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2007 Pontiac G6

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2007 Pontiac G6 Review

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As GM struggles to regain its footing, Pontiac's line of sporty yet fuel-efficient cars is slated to play a major part in the company's recovery. One of the leaders of that effort is the new G6, a mid-sized sedan built from a proven chassis developed in partnership with GM's European subsidiary, Opel. With the G6, Pontiac seeks to impart its trademark styling onto a vehicle providing the ride and handling characteristics so important to younger buyers. In order to lure buyers away from Volkswagen and Mazda, however, a manual transmission option should be available on both four- and six-cylinder models (only the GT trim currently offers it), while pricing and content must remain competitive with newer entries such as the Hyundai Sonata and Ford Fusion.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you're in the market for a sporty domestic mid-size sedan, the G6 is a step above the current offerings from Ford and Chrysler. The optional Panoramic Roof is a strong selling point for sun lovers and sky worshipers.

You May Not Like This Car If...

While the G6 offers decent handling to back up its sporty looks, the base and GT models are not terribly quick and feature slow-shifting automatic transmissions as standard equipment. Interior plastics are not up to the standards set by Mazda and Honda.

What's Significant About This Car?

The G6 GTP receives a new 3.6-liter V6 engine with variable valve timing (VVT) and a six-speed automatic transmission. The GT offers a six-speed manual transmission when ordered with the optional 3.9-liter V6 engine, and side head-curtain airbags become standard equipment on all sedan trims.

Driving the G6

Driving Impressions If you settle into the driver's seat expecting the performance of a sport sedan, you might be somewhat disappointed by a 224-horsepower pushrod V6 and four-speed automatic transmission, with performance...

that is decidedly underwhelming. The G6 handles well enough and we appreciated the substantial side bolsters of the front seats. Electric power steering delivers minimal feedback on base cars, but the hydraulic system available on the GT definitely improves matters. The G6 feels its most athletic when ordered with the 3.9-liter V6 and six-speed manual transmission. Unfortunately, this combination is available only on the GT.

New Design
We hope the G6's clean, attractive exterior styling cues carry over to future Pontiacs.

Panoramic Roof
With this massive four-panel sunroof, even backseat passengers get the moon and stars.

2007 Pontiac G6 Details
2007 Pontiac G6 photo Interior

If the exterior styling is a giant leap forward for Pontiac, the interior styling is at least a step in that direction. The chrome gauge surrounds are a little much, and some of the controls appear designed for a more rugged application, but those few rough spots speak volumes for the improvements. While front passengers are treated to comfortable seats and nicely-styled appointments, the backseat passengers are the big winners, with surprisingly generous legroom (due to the long wheelbase), windows that roll all the way down and the sun and sky benefits of the optional Panoramic Roof.

Exterior
2007 Pontiac G6 photo

Take away the Pontiac badging and grille and it would be almost impossible to identify the G6 as a Pontiac—or as a GM or a domestic car, for that matter. Some of us think the G6 is one of the most attractive cars the Big Three have ever delivered. Wheels pushed out to the corners underline a strong stance. Front, side and back, both the G6 Coupe and Sedan look great.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

Standard equipment on the base G6 includes a CD sound system, air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, power mirrors, tilt/telescopic steering wheel, side head-curtain airbags, four-wheel disc brakes, 16-inch covered steel wheels and automatic headlamps. The GT adds a 3.5-liter V6, cruise control, anti-lock brakes (ABS), Monsoon sound system, fog lights, keyless entry and 17-inch wheels. The GTP adds 18-inch wheels, power driver's seat, chrome exhaust tips and the 3.6-liter V6.

Optional Equipment

Options include leather seating, remote keyless entry, premium six-disc in-dash CD/MP3 player, power driver's seat, power adjustable pedals, moonroof, Panoramic Roof, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, OnStar, front side-impact airbags, fog lights, four-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), traction control, rear spoiler, a six-speed manual transmission (GT with 3.9-liter V6 only) and 17-inch aluminum wheels.

