The G6 is commendably quiet with the top up -- a prime hardtop-convertible raison d'être -- and the wind-in-hair factor feels about right with the top down. Push a windshield-header button, and the leading edge of the double-hinged rear decklid yawns open, the top rises, folds itself in half 36-inch roof, 32-inch rear window , and stacks in the trunk. We highly recommend you check Cooper for your next vehicle! With the top up, it's six cubic feet. With a four cylinder engine and a sportier appearance, the G6 is a good mix of functionality and style. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. More of a competent cruiser than a canyon carver, the G6 has a suspension tuned with sporty comfort in mind, with roll kept in check by front and rear anti-roll bars and monotube gas shocks handling the damping chores. SeatingFilter selectedSeatingList, null ; seatingFilter.
It has an unusually effective wind blocker that creates a calm air pocket for the front-seat occupants, even with the windows down. On September 21, 2012, General Motors recalled 473,841 vehicles involving the , Pontiac G6 and from model years 2007 through 2010 equipped with four-speed automatic transmissions. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter. ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter. .
Convertible development entailed compensatory stiffening along the rocker panels, windshield framing, and central tunnel, efforts that yield a reasonably stiff unibody, although we detected hints of cowl and steering-column shake on bumpy pavement. On September 12, 2014, Autoblog did a follow up on the individuals who won the vehicle on the tenth anniversary of the telecast. In 2008, IntelliChoice recognized the G6 for its low maintenance costs. In theory, the G6 is a perfectly practical four-place convertible, and a nice-looking one, too. The 2007 G6 saw more engine changes, and standard side torso and side curtain airbags actually introduced late in the 2006 model year were new.
The new base model used a 169-horsepower, 2. BodyTypeFilter selectedBodyTypeGroupIdList, bodyTypeGroupIdToNameMap, null ; bodyTypeFilter. And what might those virtues be? In 2006, the G6 was recognized by cars. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager. The final line was produced for 2010, with numerous cosmetic changes and a sports package available for the four cylinder sedan. The G6 can comfortably seat five, with two front seat options and the possibility of three passengers in the back.
Another intriguing factoid: The top will not operate at temperatures below 14 degrees Fahrenheit. Only when the engine approaches redline does it begin to sound rather thrashy. Maybe, but the Camry Solara convertible is arguably Toyota's least-desirable car now that the Echo is gone, and the Sebring is about as exciting as our new accounting software. Coupes and convertibles ceased production at the end of the 2009 model year, making examples with the 2009. Front-seat conversations can be conducted without shouting at speeds up to 60 mph or so, but if an owner wishes to reduce interior swirl, Pontiac offers an optional wind blocker. That aside, the manual mode adds a sporting touch to the drive.
DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557269557352 ; listingsSearchManager. Wind buffeting with the top down is not a problem, even at freeway speeds, and this was in a G6 that did not have an optional windblocker. The only difference between coupe and convertible is this droptop's decklid height, which is 1. WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter. The engineering troops say they sought to preserve what they perceive as the sporty character of the solid-roof G6 offerings, but we have a couple problems with that. The G6 can comfortably seat five, with two front seat options and the possibility of three passengers in the back.
One that hasn't been made into a planter. The standard G6 model is available as a four-door sedan, with comfortable space in the interior that makes it useful as a mid-sized family option. SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter. With a four cylinder engine and a sportier appearance, the G6 is a good mix of functionality and style. The interior of the G6 is designed after European models, with simple touches for an air of elegance. Hold a button on the windshield header for about 20 seconds and the deck lid opens away from the car as the top folds neatly into the trunk in one smooth, cleverly orchestrated movement. The fracture prevents the driver from selecting gears and may cause the vehicle to move in an unintended direction.
Relax the suspension, soften the structure with a folding top, add 341 pounds, remove the six-speed manual-transmission option, and you wind up with a car that's as exciting as Barry Manilow singing Gregorian chants in a silo. The G6 shares the same basic structure, including the same 112. Changes consisted of a revised front and rear fascia as well as a revision of the dashboard, most notably adding an updated radio with capability. Drivers can expect to get 21 miles per gallon in city driving, a number which increases to 29 miles per gallon on the highway. In , simply press a button on the windshield header and watch the action unfold. At lower speeds, however, you sense the G6's structural flexibility over rough roads, and if you are prone to driving hard, you pick up the grittiness in the powertrain, the paucity of ratios in the four-speed automatic, and the performance-sapping effect of the convertible's 350 extra pounds.
The front buckets -- clad with perforated leather optional in our test car--are well shaped, nicely adjustable, and more than supportive enough for the modest level of sport driving this car is likely to inspire. That means any G6 although an upcoming engine option could change our opinion. There's also a nice perch between the rear-seat headrests for a homecoming queen. The convertible Pontiac G6 was later replaced by the , marketed as a Buick in the U. The Frontier was clean and ready for us when we arrived, shortly after they opened on Saturday. A four-speed automatic transmission was standard, but for no cost, a six-speed manual transmission was available. InstalledOptionsFilter selectedInstalledOptionIdList, installedOptionIdToLabelMap, possiblyDroppedOptionsMap ; installedOptionsFilter.