Hello all, I'm from Adrian MI and I just got a new toy, 2009 Pontiac G5. I know it isn't a cobalt, but it sort of is
Most of the G5 forums I found are pretty dead and not very active, so you are just going to have to put up with me here I guess. Here a few pics of her.
78,000 miles on it and it looks like new inside and out. The headlights and tail lights are not even fogged over, they look like they just came out of the box.
Its bone stock except for a new battery. It has a 2.2L, 4 speed auto, fog lights, power sun roof, premium pioneer sound, air con and 15 inch steel wheels. It doesn't have any traction control, rear disk brakes, cruise control or any of that stuff. I don't know of the pin stripes are stock or not. If not they did damn good job of putting them on. Kind of odd options really if you think about it. Has interior and exterior appearance options, sun roof, stereo, auto trans, but it doesn't have cruise control or upgraded wheels lol.
According the RPO code it has the "soft ride suspension". If this is a soft ride I don't want to feel the stiff version! I read some reviews that talked about them not handling well and having a lot of body roll. Not mine, I think handles just fine for what it is and I don't feel any body roll under normalish cornering. Maybe my suspension was upgraded somewhere down the road, or the people reviewing the car just expected too much out of pontiacs base line economy car offering?
This is what I would like to do to it.
Lowered suspension, 17 inch wheels, custom exhaust, CAI, rear disk brakes, sway bars and a new sound system.......
Just kidding lol. I probably won't do anything to it. It just seems too clean to mess with. And I am almost 50 so hopping up a 4 cyl pontiac just doesn't appeal to me. I may throw a glass pack on it because it is just too quiet as is. And I may upgrade the stereo because honestly for a "premium" sound system I am not overly impressed. It sounds ok, and I could probably live with it, but the stock stereo in our Mazda just blows this thing away. Even the stock stereo in my 2001 sebring coupe sounded better than this does.
I may tweak the air intake a bit too. I won't do full on replacement CAI though. They just are not worth the money in my opinion. I will probably leave the stock air box on it, but replace the lower and upper tubing getting rid of the resonators.