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Pontiac G6, Convertible
#636 of 869 Re: Defective Brand New 2008 G6 HTC [billdaman]
Feb 05, 2009 (8:05 am)
The issue though now with trading, is that the values for any G6 is so low! I would love to move to an Acura, Honda, VW. But, with trade values so low, that makes it so hard to do. I could go to my VW dealer in which sells Pontiac too, they could work a way to get out easier perhaps. My salesmen knows I want out. I have noticed many cars still sitting on the lot still from a year ago. Cars I test driven.
So far I have not had any issues,
except now I have a slight high pitch hissing sound coming from the engine area. I have the 4cyl engine. I opened the hood and I think it might be the belt/motor, the part that moves the belt is squeaking, hissing in a high pitched sound. I notice it more and more now. Others might not think anything of it, but it certainly was not there when I bought picked the car up new. I notice it, my sister noticed it yesterday. The car is an 08. I do plan to take the car in when I get a chance to, I am going to sensitively word what the issue is, and tell them I want the sound gone. I will also request that I listen to other 4cyl models, and ask them to listen too. I want it fixed, I shouldn't have to listen to that. Its not loud, but its their. It makes the engine sound cheap and more like a car with many many more miles on it. It only has 12k miles. I have only had it almost a year.
Anyone else have this type of sound, let me know.
#637 of 869 Re: Defective Brand New 2008 G6 HTC [bvdj84]
Feb 05, 2009 (10:35 am)
I think that your problem might be as simple as a vacumn leak or a loose clamp. Check around the airbox.
Regarding the trade in value, I found one Pontiac dealer that was a complete thief, and another that was a bare bones deal cutter. I was very happy getting out of my vehicle as well as I did. (Unfortunately the dealer still has it six months later) He will sell it in the spring. If you decide to sell your vehicle the late april until late May timeframe is best. Choose an honest dealer, have the Kelley blue book and NADA values in hand. Make sure you keep your car showroom new as I did. No harsh cleaners in the interior, scratches to the clearcoat or paint and you should do OK.
Maybe you will be happy with the G6 if the hiss is fixed? It is for sure a simple problem.
#638 of 869 Re: Defective Brand New 2008 G6 HTC [bvdj84]
Feb 05, 2009 (11:37 am)
Which body style G6 do you drive?
#639 of 869 Re: G6 convertible windscreen [slinkers]
Feb 06, 2009 (6:22 am)
From what I can tell, the windscreen for the 2007 has the same GM parts number as that for the 2008 - 2009 models. The best deal I've found, though, specifies it for 2008 - 2009. Anyone know if they are different?
#640 of 869 Re: G6 convertible windscreen [slinkers]
Feb 06, 2009 (6:37 am)
I work for a GM supplier.
If 07 specifies the same part # as 08 and 09, then it is the same part. If a part gets revised heavily, we call that a supersession and there is a brand new part # given.
#641 of 869 Re: Defective Brand New 2008 G6 HTC [bxd]
Feb 07, 2009 (12:12 pm)
I drive the sedan version, I know this forum is for convertibles, but no one is talking in the other forums. lol. I just conversing about it all. Really, the only difference is, I don't have a removable top.lol.
I have the 4 door sedan, I have a more rare 4cyl, with the leather, roof. I have only seen a few out like mine. The rest seem to have just the cloth, or one of the other. I do like it. But, really disappointed with the engine. It is no way near the way of my 06 Accord 4cyl I had. It could be, but the transmission is too weird and finicky. 4spds.
If you are in traffic, it seems to keep jump up and down in gears, not too smooth either. Honestly, if it did have a better engine, it would be a more complete set up. It is quite a solid car.
#642 of 869 Dent in hardtop
Feb 09, 2009 (9:04 am)
I've had my 2007 G6 convertible for almost 2 years. I love it! I do have to take it to the dealership soon though. I was recently driving down the street and heard a lound noise like my tire blew out. No problem with any of the tires. I noticed a dent in the back corner of the roof a couple days later. There is no scratch on the outside so I'm sure nothing fell from the sky. I put the top down while my husband was checking it out. It looks like there's a metal braket that may have slipped and made the roof pucker from the inside. Has anyone had this problem? I want to have some amunition when I take it to the dealer so I don't get the run around.
Any info would be great....Thanks!
#643 of 869 Re: Dent in hardtop [sknsgrl]
Feb 12, 2009 (7:56 am)
Why hasn't the new model or "revised' G6 been posted on the Pontiac website. You know, you would think they could at least keep the websites updated. Start advertising the revised model. Most company's start posting for the new model way before it arrives. To get the word out. I am not sure though even when the revised model does arrive how much it will impact people to get one. Its still an older model now, when compared to the competition. I am not dogging on the car....lol.. But just wondering how GM thinks they are going to get the game on...?
Could you imagine if they pulled the plug on a few SUV's from hitting the showroom, because we have enough, then put some $$$ into a new car, perhaps even into the new G6. Re-do the whole car, design, fit and finish, the whole package. That would be amazing!! Instead, they just keep building as many cars as possible. With very little money to work with.
Honestly, with no disrespect to the Pontiac or G6, I own an 08 G6. I think its dying very slowly, almost painful, a little embarrassing for them if they call the new model revised. When compared to its competitors. You sit a new Mazda, Acura, VW, Honda, Sorta looks a bit silly,looks like a Hot wheels car. Its so done. The non revised model looks much more classy. Simple, and really is a sporty looking concept.
My dealer sells VW, Benz, Audi, GMC, Pontiac, wide variety, you can compare all of them, the G6 looks quite dated, and I think the revised G6 makes it look even more dated, as weird as that sounds. Leave it alone or kill the whole car.
lol, I like my G6, grown to love it. I am still not a GM fan though. Its a love/hate relationship..lol. Hate, mostly because GM is not spending wisely and I am supporting them now with my payment.
#644 of 869 Re: Dent in hardtop [sknsgrl]
Feb 12, 2009 (9:44 am)
"It looks like there's a metal braket that may have slipped and made the roof pucker from the inside."
If you could be more specific on where this pucker is, I think I could be of assistance.
Front panel or rear panel (I am assuming front), and then where on the panel you are seeing the pucker (driver side, passenger side, approximate distance from the panel to panel seal line, and approx distance from the door glass seal)? This will help me on what "zone" of the panel you are in and what might be causing it.
Hope I can help
#645 of 869 Re: G6 Convertible rattles [g6topls]
Mar 11, 2009 (12:42 pm)
My 07 HTC makes a whistling noise every time I accelerate over 2000 rmps. As soon as I release off the gas and drop it below 2000 rmps, the whistle stops. I've had it to the dealer a number of times for the noise along with rattles with the top and the sqeaky brakes. They tell me that there is no fix yet for the whistling noise when accelerating but they know that people are having this problem. Does anyone else have this problem and if so has your dealer found a fix for it yet? Out of all the rattles that I have had with the car, this noise is the worst. If someone is outside the car while you drive away, you can hear it for at least a block.