Pontiac G5

The G5 is built upon the GM Delta platform alongside the Chevrolet Cobalt, the Chevrolet HHR, the Saturn ION and the European Opel Astra. The G5 is unfortunately only offered as a coupe in the US. However, there is also a sedan version sold in Canada and Mexico. In the United States, the G5 is available in the base model coupe, which includes a 148 hp, 2.2 L I4 engine, and in the sporty GT version, which includes a 173 hp, DOHC 2.4 L four-cylinder engine. The standard equipment for the coupe trim level includes a 5-speed manual transmission, AM/FM stereo system with MP3 decoder, auxiliary jack for external music devices and a spoiler. Further, the GT includes the same equipment, which makes it kind of a scam. Also, available options for both trim levels include a sunroof and side impact airbags. But, on the bright side, these vehicles are very cost effective to get into. The coupe lists for $14,995 while the GT is slightly more expensive, but not by much, and starts at $17,795. There seems to be some confusion surrounding the naming of the model. For 2005 and early 2006, this car was known as the Pontiac Pursuit in the Canadian market, and as the G5 Pursuit during mid-2006. To further the madness, it was also known as the Pontiac G4 in Mexico from 2005-2006. It was later released to the U.S. market in August 2006 as a 2007 model. In terms of some mechanics, the front suspension is independent with MacPherson struts, while a semi-independent torsion bar is used in the rear. The wheelbase is 103.3 in, longer than its competitors, and the width is 68.4 in. The vehicle comes in weighing 2808-2989 lbs, which is pretty high. This adversely affects the fuel economy, which is low at 23 mpg.