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Pontiac G6, Coupe
#7 of 150 Re: saw one today [ocmike3]
Sep 12, 2005 (12:57 pm)
I actually have a 2006 Pontiac G6 coupe on order (in electric blue). They are going to have the exact one I want within 2 weeks, which is good turn around time. I have never driven a Pontiac, but my dad swears by their sturdy feeling and strong track record for being reliable and great cars.
I test drove the coupe last week and was extremely impressed by the ride and handling. I drive a Jeep Cherokee right now, and it feels like a kids toy compared to the new coupe. Many options come standard on both models (fog lights, monsoon stereo, day time lights) so it is a good buy. Very affordable and most definitely a nicer car than the Accord coupe.
#9 of 150 Re: odd [midwesttrader]
Sep 14, 2005 (9:29 am)
While it is less than stellar it is also better than most.
Also, remember that The G6 did not have the 4cyl when it came out, and was overpriced. Now they both have the 4 cyl and they have lowered the price, atleast the 4 cyl model is very affordable, then add in any incentives and you have a very nice car at a very good price.
The only thing is, i wish they would add some more metallic trin around the dash, like they have in the torrent. It brightens up the cabin. The chrome everyware is very nice, however.
I think if GM kept the price as is, but offerred there 3.6L 255hp V6 here, the car sales would not need incentives. Its just a more refined engine and more noticable to the driver. I have not driven the GTP, and although it is nice and I understand why they stick with what they got, many people just want DOHC.
The GTP should be really awesome though. I think GM has a hit on its hands. Give the car somemore time, you will see this year they should sell quite a few G6's.
#10 of 150 Re: odd [exalteddragon1]
Sep 14, 2005 (9:59 am)
Hasn't that been GM's story for about the last 25 years...coulda, woulda, shoulda?
"Give the car somemore time, you will see this year they should sell quite a few G6's." Unless you mean 2006, this year is 75% over and the prime selling season (Summer) is definitely over.
#11 of 150 Re: odd [midwesttrader]
Sep 14, 2005 (9:52 pm)
We will see how they go at the end of year blowouts. The G6 is a good car and the market is responding. How can they not when GM really has it all here. Yes sure the engine could be better, but the fact is the GTP makes 240hp without supercharging.
Lets see what happens.
Sep 22, 2005 (4:19 am)
I drove a 3.9l/auto GTP coupe a few weeks ago and was left fairly impressed. The engine felt really strong just about anywhere in the rev range. I could chirp the tires from a standstill without the traction or stability control nannies sapping all the power. The downside is it is easy to spin a tire in turns. The car could use an LSD for spirited driving. The transmission is a tap-shift and was very eager to perform when in tapshift mode. In regular automatic, shifts were sluggish. That might be because the computer has adaptive logic and simply could not adapt to my driving style in a short testdrive The OHV engine was very smooth and quiet too. For all the talk of how rough and course GM OHV engines are (part of the argument for DOHC) I think it was just as smooth and pleasant as the 3.5L Honda SOHC engine in our Saturn Vue.
The car rode very smooth and absorbed bumps very well for having the sporty suspension, and summer only 18 inch low profile tires. Body roll was fairly minimal for a car of this size in this class. In turns, you could tell there was some heft to the car, but it tracked predictably and felt confident in turns. I couldn’t really toss it around on the test drive, so these are not at-the-limit impressions.
My number one complaint with theG6 is those darned high door sills, that make it nearly impossible to rest your arm on them. That complaint goes for half the cars on the road today, the G6 is no better. Rear visibility is not the best either. The rear of the car is fairly high, and the rear seat headrests really eat into rearward visibility.
I do have a couple quality/feature issues with the car. First, GM needs to get some body colored mirrors onto these. At least the “high end” GTP’s (both coupe and sedan). The flat black, rough plastic mirrors just look cheap on a car priced in the high $20’s. Especially when higher trim level Cobalt’s have the same mirror, but are painted body color. Second complaint is the paint. Is it just me, or do the G6’s have some of the worst orange peel on any production car today?
Overall I liked it. I really like the styling of it both in and out, initial build quality seemed very good, and the driving experience was entertaining. I think anyone looking for a mid size coupe in this class should give one a look anyway.
Sep 22, 2005 (5:14 am)
with the two tone black/beige interrior? I think this is one of the best two tone schemes in the industry for a coupe. They should mimick this on the sedan which they do not do completely.
One thing that turns off people is the milege. The problem is the OHV engines respond differently to the same tests as do DOHC engines. Many people compain about the milege in the nissan 3.5L V6 that it is below the window stickers. At least with this car you know you will get what the sticker tells you.
It still does not change the fact that many people will see the sticker and have it influence them into the wrong descision. Wrong because they would omit this car for a reason that is in reality not true.
#14 of 150 Two tone interior
Sep 23, 2005 (4:51 am)
Nope, I drove the solid grey interior car. I haven't seen a two-tone on a lot, only pictuers. I agree that it does look sharp in two tone.
I am sure the 3.9L engine will take a lot of flack for it's 18 MPG epa city rating. That is a little low for 240 HP IMO when you just take it on the face of the rating. However, I have a feeling it is a byproduct of fairly aggressive gearing. The car does take off at the slightest stab of the throttle. It is certainly geared agressively for acceleration, and that will definately use more gas. I also agree that the EPA test can be very misleading, more so in some cars than others. Unfortunately, it is still the comparative standard, so those are the figures people will use.
It'll be interesting to see how that pays off in acceleration times. I know Pontiac is claiming a 0-60 in 6.6 seconds. I have yet to see any independent test times, either by the press or anecdotal from an owner.
#15 of 150 Finally saw them
Oct 01, 2005 (5:42 pm)
The G6 coupes are nice!!
Saw 3 of them, one a GTP. One of the nicest coupes on the market IMO. If only I didn't have kids.
#16 of 150 Frameless Window Coupe
Oct 11, 2005 (11:14 am)
FINALLY!!! A frameless window coupe from GM that is front wheel drive and affordable. THANK YOU!!! I suppose it is asking too much for a true hard top with no center post.