The base 2.4-liter engine can be teamed with a new six-speed automatic transmission producing better performance and fuel economy. XM Satellite Radio is made standard on the base model, while remote start is added to the GT trim.
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
Forget the plastic-clad Grand Ams of the past; the
2009 Pontiac G6Coupe and Convertibe are two-door beauties that are sleek, sophisticated and built for driving. Available in two trims on the Coupe (the sportier being the new GXP), and a single
Convertible trim (GT), the G6 targets import buyers who want a bit more flair but don't want to break the budget. While not up to the overall standards set by the
Honda Accord, the G6 Coupe and Convertible definitely present strong competition for the Mitsubishi Eclipse and
Ford Mustang V6.
"I have had significant problems with the steering problem with this car, which effects the allignment and tire wear. Poor service with the dealership, and you know they are aware of the problem. According to the NHTSA they have had many complaints with steering issues."
Cons: "Must use aftermarket parts and non-dealer labor."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7
"I have a 2006 Pontiac G6 GT. I bought it new, favored above some import brands because of the 4-wheel disc brakes avail at most trim levels, because it has a very good Torque-to-weight ratio, and because it looks very sleek. I test-drove several cars in the price range before choosing this one, including Toyota Corolla, Volkswage GTI, etc. This one was the best balance of price, performance, and fun, still allowing family car use.
Over time, I've had some trouble with the electric steering, but it was covered under warranty. I've replaced all four struts, I'm on my 3rd set of tires, the engine and tranny are working fine, and all the interior mechanicals are working fine. Overall, it's a good experience. Note: had some trouble with my dealership regarding service. Recommendation: Find a reliable local auto repair shop, buy your own parts online, and get the work done away from the dealership. By the way, wider tires really enhance driving on this car, and the electric steering works very well. Too bad GM shut down the Pontiac division."