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Reason's I probably won't get a G6

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I currently own a 2001 Grand Am GT and I am in the market for a new car...the G6 disappoints me :(

Things I don't like...

* Exterior styling is slightly feminine - but I could look past that
* Interior has cheap plastic
* Rear bumper, lower black plastic extension. Most of the G6's I see down the road have that fluttering in the draft, or it's uneven from all the pressure against it.
* Black mirrors on all cars.
* ABS optional - and most dealers around here choose not to stock them with the ABS option.
* Wish you could just get a sunroof, not packaged with all kinds of other crap.

And the most annoying "feature" is that they moved the door locks back up onto the top of the interior door panel. For people, like myself, that enjoy putting their arm/elbow up there when the window's down on a nice day, it rips right into your skin.

Overall, I like that they made side curtain air bags standard. The styling is ok.
The price is ok. I like it enough to keep looking at it, just can't seem to pull the trigger on it or others yet.

Also looking at Ford Fusion, Mazda 6, Chevy Impala, Acura TSX
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Ok, don't get a G6. Because the cheap grey plastic and crushed velour interior of the 2001 Grand Ams was far superior. The G6 styling certainly cannot say "Boy Racer" near as well as a Grand Am, either. And checking the option box that says "ABS" is a royal pain in the ass. As for the door latches, far as I know, no one has been seriously injured by them (yet). Reference the thread "Your Annoyances."
All of the other cars you are considering sound pretty good. Get one and then post about what you hate about it after your purchase.
I read that side curtain airbags are now standard in '07. And yeah, I wouldn't consider all of the goodies you "have to get" with the sunroof chopped liver. The stereo and CD changer rock. Wish there was an MP3 input, but oh well. The only real cheap plastic I see inside the car is on the lower door panels. I like the rest of the interior, so I dont look at/touch the lower door plastic, and it helps a lot...
Yeah, the interior is a huge step up from the Cobalt (can't say about the G5), and my sister paid 19K for her coupe. And she got a loaded one, but not the SS/Supercharged. I paid only 2K more for my loaded GTP coupe, and it is in a different league altogether.
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