Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Tinley Park, IL
I mean no offense by this, but for a 16 year old, a 2.4L in line 4 will be plenty for you. Your insurance will be cheaper and you won't get yourself in as much trouble in bad weather conditions with the smaller motor. It sounds like a good price and the miles aren't that bad.
None of the motor choices with this car are in any way "powerful" and to get any of these motors to hang with faster cars, you wouldn't have the money for it at 16. Because if you did, you wouldn't be looking at a used Pontiac! on top of all that, you don't need any major power at 16. I'm sure there will be those guys that will say, "I handled xxxHP just fine at 16", but more than being able to handle power, is the experience that needs to be learned and built up. Again, I'm not saying that the V6 in these cars are to much for you to handle, but I think you're doing some smart thinking looking at the I4 at your age.
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