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Pontiac G6, Car Leasing, Car Buying, Convertible, Sedan
#17 of 173 Re: 2007 Buying Experience [bxd]
Aug 05, 2006 (10:51 am)
They had two out front for 24-25K when I bought. I didn't take a close look, just the MSRP price at bottom of sticker. this was a Greenbrier Pontiac on Military Hi-way in Norfolk, VA. They also had a 2006 solace that they were having to sale as used because it had been registered. It only had 77 miles on it. I didn't check deep into the story. The sales person talked about sometimes pontiac execs, etc use them a little. You like a demonstrator. Of course I know that is not the case with this one because those use dealer tags and are not registered as this one had been. My guess is someone bought it and returned it for one reason or another, but can't be sure.
BTW, I am still loving the G6 convertible.
#18 of 173 Re: Leased 2006 GTP Convertible [joniv]
Aug 05, 2006 (11:24 am)
About the TOP operation, that is my biggest worry also. If you take a look at all the "stuff" by opening the trunk with the top up it looks like so many things to go wrong. So far I have raised and lowered the top maybe 25 times with no problems. I hope it stays that way. I do think it has hesitated from time to time, but never stopped or failed to open/close.
#19 of 173 Prices paid for G6 Sedan V6 AT in Bay Area, CA
Aug 05, 2006 (3:46 pm)
I am in the market for the G6 Sedan V6 AT and I was wondering what everyone is paying for it in the Bay Area. How much of the price difference for the V6 and the GT model? Is this a good time to purchase this car or should I wait till the year end clearance?
Thanks in advance for all your inputs.
#20 of 173 Re: Eh.. not a good start [padriver1]
Aug 17, 2006 (11:36 am)
Update to this issue.
-Part was received on August 11 and replaced later that week, along with a realignment/tightening of both doors as the driver side door had started to slip and not remain flush with the body panel. Also had them investigate why the car was shimmying at 55-65 mph with only 1500 miles on it. They fixed the top (it now makes a *boing* sound on the initial release which I need them to look at) and the doors. They balanced/aligned the tires which took care of the shimmy. Also noticed upon tight scrutiny that the front bumper does not line up evenly with the hood of the car(we took possession of the car in the dark, against my better judgement). Have been in contact with GMC about all of this and they are attempting to do right for me. Dealership has felt that paying my first month's car payment is compensation enough for the problems I've had. I'm waiting to see what GMC does as this car just seems to have lots of little things going on with it.
#21 of 173 Recent buying experience -- G6 Convertible
Sep 01, 2006 (5:31 pm)
>>Congratulations on your new G6! Please also post your experience in Pontiac G6: Prices Paid & Buying Experience.
OK, I will:
I picked up my 2007 G6 convertible a few days ago. I decided on a specific color and package combination, with side airbags, and would not waiver from that position. (I really like the two-tone ebony/morocco leather seats -- takes the sportiness up a notch.) This made the search a little more difficult, but my local dealer (Tustin Pontiac) found one at another dealership and did a swap. Other dealerships offered to do the same, but only if I would sign on the dotted line first. I told them no negotiations until the car was sitting in front of me. The car arrived at my dealer two days later. I wasn't in a mood to haggle, so I printed out the pricing information from this site and said I would pay only the "what others have paid" price, which was about $500 above dealer invoice and $500 below MSRP. The dealer agreed. Amazingly, when I went into financing, the dealer had knocked off another $500, calling it a rebate or something. No silly add-ons like alarms, clear-coat, or overpriced chrome wheels. Overall, the most pleasant car buying experience I have ever had.
There are not that many options for this car, but you may want to print out the option page from this site and understand the interaction between the packages. During my searching, some of the salespeople (not at Tustin Pontiac) provided some misinformation out of confusion. For example, I was told twice that I would need to find a GTP if I wanted the 3.9L engine. In reality, the GT with the sports package includes that engine. Tip for when you are cruising the lots: If the car has two chrome exhaust tips, it has the 3.9L engine. In addition to the larger engine, the sports package adds the StabiliTrak, 18 inch wheels, automatic air conditioning and 6-way power driver seat. I'm 6-2, and my head hits the roof on the passenger's side, but I can move the driver's seat down, which provides ample headroom. Also take a hard look at the premium package (which is required if you get the sports package). That package also gives you the power driver seat, the leather "appointed" seats, remote vehicle starter system, and a mandatory item for me -- XM radio.
I've only had the car a few days now, but I really love it so far. No problems with the top. Spent most of a day driving up and down the coast, and I took it on the ferry to Balboa Island. It is quite the head-turner, especially when the top is going up or down.
