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Pontiac G6, Convertible
Oct 12, 2008 (4:27 pm)
I bought new G6 31 Jul 08: I traded it (ditched it) got rid of it because of the problems I had less than 1 month ownership. My wife drove the car for only 800 miles. Thanks to Hurricane Ike; the car leaked in the rear; it was vandilized (someone broke the drivers side window) and we found that the door was misaligned. No one at Pontiac want to acknowledge it. The GM Pontiac Customer Service represnetatives are the worst I have ever experienced (rude, insensitive, and try to tell you what the issue is). My advice to all get rid of the G6 it is another poor excuse by GMC and shows why the Japanese and Koreans make US auto industry look stupid. I am a loyal buyer of US auto but now adfter 45 years I am giving up. I traded the G6 HTC for an 08 GMC Envoy. I've been driving the Envoy since 03, 06, and now 08. It is dependable and guess what; it is really a Isuzu. I wish you all the best; so long to my nightmare!
#593 of 869 Re: The G6 is a poorly constructed vehicle [billdaman]
Oct 16, 2008 (6:55 pm)
Hi, It's been a long time since i signed on here but, I do get all the feed back emails.. I'm amazed that people are still buying this car. I have owned twelve cars and this one won the prize for the shortest owned. I had it 9 months and that was tooooo long.. I was so disappointed with this car. it drove/handled horribly. problems with squeaks, rattles.. it was a piece of crap! Can't believe I'm saying this but as mentioned in my posted messages over a year ago.. I now have a Mini Cooper S convertible and it handles and drives amazing!
Good luck to you all that buy this bad bad car!
#594 of 869 Re: The G6 is a poorly constructed vehicle [sobeg6]
Oct 17, 2008 (3:52 am)
I've had my 2007 G6 HTC since July of 2007 and it has been basically perfect. I put the top up and down daily from about May to Sept. where I live. No leaks, works great! The car has been so much fun. Drives well, people love it - and so do I. Ok gas mileage with the slightly smaller engine and still plenty of power (ave. 24 mpg with quite a bit of city miles). I think you get skewed reports on forums like these because most people come to post to vent when they have problems and rarely do people post positive experiences. I love mine and will be sad when the lease is up in about 1.5 years. I'll probably get a new one then.
#595 of 869 Re: The G6 is a poorly constructed vehicle [sobeg6]
Oct 17, 2008 (4:49 am)
Setting aside the rattles... a Mini Cooper S convertible and a G6 hardtop convertible are two totally different animals. If you were looking for a very small subcompact with a stiff suspension and track-like handling, then the Cooper S is your ticket. If you want a back seat suitable for average adults, good cargo space with the top up, the quiet of a hard top, a softer grand touring type of ride, the G6 makes more sense.
Sounds like you bought the wrong car for your taste. Did you test drive it?? If so you would have gotten a feel for the handling and brakes.
#596 of 869 What a Great Ride!
Oct 17, 2008 (1:46 pm)
I like bxd's terminology -- "a softer grand touring type of ride." I've previously tried to describe the ride and handling; how it is so much better than much more expensive cars that I have owned. It just floats, and is so much more fun to drive than that go-cart feel you get with a Porsche, for example. Nothing but glowing reviews when I let people drive it. I just passed the 12,000 mile mark on my G6 with zero problems. Driving with the top down on a cool evening with the XM turned up loud, the sound seems to expand to the surroundings while the car just glides. Closest thing I've had to a religious experience while driving. Get this car!
#597 of 869 Re: Final Repair Attempt!! [redrabit54]
Nov 06, 2008 (10:40 am)
I had the same problem. My dealer did fix it after trying three times. The only problem is that the dealer that fixed it is gone now. You might be able to contact someone at there other location.
The one that closed was Ideal Pontiac in Middletown , Maryland.
You might be able to find out from the service manager who the manager of the pontiac dealer use to be.
Here is their web site.
#598 of 869 2007 G6 GT Convertible
Nov 12, 2008 (5:18 am)
My time is really, really valuable; so I bought two, one for rainy weather (gray), and the other (white) for sunny weather. This way, if it's raining, I simply jump in the one with the top up; and if it's sunny, I jump in the one with the top down. Never have to wait to cycle the top.
Realizing this might be viewed by people whose time is worthless as an odd idea, I gave one of them (the gray one) back to the dealer, who was thrilled to have it back -- chick magnet factor = way high, you know.
My girlfriend from 54 years ago liked my one remaining white one so much she agreed to marry me. Guess what she's getting for a wedding present. No way! She's getting the gray one.
I'm not telling who I am, because it may spoil the fun.
#600 of 869 Re: G6 Windscreen on ebay -$199 Buy it now [billdaman]
Nov 16, 2008 (5:25 pm)
Damn it....I went to buy the wind screen and someone had bid which canceled the buy it now. I bid $203, but with the idiots on EBAY, you will probably get more than the MSRP.
#601 of 869 Re: Defective Brand New 2008 G6 HTC [billdaman]
Nov 27, 2008 (5:13 pm)
My wife and I had a pretty bad experience with our first Pontiac G6 HTC 2008, but after everything we had been though. We did replace it with a 2009 G6 HTC. Do to issues at a few assembly locations, Pontiac had problem with everything from paint to build. Many of the issue can be taken care of at your dealership, if your dealership is half good. I live in the Houston area and I can tell you that GM/Pontiac replaced my wife's G6 HTC after our old dealership (North Houston off I45) did everything not to fix the issues. Many phone calls and a few letter and fighting with the GM DVM. Car was replaced and we are even debt free. I bet most of your alls issue are not being taken care of by your dealerships, find a better one and make your dealership contact the DVM.