Hey there. I've always had a genuine respect for the ill-fated Pontiac G8, and to a lesser extent, the Pontiac brand as a whole. Every time I see a G8 GT or GXP on the road I nod my head and appreciate it's muscular stance and classic saloon lines.

Car and Driver once called the first G8 GXP they reviewed as the "American M5", which is pretty nice praise for a affordable American carmaker.

So, the question in my headline: To those who have owned one, or test drove one, would you agree with Car and Driver's opinion? Furthermore, to interested secondhand buyers, how's the reliablity / overall ownership experience been?