Very Pleasant Surprise!
By MikeG on
2005 Pontiac G6 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
I paid $15,700 for this car with employee discount and crazy rebates. All in all, a great new car for a price range in which I was only finding 40-60,000 mile 3.5L Altimas. Engine powerful, but needs a little more oomph against competition. "Touring" suspension in base models make car feel bigger than it is, only reason to pay more for GT. Overall the ride is very good. "Value leader" automatic brings back memories of my Olds Intrigue, not really a sporty feel. Back seat looks huge. Body styling looks import inspired, slightly generic but very sharp. Fit and finish seem great, especially for the price range. Something a little different from GM, and I've had a lot of GM cars.
Sunroof (just the regular one and I like it fine), XM Satellite radio w/6 disc changer, power adjusting seat and pedal height (meh), FACTORY remote start. 16" aluminum wheels (PF9) look sharp and contribute to import-like styling.
Manual trans available at all levels. V6 retooled for a bit more power,and quieter. Cheap automatic detracts from the sporty, quality feel. ABS standard in this day and age (especially for $23K sticker). Too many blind spots at roof pillars. Steering wheel too big, feels like a $23,000 go kart.