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Pontiac G6



  • Does anyone know how to reset the oil change clock on a 2006 G6?
  • e2helpere2helper Posts: 1,002
    There are a couple of different ways to do this.

    The one described in owner's manual should be your first method.

    The best way to see immediate effect is as follows:

    Push the INFO button on radio until oil life remaining displayed. Not required but gives you additional confirmation.

    Push the MENU button on radio 1 time so that it displays OIL LIFE RESET

    Press and HOLD the ENTER button on radio for about 1 second. You should see "ACKNOWLEDGED" displayed on radio.

    When this is all done the Oil Life % should now be 100%.

    The other way which works on most recent GM vehicles....

    With engine not running and ignition ON.

    Again push INFO button on radio until Oil Life % displayed.

    Press accelerator pedal to floor and release 3 times within 5 seconds. One...Two...Three.

    That should also cause the display to reset to 100%.
  • WHOA


    You see guys, this is what I mean. Those union consessions are finally starting to filter down GM's line, and GM can afford to put better engines in some of there cars.

    I know consesions are not everything, but GM is doing all it can. THIS IS AN EXCELLENT SIGN FOR PONTIAC. 250hp IS EXACTLY WHAT THE DOC ORDERRED! The engine is also DOHC, and has VVT! Very nice. I liked the 3.9 but i hope w/this engine the car gets better fuel economy.

    THE DOHC IS ALUMINUM BLOCK, so meybe the car as a whole is lighter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That is a big issue as it affects HP and Fuel Economy. Excellent news GM. The descision to keep the 3.9L is wierd but i guess you can offer it at a lower price point so its okay, as long as there is no buyer confusion.

    The new Airbags are also a good sign. Meybe they will imrove crash tests.

    The ony thing (and its miniscule) the missing IPOD connectivity and NAV system with AT LEAST HID's, im not even talking Xenon. This is however, a very good sign for an already sharp looking and descent car.

    The cool thing w/the steering is, it should improve the overall quality of the car. Meybe GM is working on a even more precise steering system that will replace the current unit.

    Wow, I can't wait to read the reviews. :D
  • 14871487 Posts: 2,407
    I dont believe that is the exhaustive list of '07 improvements so I wouldnt be surprised if the G6 is getting the new radio with MP3 jack. Based on the info I saw there were additional '07 details that havent been released yet.

    YOu will not see HIDs on this car so I wouldnt get my hopes up. GM does not put HIDs on non Caddy models.

    The new GTP will be slightly lighter, but dont expect a real increase in economy. The Aura with the same powertrain is rated at 18/27 which is only 1pmg higher on the highway than thte 3.9 and 4 speed. Not too impressive. The car should be faster than the old GTP though. There is nothing wrong with the 3.9L engine. It has VVT and revs t 6400prm which is the same as the new Toyota 3.5L V6.
  • the biggest reason for the change is that it lies in the mind of the consumer,

    that DOHC is better than OHV. Thats it. I really wonder if the DOHC 250hp V6 will also go into the convertable version. I can't see why not. GM should get great economies of scale with this new engine by putting it in all these cars.

    I really did not think GM's new hardtop stood much chance against the VW and Volvo, primariy due to its OHV powertrain. Now, with the DOHC option there are no more excuses, and trust me, every OUNCE of weight this car losses is a good thing.

    Man, GM sure put allot of heavy materials in it, at least before.

    Any links to the G6 changes?
  • e2helpere2helper Posts: 1,002
    Order guide now posted for all models. Make sure you use print book button to see all Details
  • bporter1bporter1 Posts: 229
    Oh my God! GM may finally be getting it. Too bad because it may be too late. Cars other than Cadillac are scheduled to get a DOHC V6. About time, although I hope for GM it is not too late.
  • and they are not "getting it", they knew it, but Labor is too expensive, they got a few cut backs from the UAW and GASP! they can afford to be more competetive now.

    One thing I really like about the G6, esp. vs the Fusion is that the G6 has alwayse offerred manumatic, even in a 4 speed unit. FORD and some of its supporters keep saying that its a useless feature in that it does not replace a manual.

    I test drove a Saab with a manumatic and after that I can honestly say i will not buy a car without it. It's too much fun, and in NY traffic I cannot deal with a manual. If I can get some feeling of more sport or controll of the car, while still keeping the auto the way it is, then thats the best of both worlds.

