17th Aug 2006, 15:31
Hello all. This is the writer of this survey updating the G6 again for you.
As of now the mileage stands at 5,100 miles. At 4,800 miles the two power outlets broke. We took it to the dealer and had it fixed. I asked what broke and the honest to goodness answer was "Don't plug two things in at once". Hmmm. Why bother putting in two "power outlets" if you can't use them both. My Oldsmobile Regency 98 had three lighters that could be used all day without blowing a fuse. If yours breaks the 20 AMP micro-fuse is in the access panel in the left side of the trunk. GO FIGURE!
The A/C smells horrible for a few minutes when first turned on.
The passenger side mirror squeaks. If I hold my finger on it, it will stop.
19th Aug 2006, 22:07
You know, that's possibly the best way to determine if a girl you're dating is marriage material - the door unlocking. Then again, I'm single.
28th Aug 2006, 19:07
With all your respect, it appears you lack many knowledge about GM 4 cylinders engines!!!
1- The 2.4 (known as the twin cam) found in J-bodies, Grand Am, and others is only an evolution of the quad 4 and not a different engine. They simply add balance shafts to the quad 4 in 1996 and they renamed it twin cams. This engine code name is LD9.
2- The 2.2 you're talking about is not an ecotec (which is a doch engine) but the old 2200 ohv engine that were found in cavies and S-10 and dated from the 80's.
3- The 2,4 in the G6 is a TOTALLY different engine. Its code name is LE5, and it's an evolution of the 2.2 ecotec introduced by GM in 2000. This is a modern engine with variable valve timing technology. This engine appeared in 2006.
25th Sep 2006, 17:31
This is the weirdest review and set of follow-up comments I have ever read! The guy that wrote this review was WAY too critical of his girlfriend's new car. Most of the stuff he complained about is actually designed better than in most cars and the things that he assumed would be breaking are ordinarily some of the longer-lasting features of GM cars. I know this from experience. Also, to compare a G6 to an Eagle Talon is a joke. I'm glad he got 192,000 miles out of his Talon, it can be done, but the Talon is generally inferior to most other cars! Thank you to the folks that offered correct engine information.
8th Oct 2006, 15:21
Despite the reviewers mistake about the type of engine used in the car, I feel the need to point out that the review was more professionally written then 80% of the other reviews on this site! Why get irritated about a comment somebody made about the stereo or a comparison to an Eagle Talon?! It's the reviewers opinion, agree with it or not, but chill out!
13th Nov 2006, 07:12
WOW, I bet he drives his girlfriend's car so much because his over the hill Talon is down and out. He has an old busted up car like that and she has the new one. Show's where the money is in that relationship. I would be ashamed to comment on haveing a Talon compared to a brand new G6.
18th Dec 2006, 17:31
I just traded in my 2002 Grand AM (Major LEMON) for a new 2006 G6 GT. This car is everything that the Grand AM wasn't. It's reliable, BEAUTIFUL to look at, the monsoon stereo is one of the most kick-ass stereos I've ever had and 3.5L engine is just incredible. I can't say enough about this car... I absolutely love it. My 2002 Grand AM had been nothing but problems from the moment I brought it home, I had to get rid of it before it bankrupt me. The Gasket replacement was the last straw.
The G6 GT is an absolute joy to drive and in a different class altogether from the Grand AM. The GT has so many options (sunroof included) that I feel like I'm driving my parent's cadillac. I got a great DEAL on my new 2006 G6 GT, it was a demo and they wanted to make room for the 2007's. I got it at a fraction of the cost and I still have the full manufacturer's warranty on it; starting from when I drove it off the lot. JUST GREAT!
6th Feb 2007, 14:49
I currently drive a 2001 Grand Am SE-1 with the twin-cam 4. It has been a PERFECT car, and at almost 60,000 miles has yet to have a single problem of any kind. It still has the original brake pads, which are less than 50% worn out. I test drove 2 new G-6's, as I was considering trading for one, but to my surprise I found that the V-6 in the new G-6 is SLOWER than my old 2.4 twin-cam 4. I knew the old twin-cam was a better, more powerful engine than the EcoTech 4's, but I had no idea the V-6's were actually slower until I drove a couple (I drove 2 to be sure something wasn't wrong with the first one). At this point I've decided to hang onto the Grand Am for another 100,000 miles or so, as it seems to be a faster car and is still perfect.
7th Mar 2007, 16:24
The Pontiac Grand AM had so many negative reviews, GM wanted to change the style, the name, specs... Basically the G6 is the Grand AM, but with all the high end upgrades... GM is assuming the G6 will get more positive feedbacks and less complaints. So, just remember, G6 is the next step up from Grand Am as Grand AM are no longer are going to be produced.
14th Mar 2007, 21:16
The G-6 is a very well built car, but the styling is just entirely too plain. You'd think it was Japanese.
15th Mar 2007, 14:16
I frankly can't imagine why the sporty and distinctively styled Grand Am got bad press. It was certainly a much more attractive car (before Pontiac dropped the body cladding in 2004) than the G-6, and I've never known anyone who had any trouble with one. Mine is 6 years old and has never had a single repair.
31st Jul 2007, 09:32
Just a quick comment as far as engines, I have not driven the 2.4L Ecotec engine, but I have extensively driven the 3.5L LZ4 engine found in the 2007 G6 (had a rental for over a month). Note this engine is not the same as when it first came out, GM added variable valve timing to the LX9 engine increasing the HP to 224.
I have to say the LZ4 engine is absolutely superb. It is very smooth, refined, powerful, and has a nice sound when you floor it. For an engine of this size and power, fuel economy was good, although compared to my daily driver (a VW Jetta), it is somewhat less efficient.
10th Sep 2007, 11:56
I have a 2007 G6 and I love it!! You can buy keyless entry online for about $100-$200 or cheaper; I am not sure as I got it for Christmas.
You keep talking about your Eagle Talon; in high school a couple of my friends had those and they blew up (seriously).
As for paint, my G6 isn't old enough to know about, but every other GM car I have had the paint stayed nice looking for the life of the vehicle. In fact my friend and I got our cars at about the same time when we turned 16. I got a 1998 red Cavalier and she got a 1998 red Mitsubishi Mirage. About a year ago we both got new cars and my paint on my Cavalier looked as vibrant as the day I bought it, and hers looked pale and lifeless!
My cousin has 2000 Toyota Celica, that she got brand new when she turned 16 and she hardly ever drove it. It has like 20,000 miles on it and the paint is peeling off the spoiler. Her husband has a 1998 Gallant that he got brand new when he turned 16 and it has been repainted twice. So in my opinion the foreign car makers use inferior paint.