Last post on Jan 26, 2012 at 3:53 PM
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Pontiac G6, Tires, Wheels, Coupe, Convertible, Sedan
#31 of 40 Re: Don't ever buy Hankook tires [bvdj84]
Jan 03, 2010 (9:07 am)
I run mine 32 psi, like the dic air pressure reading, keeps me on my toes. They are the best tires I have ever gotten on a new car.
Rotating often will give you good service from the tires. The rotate will even out the wear, the front scrubs the outside in a turn, I have noticed I take turns faster because of the solid feel.
I don't know anything about the Firestone, they did have problems a while back. When I put on replacement tires, I always use Michelin , in a rut.
#32 of 40 Re: Don't ever buy Hankook tires [gonogo]
Jan 04, 2010 (9:07 am)
My 06 Accord has Michelins on it. They were also good wearing tires. Rotated them often. When I leased the car, I had never heard of the tire. So that is good, Pontiac actually put on a good tire on the car. The G6 does pretty good in the snow, and the fact the car has traction control and notifies me when it is slipping. I don't always notice right away. But, with that said. I had no clue the wheels were actually wheel covers!! 5 spoke wheel covers. They look like real rims though. I did request to have real rims put on, but the dealer was not eager to do so. Now, I am not to bummed out about it. But, I was. Actually, a week later after leasing, I took a corner to close and scratched the back wheel. At least I can replace it for about $40, and not a couple hundred on a real rim.
My Accord had real Alloy rims. Oh well, I am over it. At least they look really good though. With a little tire shine, and no one will ever tell they are not real rims. No one has ever said anything. Looks good! But, a disappointment for GM. Just like most new Malibu's. 80% are the fancy wheel covers!!! Even their chromed ones. Seriously?
Now with snow and salt, my car is itching for a big bath!! It bugs me!
#33 of 40 Re: Don't ever buy Hankook tires [bvdj84]
Jan 04, 2010 (9:23 am)
I never liked alloys, to expensive to replace. The Malibu I had came with alloy wheels, did a little damage to one, not enough to need replacement , just looks.
When I test drove my G6 is when I noticed the 5 spoke steel, told to salesman GM almost had me fooled, didn't know 5 spoke steel were out.
#34 of 40 Re: Tires and steering column [lnc]
Jan 06, 2010 (12:15 pm)
Check the seat belt. My G6 was doing the same thing and no GM tech could fine the problem.
#35 of 40 vibration from the front end when turning
Apr 29, 2010 (3:28 am)
I have a 2008 G6 with 40,000 miles on it. Just bought it from a dealer. Noticed when making a right hand turn, ther is a vibration in the steering wheel. Thoughts? Thanks!
#36 of 40 Re: vibration from the front end when turning [1viper]
Apr 29, 2010 (7:16 am)
Typical when I test drove a few models. I was only feeling out the engine in comparison to my 08 4cyl. One had a vibration issue. I would have chosen a different car altogether. Luckily, you bought it used, you didn't get hit with depreciation too bad. Not to make you feel bad about your purchase, but in terms of comparison to other cars, its very dated and quality is lacking. The G6 tends to have silly things break on you. GM, simply had a great concept, but the delivery was only half.
You still under warranty?
#37 of 40 Pontiac G6 Tires
Sep 14, 2010 (9:55 am)
I purchased my G6 brand new 13 months ago. I was informed by the dealer last weekend that I need 4 new tires. They showed me the tires and they are extremely worn. They are firestone tires. I am now searching for an inexpensive replacement. Any suggestions? Do any of you know anything about Kelly Charger GT tires? It looks like I can 4 of them mounted and balanced, with free rotation for the life of the tire every 5,000 miles for $494.00.
Jan 21, 2012 (9:31 pm)
My 2008 G6 is my fourth car. I never had a flat and got new tires after 100,000 kilometres before.
I have 45,000 kilometres on my G6 and I have replaced three tires, one tire had less than a 1,000 kilometres on it, Today I got another flat. I think they are uniroyal, help, any advice. I believe there is something very wrong with G6 tires.
#39 of 40 Re: bad tires [vgilhula]
Jan 23, 2012 (9:24 am)
The OEM usually puts cheap tires on lower end vehicles. My 09 G6 came with Hankook performance tires, oddly enough it's a basic 4 cylinder, but with cool options. 31K miles and no problems.
Jan 26, 2012 (3:53 pm)
My 2008 G6 came with the Hankook tire also. I purchased the car used in 2009 with 19,000 mi (30,500 km). I now have 73,000 mi (117,400 km) on it with the same tires. I have them rotated at every oil change. I have been changing the oil based on the Oil Life Monitoring System notification averaging 9700 mi (15,600 km) and 5 months between changes. I always have them perform the Maintenance II items. I don't baby this car, but I also don't dog it since Atlanta traffic and an 80 mi round trip commute are enough torture.