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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-27-2006, 06:55 AM Thread Starter
 
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6 speed auto

I was reding the g6 wil get a 6 speed sutomatic tranny?
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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-27-2006, 05:37 PM
 
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The 2007 GTP model. Along with 3.6L DOHC
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The 2007 GTP model. Along with 3.6L DOHC
so the 07 gtp will have 6 speed auto and a double overhead 3.6? at 252 hp i tink----maybe worth a trade of my 06 gtp-
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I wouldn't trade my ride, because I enjoy the 6 MT too much.

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I'd trade mine if I could for a reasonable amount. But that won't happen so I'm stuck with it.
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I'm not so sure it will be as torquey as the 3.9.
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I'm not so sure it will be as torquey as the 3.9.
Maybe not, but the gearing allows for a quick launch. I heard that it does 0-60 in 6.3 seconds. This would make it faster to 60 than the 6 MT.

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post #8 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-22-2006, 10:04 PM
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Finally!

It's about time. I love how my Grand AM and G6 drive but they seriously need better transmissions. In the Grand Am my car would always be jumping up and down in gears because the speed limit on my drive to work is 40MPH. The G6 is a little better about it but I bet acceleration would be a heck of a lot better with a 5 or 6 speed automatic transmission.

Any chance the Grand Prix's will be getting the 5 or 6 speed automatic treatment? And the GTO? The GTO deserves better!

I want to get a 2007 Grand Prix for my next car but if I have to wait till 2008 or 2009 models roll out I will if it means I'll get different transmission.

And are any Pontiacs gonna see the CVT?

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post #9 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-22-2006, 10:24 PM
 
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I'm not sure I see the logic in having the 3.9L on the GTP for 1 year, then upping to a 3.6L DOHC w/only 11 more horseys for 07. I know the 3.9L will continue on in th GT and convert, but it just sems like a lot of trouble for very little gain. And I doubt a 6sp manumatic with the 3.6L would be that much quicker 0-60 since the 3.9L manumatic can hold a gear up to redline, requiring only 1 shift on the way to 60. No shift at all if you're naughty... Hopefully the 6sp auto will be a manumatic with the same characteristic of holding a gear up to/past redline.
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post #10 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-24-2006, 07:00 PM
 
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Any chance the Grand Prix's will be getting the 5 or 6 speed automatic treatment? And the GTO? The GTO deserves better!

I want to get a 2007 Grand Prix for my next car but if I have to wait till 2008 or 2009 models roll out I will if it means I'll get different transmission.

And are any Pontiacs gonna see the CVT?
I'm pretty sure the GP will end it's life cycle with a 4 speed.
The GTO will probably get a 6 speed auto when it gets a full model redesign.
GM doesn't have any CVT's in it's lineup now so I doubt we'll be seeing any soon.
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post #11 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-24-2006, 08:31 PM
 
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6 speed

It's interesting that one member talks about the four speed manumatic being able to hold past the redline because I have a 6 speed manual and it is annoying to say the least that when merging or passing, unless one watches the tack instead of the road, when the 6000 rev point is reached, WHAM! The motor dies and one is left in a dangerous situation that even shifting back down won't cure; such is the kill switch action, that the revs are now too low. The car just dies. Great fun if there is a car behind or approaching!
It's interesting that just as peak power is being reached, the limit is reached also. Why couldn't Pontiac/GM have raised the limit just a bit to give one a chance to make a shift before the engine dies?
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I'm not sure I see the logic in having the 3.9L on the GTP for 1 year, then upping to a 3.6L DOHC w/only 11 more horseys for 07. I know the 3.9L will continue on in th GT and convert, but it just sems like a lot of trouble for very little gain. And I doubt a 6sp manumatic with the 3.6L would be that much quicker 0-60 since the 3.9L manumatic can hold a gear up to redline, requiring only 1 shift on the way to 60. No shift at all if you're naughty... Hopefully the 6sp auto will be a manumatic with the same characteristic of holding a gear up to/past redline.

6000 RPM is the perfect shift point for the 3900.
The number of shifts between 0-60 really doesn’t have that much relevance the benefit of the 6 speed auto comes with the gearing, a 6 speed would allow for shorter gears, a shorter first gear in particular will allow you to get out of the hole quicker like Kman said.

And GTPDRIVER The problem you are talking about is not with the fuel cut its with that fact that the tach does not keep up with the engine everyone I've let drive my car has said so. It's just a matter of knowing your car better, I rarely look at the tach anymore.
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The boatload of torque the 3.9L has is available at a very low 2300-2500 rpm from what I've read. I have no doubt that there will be slight improvement in acceleration 0-60 on the new 3.6 while in auto mode because of the gearing, but when I really want to move out from a standstill, I put the tranny in it's manual mode. I seriously doubt that the DOHC's torque peak is below 3000 rpm (DOHC's are inherently revvier) and the difference in quickness will probably be negligible between the '06 and '07 GTPs. There's just not a big difference between 6.2 sec and 6.5 secs anyway, IMHO. Definiely not a reason to trade an '06 for an '07 GTP. If I were looking to buy right now, I'd wait for the '07. Just a more modern, efficient, lighter package. But I'm not going to slit my wrists just yet or even think about trading in my new '06 until A) the warranty is up or B) the car is significantly upgraded. By the time GM gets around to doing that, something else will have probably captured my imagination...
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The boatload of torque the 3.9L has is available at a very low 2300-2500 rpm from what I've read. I have no doubt that there will be slight improvement in acceleration 0-60 on the new 3.6 while in auto mode because of the gearing, but when I really want to move out from a standstill, I put the tranny in it's manual mode. I seriously doubt that the DOHC's torque peak is below 3000 rpm (DOHC's are inherently revvier) and the difference in quickness will probably be negligible between the '06 and '07 GTPs. There's just not a big difference between 6.2 sec and 6.5 secs anyway, IMHO. Definiely not a reason to trade an '06 for an '07 GTP. If I were looking to buy right now, I'd wait for the '07. Just a more modern, efficient, lighter package. But I'm not going to slit my wrists just yet or even think about trading in my new '06 until A) the warranty is up or B) the car is significantly upgraded. By the time GM gets around to doing that, something else will have probably captured my imagination...

I agree with you there, I wont be trading in my car for 12 more HP. Not to mention that fact that I bought my car BECAUSE of the Manual.


And that 3.6 is retarted to work on...
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post #15 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-25-2006, 09:56 AM
 
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The real collector's item should probably be the GTP with the 6sp manual, not the "Only-a-handful-of-these-were-ever-produced" 2006 GTP verts being sold on eBay, which will be the same car in '07, 3.9L and all, just now called a GT Convertible
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