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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-04-2005, 08:59 AM Thread Starter
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Two weeks ago I bought a black '06 G6 GTP Sedan with the 6-speed manual. It has every option available (except the engine block heater...don't need that on Long Island).

I have about 515 miles on it. The panaromic roof looks sharp. But if you ask me, it lets in too much wind noise when closed and it creaks/rattles a touch more than I'd like.

Other than that, the car is great. I do miss the 300C I traded in for it though. It was faster, RWD, had a better sound system, did not have any rattles, and I just flat out liked the looks.

But the G6 is a nice compromise (I needed something more fuel efficient and more adept at city parking). The manual makes it very entertaining, and the XM and Onstar are fun gadgets.


Issues: Sometimes it keeps cranking even after the car has started (no, I'm not holding the key over to "start"). And the powersteering system shudders occasionally at low-speed.
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"Sometimes it keeps cranking even after the car has started"

Car will do that if you hold in start position too long. It is a controlled circuit. Try just bumping the key to start, releasing immediatly. The engine will continue to turn untill it starts.

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Welcome and congratulations on the new GTP.

Im on Long Island too. I had a 350z before the GTP Coupe. The RWD was fun and the power was great, but being only a 2 seater I needed something bigger and something that can get me through the winter. I commute from West Hempstead to Hauppauge, so I wanted something more comfortable. And I actually dont miss the 350z. (well at least not yet).

I had the overstart problem just once when I first picked up the car. I was told just turn it and quickly release. Seems to work. Havent had it happen again, even though its only been a week (knock on wood).

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I commute from West Hempstead to Hauppauge

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Welcome, the G6 looks waaaaay better than the 300.
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Welcome, the G6 looks waaaaay better than the 300.
don't quote me on this, but I AGREE. ( i work at a Chrysler-Jeep dealer) AND, not to mention, alot LESS EXPENSIVE!!!!!!
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HI

Two weeks ago I bought a black '06 G6 GTP Sedan with the 6-speed manual. It has every option available (except the engine block heater...don't need that on Long Island).

I have about 515 miles on it. The panaromic roof looks sharp. But if you ask me, it lets in too much wind noise when closed and it creaks/rattles a touch more than I'd like.

Other than that, the car is great. I do miss the 300C I traded in for it though. It was faster, RWD, had a better sound system, did not have any rattles, and I just flat out liked the looks.

But the G6 is a nice compromise (I needed something more fuel efficient and more adept at city parking). The manual makes it very entertaining, and the XM and Onstar are fun gadgets.


Issues: Sometimes it keeps cranking even after the car has started (no, I'm not holding the key over to "start"). And the powersteering system shudders occasionally at low-speed.

...oh, almost forgot. WELCOME, Buick61. i guarantee that you'll enjoy the website, or my name isn't BRAD PITT!!!!!! wait, if i'm brad pitt, why in the hell would i leave Jennifer Aniston???? what an idiot!!!! jen, PLEASE, will you take me back????? angelina wants me to drink blood, or something....
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-11-2005, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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Welcome, the G6 looks waaaaay better than the 300.
eeeeeeee, yah. I don't think so

But the G6 isn't ugly, and that's good news.
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You are probably the only one that likes the looks of the 300 on this board.

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