Pros: "Fun to drive when everything functions correctly."
Cons: "See my review."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"Terrible car. I bought it brand new and lucky for me I bought the extended warranty. It really came in handy when it was time to replace the head gasket. Not to mention the time the brake lights stayed on all the time except when I actually put my foot on the brakes, then they went out. It was handy as well when it was time to replace the windshield wiper motor and the actuator that controls the vehicles ventilation (to recirculate or not to recirculate air). It was helpful when the cruise control died and also when I had to replace a couple of the wheel hub assemblies. I was also pretty jazzed that I had that warranty when the rear passengers door stopped locking and unlocking with the remote key fob and if you notice the actual lock mechanism on the back doors is WAY back on the door so you can't just pop it up manually from the front with a reach-around. These items were all covered under my extended warranty. Don't leave a dealership without one is my motto. Some items that were cleared up by the vehicles regular warranty was peeling paint on both bumpers, the hood and one of the rear panels and the hood latch that kept unlatching all the time. Some things that were not covered under either warranty were all the plug wires needing to be replaced well before most people replace them due to misfires caused by cracked wires and the transmission cooling lines. I was outside of my factory warranty when these items fell apart but my extended did not cover them. Both my factory warranty and the extended warranty covered the replacement of two radio/driver information centers. Things that have broken since the warranties have expired was the windshield wiper transmission which was a $400 repair and my car now thinks that one of it's doors is "ajar" all the time so the dome light will stay on all the time (I've had to shut it off completely), the doors no longer lock when I put the car in gear and I can't lock the car anymore with the key fob because that will arm the anti-theft system which can and most likely will go off while the car is parked because the car will assume someone is messing with the door due to the faulty door "ajar" business. This is by no means a complete list of all the issues I had/still have with this vehicle but it is some of the larger and some of the more annoying ones. I make my last payment on this car this month and I can not wait to be rid of it."
"My family purchased this car about a year ago at roughly 86000 miles. It has been extremely easy to maintain as we do most of the work on it (oil change, brakes, filters, and anything else we see may be easy to do) It is a car fairly easy on gas mileage. It has had many long trips as at least once a month taking a 300 mile drive. It does not feel like the older "squirrels running" 4-cylinders of the past. If you get in and just take a test drive you would probably not be able to tell its a 4 cylinder."
"i got mine used with 30k miles on it(former rental car)and its the most reliable car i've ever had, it has a very nice interior disign and exterior. Also, i've never had any major problems just a few small tings like a tail light out"
"I bought this sedan certified used in June of 2007 to replace another vehicle. I immediately had an electrical issue which was repaired under warranty.
This is a great vehicle for long trips on the highway because of its handling, acceleration, better than average mpg, and smooth ride. In the city the 3.6 litre engine is less efficent and I would opt for a 4 cylinder if I had to choose again.
If you are considering buying this vehicle also consider the Saturn Aura which has great styling and an much better interior
Pros: Heated seats, Onstar, rear fold down seats, remote start, moonroof 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. 6 speed autoshift transmission, electronic stability control.
Cons: mpg in city, needs HID headlights, monotone interior, Drivers information center integrated into stereo but should be in the instrument cluster.
I have owned and driven foreign and domestic vehicles of all kinds and based on my experiences this level G6 (GTP/GXP) has great features for the price.