27th Jan 2008, 13:47
Depending on where you are and the road condition, that could add to the rattling sunroof problem. It is certainly true in the Midwest with bad roads. This happens to all cars, although some may have better insulation, but those are normally your luxury brands that cost more, not a Pontiac.
If the battery dies that quickly, your dealer should replace it. It may indicate hidden problem than is draining it or that the alternator is not recharging. But it sounds like the dealer took care of that for you, so why are you complaining? For all you know, the battery could be made in Japan and just happen to be defective.
Finally, you should know how the car rides when you take it for a test drive, especially with cars that have low profile tires. So stop your complain there. It is your own fault for not test drive it to make sure it suits your need.
24th Feb 2008, 23:06
I owned a truck some years ago that had a very slight battery drain somewhere in the system. If I let the truck sit for over a week, it had a dead battery. I just had to make it a point to drive it at least once a week. You might want to have a check run on the electrical system, to be sure something as minor as a little light that stays on when it isn't supposed to might be draining your battery.
29th Feb 2008, 19:24
Your comments were very hard to follow.
I don't own this car, but I've been driving for a week now, because mine (a BMW) is having head gasket problems again. Now that's a serious issue that will probably force me to sell it (and hey, maybe buy a Pontiac!) ; having to change the battery or some... noise coming from the roof is not even worth mentioning.
7th Mar 2008, 20:56
In all honesty I was sad to see Pontiac replace the awesome "Quad 4" engine in its Grand Am in 2004, then the entire Grand Am line in 2005. The Grand Am was one of the best and sportiest compacts made in America (or anywhere else for that matter). It outsold all other compact cars in the US (including imports) for several years.
I was lucky enough to have bought a bright red 2001 Grand Am SE-1 with the torquey and powerful Quad 4. The car now has right at 70,000 miles on it and has never had a single problem of ANY kind. It is very fast, handles great (I did upgrade to 215:60 high performance tires) and gets great mileage. I have driven some new G6's and found the V-6 to actually be slower than my Quad 4, and they did not handle as well.
We currently own 3 cars, one of which is a new Mustang. I mentioned to a friend recently that I was competing in a road rally, and he said "Oh, you're driving the new Mustang?" I told him "Heck no, I'm driving the Grand Am."
Pontiac once built exciting cars. Hopefully the new G8 will prove to be one. The G6 ISN'T.
23rd Sep 2008, 02:25
Pontiac should have never stopped making the QUAD 4, are you kidding me. That engine is one of GM's most unreliable, noisy engines they ever made!
10th Dec 2008, 02:19
I own a 2007 Pontiac G6 GT Coupe (2006 GTP). I bought the car based on performance. My G6 has the 3.9 liter V6 with a six speed manual. It puts out 240 hp and 240 ft-lb of torque. Anyone saying the G6 is a dog, or not better than the Grand Am is wrong. This car is amazing! Styling is great, performance is great, and value is awesome!
I am definitely an enthusiast, and an ex-street racer. This car satisfies all my needs and wants. Good looking and fast as well.
I honestly think the 3.9 puts out more than the advertised 240 hp. Kind of like the '73 Trans Am Super Duty put out way more than the advertised 290 with a 455 V8.
18th Dec 2008, 14:39
I think the poster that talks about Pontiac possibly UNDERrating their hp numbers might just be on-to-something... I had a 3.5L GT sedan as a rental for a few days, and I'm telling you what... that thing was quick!! Not to mention I "moved" basically my whole apt. (in 2 trips, minus 1 load in a Nissan Pathfinder) thanks to the spilt-fold rear seat, and generous trunk.
However, it did seem to suck down the gas awfully fast, but such is the case when you're doing some light/moderate "hauling" and your right foot is best friends with the firewall, I guess.
I also might add that the "factory" stereo system was RIGHT-ON-POINT, even for my audiophile's taste. I wouldn't change a thing on it... seriously. It sounded that good! It wasn't even "Monsoon" etc. Just the factory CD-whatever.
25th Dec 2008, 20:49
***The "Quad 4" is probably the WORST engine Pontiac/GM has ever put out! I am a huge GM fan, but am sorry the Quad Four will never see my garage and it's embarrassing to hear someone wanting to take it to the track!
We did just purchase a '07 G6 GT and the starter went out in 30K along with some battery problems... We also have a '99 Grand Am with the 3400 that has been running strong with 100k. Does it seem Pontiac goes through brakes yearly?
14th Jan 2010, 12:36
I own a Pontiac, and all of my cars before this one have been Pontiacs as well. I love their style, and I'm actually very sad that the brand is off the market now. I don't own a G6, but I have tested it many times, and I'm honestly impressed for its performance. We just have to remember that we are not buying a Mercedes or a BMW. I think that for the price, this is one of the best if not the best choice for an average price midsize sedan in the market right now.
As far as the Grand Am, I'm not to sure about it, never liked it. Especially after driving my friend's, which was very under powered when driving and I had to pass someone on the street.
27th Jul 2010, 18:14
My girlfriend bought a 2007 G6 from a dealer in Ontario 4 months ago.
The steering column makes a horrible clicking sound now when turning the wheel either way.
I took the vehicle down the 401 highway this weekend, and when braking the front left wheel has a popping sound to it, and it does not stop as it should.
I had the vehicle in to a mechanic yesterday, and the front brakes look OK? We have had the dealership tell us the the clicking in the steering column is the inner steering shaft and is inherent in this car?
We have no extended warranty on this vehicle. I would have assumed a newer North American vehicle like this would not develop such serious issues.
Has anyone else experienced these problems with their G6's?
31st Aug 2010, 07:06
My husband and I live in Upstate NY.
We bought a 2009 G6 just about a year ago. We have had nothing but problems with it. It stopped in the middle of the road about 4 months ago that had something to do with the computer brain, now the same thing happened last night.
The brake light lights up constantly without our foot applying the brake (my husband got a ticket for it). We took it to 2 garages and nothing was wrong? It passed its inspection a week ago!
We have the same problem with steering and brakes as your girlfriend's car...