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Pontiac G6 Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • Search the G6 thread at Edmunds and other sites before buying one. If you can get a screamin' deal, OK. Otherwise, let's just say there are better choices out there. (p.s.- avoid the 4cyl.)
  • bvdj84bvdj84 Posts: 1,704
    Good Point! haha! Exactly. At this point it would have to be a very screaming deal to get one right now. They are not "bad" cars. Really they are quite solid and quiet, even more so than my old 06 Accord I had. I am actually impressed. The engine, where a car's soul lies is nothing to get excited about. It really has no soul. I don't get in my car and feel good about its power and engineering like I did with my 06 Accord. Rather, I get excited only when I have my roof open and using all the features it does have. Which is a lot! Its loaded. But, I really can't show off my engine or have fun with that, because that is what lacks...Big time!! I would call the engine a piece of crap. Especially mine, with its messed up transmission. In a way, I wish it would go completely out, so the dealer would see that I am just not feeling things, but then again that could hurt me when trying to get out of it. So, I am keeping it quiet about that topic.

    Not a bad car, but GM gave up on the car years ago, they create a project. Do it about 70% and and move on to a new product. Buyer Beware before moving forward with any GM product now. A pretty face is not a reason to trust. :) :lemon:
  • tarvwtarvw Posts: 1
    Good Morning,
    I currently have a 2006 Pontiac G6 and my lease will be up around June (4 year lease, pmts of $276). I plan on just returning it because I cannot stand the car any longer. It seems in the past year, everything has begun to slowly fall apart on it (known issues by Pontiac, such as the lack of slack on their tubes for sun rooofs, etc.). Also, the trim on the car doors is very poor.

    Does anyone know, if with a lease, there is any trade-in they apply if you plan to buy a New car? Or, is it like buying a new car with just a down payment and no trade in? :sick:
  • bvdj84bvdj84 Posts: 1,704

    I am thinking that there is no incentive to trading in your car. But, please check before doing so. At this point, you could break even or have some positive equity in the car. Now, I would highly advise you to look at a different company all together before settling on another GM product. You might find much more value and quality in the car. There are so many others cars that are holding their values, and show much more quality and will so years later too. Example: The new Malibu is made up of many parts from the G6. Obviously, GM is not wanting to try that hard.

    Consider this your chance to get out! Get a nice car with good value to back it up.
    I will be curious to see what your car gets on trade in.

    I also drive an 08 G6, plan to trade in the Spring. No issues recently, but has had a new catylic converter, new front brake pads, new fuse(so I could roll my windows down, 2 times replaced, new door window switch to fix that issue, their is a more obvious transmission problem now. Starting to show symptoms more often, consistently=it jolts/slips between 1-3gears somewhere.

    Love my car for its design concept and for the memories in it, but not for the car itself. Engine is a big let down.
  • bvdj84bvdj84 Posts: 1,704
    Trade in: I am thinking about what I should do about trading in my car!

    I have about 27,000 miles on it and the lease allows 39,000 miles. Expires: 07/11
    Therefore travel about 1,000 miles per month, I will have about 36,000 miles by december of this year. Then, I am bordering on going over. Which is not good!

    Either way I know I will have some negative equity, but will it be better now? or later?
    Over on miles? or under miles, under on lease.

    I am thinking that when I get my next oil change soon, that I'll ask my dealer abut what I should do. And see if I can get some realistic numbers. Because, I honestly, do not know what I am dealing with.

    Last time, I went was last Spring, and I was roughly $6,000 negative, but that was only 1yr into the lease, this time, I will be 2yrs. But, now my trade in value could kill me.

    Coupled with incentives, I could get out decently perhaps. People trade all the time. I'll push for it. Maybe when the snow clears up! :)
  • Hi bvdj84. While I haven't researched the trade-in values of Pontiac vehicles lately, I have a sneaking suspicion that your G6 will be worth no where near its purchase option price at this point. If I had to make an educated guess, I'd say that chances are that you will end up spending big bucks to get out of your car at this point.

    You will probably be better off waiting until you are closer to the scheduled end date of your lease to do something.

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  • bvdj84bvdj84 Posts: 1,704
    Thanks Car_man! Yes, It would be a good option to wait too! But, considering how much lower will my value decrease as well with age and mileage. I am willing to check with my local dealer where I leased it from. They might be able to work out something with me.

    Swapalease company might have a program to get me out too. That would be so awesome, this option would get me out, walking away clear of owing anything!! But, that is getting someone to want my car! It has great options,

    Both Options:
    but however, with the transmission acting wierd...they would inherit the issue. I would feel bad about that! However, I would disclose this to the dealer, only after I trade, because why should I have to take a hit for "GM"'s problem? Not my car right?! I am sure there have been many other cases like this. But, I am sure the dealer will not disclose the issue to the new owner. It happens all the time.

    I just want out!! Either to a VW or Honda product! I just feel that continuing putting more miles on it, already over what I should be at this point in the lease by about -4-6,000 est. So this will hurt me later too!
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,518
    You're welcome, bvdj84.

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  • Two questions :
    1. Fram makes a cabin air filter for this vehicle, but I cannot find the cabin air filter. Any help?
    2. 18k miles on vehicle and I'm getting a burntoil smell through the air vents. Not losing any noticeable amounts of oil and cannot find a leak.
  • Hi petersonc..

    Welcome to the forums!

    This discussion is for questions about leasing a G6 (or at least, it used to be).. You'll probably have a better chance of getting an answer to your questions in the general Pontiac G6 discussion.. Just click on the link to go there...

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