Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Tinley Park, IL
I'm not going to lie, nothing attracted me to the G6. It was a deal I couldn't pass up. I had to get rid of the GTO as it was costing too much to upkeep and my 3rd kid was on the way. A friend of mine recently acquired my now G6 and wanted my then GTO pretty bad. We did an even trade (even though I lost my ass on my 20g's in mods) and blue book value for blue book value, I made four grand on the trade. I know the coupe was not good for seating with a five member family, but the extra 10mpg, the ability to use 87 octane again and the cheaper cost of repairs makes it a better DD for me. Hell, my insurance went down a ton too and I already had no accidents, multi car discount, homeowners discount and I'm 30.
I had originally considered a G6 as a DD to my GTO before I got married, but after I got hitched, my wife let me use her car in crap weather. So I completely forgot about the G6 possibility till now.
Comparing the GTO interior (I had the blue leather interior) to the G6 interior... Well... The G6 is blaaaah, I'm sorry, but it is. Now the exterior, I gotta say they coupe actually looks more aggressive than the stock GTO did. I do also like the electronics better. The factory remote start is awesome, I like that the headlights go on when I turn on the wipers and the iSimple iPod connector is a much better addon option than what I had to do for the GTO to get an iPod in. And I really missed the Pontiac red lighting (the GTO is white and green). The only thing I miss electronic-wise from the goat was my factory Holden blue tooth kit for the phone.
Anyways... With all this, I would definitely recommend a G6 to anyone looking for a good DD.
Left a 421RWHP 2004 GTO, but honestly loving the G6 GT coupe!
87' white Firebird(sold)
01' green Grand Am SE2(traded for the 03')
03' orange Grand Am SC/T(totaled)
04' blue GTO(traded for the G6)
00' tan Montana(I swear, its the wife's)
06' black G6 GT Coupe