    Many of Fords products seem lacking in this respect, even though they are so well executed otherwise. I can't wait to see some 2007 G6 GTP performance numbers.
  • 14871487 Posts: 2,407
    I like the changes they made for 2007. I am glad to see an auto dimming mirror has been added as well the powetrain changes. They have done a good job of updating this car every model year to keep it fresh. I just wish they had added the new radio like the Aura. Almost every GM product except the G6 and Malibu has the new head unit with MP3 jack.

    The availability of the DOHC V6 in the G^ has nothing to do with labor cost reductions or anything like that. GM did not have enough capacity to expand the use of this engine until now. I'm sure they have known for years that it would be used in the Aura and G6 but the plant had to be expanded for that to happen.

    It is not too late for the G6 or GM. In spite of intial reports claiming the was a flop it is selling pretty well now and will only grow more once the convertible is added to the mix. I dont know the figures on the Mazd6 but I'm pretty sure the G6 outsells the 6 and I know it outsells the Fusion. The press loves the Fusion but the G6 is really the better car for a number of reasons. Now that it offers the 6 speed and 250hp it is REALLY the superior car.
  • cbar34cbar34 Posts: 9
    Based on the changes as mentioned and in the now posted '07 Order Guide, it looks like the '07 G6 GTP gets the 3.6/252hp dohc engine (great)and the new 6spd manumatic automatic, but no 6spd manual. I know for '06 that there were a lot of complaints re the poor shifting quality of the 6spd manual so it looks like they are dropping it on the GTP in favor of the 6spd manumatic, but are now offering it as an option on the GT with the 3.9 liter engine. Have I read this correctly?
  • vanman1vanman1 Posts: 1,397
    I really hope GM doesn't boost the price of the GTP to the moon for the 3.6/6-speed option.
  • e2helpere2helper Posts: 1,002
    Yes you got that correct from what I saw. The manual transmission with 3.9L will be an optional powertrain upgrade for GT model sedan/coupe. The new GTP only comes with the 3.6 and 6 speed auto.
  • Actually, that engine carries an 800 or more premium over the 3.9, letsnot forget GM origionally decided to go with this engine in the GXP g6, but now they can afford to put it in the GTP. THis is a big deal.
  • 62vetteefp62vetteefp Posts: 6,048
    How did you get $800? The 3.6 is about a $1500 premium over the 3800.
  • well, then its 1500, i thought for the 3.9 with its VVT it would be different.

    Either way, this is very goof news and i can't wait to read some reviews and see the car on the road.
  • 62vetteefp62vetteefp Posts: 6,048
    Could be $800 over the 3.9 VVT. Just do not know.
  • bigdaddycoatsbigdaddycoats Posts: 1,058
    Why no 6-spd manual with the 3.6? After all that is the "performance" model. Stupid move. I know it is only a small % of the market, but the performance model needs a manual, period. Just another case of how GM just does not get it.

    If the Saab 9-3 Aero can have a manual, why can't the G6 GTP w/ the 3.6?
  • unfortunatley i agree with you,

    It is a small % of the market, but since pontiac is GM's performance division, they need the transmission in there not for sales reasons, but for marketing purposes.

    In fact, they could have a commercial with the GTP 6speed MANUAL going through the turns and outrunning the altima, accord and the rest of its competition, with interrior and exterrior photos, then at the end say

    "oh yea, you can also get one in 6 speed auto with manual shift mode."

    Its about the brands image.
    They are doing an exceptional job with this car. I hope that GM does not change the G6 name after a few years, but keep it around to build brand equity. Who now, would want to buy a used cavalier or grand am?

    Meybe, just meybe GM is working on a better 6 speed manual transmission, and they want to waitso that the namual version of this car would have positive reviews.

    Also, they could be delaying the launch of the manual GTP so as to keep the car fresh every year.

    We can alwayse hope for the best. Its not just GM's future, its Americas future too.
  • 14871487 Posts: 2,407
    The GT with sport package is the performance model now. You get the same wheels and suspension tuning with the GT equipped with 3.9 engine. Honestly, there isn't going to be a big difference between the performance of the 3900 and the 3.6. It's only 12hp and 11 lb-ft of torque which wont even get you a tenth of a second in 0-60 time. The good news here is that the manual tranny continues to be available and it might actually be cheaper now that it's in the GT model.
  • Oh i think you will see a diff in 0-60 time. Not just b/c its 12hp and 11 lb-ft, but b/c the engine is aluminum block so the car will be lighter and the 6 speed manumatic will put more power to the road then the 4 speed.
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