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I have the 4cyl, and don't have the sport shift option, (which is kinda dumb,lol) and I have been using the D3 gearing to give me more torque when accelerating, it works pretty well, but I am wondering if it will hurt anything, by doing this. It still shifts, but it has more torque and makes the engine more tightly wound, which I like. I see no reason why the would not offer a sport shift on the 4cyl, that would only make sense, therefore making the 4cyl a more sporty option, besides, if you look at the auto market today, you will see that about every car has this option, which I think is going to become standard. Even the Hyundai Sonata has this 5spd shift option on it. It was wonderful, Now it certainly does not replace an actual manual transmission, but they are getting pretty advanced in how they make these automatic shift gates. VW has gotten really advanced with the Sport DSG 6spd option. Even sports cars are getting these over a manual. Some cars are coming with steering wheel control shifts. I almost bought a passat with this option.
I like to every now and then use the D3 option to rev the engine up, but does this hurt anything??
No, They won't force you to drive it...but, they will force you to continue your lease payments. The leasing entity will not accept that the car can't be fixed...simple as that.
But, on the other hand, the G6 offer so many options that can be compared to the $30k Passat I test drove. It has the same type of features, and the G6 might have a few more options. I have the fully loaded G6, except for the V6. I am quite impressed.
OnStar- Is wonderful, I just bought the 3 month Unlimited turn my turn navigation, and it is awesome! I found out that if I am on a trip and need a hotel, they will call a hotel for me and reserve a room for me!! How cool!! Also, if I am looking for a place, need a business phone number, that is crazy! That alone, makes it very nice.
But, There are a few things I wished they had done though,
*Make the dash lighted at all times! (the circle tach, sped could also be gone, with a black and lit up display like the Accords. More Updated) This area has a glare on it, and looks pretty dark during the day, If it were back lit all the time, it would look a world better during the day.
Move the information center in the radio to the center, between the Tach, Sped.
5 speed Transmission with 5pd shiftronic 4cyl. They also need to work on the 4cyl, transmission, to get it more refined, though I only have 3,500 miles on mine, but it is not as refined as the 06 Accord I drove, but I am still quite impressed on how powerful the engine is.
Other than those few quirks, I am very impressed with the car. So many features, great bang for the buck. For me, will I be back to Honda, Acura, or VW... Probably. I am a Honda guy though. Though if someone offered me to trade for their G8, I would do it in a heart beat. The G8, is where the next design concept needs to come from when making pontiacs!
So far so good! The G6 must be doing really well, since it has a 9.0 review rating, and even the Accord only has a 8.7 rating.
For those who want to know, the Saturn Aura makes Chome wheel covers, and they will fit the G6 with 17' wheel covers. They are about $340 for the whole set! They look great!! Nothing like a wheel cover!
Thanks Seppi1 :confuse:
I have been spending most of my time in the Accord forums...
However, they said the steering column was cracked and needed replaced and ...
the "gear Assembly" or something like that also had to be replaced (it is on the rod that connects the 2 front tires.
It is much less, but, I can still feel it at unexpected times, always when turning left.
I complained at the dealer again. They 'tightened' things up in the front end.
I don't hear/feel the problem for the moment.
However, it always comes back.
They put on a new steering wheel shaft + replaced the gear assembly.
The intensity of problem died down. But, the noise re-appears suddenly for no reason when turning left. (Usually after I slow down to a near stop and then step on gas while turning left.
It sounds so mysterious. But, it really worries me.
Especially since I talked to a man who had a G6. He had a lawyer suing GM because of steering problems.
My car starts up ok. Although I had to have it towed once, when it would not start because of a blown fuse. 2006 G6 Standard
I am still questioning though, whether GM can even measure up to other brands, like Honda.I am not liking what I am hearing about the G6.
i also had them repair the side handles on the seats because they kept falling off. I had put in a complaint to gm and were very curtious and pd for the replacement of the rotors. everything else so far was under warranty. what happens is gm keeps cutting cost on their suppliers and in turn put cheaper parts on cars but we as consumers pay higher prices for junk. they dont make cars like they used to.
i have always been a gm fan but im sorry to say my next car may be [email protected]!
oh and by the way, i currently have 41k mi and my break lights are messed up, when i brake they go off and when i let off the brake they go on, so, back to the dealership- they know me well there!
I went through them replacing the cruise control, sensors, etc and it was simply that...so make them start there!!!!
I have an 07 G6 that I bought Labor Day weekend 2006. I love the car, have not had any problems (knock on wood) - but recently started feeling a 'thud' when turning at slow speeds...and it is probably the same thing as the 'clunk' you are describing. I need to take it in to get it checked - especially since I have some traveling to do in the next month - but thought I would try to search online to find out what it might be and if anyone else had experienced this....which I now have.
Times are tight - not that this is an excuse to postpone taking it in - but was the work they did to try correct the problem covered under the warrenty?
