Great daily driver, fun GT performance
Bought my G6 GT Coupe last summer with 162K miles on it. Now up to 178K this month and man...does she still run exactly the same as she did at 162K, great drive-train. Beyond that, isn't it just whipped cream on top? ;-) I use my G6 for gig work (UberEATs, etc) and while it's had some needed repairs (particularly with the suspension and the steering, the weakest part of the car imo), it's the drivetrain has continued to impress and push through all the suspension drama (like a control arm simply tearing in half from 16 years of corrosion in Midwestern winters). Performance-wise, it's really a sleeper vehicle, for sure. I rarely push the engine above 4000 rpms, but when I do, I can be confident that I can push the car through any traffic situations around me. It's not going to win any drag races, but it's more than capable in your everyday driving scenarios (and flat-out excellent in rainy conditions, with the right tires). I would say the handling has been the most disappointing element of the car, even with the '07 models mostly now having hydraulic steering (vs the crappy electric steering that was relegated to the cheapest models by '07). The turning radius feels quite big for a car that isn't too huge like the G6...feels like I'm still trying to park my first car, an old-style '90 Mercury Grand Marquis, which had 2 full feet of length more than my G6. That said, these issues largely disappear on the road, and the car is very "compliant" on the highway. In conclusion, it's a real tragedy that Pontiac is no more: I think the G6/G8 line was a fantastic offering by 2007/2008, the brand simply ran out of time thanks to GM mismanagement. The final Pontiacs weren't always the best lookers (looking at you, Aztec), but were certainly solid, reliable cars. I can't imagine buying another American car after this one, not unless Pontiac is resurrected again. Thanks to my highly-effective G6, the brand would more than deserve that.
Second one I've had
This is the second G6 I've owned and I went looking specifically for it. I had the 4 cylinder sedan before, but I really wanted the GT trim V6 convertible. So I found one and bought it. The car handles well, has enough power to be good for city and interstate driving, and looks like the perfect late 2000's car: sort of sporty, but not angular like today's cars. It's really a shame GM decided to stop making the Pontiac line, I'd love to own a 2020 G6...
Car has hidden performance if you got the xxxxx.
Drop the top in the trunk and you can take turns that say 30mph @ 90mph. It understeers with the top up, with the top down, it's FUN!