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Higher fuel mileage vs increased cost, power, and quality. Decide what you want from your car. Sedans are more functional. I never want to own a coupe. You can make either car into a head turner with some aftermarket parts.

Consider how your car can affect your quality of life. I went from a 97 purple wrecked and run down Ford Escort that I sold for $1450 and bought a 06 black fully loaded perfect condition G6 GT for $3000. I now pay $100 more per month in insurance since I switched to full coverage, and I get about the same fuel mileage. The G6 is a lot classier. I feel more confident in general driving it. I feel secure that my car won't break down. The G6 has higher safety ratings than the Escort. Full coverage insurance gives me a nice peace of mind. I know that when it comes time to sell the G6 in a few years I will probably make 50% profit on it when I do.

How will the increased cost of a GXP affect your life? The only reason I could see you justifying it would be to go fast. I don't care to go fast, so that's not something that I factor in. I don't think the GXP is more likely to get you laid compared to the 2.4 unless you go fast.
 
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Getting laid has nothing to do with me wanting the GXP. I just wanted an opinion of a GXP owner. The fuel economy won't be much different than my base G6. I'm not even worried about the cost because GXP coupes run about 13-18k when I already got my current G6 at 14,800$ marked down to 12,600. Only thing that would be a "life changing factor" is the cost of the insurance and moving from a 2.4L sedan to the GXP
 

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2008 G6 4 cyl 2.4 22/25/30 mpg
2008 G6 6 cyl 3.6 17/20/26 mpg

$400-1000 a year extra on gas depending on how you drive.
$100-300 a year extra insurance depending on your insurance rates? Just guessing.
$7000 or more extra initial cost because you will take a loss on your current G6 and the GXP costs more.

The insurance difference is actually the least of the three when it comes to cost of ownership difference. Good luck with your decision.
 
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My G6 as of now is getting what the GXP should be getting and yes I drive it city and highway and not like a maniac. So I'm not worried about the mpg's like I said.


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2008 G6 4 cyl 2.4 22/25/30 mpg
2008 G6 6 cyl 3.6 17/20/26 mpg

$400-1000 a year extra on gas depending on how you drive.
$100-300 a year extra insurance depending on your insurance rates? Just guessing.
$7000 or more extra initial cost because you will take a loss on your current G6 and the GXP costs more.

The insurance difference is actually the least of the three when it comes to cost of ownership difference. Good luck with your decision.
Totally agree with the gas being a factor for him. Especially when prices are over $4.00 a gallon.

Initial cost of course is going to be higher and nobody gets diddly on a trade in with their G6 be it any model or year. It is one of the worst cars right now for several reasons to expect any kind of value out of on a trade in. Sedans are a dime a dozen and can be bought at auction for near nothing. Plus it is a brand that no longer is produced, which also kills trade in values.

As for insurance, that I have to disagree with you on simply because he is moving from a sedan (cheap insurance) to a coupe (much higher insurance) and a GXP to begin with. So he should expect much higher insurance rates than what you are thinking. When I owned my coupe I could not believe the ridiculous rates. When I asked why, I was told because there are not many coupes out there and parts are far rarer for sheetmetal repairs as opposed to sedans. A GXP coupe is even rarer. So supply and demand take full effect here. He should call his insurance company ahead of time and just compare quotes before making a decision that could financially overall take him out of the game. No sense in owning a car that you cannot afford and then have to part with it in no time because of it.

As always, we all have different means and abilities to pay for them. Stay within budget and get the most from what you can afford.

That's my 2 cents. :D
 

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Don't forget its also LARGELY dependant on what your driving record is. For example bc my record is shit ( speeding tickets out the ass :p) I pay 220 a month on my 07 2.4 sedan. As for my girlfriend she drives the exact same car ( 07 2.4 sedan) only she has a pristine driving record I believe her insurance is only 100 bucks. Insurance is also mostly about the value of your car. Back to my gf she had a 12' altima 2.5s sedan and her insurance was 120 a month over the car she traded a 08 sentra base which she paid like 50 bucks a month for. Of course a coupe adds a bit. But all in all don't let the insurance scare you.

