Thanks for the info! Forgive the newbie question, but what do you mean by "a 6 speed 6"? Do you mean a "G6" as opposed to a G5 or G8? I dont have the car in my possession yet. I'm buying it out of state. All of the loan information went through and the payments are right. As long as I enjoy the test drive, I will be bringing it home this week. All that I know as of yet is that its a 2006 G6 GTP, 3.9L, 6 speed manual, black on black, with roughly 75k, and its just under $10k.
I didnt realize it was rare. It further encourages me to jump on this deal. I have had trouble getting a loan for any other car since I will be rolling over quite a bit on the loan, and I need to get out from under this GTI before the month is up because its due for inspection and has well over $1000 dollars worth of repairs needed.
Before I DO "jump on this deal", I just wanted to get an idea for the reliability. I may end up keeping it stock as far as performance mods aside from intake, for the sound(not sure yet). I dont want to buy my first American car with 75k and have it be a nightmare in the immediate future. Coming from imports, I definitely have been wrongly lead away from American cars due to the common idea that they're a ticking time bomb after 100k miles. Any information to ease my mind before the purchase? Anything I should look out for during test drive and PPI?
P.S. As a side note; I'm only ruling out performance mods if they are going to threaten reliability.
when i said 6 speed "6" i mean G6. its the lazy way of saying it lol..
i will say the car is real realiable, but i would definitely take the car to a mechanic and have him do a thorough check of the engine and body, to make sure there wasn't anything wrong or crashed... ask for a car fax if there is one.
which state is the car coming from? that could say a lot to, road damage, and weather..
do an overal body check, look for things that look unaligned, and check doors, make sure they shut right, check the trunk, make sure everything works properly... car salesmen are sharks and will do whatever they can to get the car off the lot.
my steering column was knocking when i test drove mine, the lot took care of it for me, but just keep an eye out for that as well. check your sun roof make sure it works well and seals out right or you'll be paying out the ass to fix the sun roof..
thats all i can really think of, but definitely get the car fax if you can!
performance mods, wont affect the car long term wise, unless you do stupid things to the car that will obviously tear it up.. intake, exhaust, tune, are all things that are okay for the car.