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Pros: Excellent handling and good acceleration
Cons: You can spin the wheels and 'lay a patch' if you don't watch your take offs from a standing start.
Advice: Try one outPontiac G6 versus Audi A6? I bought a G6 GT after an A6. The dry road handling is hard to distinguish from the A6 2.8 quattro, but the A6 is better in the rain. The G6's 20 mpg is better than the A6 but the G6 accelerates a little faster. The Monsoon stereo compares well to the Audi Bose. The interior is simple and tasteful black plastic in both cars, and though the G6 is cheaper, it is less fragile. The G6 back seats are huge; perhaps a touch more roomy than the A6's ample ones. Fully adjustable sun roofs on both. The A6 five speed triptronic works much like the G6 four speed manumatic. Both are always in the right gear and both can be manually shifted. Similar exterior fit and finish levels, both excellent. Bottom line: The A6 is more refined, but the G6 is ninety percent of the car for under half the price. Still, the G6 had better build quality with zero problems in the first three months. No hardship to switch.
Pros: The interior and exterior looks.
Cons: The gas milage is low compared to the 245 horse japanese engines.
Advice: Since this is still a completely new model, I bought the extended warranty.I bought mine with 7000 miles on it. I love it. The performance is smooth and responsive throughout my speed range. The handling is outstanding. The ride is very firm without being stiff like a Honda's. I seem to have had better luck than most with my GM vehicles. I've put a total of 390,000 miles on my last two with 1 alternator being the only non-routine repair required.
Pros: Exterior styling
Cons: High back end makes backing up difficult - can't tell how close you are to things behind you
Advice: If you are on a budgetBest car for the money. Great styling combined with updated Pontiac gauges and interior. High quality cloth seats - we wanted the leather, but after test driving the one we bought with the upgraded cloth interior, we were happy. Good power, but if it weren't my wife's car, I would have to step up to the GTP model. Overall, we are really happy with the G6. We got the GT wheels, sunroof, and Monsoon 6-disk stereo system (sounds great).
Pros: Love the seat warmers and the powerful engine.
Cons: Having a little difficulty with driverside visor -- won't stay in certain positions.
Advice: Definately take it for a test drive... that'll do it for you.Love the performance and presence of this car. Looks great on the road and feels great behind the wheel. Even had a chance to do a little snow driving and it performed well. I have no regrets!!!
Pros: Driver information center
Cons: Rear visability
Advice: Buy it now before it catches on.I was interested in a 2006 Monte Carlo or Pontiac G6 GTP. One test drive answered all questions. Abundance of standard features with amazing options. Drive was like a dream with power to spare. Will never miss my Trans Am.
Pros: remote start. powerful engine.Monsoon with Onstar and the beautiful looks
Cons: gas milage. no standard side airbags
Advice: get the coupeWhat a great Christmas present to myself! I took delivery of my 2006 GTP Coupe on Dec 24. I only have 900 miles on the vehicle and so far so good. I like the very solid feel of this car which is very German like. The quality of the interior is good. Not up to par with Toyota but it is very tasteful and the materials feel nice. I have every option in the book including remote start which i'm enjoying this winter and also the adjustable pedals which is really neat.The heated leather seats are very supportive and comfortable. I also have the 18' wheel and tire pkg. which really makes the car look agressive and helps it's handling as well. I also love the Monsoon radio with Onstar. This care really hustles too with the 240hp 3.9l engine. The coupe is much better looking than the 4 door G6 in my opinion. Hopefully this car will get some good press coverage and not be based on the '05 sedan which was so-so.
Advice: No need to waste time driving others........WOW!!! What more can we say? We are impressed with the G6. It's style, comfort, safety features and options are commendable. Hands-down winner in the 4-door mid-size sedan category! Our kids are smiling as much as we are!