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Your annoyances.

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I was driving yesterday and the thought hit me. I'd like to hear what annoy people about their car. Maybe someone from GM will see it and address the issue in future models.

I'm not looking for things that are wrong with your car (e.g. steering wheel lock up, leaking panoramic roof, etc.). I'm interested in things that aren't broken or unique to your car but annoy you.

For me:

- I have the 6 disc changer. I didn't really want it but I couldn't get the sunroof without it. I guess that package is an annoyance. My real annoyance is with the changer itself. I absolutely hate the fact then when you eject a disc it automatically changes to the next disc. I think you should have the option of loading a new disc in the slot that you just ejected from immediately. I don't want to have to wait for the next disc to load only to press load and have to wait again as it pulls up the empty slot. Also, maybe being able to choose to eject discs x, y, and z instead of only having the option to eject one disc at a time or all the discs at a time.

- The cheap interior plastics. My doors constantly get scuffed up and some parts of the driver door are actually worn out (for lack of a better term) after only 7 months. Also, to a lesser degree, the cheap feel of the volume and tune knobs on the radio.

- Front seats that are near impossible to reach under. Man, I've dropped some slips of paper, dollar bills, and other stuff down the side of the driver's seat next to the glove box. It's an exercise in frustration trying to get that stuff back out.

That's all I can think of. None of this stuff is a real problem, but it certainly tends to frustrate me from time to time. The 6 disc changer especially, can be very aggravating for me.
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Me No Likey

Turning radius, unpainted mirrors, and here's my big peeve: I HATE the manual seatback adjustment, which has to be reset every time you move it forward to put someone/something in the back. And with less than 2K on the car, I can already tell that the cheap plastic covering the lever is not going to hold up. It already feels loose- really a cheap touch on such an important piece. My BMW has memory seats, would be nice on the G6's.
BTW, my lil sis has a Cobalt. She is an MP3 junkie, and there is an adapter that can plug from an iPod to the power outlet in the center storage area, nicely out of the way. but for what I spent on my GTP (21K) it's still a sweet deal if it holds up well. Hope so...
Not just a G6 flaw, but does anyone hate the way new car stereos go up in volume to a different level instead of a smooth, knob-turning type of increase/decrease? I have trouble finding a good volume setting in either of my cars, either jumps too loud or dial it back one "notch" and it is too quiet. I have very sensitive ears...
Maybe I should just set it at "eleven" and forget about it : )
What do other G6ers have their auto sound control set at? Why use it? I'd rather have "A-cell-phone-driving-idiot-in-an-SUV-comes-over-in-my-lane-and-almost-kills-me-because-they-didn't-signal-or-even-bother-to-look-because-they-couldn't-care-less-about-anyone-but-themselves-watching-DVDs-or-playing-with-the-Navigation-system-and-are-too-cheap-to-buy-a-$2 headset-at-Walgreens-even-though-their-Ford Explosions-cost $40,000 and $100 to-fill-up-and-get-12 mpg-downhill-with-a-tailwind-and-there's-usually-only-one-person-in-the-freakin' 8-passenger-behemoth anyway" Sensor, that LOWERS the volume so I can concentrate on driving and not getting killed. Does GM offer anything like this?
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K, here's another gripe. We all note the coupe's limited rear visibility. Headrests can be removed to help, and I don't expect any coupe to have better rear visibility than the sedan variant. But why in the hell does the coupe have that huge, stupid upper brake light mounted INSIDE the rear window on the back shelf? The sedan has at least a reasonable if not necessarily gorgeous 3rd brakelight integrated into the rear trunk. The coupe could really benefit from this arrangement. The birth defect I speak of is roughly 2" tall and 8" wide, cutting a big chunk of rear visibility out down low. Why make a compromising design (coupe) even more painful. :bs:

There, I got it all out...
Yes, but I was using the 2001 Grand Am as a point of reference- a few cheap plastics, particularly down low on the G6 (lower doors, seatback handle) as opposed to cheap plastic ALL OVER inside (and outside- think "body cladding") on the Grand Am. What annoys me about the G6 is anything that resembles the Grand Ams of yesteryear, essentially. Even GM wanted to distance itself from the sub-par automobile the GA morphed into so the new GA is now- Voila- a G6.

I heard that the brake rotors and the crankshaft on the Grand Am were made of plastic too. Don't know if that's true though, because when I wrote my "Reasons I Probably Won't Buy a Grand Am" post, I pretty much stopped at ugly. Eagle, you really have to lighten up. :beer: Beer for you!
G6 on Dash

I recently started driving home from work in the dark after Daylight Stupid Time started this week. I love the all red of the instrument cluster, but I've noticed my eyes drawn to the white G6 emblem on the tach. Every time I catch it out of the corner of my eye, I think it is a warning light, as everything else on the dash display is red. I guess I'll have all winter to get used to it...:(
Yeah, it is kind of reflective, enough to think it is an idiot light anyway. I know it seems nit-picky, but it was really driving me nuts last night. And this is the place to dump "your annoyances..."
New One- Does anyone occasionally floor the accelerator to blow by some idiot, and for like a full 1-2 seconds, nothing happens. My G6 is running fine, but there is a real lag before the 240 lb/ft of torque kicks in. When it does, it makes a very satisfying sound as it leaps forward. Just wish the lag were less pronounced. Also, does ayone know if the throttle on G6s is "drive by wire?" Thought I heard that somewhere, maybe it would explain the delay...
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