How many miles do you have on your 07? My car has almost 29K (so far so good). You don't see many 07 complaints here so I am just curious. Thanks!
I will have them check bulbs first!
Good luck with the brake light sensor.
I see there are a lot of problems with the G6. I bought one a 08 in July. I drove the car at varies dealers before I bought it. About 3 wks. later my toe, knee and leg started to hurt.i AM 4'11" The one I have is a standard car, no options.The angle of the drivers seat is straight up, putting presser on my leg.I have never seen anything like this before in my life. After I drive the car a short distance I have to put ice or hot water on my foot, my leg has gone numb 2.I have talked to customer service and got no where and gone back to the dealer. Their answer for me is to upgrade 13k more dollars. I don't have.Does anyone have any ideas about what else I could do? Yes the dealer told me to buy a pillar, I have three of them and that angle is still there. They need to make the 6 way seat a standard.
Anyone with an 2008 G6 with the 5 spoke wheel covers, can use the Saturn Aura Chrome covers they offer. Also, you may use the Chrome 5 spoke covers from the new 08 malibu as well. This will give you a few options without dumping alot of money into the wheels. I am going to buy the Saturn Aura chrome rims, because they look more substantial than the malibu, though both look great, and look like real rims.
You can buy these covers for about $340 for all 4 covers. You would need to go to your Saturn or Malibu dealer to order, then have them installed.
I am sure some of you guys did not know that the 5 spoke rims on your G6 are wheel covers, not actual rims. I am not talking about the base G6, but the trim up from that. The V6 trim has "real" rims. I found this out, after I bought it. Its okay, they look good, but I want chrome to go along with my salsa red paint.
You'll notice, Malibu, and the Aura share the same wheels, and sometimes even the same tire. Mine are the Hankook Optimo.
Hope this helps anyone wanting a unique, yet classy look for their G6.
and the next guy will say to make something else standard and the next guy something else and all of a sudden you have added $1300 to the car.
Hopefully you meant $1300, not $13,000.
Also isn't the seat back tiltable? You said the seat was straight up. What the heck does that mean?
What exactly do you want the seat to do? The front of the bottom cushion higher or lower?
Sounds like many are having problems, I have an 08 G6 too, but in about a year, I plan to trade for a Honda/Acura/VW.
If you have talked to service, then call the owner or the general manager where you bought the car. His responsibility is for you to be satisfied. Then call pontiac customer service and write them a letter this information is in the back of your book. I have done all these things. I am now waiting for the manager to call me back.
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I am sorry to hear that people are having problems with their G6.
Can anyone help me, so I can forward the solution to the dealership?
The dealer said I could trade for an Accord, but would have $200 negative equity rolled into the payment, $200 on top of the payment.
Did you know the salesmen tried telling me to start paying more, like $20 or so more a month to lower my payoff, now tell me that makes sense....?! It does, but who does that on a lease, its not my car, I wouldn't be paying off the principal. Only paying down a negative equity to trade early, but still BAD idea... Just goes to show you the salesmen is all talk, and I think I know more than they do sometimes things. Mainly because of this website! Anyways, its okay, I am happy with my G6, I will look again next spring, perhaps at a new Acura TSX or the Accord. I am a Honda guy!
This has nothing to do with the windows, but I am thinking of transferring the lease to a new owner. GMAC is allows this for $595 processing fee. I really want a Honda product back. This would be the only way to get out without some major expense.
Now getting someone to take over will be interesting. But, with only 8k miles, and $319 a month, it is a really good deal for what you are getting. Leather, roof, 4cyl.
Then once a new owner has been approved, then they are responsible for the lease, and the account is closed on my end. I then can go get a new lease.
Hopefully, if I decide to keep the car a bit longer, I will not have any more issues.
In the first 3 months / ~3000 miles the average per JD Power is 1.1 problem/vehicle. So you are doing better than the average vehicle.
And for 3 years the average is 2.1 with Pontiac at 2.2 so hopefully you will beat the average.
And really hopeful it is just something simple. Could be the main window switch wire harness is unhooked.
I have 1 person that perhaps might think of taking it from me, but then I would have the hassle of getting a new lease. I could wait a bit longer, but then that might be worse on getting a new owner for my lease.
Even my Honda has a few glitches, but I guess I am being more critical about the Pontiac, because it was never a car I wanted to begin with...(long story). Lets just say I have 2 cars I leased the same day, gave up my 06 Accord for the second car... yep. Oh well. I did it for a good reason. But, I want my Honda back! Don't you love the car industry. Its mean sometimes.
It sounds like a tough decision. I think the uncle wants the car, then I should take the move! Because it would be a my only really good chance to get out without having to try or wait a long time. It seems like an opportunity.
I know, I am crazy!! what do you think?
So, let me know what you guys think,... I am really an Accord fan. So, perhaps I need to look at both first.
I appreciate any feed back that you might have...............thanks