39 year old noob here. :O)
I put 6K HID's in my '09 Base 4D ATX and I thought the bounce in the headlights was cuz of the HID bulbs themselves. I've learned plenty from this site, and as far nickPontiac09's statement about the "cheapness" of the G6, I can't disagree. But I do so with some regret.
I've been a Nissan guy for 15 years, previous to the past 2 years. The last 2 years I've had the G6. Bought it with 32K miles. Within the first month, the GM dealer replaced a recalled part that was located underneath the shifter, plus I asked them to replace the stock CD/radio cuz the buttons were peeling. The radio was replaced for free since I was still within the warranty. And the car ended up having a power window switch that didn't work. And a trunk light switch. Both were fixed for free too. At month 4, the left front wheel bearing and the front right strut were replaced since both were ironically failing at the same time....at 36,400 miles....just out of warranty. Month 6, master cylinder started leaking. Replaced it. Month 7, rear sway bar link broke. Rusted. However, $1,000+ in repairs later, I am actually very happy.
The G6 (IMO) is a well-rounded car that can be a good time if you put a little into it. I started going thru a mid-life crisis or something....so I researched everything G6 online...then I bought a CAI, Falken PT722's, and a front strut tower brace, small trunk lip/spoiler, nice aftermarket HU and all new speakers, and pimped the interior and trunk with blue and white LED's. Like I said....I'm 39....and this car makes kids half my age freak out. I'm like "whatever"...but lots of people like these cars. Plus, the tiny inexpensive upgrades I've done have made a noticable difference visually and in handling especially. "Give the G6 a chance" I say.