Pontiac G5, America is getting one too... - Page 3 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Lounge For casual talk about things unrelated to General Motors. In other words, off-topic stuff. And anything else that does not fit Section Description.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-12-2006, 02:59 PM   #21
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Reutlingen, Baden-Wurttemburg, Germany
Posts: 1,935
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Ryan is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bjjoh
Actually the Ions do have different interiors from the Cobalt. First thing you would you notice is the center mounter gauges(people complain and howl about it but it is not really that bad) and also the grade of plastics is a lot lower in the Ions than the Cobalt.
I actaully REALLY like the center-mount guages, although the plastics seem sub-par (although I find this to be a GM-wide phenomenon)
Ryan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2006, 03:01 PM   #22
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Northern Indiana
Posts: 359
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
bjjoh is on a distinguished road
Default

I really liked my Ion and the think that the Cobalts are better than the Ions.
bjjoh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2006, 03:07 PM   #23
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 3,837
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sqela is on a distinguished road
Default

looks kinda like a "baby" gto
sqela is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2006, 03:21 PM   #24
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 19,756
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
1993 SLE is on a distinguished road
Default

if the G5 will come in the GXP version i would hit it
1993 SLE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2006, 03:41 PM   #25
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Bonney Lake/Ellensburg, Washington- WCBF '04, '05, '06, '07 Survivor-
Posts: 7,098
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
driverjohn2005 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sqela
looks kinda like a "baby" gto
And guess what is happening after to the 2006 GTO'*
driverjohn2005 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2006, 04:06 PM   #26
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,978
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Princess Jeanie is on a distinguished road
Default

I've never thought the Cobalt was bad, and definatly would have considered one for the replacement for the GA way way down the road. I'm liking the look of the G5 though, should be interesting to see how well it does.
Princess Jeanie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2006, 04:11 PM   #27
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: MI
Posts: 2,246
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Logan is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryan
Plus the ION has the quad-door system or whatever it'* called. And Logan, the ION has a different interior, at least when I drove them. Admittedly, I drove an 05 ION Redline and an 06 Cobalt SS (not supercharged :(), so it'* possible Saturn changed it for 06.

EDIT: Just checked both sites, the interiors are still different.
http://www.saturn.com/saturn/vehicle...otoGallery.jsp
http://www.chevrolet.com/cobalt/photogallery/
If you would have read what I quoted it would have been quite clear that I was refering to the ION and the G5. I understand that the difference between the G5 and Cobalt are marginal, there are still some differences. Although I directly implied that they were identical, I admit fault. I would not in any way say that the interiors are substantially different.

Name:  desktop1_800.jpg
Views: 0
Size:  28.3 KB

Name:  untitled.jpg
Views: 0
Size:  57.1 KB

I would imagine the ducts are the same, different vents.
They use IDENTICAL (I'm not wrong this time) climate controls.
I sat in an ION today, I can vouche that the window controls in the door are the same.
Same shift handle.
Same headunit, different trim surrounding it.
Passenger airbag indicator, almost the same, different location.

If you want to get petty, yes, they are different. They have the same stuff though, in almost the same location (many times in the same location).
Logan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2006, 05:02 PM   #28
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,158
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
repinS is on a distinguished road
Default

I like the G5. Solid candidate for those looking for a good, small, efficient starter car.
repinS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2006, 05:28 PM   #29
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Delaware & Long Island NY
Posts: 3,239
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Shadow is on a distinguished road
Default

The front and dash get a 10 but the rear styling gets a 2
Shadow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2006, 09:07 PM   #30
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Northern Indiana
Posts: 359
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
bjjoh is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
I would imagine the ducts are the same, different vents.
They use IDENTICAL (I'm not wrong this time) climate controls.
I sat in an ION today, I can vouche that the window controls in the door are the same.
Same shift handle.
Same headunit, different trim surrounding it.
Passenger airbag indicator, almost the same, different location.

If you want to get petty, yes, they are different. They have the same stuff though, in almost the same location (many times in the same location).

Yes they are pretty much similiar but have differnet enough styling and interior trim that they are distinguished from themselves(hopefully enough that they can capture different parts of the market). It think its great that they share parts and R &D yet are somewhat dissimiliar. GM cannot keep building mere rebadges and retain marketshare just because they are GM like they did in the late 70s and 80s.
bjjoh is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
After years one open wheel racing series in America 03SSEISUPERCHARGED Lounge 5 02-12-2008 04:25 PM
UPDATE - Only in America (Sorry Canada, this one is ours) Ol' Timer Lounge 21 04-28-2004 02:05 PM
Star Wars + Too Much Time + Too Much Money = ??? mremer Lounge 7 03-10-2004 01:54 AM
Getting new job.. getting paid, getting mods Wolfedog50 Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 3 05-08-2003 02:31 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:04 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.