2009 Pontiac G3 design review
(Daewoo). Then you build a design studio in China and have the Chinese work with the Koreans on building a car for the North American market. Sounds odd doesn’t it. But really that’s how most cars are designed today. You take the country that knows the market best, and let them determine what another country would purchase. To me this has always seemed odd, and most times the score really shows how this still does not work. And with that we have the G3 whose only claim to fame this year is its ability to seem more, sporty than it really is. Now with the fame comes the drain, and this car has a lot of draining qualities.
From its slapstick front grille to its bland looking rear, this car just screams, aftermarket modifications needed. Of course, that may not seem like a bad thing, but really, it is. Because when a car has to have an overhaul of aftermarket parts just to make it look reasonable, then you have a bad design. It is time like these, which make me see the light at the end of the Pontiac tunnel, and let’s hope that cars like this are not remembered as Pontiacs.
Overall Grade: D