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Pros: gas economy
Advice: nice valueSmooth and economical. Good value. Keep thru the 3yr/36k mi. warranty period and then trade or sell for new one.
Pros: THE INTERIOR
Cons: THE WHEEL COVERS
Advice: BEFORE BUYING DO ALOT OF RESEARCH ONLINETHE G6 4 DOOR SEDAN IS A GREAT CAR . SMOOTH RIDE , GREAT LOOKS , GOOD INCENTIVES . IT HAS MANY GREAT OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM TO MEET YOUR PRICE RANGE . I HAVE HAD A HONDA CIVIC AND ACCORD ALSO 2 VW JETTA'S AND A MITSUBISHI LANCER AND THIS CAR IS BY FAR ONE OF THE BEST YET . AND MOST IMPORTANT IT FEELS SAFE , NOT CHEAP . THE LANCER WAS THE WORST CAR I HAVE EVER OWNED !! THE G6 IS TRULY WORTH WHAT YOU PAY FOR IT .
Cons: Needs more pep
Advice: This is a fun car and not a practical car. Do not fool yourselves though. It is more fun and more styllish can the bigger cars can possibly be. I think there is great possibility of it becoming a classic.You want to be really careful about using the cruise control in hilly and/or slippery conditions. The car is so well balanced that it can start to hydroplane without correct braking. I would not have said anything about the performance if I did not own other GM cars with the six cylinder engines. The six cylinder Chevys (my former Monte Carlo, my Tracker, my 2000 Camaro, and new 200 HP Malibu) have better snap and remarkably better gas mileage with the exception of the 4WD Tracker LT). If it was not for the attraction of owning one of the first 1000, I would have waited. Other little things: aluminum brake and clutch pads would be a nice touch, optional luggage rack or a little more storage space, and still trying to get use to the telescopic dash. The fuel reading is hard to see. I have to say that I like the set up in the wife's Malibu better. But it does feel tight and magical. Its look and feel is like a modern 53 Corvette.
Pros: body styling
Cons: the gas tank filling up the trunk space
Advice: consider getting an '07 as it has some nice improvements such as dual exhaustsIt has plenty of zip and it sticks to the road like a magnet thanks to its wide stance and abundance of rubber. This curvacious, sexy machine draws stares everywhere. IMO, it needs a little bit of wood decor to break up the plastic look in the interior. Maybe I'll do that to mine. I would prefer a few extra ponies and less weight, too. I know...same shortcomings everyone else has.
Pros: the power and performance
Advice: enjoy your test driveI was a little worried at first, about buying a new redesigned car and a first year engine (2.4 litre ecotech. But I was quite suprised at the performance.It had a lot of pick up and it rides really smooth. I love the stereo me being only 18. the 2006 Pontiac G6 is a great car. it sticks to the road like glue, even in the rain, (altough some caution should be taken).I purchased it. and when I went to show my friend who has a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am with a V6 he gave me some greif for buying a four cylinder. to give you a little taste of the power and to show him what it had, we went out on the road and My 4 cylinder G6 stayed right along side of his V-6 Grand AM. I would recommend this car to everyone. don't be disappointed at all if your pocket book can only afford the 4 cylinder because it is just as fun.
Pros: I love the way the wheel moves easier than other cars which claim they have power steering
Cons: I don't like the fact that the gas gauge doesn't work after 2 weeks and the car needs to go back into the garage next week again to have the gas gauge calibrated?
Advice: Make sure the gas gauge really works before driving it off of the lot if you buy oneI love the way it handles. This is my 5th Pontiac and I just keep buying a Pontiac each time. I don't even consider anything else.
Pros: Refined looks & great acceleration for hwy & city driving. Also liked G6 remote starter option
Cons: Back seat visibility, & lack of MP3 stereo option.
Advice: G6 is fun to drive & gives you more driving excitement than Honda Accord or Toyota CamryGreat car with refined looks and excellent road power. Standard V6 with 200hp has great acceleration for hwy & city driving with better MPG than GT engine options. Ride is comfortable, but rides more like sport sedan than luxury car. Back seat visibility for passengers is limited due to rear window design. The $150 remote starter is great option to get if you live in cold/hot weather states. The 6 disk CD stereo provides great music pleasure. Overall, the car is fun to drive & gives you more driving excitement than 2006 Honda Accord or Toyota Camry. Wish list: Car stereo needs a MP3 Player option, also computer information console lacks compass feature.