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Used Pontiac G6 Overview And How To Pay The Lowest Price
Prior to GM's 2009 bankruptcy and Pontiac's closure due to the economic crisis, the Pontiac G6 was actually a solid midsize sedan choice ... and much better than the Grand Am it replaced. Produced from 2005 through 2009, there are now some nice G6 models available in the second-hand market.
Initially offered in just base and GT sedan models, Pontiac also added a convertible version as well as a sporty hardtop coupe in 2006. And for those looking for extra performance, 2006 also marked the addition of the GTP model (which became the GXP in '08), which added a 240 horsepower V6 engine, stability control and the availabilty of a six-speed manual transmission.
We've been impressed with their crisp handling, automatic transmission operation, quiet drive, long list of standard features and fuel economy (18 - 23 mpg city and 26 - 34 on the highway).
Edmunds.com sums up the G6 very well: "With the G6's stylish duds, roomy interior and distinctive features, Pontiac finally has a serious contender in the midsize sedan, coupe and convertible segments."
Independent ratings were also very good. J.D. Power, for example, gave the G6 very high ratings for Mechanical Design Quality, Performance, Style and Automotive Environmental Index.
We're also very interested in how a vehicle is rated by the people who actually own them, as this is perhaps the most important opinion of them all. And the G6 passes with very favorable scores. Consumer Reviews over at Edmunds.com rates the G6 at 9.2 out of 10. And Cars.com Consumer Car Reviews rate it a perfect 5 out of 5. People who buy them have been very pleased.
Used Pontiac G6 shoppers should note that while there are slight variations in standard features depending on the model year, the G6 is generally a fairly well-equipped choice. Even the entry-level Value Leader model came with full power accessories, air conditioning, four-wheel antilock disc brakes (ABS), 16-inch wheels, a 4-way manual driver seat with power height adjustment, full-length head-curtain airbags, front side-impact airbags, a CD player with an auxiliary audio jack, a 60/40-split-folding rear seat and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel.
And the base G6, which could also be upgraded with a number of appealing options, added to the standard feature list with remote keyless entry, cruise control and 17-inch alloy wheels.
Moving up to the G6 GT adds a V6 engine, a sport-tuned suspension, satellite radio, an 8-speaker Monsoon audio system with a subwoofer and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, while the top-of-the-line GXP also came standard with 18-inch chromed wheels, a 6-way power driver seat, automatic climate control, a rear spoiler (only on the sedan), heated front seats and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Some of these features can be found on lower models as options.
Other optional features that may be found on used G6's include remote start and power-adjustable pedals, while some optional packages grouped together a number of other premium features such as leather upholstery, a sunroof and an in-dash CD changer. Some GT and GXP models can also be found with a Street Edition package that added unique and performance-oriented bodywork.
Overall, a used Pontiac G6 offers a roomy cabin, a lively V6 engine with decent fuel economy, capable handling and attractive pricing.
How To Get The Best Price On A Pre-Owned Pontiac G6:
There are actually several different ways to buy a used G6 at the lowest price, and even at wholesale. You can click on the links to each of the following methods to get the specific instructions.
In addition, you can also try the Public Auto Auctions in your own geographic area. While there can be a lot of junk vehicles at these auctions, there are often absolute gems sprinkled in as well. This article reviews what to expect at open-to-the-public car auctions and how to locate them in your own area.