#22 of 173 Serious Rebate Action
Oct 07, 2006 (8:52 am)
Purchased a '07 G6 Base in Iowa with some BIG rebate assistance.
295 Preferred Pkg
50 Engine block heater
400 ABS and Traction Control
900 Sun & Sound Pkg
2,000 Rebates (includes $1K Conquest for Toyota trade-in)
2,305 GM Card Rebate
15,530 Net Sales Price
1,835 Trade-in (KBB and Edmunds average was 1,347)
13,695 Price after trade allowance
49 Doc Fee
13,744 NET Purchase Price plus State Tax Title License
We get it Wednesday. They will trailer it from the Twin-City area. Financed at 5.99% APR for 6o months.
#23 of 173 Re: Serious Rebate Action [gasman1]
Nov 22, 2006 (9:46 am)
I live in the Twin Cities...where did you get it? Did you do an internet quote? Do you have to trade in a car to get the 1K conquest $? Did you happen to know if they had any 06's left? Thanks.
#24 of 173 Re: Serious Rebate Action [easye2]
Dec 11, 2006 (5:06 am)
easye2 --- Sorry for this late reply. I should check more often...
Bought the G6 through my local dealer in Iowa. They did a dealer trade with a dealer in New Richmond, WI. The rebates I got ended November 15th.
#25 of 173 What in the world? Charging an extra $1145 for local market advertising?
Dec 14, 2006 (11:53 am)
Someone clue me in on this. I submitted a quote request from Edmunds on a 2006 Pontiac G6 GTP. There aren't too many around...maybe 20 or so in my state. Anyway, I submitted an email indicating that I was interested in what their best out the door price on a specific car. Of course, I didn't get the out the door price...but was quoted a price that did not include TTL.
Anyway, when I go to the Pontiac web site, I find the vehicle that I want with the correct VIN number. It clearly states, Total Vehicle Price of $28,190.00.
When I go to the gmbuypower web site, the total vehicle price jumps to $29,335 (an increase of $1145). Current offers shows $0.00, then the Net Price shows a total of $28,190.
The $28,190 is what Edmunds is showing me as well with all the options.
Okay...so I shoot him another email asking him why the increase of $1145 over MSRP? Here is his response...
"The MSRP price of $29,335 is the
total sticker price of the vehicle, including destination charge and all
local market advertising, which GM has to add to the initial price of
$28,190. The actual window stickers and invoices reflect this."
Okay, so what he is saying is that the destination price was not originally in there (but I see it as in there). I am also told that there are local market advertising which GM has to add to the initial price of the $28,190? Huh?? What is this all about?
The way I see it is this (as is on Edmunds and Pontiac's own web site)
Standard Vehicle Price for a 06 G6 GTP: $23,065
Total Options $ 4,500
(6 speed manual, leather package,
Onstar, Premium Value Panoramic sunroof,
side airbags - $500 premium value
Destination charge $ 625
Has anyone encountered a dealership charging you over one thousand dollars for local market advertising? And why in the heck would I have to pay it?
Any insight into this would be extremely helpful. Thank you!
By the way, I was quoted a price of $26,150...which is $7 less than invoice on the $28,190 price from Edmunds and Pontiac. And honestly, I really don't think that's a great deal considering how long the 07s have been selling at the dealership. I was hoping for $1k or $2k below invoice.
I would not qualify for the $1000 cash back since I would be taking the 0% financing instead.
#26 of 173 2006 Pontiac G6 GTP
Dec 15, 2006 (1:28 pm)
I leased my G6 in September of 2005. It has been in for service 15 time in the 15 months I have had it. I have been stranded twice, paint issues, black spot in middle of hood 3 weeks after I got it, clear coat peeling off. The clutch sensor has been replaced 2 times, body control module once, speedometer sensor once. The sunroof has leaked on 3 separate occasions. The car is at the dealers at this time because on 12/12/2006 the clutch went in it. It has been there for over a week with no end in site, because they cannot find a clutch!!! GM refuses to take the car back or even replace it. They have offered me to skip a few car payments and their last offer was an extended 72 month bumper to bumper warranty. If they bothered to read my file, they would know the car is leased for 3 years and already has this warranty!!!! I am at my wits end with them. I am going to file with the Better Business Bureau Autoline to try to get some help. If anyone has had these issues or know anything else I can do, please let me know. I will never buy another GM product again. I thought I bought the car of my dreams, instead it has been a nightmare from the first week I got the car.