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Pontiac G6



  • vanman1vanman1 Posts: 1,397
    Looking forward to better news on that or the 3.9L will be out for me.
  • anonymouspostsanonymousposts Posts: 4,202
    "I can not think of many options for those wanting 5 on the floor, good gas mileage, sporty handling, and four doors."

    I found all of the above. That's why it will be hard to replace it. The G6 would be an option but I want the stick with a somewhat fuel-efficient, modern engine. I really don't like the 6, looks kinda dated to me. The Altima's interior is unattractive to me.
  • hammen2hammen2 Posts: 1,313
    Hey e2helper, maybe you can provide feedback to the powers-that-be that using the GTO exhaust sound to advertise the G6 on TV commercials is misleading and probably not a good idea? I realize that this may be an agency thing vs. a Pontiac thing, but still, the expectation is the G6 sounds like that, and the one my wife test-drove sure didn't sound anything like my GTO :-)

  • 14871487 Posts: 2,407
    I like the 3.6 so I dont why people are trying to convince me that its a good engine. I am just saying that in real world performance the 3.9 is going to be just as good, if not better for the G6. The 3.9 has VVT, more torque and makes peak torque at a lower rpm. On top of that it's redline is only about 100-200rpm lower than the DOHC 3.6. I cant see how anyone can discount a car based on the number of valves on the engine. Most people dont know the difference and I do not want to pay $29K for a lacrosse CXS that has a DOHC engine that offers little real benefit over a $26K G6 GTP with 3.9. The bottom line is the Lacrosse's engine needs a boost, it should have the same numbers as the CTS. I wonder if you people would prefer if the G6 had the CTS' 2.8L V6 with 210hp. I'm many of you would rather have that than a 240hp OHV engine. I agree that 24mpg on the highway isnt acceptable but we have yet to prove that is the fault of the engine.

    The fastest I have seen the Lacrosse CXS timed on 0-60 is 7.7secs which is about the same as the last generattion 3800 equipped W cars. The Lacrosse is about 100 pounds heavier due to sound deadening but that shouldnt be enough to slow it down that much. By comparison the grand prix GTP with 240hp was typically timed between 6.6-6.8 secs to 60. I definitely expected the lacrosse with 3.6 to be closer to 7 secs flat.
  • venus537venus537 Posts: 1,443
    "The 3.9 has VVT, more torque and makes peak torque at a lower rpm."

    the difference in low end and peak torque is small but the torque maintained at higher RPM with the 3.6 is not. we'll have to see how the 3.9 actually performs.
  • rwisemrwisem Posts: 96
    Consumer Guide's 2005 auto buying guide lists the CXS's 0-60 time as 7.1
  • dan165dan165 Posts: 653
    7.1 seems way low. I doubt it's that fast but..

    3.9L will likely be a little quicker off the line I think. OHV engines usually are.
  • m1miatam1miata Posts: 4,556
    Kevorkian buying into GM? Ooops, sorry that's Kerkirian ;)

    As for engine choices, the GM V6 of any flavor gets the job done. Most get good gas mileage. If they want to get something smoother and above and beyond the domestic
    competition, why not go with an inline six and rear wheel drive? It is not that some of
    the cars are not OK, it is that there are so many other choices in the price range. They
    are head to head with Japan and they should be doing something different, like some
    cars to get into the class of BMW only cheaper. The Datsun 510 was a huge success
    as a cheaper BMW. Just a thought. Or just let Kevorkian do his thing. The G6 may prove to be a good car. Time will tell. If it is a good car, it will be an outstanding used
    car value. I think many will wait.

  • 62vetteefp62vetteefp Posts: 6,048
    Why do you doubt Consumer Reports? 3.6 has excellent torque band for OHV engine. Almost flat the entire curve.
  • vanman1vanman1 Posts: 1,397
    7.1 seconds does seem fast. I would guess more like 7.5 to 7.7. Could be a typo.

    Nice engine though regardless.
  • bigdaddycoatsbigdaddycoats Posts: 1,058
    Models now have chrome rings around the radio contorls - looks much better.
    They should make the leather steering wheel standard as well.
  • venus537venus537 Posts: 1,443
    the point is that the 3.6 provides more power at all engines speeds than the 3.8 in the lacrosse.

    looking forward to the saturn aura, it would be nice if GM could build at least one afordable sedan for the rest of us.
  • vanman1vanman1 Posts: 1,397
    The Aura will have an optional 2.4L base model so I'm sure everyone can afford a Aura. That said, I hope they get all models out at launch, not a year later like the G6.
  • e2helpere2helper Posts: 1,002
    The G6 family was a little more complicated having 3 body styles (sedan, coupe, convertible) and 3 engines. Always room for another engine though. We'll have to see what happens for the next model year ;)
  • 14871487 Posts: 2,407
    This engine was not in production when the G6 came out. The choices were debut the car with the V6 standard or postpone the launch. It's really that simple. It's not like GM had the 2.4L engines sitting around and decided not to use them, the engine wasnt out then. It is in production now and that's why the G6 4 banger will be available next month. This engine will be in the Cobalt, HHR, Solstic and Ion as well. There is no reason for the Aura to come out without two engines at launch.
  • bigdaddycoatsbigdaddycoats Posts: 1,058
    I think he was implying that it would be nice of GM could launch a new vehicle with engine variations ready at the same time. GM of late is notorious for not having new engines coincide with new vehicle launches.

    I have been told by GM execs that the 3.6 is not more widely used because lack of capacity. That should have been factored in way in advance. This is the engine the G6 should have had. No excuses. It would much better aligned the G6 with the competition. I am sure some will say it costs more, it might. But, the G6 is overpriced anyway.

    Just my thoughts.
  • vanman1vanman1 Posts: 1,397
    The 3.6L is made down the highway from me in St. Catherines ON. From what I understand, Capacity is somewhat limited now so they would need to produce it elsewhere to have it added to more applications (models).
  • barrydebarryde Posts: 1
    Hi..I also have an Equinox. I love it, but I am having a lot of strange electrical issues. What kind of problems are you having?
  • michele2michele2 Posts: 1
    i purchased the G6 about 6 weeks ago. I absolutely love it! It looks great and drives really well. I got the GT model with the sunroof and chrome wheels. Mine is tthe ivory white. I have had lots of compliments on it. It gets about 24 mpg around town. I don't know the highway miles yet. I highly recommend it! We also got 2% interest which is great. I really love my G6 GT! :) :)
  • vanman1vanman1 Posts: 1,397
    Congrats, I have seen the white. It's quite sharp on the G6 IMO.
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