I had just purchased a used 2006 Pontiac G6 4 Cyl with 47k milles on it. My previous vehicle was a 1995 Buick Century 3.1 V6 Clunker. I was eager to see how fast I could get my "new" car to go and it was much quicker and agile than the buick. One phenomenon I encountered however was that as my rpms neared the red, I heard a squeeling sound from the engine.
I let off the gas to make it stop as soon as I heard this noise. Q#1 Is that what people call the governor keeping me from blowing the engine?
I have not experienced any issues with the vehicle other than the suddle knocking noise of the steering wheel.
Q#2 Also, are there any compatable and non-stock hub caps I can get? Mine are all scratched from the previous owner. Also, I noticed some drip pattered peeling of the paint on the exterior (after I bought it of course). It looks like it ate off the last coat and left the color intact. Q#3 Is there a quick fix can get to fill that up and make it look brand new? It looks like an acid of some sort was sprinkled hot-dog style down the body. (I hope its the reason they traded the car in)
Other than that, I am very pleased with the car. The dash looks slick, Interior looks good with some shiny armor-all rubbed on it vigorously, the factory sound is delicious to my ears (still going to put a couple subs in to get the ladies shaking), and the poo-c magetivity is much higher in this car than my last. Also, the small engine gets better mpg altho I would like more horsepower and/or more gears (which I would get in a V6 or better). Even tho, I can barely tell when I am going over the speed limit so I'm going to have to pay attention to the road more. My old car felt like I was going to break the sound barrier when I neared 70mph.
Heh, let me tell you what happened to that car...
I was going down HWY 13 going 55mph taking a left turn when something broke on my right front tire. I was unable to turn left and was going straight into a sign.
I hit the sign- god rest its soul- and it hit the edge of the windshield and roof, making the glass spider and shed glass bits all around.
I was soon cruising off-road mowing down weeds about 6 ft tall goings over hills. I felt like I was in the dukes of hazzard or something for a minute. eventually I saw road and I used the momentum I had to get back on pavement. I was a little bit startled, but after everything I couldn't help but laugh at how fun that was.
Good thing I wasn't hurt.