I went to the car dealership with every intention of leasing a new honda accord. I test drove a fully equipped 2005 EX-4-Cyl Accord. THe car was flawless as I expected, but nothing special and certainly not alot of fun to drive. The high payments blew me away and I told the dealer that just for kicks I wanted to look at a G6. Same dealership sold Pontiac. The moment I drove off in the G6 I wanted it. It's V6 engine blew the doors off the 4-Cyl accord and for $3K less!. It was more fun to drive in every way and infinitely better looking. I test drove the GT model, but opted for the base model which runs circles around the similarly priced Accord. I saved $100 a month and got a better car!
Looks and handling.
45 more horsepower. Split seat in the middle for trunk pass through instead of on the sides.