2006 Pontiac G 6
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Very reliable and good car for the money.

by from DeKalb, Il on August 23, 2011

Overall gas milage sitting at 31 mpg. The 3.6 V6 has plenty of power. Smooth ride, nice handling. Other than basic maintanance I haven't had to put any money into it what-so-ever. It's a great car.
Overall gas milage sitting at 31 mpg. The 3.6 V6 has plenty of power. Smooth ride, nice handling. Other than basic maintanance I haven't had to put any money into it what-so-ever. It's a great car.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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Great Car!

by from Sherman Oaks, CA on July 28, 2015

I bought this car brand new on January 1st, 2006. It has been a dream! Fun to drive, beautiful styling, comfortable, powerful and quiet engine. I have replaced the radio twice, fixed a steering shaft ...
I bought this car brand new on January 1st, 2006. It has been a dream! Fun to drive, beautiful styling, comfortable, powerful and quiet engine. I have replaced the radio twice, fixed a steering shaft issue, and a wheel bearing. Other than that, just normal maintenance. I'm approaching 90k miles, and it still gets the fuel economy on the sticker (21.29), I actually average 30 and above on the freeway. I don't know why others have had so many problems, my only guess is that the first owner really put the car through alot, then got rid of it, so the second owner is dealing with the fallout. In any event, I can't imagine loving another car as much. Exterior styling is classy and elegant yet sporty and youthful.
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First ever Earth Bound Rocket! G6 GT

by from Jacksonville,Fl on July 29, 2006

This car is what America Should be simply put. It looks sportier in all black/crome, with the retractable roof feels like i'm about to take flight. It also feels and rides like a luxury car, I sometim...
This car is what America Should be simply put. It looks sportier in all black/crome, with the retractable roof feels like i'm about to take flight. It also feels and rides like a luxury car, I sometimes forget that it's a 4 door sedan. The leather quality isnt bad. everytime I get into mine I have the feeling of conformity. like it was built just for me. KITT eat your heart out, G6 GT is King...
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Lemon

by from Fort Worth, TX on August 9, 2014

Bought this car new. Many, many problems with a 6 yr old car with less than 62K miles. Electrical problems are rampant. A/C work intermittently but currently not at all. Low beam headlight on driver's...
Bought this car new. Many, many problems with a 6 yr old car with less than 62K miles. Electrical problems are rampant. A/C work intermittently but currently not at all. Low beam headlight on driver's side works intermittently. Service tire monitor light is on. Rear driver's side door only works manually. Check engine light comes on intermittently. Water temperature gauge works intermittently. Took car to dealership for diagnostics and was told that repairs would cost about $4K and Frank Kent Cadillac would offer 10% discount. Contacted Pontiac and they said they would partner with the dealer. No additional considerations. Checked Internet and discovered that most problems could be associated with BCM connection failure. After checking Internet with problems with this car, I would not suggest anyone own it because manufacturer will not take responsibility for repairs. There are currently 9 recalls listed on Motor Trend for the car and GM does not have parts to fix most issues.
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Does not recommend this car

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Great Car!

by from on August 17, 2009

I love this car. I own the GTP version, and it is a blast. I have also owned the v6 version of the Mazda 6 and this is a much better car all around. I can't speak to the other models but the GTP is ha...
I love this car. I own the GTP version, and it is a blast. I have also owned the v6 version of the Mazda 6 and this is a much better car all around. I can't speak to the other models but the GTP is has plenty of power and great suspension and powerful if not over powered brakes. The governor does stop the car at 115 but be sure it reaches it quickly. It has been a great car and I've had it for 2 years now and haven't had any problems with it. You wont find a better price to power ratio than this car.
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Best car I've ever owned

by from Depauw,In on January 26, 2007

I was really surprised when the salesman brought the g6 up for me to test drive. I had told him what I was looking for and he showed me a 2006 g6 gt leather seats moon roof ect. all the bells and whis...
I was really surprised when the salesman brought the g6 up for me to test drive. I had told him what I was looking for and he showed me a 2006 g6 gt leather seats moon roof ect. all the bells and whistles .
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2006 G6 base 4 cylinder

by from roch. ny on May 23, 2006

pro's -nice cockpit -exterior styling -4 cylinder performance and fuel economy -quite interior, nice ride -good handling -sweet red backlighting Con's -seats not up on luxury -no airbags, abs, or tra...
pro's -nice cockpit -exterior styling -4 cylinder performance and fuel economy -quite interior, nice ride -good handling -sweet red backlighting Con's -seats not up on luxury -no airbags, abs, or traction -not a lot of interior storage -no center pull down armrest in rear -rear visiblity overall---above average car
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Very disappointing (G6 GTP Coupe)

by from Toronto, Ontario on March 19, 2007

I've had this car for a year and a half now and it has been a series of problems since. Initially it was a leak in the drivers side pillar. The leak was fixed, but now I need to take it in again to fi...
I've had this car for a year and a half now and it has been a series of problems since. Initially it was a leak in the drivers side pillar. The leak was fixed, but now I need to take it in again to fix the wind noise coming through. I recently had a new transmission put in due to a defective 2nd & 3rd gear. After waiting 6 weeks for one to be shipped from Germany, it still feels sticky and almost unwilling to go into the next gear. Now it seems that the computer is the next issue. My check engine light is on, and the message center is telling me that it's time to change my oil, despite the fact that the dip reads full and it was changed only 2 weeks ago. I knew that getting a 240hp/241 ft. lbs. car with front wheel drive would pose certain issues. I didn't expect that much torque spin from the car; it almost rips the wheel out of your hands. This defeats the whole purpose of having the power to begin with. Odometer reading on the car: 17,300 km (10,700 mi)
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Not a bad car for the money

by from Burnsville, MN on November 7, 2008

I've had a G6 GTP 4 door w/ 15K miles for about 2 months now. It handles nicely, has great acceleration, good features. Only 3 things I don't like about the car: sometimes shifting into 2nd gear isn't...
I've had a G6 GTP 4 door w/ 15K miles for about 2 months now. It handles nicely, has great acceleration, good features. Only 3 things I don't like about the car: sometimes shifting into 2nd gear isn't as smooth as it should be, panoramic sunroof rattles and has air leaks when closed, and cheap plastic framing on seats. Other than those things, I love the car for the price. Next time though, I'll probably fork out the extra $5K bucks for a japanese or german car.
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Very Pleasantly Surpised

by from Fairmont, WV on February 8, 2011

I bought this vehicle in Jan 2010 from Enterprise Car Sales as a trade in and have owned it 1 year so far. At first, I refused to even look at the car because it was a GM but the salesman insisted. I ...
I bought this vehicle in Jan 2010 from Enterprise Car Sales as a trade in and have owned it 1 year so far. At first, I refused to even look at the car because it was a GM but the salesman insisted. I finally agreed and both my wife and myself were actually impressed. We liked it and bought it as a spare commuter car for the mileage. I love the car, the sporty styling, and it's actually quite peppy with the 3.5 V6. The only problem I've had is the clunky intermediate steering shaft which I lubricate myself and a rattling panoramic sunroof. I tolerate both because they're not safety issues. It gets great gas mileage, the engine is quiet and it handles pretty good and it has the remote start which is awesome. I've put 15K on it over the past year and it now has a total of 64k on it. Overall, I'm pleased and plan on keeping it for my daughter to drive. Oh, one thing, the keyfobs are junk but if you search online you'll find a website that has a cheap fix for them and it works great, fixed mine permanently.
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Does recommend this car!!

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