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Pontiac G6, Convertible
#728 of 854 Re: Are Pontiac G6 HTC Bloggers Stuck in a Rut? [hollywood__]
Feb 08, 2010 (10:59 am)
Hey bro, glad you joined. I too am very happy with ours. In fact, after taking it on a round trip from New Mexico to South Florida (Keys) and back, we are really thinking about a new Mustang Convertible and not driving this one as much to "save" it. We have about 30K on it now and it is a 2007 as well.
Anyway, glad you are happy with it!
Feb 08, 2010 (9:22 pm)
I was reading some of the back seat comments above, I dont know why that guy is griping even after has has supposedly sold his G6. My kids have no problem with the room back there and when the top is down and the windows are up, it is very calm compared to other drop tops I have driven.
And speaking of Solstice..... the top is manual......and they all get that strange bunching of material in the same place where the cloth top has those severe creases they designed in near the rear window. That alone turned me off to both the Sky and the Soltice. Brand new and the tops get all wavy in that same area, every one I have ever seen....
I'm sure they are fun to drive but having a top that looks worn & stretched before driving it off the lot is very poor workmanship in my opinion.
Sorry, but I love my G6........ I was reading more about the hard tops last night, GM rejected the first ones because they failed to go past 10,000 up and down cycles without a problem, so they re-worked some of the parts and finally surpassed the 12,000 mark, so GM signed off on them and let them bring the modules to Lake Orion, MI for assembly to be mated with a bunch of first run G6's for real world testing. It seems like the people who had problems were right out of the gate, I saw a few people who had thier G6 for only a couple days and the tops failed. I think once you get past 20-30 cycles with no issues, you seem to be OK, unless you get a hydraulic hose leak or something physical that causes the top to fail.
#730 of 854 Agreeing with "Hollywood"
Feb 11, 2010 (2:23 pm)
It's nice to see another owner who enjoys his G6. As an aircraft mechanic for more years than I wish to admit to, I have been called a "negative person" because I always point out the flaws in an aircraft's design to owners and potential buyers. The reasons should be obvious......safety, reliability, & cost to operate or maintain.
Many of the people posting on this site have legitimate complaints about their cars. However, all of us are talking about the G6 convertible. So my basic question is.....What did you really expect???
You can include me in the list of people who would have made many changes in the design of the G6, but none of us were asked to. Therefore, all of us bought our cars the way Pontiac built them.
I consider myself fortunate enough not to need my G6 as a daily driver. So during the harsh winter we're having in N.J., I only drive the car about twice a month to keep the battery charged. Yes.... it rattles, and rides like a truck, but I'm sure other convertibles have their downsides too. The car was made for "top down" enjoyment, and as far as I'm concerned, the car is a pleasure to own. I truly look forward to the first opportunity to go "topless" again.
As always, happy motoring to all of you!
#731 of 854 Not just a summer car
Feb 11, 2010 (7:01 pm)
We have been using our G6 convertible plenty in the snowy weather. With a healthy curb weight, front wheel drive, traction control and stability control it's great in the snow. On the roads this morning there were a few patches of chunky ice and slush and it rattled a bit but considering all the extra parts it's still really solid with the top up. And the heated seats are nice, too.
#732 of 854 Convertible weather....at last !!!!
Mar 10, 2010 (6:56 am)
After a long, cold, snowy winter here in New Jersey.......it managed to reach temperatures just above 60 degrees yesterday. Perhaps a little cooler than ideal convertible weather, but who cares!!!!! I drove my 12 mile trip smiling all the way, and even saw a few other daring souls doing the same.
So G6 owners, it looks like the beginning of another season to enjoy open air driving. Have fun!!!
#733 of 854 Re: Convertible weather....at last !!!! [ownerof4chevys]
Mar 10, 2010 (7:18 am)
Yes, I don't blame anyone for doing that. I have my G6 sunroof open sometimes in town if its over 35 or so. Feels good to have fresh air! Finally it is warming up, and I think the G6 has a summer appeal. It feels good to have the music on, the roof open.
If I had the the convertible, I would so open it all up, you got heated seats for the chill....it would be awesome!
#734 of 854 muffler, whistle noise
Mar 16, 2010 (4:52 pm)
I have a 2007, pontiac g-6, convertible, with 16,000 miles, just our of warranty, but have the gmpp, major guard,,, the dealer did not know what causes the whistle sound, I investigated on this web-site, bad baffle in muffler, now dealer will only cover half the cost of new exhaust system,,, (since muffler comes as whole unit, with exhaust system), I read on these sights, that dealers or g.m., are covering all costs, since this bad baffle-muffler noise problem is a defect from the start... how do I get my dealer to cover the cost of this g.m. defect???
#735 of 854 Re: muffler, whistle noise [nowaczyk]
Mar 17, 2010 (9:08 am)
Actually the resonator is the problem. GMPP does not cover exhaust, it's right in there what is not covered section.
Your lucky the dealer will cover half. Call GM and see if they will cover it on there customer satisfaction program.
Mar 19, 2010 (4:38 pm)
I'm certainly no expert about that whistling sound, but I will relay a story about a dealership encounter I had. Last year, when I had my 07 G6 HTC in the shop for a defective battery, I got to talk with a tech who apparently knew his stuff. I asked him about the "weak spots" that plague G6's. My conversation dealt with exhaust noises too. I have the 3.9 engine and the exhaust seems a bit loud (in a sporty sort of way). He said that was normal and the only exhaust complaints dealt with the whistling sound. He said that he had replaced several exhaust systems, but since the replacement part was the same, the noise had a habit of returning after a while. I believe the noise comes from a drain hole, which is a common design in many exhaust systems. I wonder what would happen if that hole was just plugged up??? I know that if it ever happens to my car, I'll be experimenting with whatever it takes to silence it. Please let me know how you make out with your repair.Thank you. Steve
#737 of 854 Re: Are Pontiac G6 HTC Bloggers Stuck in a Rut? [hollywood__]
Mar 19, 2010 (5:00 pm)
You know I love my G6 HTC too! It had a few issues in the beginning and I posted them but it has been a joy since...my is the 2007 model. I be interested to hear more about the modification to the radio for the iPod. Please let me know more. Thanks for sharing!