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Excellent SUV by Minnesota guy on 08/15/2011. Trim: 2008 Pontiac Torrent AWD, Owned 3 years.
Pros: Rides great, good gas mileage for an SUV, and no mechanical problems in nearly 4 years of ownership.
Cons: Window switches on center console.
Overall review: I love my Torrent. Great acceleration, quiet, and great on snow and ice.
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best ever owned by Doug from wis. on 07/08/2011. Trim: 2008 Pontiac Torrent AWD, Owned 2 years.
Pros: Exelent vehical plenty of power, great brakes, awd is exelent in the snow, interior room, driver info center, heated seats, onstar, hands free phone; all work flawless after three years of owning this car.
Cons: center counsol and hand brake configuration not thought out very well
Overall review: we looked at toyota and honda when we bought but the torrent won hands down. now we are looking at the terrian but can't get one unless we trade the torrent, we decided to wait to get the terrian so we can keep the torrent, thats how much we like it.
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GXP is the way to go if buying any Pontiac by Shane on 03/02/2010. Trim: 2008 Pontiac Torrent AWD GXP, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: GXP version sets it apart from Stock Torrent,Vue, or Equinox. 0-60 in 6.9 seconds. GREAT power. GREAT handleing. lots of room in back seat due to adjustable seats. Very comfortable. Recessed Hood scoops,and Dual exhaust gives a nice sporty look. Pioneer sound system w/ sub woofer sound great for a stock radio. I was able to find one w/out a roof rack (looks alot sportier). AWD is good in the snow(better than Subaru's in my experence) exhaust sound throaty when u get on it. trans shifts smooth when u stomp the gas. rare to see another GXP on the road(i do alot of driving)
Cons: Horrible turning radius ! (worse than my extra cab Silverado) Satilite radio cuts out alot ! OnStar not as good as i expected. Some blind spots(would be worse for a shorter peorson) 6-speed Trans seems cheap, very indecisive when slowly accelerating. Gas miage is bad for a V6 ,if u compare with things like an SS trailblazer (SS has 400Hp and is rated for 15-20mpg vs 16-24mpg for the GXP- 265Hp) could be worse i guess.lol. rear security cover(deck cover) only avaiable as aftermarket... ($150 @ dealer in CT)
Overall review: I looked at Hummer H2, Torrents, Equinox, Trailblazers, ect. B4 i bought this. Hard to find them, cause pontiac is gone.. not too many are fully loaded ,AWD ,GXP. I got mine used w/ 18k miles and paid $23k VS. $34k new.(its fully loaded) Overall ,I think this will be a collecters item in the future(waaaay in the future) seeing as they were only made for 2 yrs as a GXP.
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Best Little SUV Around! by Nana from NC on 02/16/2009. Trim: 2008 Pontiac Torrent AWD GXP, Owned 1 year.
Pros: I love this car! It handles great and has so much room! The back seat space is great even for really long legs. The cargo space with the seats flattened is excellent. It sure holds more than you think. Even the front passenger seat flattens. It has great speed and power, even a slap-stick.
Cons: In some areas it's a little low to the ground, but true to a cross-over.
Overall review: Really great smaller SUV! Lots of comfort and style. Drives like a dream.
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The Worst car by An MSN Autos Consumer on 06/05/2013. Trim: 2008 Pontiac Torrent, Owned 5 years.
Cons: that when it rains the water leaks in the drivers and passengers side and there is 2 inches of water in the car. And GM refuses to recall the vehicle and it will cost $1,000 or more to fix. I thought when you buy a car it should not leak.
Overall review: I will never buy a GM vehicle again
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