Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Calgary, Canada
Newbie: G6 Factory Order
I'm new here (duh). I currently drive a 2005 Pontiac Pursuit SE (Pontiac re-badge of the Cobalt LT for those in the US, it's a Canada only car) that's just too small for me. So after talking to one of the saleswomen at McKay Pontiac, I was able to get out my lease on the Pursuit and get into a financed factory order on a new G6 4-Cylender! My Pursuit was a factory order as well so I'm guessing it will be 12 weeks at the earliest. The dealer sais it MIGHT arrive before Christmas but the factory shuts down for 2 weeks for the holidays.
2006 G6 4-Cyl Sedan, Stealth Gray, Ebony Interior
Driver's/Sport Package (Rear Spoiler, 16" twin 5-spoke alloy wheels, remote vehicle start, leather wrapped steering wheel/shifter/park brake handle with steering wheel mounted audio controls), ABS and Enhanced Traction System, RDS/SCV/Auto Tone CD-Player, and power adjustable pedals.
Equipment-wise, it is a bit of a downgrade because my Pursuit is a full load with leather/heated seats and MP3 player but the size, comfort, ride and handling are just so much better that it balanaces out. That's not to say that the Pursuit doesn't ride or handle well though, it really does! :-)
I was a little apprehensive about going the 4-cylender route with the G6 but I was pleasantly surprised that it was nowhere near as underpowered as I expected. I test drove a similar car to mine, but lacking ABS and the power pedals and it was great. I've also driven a 2005 G6 V6 previously, and a 2006 GT as well. It's going to be a long wait... I'm already impatient! :-)
So initial observation, the 4-cyl is not that bad! Will report more when I eventually get the car :-)!
I hope all my fellow Canadian's had a great Thanksgiving weekend.