so badly the dip stick was broke during removal if i want a new one it will cost me (not covered) compression test resulted in as inconclusive they can't explain what happened. "
Please explain as this makes no sense whatsoever.
"i stopped going to dealership they laugh at me now. at this point i am spending 300.00 a month for gas to drive approx 400 miles a month. "
So back in 09 I will guess gas to be $2.50/gal?
According to your figures , this would mean your car was getting only 3.33 MPG.
(And 4 MPG if you had paid $3./gal)
Re your post...
#53 of 58 Re: pontiac g5 gt coupe 2007=issues [kk27]
Feb 07, 2011 (10:50 am)
I know this is an old post, but I'm hoping you're still out there...
Did they ever find a solution? I have a 2009 G5 and just noticed a leak in the trunk that I think might be coming from the satellite antenna, but I'm totally freaked out about it.
Sep 28, 2011 (2:18 pm)
I have an 09 G5 and a 07 Tahoe. The G5 has the regular GM head unit with the single disc, the Tahoe has the 6disc head unit. I would like to put the 6disc in the G5. Is this going to be a problem?
#55 of 58 Re: Fun Get About/Work Car [gimmestdtranny]
Apr 29, 2012 (3:43 pm)
Since I've owned a G5 for awhile and bought a couple of Cobalts also- I'll
chime in for a reply for you.....
Comfort? Seat support is ok.....impossible to latch the seatbelt with the console down (or set the handbrake)
Light headliner cleans up easy. Light seats in the Cobalt clean up ok.
Carpeted floor mats wear thin quickly. Spend the bucks and switch to
all weather mats.
XFE base tires are crap in snow- drive carefully until you wear them out
and then invest in decent tires.
but all in all......its a cheap ride that will get you great MPG and decent service .
#56 of 58 Re: pontiac g5 gt coupe 2007=issues [amyerin2]
Apr 29, 2012 (3:41 pm)
If it is, the antenna is held on to the roof under the headliner by a locknut, the base of the antenna has a gasket. It may be loose and just need to be tightened. If you can get the headliner loose from the inside enough to swing a wrench on the locknut to tighten it down, that might be all it takes.
#57 of 58 I need help
Feb 13, 2013 (6:01 pm)
I need help with my Pontiac G5 the smell of Gas Vapors/Smell when I start and drive and shut off the car took it to two places one being a Dealer who says i need a new Cat Converter then took it to a personal mechanic who says its the flex hose that has a crack in it and can replace it cheaper then the Dealer anyone have the same problem or any info on this?
#58 of 58 Re: I need help [catprwl]
Feb 14, 2013 (3:15 am)
catprwl, it's surely the hose from gas tank to the charcoal/evap canister, that's what the personal mechanic is talking about. believe that mechanic. it's a very common issue.
catalytic converter can be ignored unless the car fails emissions test or car won't accelerate beyond 30 mph or so due to catalytic-converter-blocked