Under the Hood

The ECOTEC four-cylinder engine is all about economy, not performance. Why GM didn't offer a five-speed manual on this model is a mystery, but without it the G6 has little chance of living up to its sporty image. The 3.5-liter V6 has more pulling power but lacks quickness. If you're purchasing the G6 Coupe or Sedan to perform, you have to go with either the GT's optional 3.9-liter V6 or the GTP's new 3.6-liter V6. Both have the power that driving enthusiasts demand, but only the GT offers the option of a manual transmission.

2.4-liter in-line 4
169 horsepower @ 6200 rpm
162 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4800 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 23/33

3.5-liter V6
224 horsepower @ 5800 rpm
220 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 20/29

3.6-liter V6
252 horsepower @ 6300 rpm
251 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3200 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 20/28

3.9-liter V6
240 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
240 lb.-ft. of torque @ 2800 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/27 (manual), 17/24 (automatic)

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2007 Pontiac G6 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.7
Out of 10

Based on 1079 Ratings for the 2005 - 2010 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.0/10
    Quality
    7.9/10
  • Reliability
    8.2/10
    Performance
    8.3/10
  • Comfort
    8.2/10
    Styling
    8.5/10

Pontiac - sporty car, lotsa bang for your buck.

By on Wednesday, February 18, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 103,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Purchased the '07 new. Found it to be a joy to drive; comfortable, quiet ride and handles well. Has gotten great gas highway mileage 33 to 35 mpg and average city - 18-19 mpg. After 7 years of ownership it has required only typical maintenance-new battery and back brakes after 6yrs, front brakes at 7 years."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Love this car!

By on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 96,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Fun and sleek."

Cons: "Front cup holder,"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Loved this car since I saw it on the dealer floor. Only problem was had to replace Camshaft exhuast wire harness @ 75,000. Was under extended warrenty. Love driving it and handles great on ice and snow. Only complaint is cup holder in front. Elbow its cups in holder. When it's time to replace, I'm going to cry!"

5 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Great car. Reliable. Pretty. Fast. Handles well.

By on Saturday, January 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 98,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Fun to drive. Reliable. Fast."

Cons: "None"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Hard top convertible is nice. Very reliable, pretty, and fast car. Handles well especially curves at higher speeds. Great car. Nice sound system. Wish they continued to make them. I'd buy it again. Bought it used but essentially new with minimal mileage on it as a "lemon buy back" with claims of having issues with the interior lights. Never had a problem with anything like that. Suspicion is the 1st owner couldn't afford it. Did have the transmission replaced at about 60K. Not unlike other cars."

5 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Overall LOVED this car!

By on Saturday, January 03, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 47,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Low mileage, hard top convertible top, fun"

Cons: "Brakes needed changing a little early"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I have had this car almost 6 years now. It was a dream car for me, an attainable dream car. I enjoyed taking the top down for drives down the shore. But what is so nice, is the top is hard so it's no colder than a regular coupe in the winter. It was a great car for me and I drove it lightly, only about 47,000 miles for a 2008! So, I'm looking for it to be a great car for someone else. My only negative is that I had to have the brakes done a little sooner than I feel they should've been. Other than that, no major issue over the years."

3 people out of 6 found this review helpful

extremely happy

By on Wednesday, December 24, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 23,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "fun to drive and safe"

Cons: "not the best mpg but good for a car its size"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"this is my second g6. put a 100000 on the first one with no issues before wife wrecked it. she was hit by a semi truck on the interstate and the car was sturdy enough that she walked away with nothing more then a black eye. i had no second thoughts about buying the second one."

3 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Good car

By on Sunday, December 14, 2014

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Need truck

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"love having this car. im in the military so i left the car sitting for along time (6 months at a time) and never had a problem with the G-6."

5 people out of 10 found this review helpful

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