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knicks125
12-26-2004, 05:17 PM
This has been bugging me for a whole day now:<p>While watching TV today, I saw a G6 commercial, and it claimed the G6 has the highest performance in its class. **Disclaimer** <I>I was doing a bunch of other things, in addition to hearing that commercial <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </I><p>Unless I am missing something, 3.5L 200hp is highest in class? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"><p>???

TheJoyof6
12-26-2004, 09:46 PM
I believe its most standard HP for a midsize car...Im sure any 5 speed 4cyl midsize car could outrun it or keep up with it.

CPWerks
12-27-2004, 01:07 AM
Yeah, I agree....Bt what cars though? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0">

Naga Royal Guard
12-27-2004, 07:25 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">This has been bugging me for a whole day now:<p>While watching TV today, I saw a G6 commercial, and it claimed the G6 has the highest performance in its class. **Disclaimer** <I>I was doing a bunch of other things, in addition to hearing that commercial <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </I><p>Unless I am missing something, 3.5L 200hp is highest in class? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"><p>???</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>no fear, it cant match the smoothness of a particular 3.3L V6; Bob Lutz procliained the G6 as the perfect car for women as well <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
12-27-2004, 07:47 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Naga Royal Guard</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p><br>no fear, it cant match the smoothness of a particular 3.3L V6; Bob Lutz procliained the G6 as the perfect car for women as well <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Point well taken <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> Perhaps Pontiac is still lagging behind in the 90s - 200hp is pretty good back then, but sub-standard for nowadays, as we surge ahead to 2005 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

jro4566
12-27-2004, 10:53 AM
Yeah, they were comparing it to 4-cylinders. Even though I'm a GM kinda guy, I'd rather take an Altima or MAZDA6 for my performance needs.

knicks125
12-27-2004, 10:59 AM
Thanks for clearing it up for me. Pontiac is comparing its six cyclinder car to four cyclinder cars <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/sheep.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Is this the car Oprah gave away to her audience but they couldn't take home until each paid taxes, registration fee, etc. on their so called "free" car? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0">

Banker
01-03-2005, 12:11 PM
I had been waiting to buy a G6... then after they came out and I found out how heavy they are and that no manual was available with the 3.5L I went and purchased a manual transmission Mazda6 S with the 3.0L V6. I love that car. <p>By the way, my cheaper Mazda6 has 220 HP from a smaller engine and is much more fun to drive.

knicks125
01-03-2005, 02:39 PM
Good choice, Banker <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

syclone
01-03-2005, 04:20 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Thanks for clearing it up for me. Pontiac is comparing its six cyclinder car to four cyclinder cars <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/sheep.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>standard engines mate. on the g6, there is no four cylinder currently offered, so they can claim their v6 is the standard engine when comparing it to the competition which all offer fours as the base engine.

knicks125
01-04-2005, 06:53 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>syclone</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>standard engines mate. on the g6, there is no four cylinder currently offered, so they can claim their v6 is the standard engine when comparing it to the competition which all offer fours as the base engine.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I understand that, and thanks!<p>What bothers me is that Pontiac is picking those that are smaller, please pick someone your own size, and then go rave about your so called "the first G6 ever".<p>I hope they don't do the same thing when they release its coupe and convertible, what I really want is for them to admit that they stole design cues from Toyota Solara <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">

Banker
01-04-2005, 07:00 AM
While the G6 is a huge improvement over the overstyled Grand AM I am dissapointed at the final result. I just hope that Pontiac continually improves this car like they did to the CTS when it first came out. Cadillac has made significant improvements to it every year and as a result, sales have increased every year. We can only hope... for Pontiac's sake. But for now, I will stick with my Mazda6.

knicks125
01-04-2005, 07:06 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Banker</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">While the G6 is a huge improvement over the overstyled Grand AM I am dissapointed at the final result. I just hope that Pontiac continually improves this car like they did to the CTS when it first came out. Cadillac has made significant improvements to it every year and as a result, sales have increased every year. We can only hope... for Pontiac's sake. But for now, I will stick with my Mazda6.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I agree...perfect point about Caddys <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

ricerammer
01-28-2005, 11:52 AM
While I like Pontiac alot, the G6 is a disappointment, First off, when I saw one in the flesh, I thought it was a Solara. The front looks somewhat okay, but the rear ugh. The taillights are awful looking and the side profile is bland. Lets not even talk the interior. It's got the same steering wheel as every other GM car. Sadly, I know people will buy these. I have seen two around and both are kinda ugly. Sorry, Pontiac. I think you screwed up.

Santeno
01-28-2005, 12:30 PM
funny how the mnid works. I saw one a couple of days ago and the first thing that came to mind was Accord... Only bigger, and not as detailed. Oh well.

Dodger
01-28-2005, 04:13 PM
Yeah, when I see the convert I think of the Solara and when I see the coupe I see the Accord.

zwei Biere bitte
01-28-2005, 04:46 PM
When I saw a G6 from the rear the other day, I thought it was a Scion tC. <p>Anyway, in one of the latest Consumer Reports car comparisons, the Pontiac G6 finished last behind the 4-cyl. Camry, 4-cyl. Altima, and V6 Galant. Kinda sad in a way that it's worse than 2 4-cyl. cars that are about 3 years old, and a 1 year old family sedan.

CalinG7
01-31-2005, 02:13 PM
I sat in one at the LA car show and the back felt a lot more cramped than my 04 Altima, even though it has a two-inch longer wheelbase. My head was brushig up against the roof too, and I'm only 6-foot. Looks narrow too. I really wanted to like this car, but it seems like it's just ok, decent, but nothing overly compelling.

SV
01-31-2005, 04:33 PM
i sat in one at the auto show over the weekend and i was impressed. even though alot of the reviews are criticizing its interior quality, i don't know how they got that impression. the dash is covered with nice, soft plastic, and the only cheap bits were the center console area; the plastic there wasn't grained all that nicely. but overall it's a nice interior. i was even more impressed with the ford five hundred too on a slightly related note; it's interior was even better than the G6's. the same goes for the buick lacrosse, which has very impressive interior materials and panel fit.

rman5001
01-31-2005, 07:44 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CalinG7</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I sat in one at the LA car show and the back felt a lot more cramped than my 04 Altima, even though it has a two-inch longer wheelbase. My head was brushig up against the roof too, and I'm only 6-foot. Looks narrow too. I really wanted to like this car, but it seems like it's just ok, decent, but nothing overly compelling.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I would take the limited rear headroom if it meant having the more aggressive body shape. It is after all supposed to be a sporty vehicle.<p>I do agree with you however, that it does somehow look narrower than the other Epsilon vehicles.

Naga Royal Guard
01-31-2005, 08:07 PM
it looked like a mercury cougar pulled in the center, the chevy malibu is much better

StevenZoz
09-15-2005, 07:28 PM
'06 g6 coupe just became available for build and price on pontiac.com today.

Nodnarb
09-15-2005, 07:58 PM
Perhaps you just noticed it today, but it's been going for a little while now. The coupe went on sale at the end of July. And there wasn't an '05, so this is old news...