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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-05-2011, 03:07 AM Thread Starter
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Deal or no deal? buying a 2006 G6

Hi just checking if this is a good deal or not, I have been looking for a car for MONTHS (ever since my grand am was totaled) I found a deal I think (it was just listed on autotrader.com).

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2006 G6 Grey
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2.4L, 4Cyl.
4 speed automatic
43K miles
Clean title (didnt purchase carfax yet but I did a free vin search and it came back clean on the total loss records)
PRICE- 8K

So how does it sound? Didnt check it out in person yet, I plan to do that today.

The insurance gave me $7,738 for my 2004 grand am with 70K miles on it, so this would cost me a net total of about $262 (plus tax)

PS- vin number is VIN- 1G2ZF55B664194665
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I'd get a V6...but hey, thats just me.

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If you're all about fuel economy, I'd say go for it, but if not, I'd also go for the V6.

The price seems fair though. My G6 acquisition was unique as I did a straight trade with a buddy to get my GT coupe (3.5L) and wasn't specifically looking at G6's at that time, but now, I'd like to get a GXP coupe with the 3.6L for the extra ponies. I'm not saying that you should get a GXP, but at least look for a GT (if fuel savings is not a priority). Either way, good luck!

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Check it out. Drive it. Make sure its not a 6-speed auto with tap-shift.

My lady has a V6 but I wouldnt trade my 2.4 for her car anyday.

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I was looking at kelley blue book and saw its worth alittle over 9K. Since I can get it for 8K, its atleast $1,000 savings.

Then I clicked the "view cars in my location" button and I saw there was a 2007 G6 GT (v6) in my area for $8,988. I was looking at the car a while back (online) but it was priced too high, it was just recently reduced to that price.

The only con (besides lower mpg) is it has 62K miles on it (the 06 V4 had 43K miles on it).

KBB says its value is in the 12K range, which means this would be atleast $3,000 in savings. Guess I am gonna have to go see them both.
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Check it out. Drive it. Make sure its not a 6-speed auto with tap-shift.

My lady has a V6 but I wouldnt trade my 2.4 for her car anyday.

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Why not trade? Not a power hungry person like most of us are?


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I was looking at kelley blue book and saw its worth alittle over 9K. Since I can get it for 8K, its atleast $1,000 savings.

Then I clicked the "view cars in my location" button and I saw there was a 2007 G6 GT (v6) in my area for $8,988. I was looking at the car a while back (online) but it was priced too high, it was just recently reduced to that price.

The only con (besides lower mpg) is it has 62K miles on it (the 06 V4 had 43K miles on it).

KBB says its value is in the 12K range, which means this would be atleast $3,000 in savings. Guess I am gonna have to go see them both.
Definitely go for the 2007 G6 GT if you can. The 2007 G6 also has a warranty up to 100k miles compared to the 2006 which has a warranty to 36k so the 2006 is already out of warranty (IIRC). If you are after economy and not power, then get the 2006 G6, but most people regret getting the 4 cylinder and would rather have the v6 since the power is fun to drive.

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The base V6 is just barely faster than the 4-cyl. The GT is a bit better. The GTP is much. much faster.
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GT FTW!! GTP/GXP FTMFW!!!

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i agree ive driven them all and ILOVEMYGXP!!!!!!! its peppier in my opinion plus even dirty it looks good and its a nice daily for sure very comfy and they come with upgraded springs and handle like a dream
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but ay the 4cyl. defiantly has ALOT less power than the v6 3.6 or 3.9 not hating on the 3.5's but there is a noticeable difference
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Ive got to say that my 2.4 is faster than some may think. Im one up on a GT from these forums. I dont know if its the 6-speed or what but I have power. On the other hand, I do spend less $ per gallon of gas than most, as well as get better mileage. Thats why I wouldnt trade.

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Ive got to say that my 2.4 is faster than some may think. Im one up on a GT from these forums...


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From a stoplight. He had me till the end of 2nd gear, then I crept up and passed him. I was running through the gears with the tapshift and I believe he was in standard automatic.

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From a stoplight. He had me till the end of 2nd gear, then I crept up and passed him. I was running through the gears with the tapshift and I believe he was in standard automatic.

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I seen this happen. He did beat him. J was in auto I believe he said when we all stopped.





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