Pontiac G8 Rental in Las Vegas, NV | Turo
James’s
Pontiac G82009
GXP
7 trips
$ 150
per day
The car
James’s
Pontiac G8
2009
GXP
7 trips
5 seats
4 doors
Gas (Premium)
16 MPG
Description
My pricing is closely tied to mileage rather than time. Turo's standard (and regrettably unchangeable) additional mileage charge of $0.75/mile means that 200 included miles x $0.75/mile = $150. A longer-term rental offers an included mileage increase (1500/week, unlimited/month) thereby creating a pricing discount.

Turo insurance is required based on Turo's own rules, but if you are renting this vehicle, I highly recommend you pay for it using a credit card that offers PRIMARY Rental Car Insurance. This type of rental insurance is only offered by a few credit cards but using 1 of those credit cards affords me and you extra protection if the worst happens because you won't even have to go through Turo's insurance or your own insurance! Linked below is a list of all such credit cards: https://www.walla.by/cardbase/category?id=9fb1075bfc14ead7984202901ff13e5d&name=Primary+Auto+Rental+Insurance

Next, you must know how to drive a manual transmission vehicle. When we meet to initially handoff the keys, you will drive me around the area for a couple of minutes so that I can quickly assess your ability to shift gears and use a clutch pedal, unless we discuss your manual shifting ability ahead of time.

This is a 2009 Pontiac G8 GXP in black on black! The G8 GXP was only made for 1 year and there were only about 2000 GXPs made, of which, only about 700 have the manual transmission so you are driving a rare vehicle. This vehicle has the LS3 6.2 liter V8 straight from the factory, the same V8 that can be found in the 2009-2013 Chevrolet Corvette. The 6-spd manual transmission is amazing to row and a manual is truly rare in an automobile these days, especially a family sedan. But don't let the family sedan exterior fool you, with 415-hp (310 kW) and 415 lb./ft. of torque (563 Nm) plus the subtle but angry exhaust note, you'll fly under the radar of police but still draw stares when pulling up to valet on the Strip. Or you can blow the doors off other sporty cars with a 4.7 seconds 0-60mph (0-100kph) time.

Literally, the only downside to all that power, size, and presence is that it sucks up fuel/petrol to the tune of 20 mpg (24 miles/imp. gal. or 8.5 km/L or 12 L/100km) on the highway. And in the city, it averages 13 mpg (16 miles/imp. gal. or 5.5 km/L or 18 L/100km). Combined driving averages about 17 mpg (20.5 miles/imp. gal. or 7 km/L or 14 L/100km). But it is a truly worthwhile price for the BMW-like driving dynamics and the American V8 muscle bass-line. In addition, this car sports ultra-high performance Michelin Pilot Super Sport summer tires so I'd recommend using the car to visit areas where the temperature will remain above freezing. However, when temperatures are in a comfortable range, these tires are ultra-sticky and invite confident driving along with the factory Brembo brakes.

The interior of the car is no joke either. Leather seating all around with space for 5 (4 passengers + the driver). There is plenty of legroom in the back and the front, with space comparable to a BMW M5, Audi S6/S7 or Mercedes E63 AMG. The seats are all incredibly comfortable and supportive! The trunk also has a passthrough into the rear seat through the center, but unless you have anything truly oversized, it will probably fit in the cavernous trunk anyways. There is an audio input jack on the stereo system and the stereo itself definitely kicks out the beat. You can also link your phone to the Bluetooth for calls. The automatic dual-zone front climate control and the separate rear seat vents keeps all the occupants comfortable at all times no matter what the weather outside is doing. The windows are also tinted with heat/UV reflecting tint to keep the interior as cool as possible during the height of summer. However, the car is black so parking in the shade is encouraged as black loves to soak up the heat of the sun.

For present day reference, the current Chevrolet SS sedan is the slightly updated version of this Pontiac G8 GXP. Known in Australia (where it was made) as the Holden Commodore VE-SS, the current Chevrolet SS is known as the VF-SS, so just slightly updated. Another great feature of Australian cars is that they are set-up for trailer hitches (American cars won't do it because auto manufacturers need to sell big trucks!) so accordingly there is a Class-I trailer hitch, ball and trailer wiring on this vehicle which is perfect for any hitch-mounted rack or trailer i.e. bike rack, luggage rack, mobility scooter rack, small utility trailer, small motorcycle carrier, etc.

I hope you enjoy renting my vehicle and I look forward to hearing from you with any questions.
Features
  • Manual transmission
  • Audio input
  • Long-term car
  • Bluetooth
  • Heated seats
  • Sunroof
  • factory stock 415-hp, 6.2L, LS3 V8
  • 6-spd factory stock manual transmission
  • Magnaflow exhaust for added sound
  • Michelin Pilot Super Sport UHP Tires
  • Cavernous trunk
  • Leather seats
  • Daytime running lights
  • Fog Lights
  • Class-I Trailer Hitch, ball, wiring
  • Power adjustable front seats
  • Cellphone charger x 2
  • In-dash info = mpg, tire pressure, etc.
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Automatic Dual Zone Climate Control
  • Separate rear HVAC vents
  • Audio cable
Parking details
You can park a car anywhere in the garages and parking lots surrounding the airport. You can even park a motorcycle in the garages for free if you'd like because you can cut around the poles in the garage to avoid taking a parking ticket. Taking a taxi or using a rideshare service is always an option too. Obviously, if you are flying in then you don't need to worry about parking.
Delivery details
For airport pickup/dropoff, we'll meet in the passenger pickup short-term parking areas of either T1 or T3, whichever you fly into. For all other requested locations, we'll meet where publicly visible to handoff the keys.
Guidelines
No smoking, period. No animals in the car unless approved by me AND the car is cleaned before being returned. Please try to avoid eating in the car, but if you do, please check for dropped food immediately after eating.
Reviews
Car location
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Free
Airports
McCarran International Airport
Free
Delivery
Up to 25 miles
Free