2009 Pontiac G8 GT

The G8 is a really well sorted, engaging sport sedan. We've covered this car extensively, identifying it as a cut-rate, highly entertaining version of the BMW 5-series, and I think our analyses have been appropriate.

It really goes down the road nicely. The steering is accurate if a little dead in the hands at times. Lots of grip, good body control, and strong brakes with linear pedal feel make this car a confident companion on back roads.

The engine sounds great, and I have no complaints with the automatic transmission. I note, but do not decry, the lack of paddles for shifting. I never use the damn things anyway. The interior is a little too somber, but the materials are tasteful.

Joe DeMatio, Executive Editor

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