A decent "cheap" car
By partsman99 on
2009 Pontiac G6 GT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
This is a decent car. Not a fan of all the plastic everywhere, and the very thin hollow sound of the doors when you close them, but other than that not a bad car. Key fobs = terrible! They're expensive, and do not last long. The 3.5L has more than enough power, and never ceases to amaze me. Car is VERY quiet; you can barely hear the engine rev. Excellent fuel economy: hwy averages around 28, with as much as 36 on a long road trip. The controls are easy to read, and arranged well. The seats start to get uncomfortable after 5 hours in on a road trip. In short, if you are looking for basic transportation that is dependible and capable of passing slower cars, this is a good choice.
Remote start, speed controlled volume on radio, plenty of horsepower, decent sound system, excellent headlamps.
Key Fobs are absolutely terrible, bordering on unacceptable. I am still using the original fob for my 2003 Grand Prix with no problems, and this G6 has been through 4 of them. At $127 + programming per fob, it turns into one expensive "feature" of the car. Steering isn't the greatest, and is greatly affected by what kind of tires are on the car (which is a first for me. Of all the cars I've owned, I've never experienced this.) Cheap Cheap CHEAP interior plastic everywhere, which I acknowledge that this isn't a luxury car, but it's just chinsey. Sunvisor will not stay up. I/S rearview mirror moves while driving.