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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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Errrrr....Exterior stlye feminine? Cant really agree with you on that one. Cheap looking interior? As a big Pontiac fan and supporter I can honestly say that with the only exception being the Sunfire, the Grand-Am has one of the cheapest looking interiors on the road, I owned one and have riden in several. ABS optional? Not on my 06 GT it wasnt. As for the "other crap" packaged with the sunroof you refer to, yeah that would be correct if you consider a 6-disc changer, 8 speaker system, and 17" chrome wheels crap!? :confused: And the side curtain airbags are not standard, not sure which car or trim level your speaking of. Also remember what price bracket your in, your not gonna get a car that "looks" like its worth 35K for one that costs 25K.
Yeah im refering to the 06' models on which the side curtain airbags were not standard. It boils down to this, anyone who says/thinks the interior of the G6 is/looks cheap either A: has never really owned a cheap car (check out the inside of a Kia or Hundai), or B: is comparing it to cars above its price range. I did lots of research before buying my G6 and ill be the first to tell you that there isnt much better out there that compares for the price. Heres the skinny: The 06 GT (the model I own) Gives you TONS for the sticker price, and adding another 1500 for a sunroof, 17's, a 6 disc changer and a 8 speaker system...cmon its a no brainer! There are two types of people, the type that own and love this car and the type that will find things wrong with ANYTHING!
Yeah I wanted a GTP but couldnt find one at the base price, there were only a few and they were loaded so it put them out of my price range. Instead i got a GT coupe loaded for around 23K
K, first of all, 17's are not really considered big. Secondly, if you consider a 6-disc changer fancy, your way out of the audio loop. And your right, there not a big deal to everybody but when you consider that a sunroof alone will cost you about what, 8-900 bucks, most people (which is why they package everything together) opt for the package.
seegs84 said:
i still don't understand why people keep referring to the g6's interior as "cheap plastic" when i get in and look around i see absolutely nothing wrong with the interior. There's a few things that bother me about the car but nothing that would cause me to second guess my choice to buy one. Also about the feminine looking part, not really sure what you find feminine about it. There's lots of guys that own these things. But anyway, out of your choice of cars i would have picked the g6 over them easily. Just my thoughts.
THANK YOU!!! Ive been reading posts on this board for two days now and cant understand what they are looking at!? What looks cheap!? I think the interior of this car is way above average looking!
bristol16 said:
gimme a break you clown. compared to the stock 16s they are bigger. compared to the stock radio the 6 disk changer is fancy. i'm not comparing it to a ****ing rolls royce or some stupid homeboys block crushing sub setup. they are being compared as options to their counterparts which do not come with the sunroof. i still don't understand why you would want to piss away money on options you don't want, but whatever it's your money.
First of all, please dont call me names, it only makes you look like more of a fool because you cant argue with intelligence. Secondly, you JUST contradicted yourself, your saying that 17's are only big compared to 16's which was my point exactly!! 17's are not big. And i dont care what your comparing it to a 6-disc changer is not fancy by ANY standards unless your used to a am radio with tubes in it. Lighten up, buy your car your way ill buy mine my way.
K, your right, im wrong. Now go watch your "fancy" color tv. Later.
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