And also I agree JUST DO IT!! haha its a gxp. :D

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Plus you can get the gxp all day for under 15g's with lower mileage. So depending on what you owe on your current 6 and the rate whatever bank will give you ( get your parents to sign with you if they have good credit. It will help a lot on the rate) you should probably be looking at around 250-300 bucks a month. Ok my 2 cents as well. Lol just sayin go big or go home ( if you can afford it ) lol :beer:

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I have a 08 GXP. You will be happy with one. My insurance is pretty good. I'm 42 and i have never gotten a ticket in my life. I have been lucky I suppose because I have done some crazy stuff in cars and motorcycles! Good luck to ya!

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I say no. by the time your done saving up for the GXP, you would have enough money to just mod your current G6 into looking better than any gxp. you can always order bells and whistles off the internet (Heated seats, spoiler, foglights,...ect). I would choose gas milage over a few extra horses any day. remember, the speed limit is 65-70 no matter where you go.
 
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JDog, my G6 is paid off. Plus we might give it to my bro leaving me available to get a new car. I don't care about gas Because like I said I'm only getting 19-20 in my G6 2.4L right now. I can't decide if I want the GXP coupe or sedan. Which is better in the long run? And to the other guy, I'm not wasting my time modding my 4-cylinder G6. I'll stress again that I won't be trading in my current G6.


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If you plan on keeping the car for a while, and you plan on having children, or driving children around anytime.. the sedan is easier for that. The coupe is more of a "sports car" (No, I am not saying it is a sports car, just saying that most coupes are not "family friendly") Just my opinion though, and my thought when I went sedan over coupe.
 
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That's a very good point. But I'm only 20 so if I plan I having kids, won't be more than 2 lol. I just can't decide because the coupe and sedan are both sexy. I'd get a G8 but i don't feel like saving 20G's.


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Try test driving both, see which one you like better.. then you'll know.
 

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I have owned a 07 G6 sedan and I currently own a 08 G6 GXP Sedan. I would have to say that the overall difference was worth the upgrade to me. I liked the leather seats better as well as the information center.

If I ever wrecked my GXP I would have to get another one rather than going back to a regular G6. I am not sure if this has helped you out any but if you have any specific questions about the GXP fell free to ask.

I have had mine for about 4 years and I love it. I'm just now getting around to thinking of modifying it but not sure where to start yet.
 

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If your considering it... You really need to figure out what your going to get out of your base model first. If you go trading it in they are definitely not going to give you what you owe, so on top of the 13K to 18K you spend on the GXP you might have 3 or 4 grand from the base model piling ontop of that also... making the GXP 4K more expensive then it already was...

I wouldn't imagine insurances changing a ton... Its a scam. And I think the computer generates who they will scam. I've had no tickets or accidents and I was paying 200 bucks a month for full coverage, and the guy above me said he had tickets out the ass and was paying 220... It really depends who your covered by and how long you've been there...

The sedan is more practical, personally I think they're better looking, and can mod them just as much as the coupe. Just remeber.. life changes fast and who knows ifyou knock someone out 3 months from now lol (i dont wish that on you) but could you picture yourself climbing in out out of the back seat of a coupe unlatching the baby carrier... 01Cav has a GXP sedan.. its sexy.. probably one of the best looking cars on the site.. find him and I'll bet it changes your mind

and if you only want the GXP because of the buck teeth grill and the different rear end... Go to gmpartsdirect.com and order the pieces... A GXP conversion is going to be a whole lot cheaper on the pocket book.
 
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I'll say for the 3rd time. I'm not "trading it in" might give it to my brother and lease/put down payment on the GXP. I don't just want it for the body. I want something with more pickup than my 2.4L.


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