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Posted 18 November 2008 - 07:01 PM

2009.5 PONTIAC G6

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Edited by !!!TED!!!, 19 November 2008 - 11:52 AM.

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 07:01 PM

COUPE





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Posted 18 November 2008 - 07:02 PM

CONVERTIBLE










Edited by ToniCipriani, 18 November 2008 - 07:14 PM.

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 07:05 PM

I like it, alot actually. Good job GM. It was a an effective cheap fix.
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Posted 18 November 2008 - 07:20 PM

Thanks for posting them. Or I was going to do it... I already save all of them off the Wieck Site! I really like how it looks. a G6 base coupe speaks to me, and no I don't like the new Malibu as much. After all I am a Pontiac guy.
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Posted 18 November 2008 - 07:31 PM

Well, they fixed my major gripes with the interior, although the car really could use an overhaul in a year or two (relax, I know it's not happening).

I'm sick of the ultra shiny wheels on GM's cars though.
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Posted 18 November 2008 - 07:33 PM

QUOTE (Paolino @ Nov 18 2008, 08:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well, they fixed my major gripes with the interior, although the car really could use an overhaul in a year or two (relax, I know it's not happening).

I'm sick of the ultra shiny wheels covers on GM's cars though.

Fixed.
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Posted 18 November 2008 - 08:19 PM

Not as bad as I thought at first...

It's a pretty good looking car.

I do think the new nose makes it look more like a Chevrolet though (Think Cobalt LS)

I like the more aggressive nose with the foglights, but with just the black vents it looks a little cheap IMO. (Of course, cheep looking seems to sell with the import brands)

Maybe it's the new wheels, but the coupe looks like it's been dropped a bit. In fact, I think an upper trim coupe would be pretty damn sexy in an aggressive (effeminate, liberal guys wouldn't understand) kind of way.

Here's hoping for a kick ass GXP that brings just that. (I know it probably won't happen, but I can wish) Pontiac could make HUGE gains on the credibility side and even gains on the sales side if they executed the G6 GXP right.

Edited by FUTURE_OF_GM, 18 November 2008 - 08:21 PM.

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 08:22 PM

"Cheap" is the word that comes to mind. It just looks bargain-basement, and the sedan is really starting to show its age.

The wheel designs only make matters worse.
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Posted 18 November 2008 - 08:30 PM

QUOTE (ToniCipriani @ Nov 18 2008, 07:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Pontiac G6 Enhancements at a Glance

* Availability of four-cylinder, 33 mpg G6 coupe; E85-capable V6 available


Awesome... Hopefully something that will be played up in marketing


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“As the most complete family of mid-size vehicles available in the marketplace,


This should also be a BIG selling point for Pontiac.

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All G6 models, including sedans, coupes and convertibles, receive the interior upgrades. The uniquely styled G6 GXP models will not be affected by the exterior or powertrain changes.


***** Sigh........... ******

Another missed opportunity.

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The optional 222-horsepower 3.9L V6 for the G6 convertible remains unchanged, as does the standard 252-horsepower 3.6L V6 in all GXP models.


The 3.9L needs to leave IMO.

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Inspired by the sporty front end styling of the new G8 performance sedan, the new G6 front fascia features chrome surrounds for the signature Pontiac dual port honeycomb grille. This same grille pattern is carried to an updated lower air dam.


Wonder if the grille insert is still metal.

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Also new are a revised headlight design with clear park/turn lenses and amber lamps, body color mirrors and painted rockers on the sedan and coupe.


Would explain why I thought it had been lowered a bit.


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A special value-priced G6 base sedan with a standard equipment package will start at $19,945.


That explains the ROI problem at Pontiac.


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Posted 18 November 2008 - 09:02 PM

The previous one hasn't been selling well lately, this won't change anything. The Malibu also gets 33 mpg and is a much better car, so the G6 doesn't win any consumers with that. I bet the "special value" $19,000 version still needs a rebate to get it off the showroom floor, unless they can offload those on Avis.
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Posted 18 November 2008 - 09:13 PM

Has GM ever done a "1/2" year model before? I can't ever recall one. There must be more changes in line for the 2010 model, though it seems the 2009.5 model should have been released as a 2009 model.
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Posted 18 November 2008 - 09:15 PM

QUOTE (smk4565 @ Nov 18 2008, 10:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The previous one hasn't been selling well lately, this won't change anything. The Malibu also gets 33 mpg and is a much better car, so the G6 doesn't win any consumers with that. I bet the "special value" $19,000 version still needs a rebate to get it off the showroom floor, unless they can offload those on Avis.



Actually, I think G6 sales have been up since the fuel crisis. (Save for last month)

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Has GM ever done a "1/2" year model before? I can't ever recall one. There must be more changes in line for the 2010 model, though it seems the 2009.5 model should have been released as a 2009 model.


They did a 70.5 Camaro.

I was a little perplexed by that as well... Why not just make it an 2009 or 2010 model?

Edited by FUTURE_OF_GM, 18 November 2008 - 09:16 PM.

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 09:18 PM

QUOTE (FUTURE_OF_GM @ Nov 18 2008, 10:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was a little perplexed by that as well... Why not just make it an 2009 or 2010 model?

Probably it was intended as 2009 MCE (makes sense anyways, 2009 is midway between 2005 and 2013), but the parts weren't ready or they had a surplus of 2008 parts. The 2009 is completely identical to the 2008.

Edited by ToniCipriani, 18 November 2008 - 09:19 PM.

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 09:47 AM

Looks ok......
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Posted 19 November 2008 - 10:09 AM

In my haste to add this to the LA show forum, I didn't realise there were two posts (one pics, one press release).
Upon trying to merge them, I screwed up the comments order.

I sincerely apologize. duh.gif

EDIT: Should be ok now.
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Posted 19 November 2008 - 10:45 AM

People should really give these cars a look...the ones that I have rented have been solid, wonderful performers. If not for my hatred of all things FWD, I would enjoy owning one of these. The ONLY FWD car I will ever buy for myself would have been built many decades ago by a guy named Cord.

Relax, GM, I am still buying a Camaro soon. And a new Tahoe. And a new car for the wife.

Edited by toesuf94, 19 November 2008 - 10:46 AM.

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 10:52 AM

I still don't like the sedan. It just doesn't seem worthy of Pontiac. It doesn't look sporty or exciting at all. It actually looks like something that should be assigned to a value division (which is definitely NOT my perception of what Pontiac should be).

The overall shape of the coupe and coupe-cabrio is fine and brand appropriate for Pontiac, but the styling of the front end doesn't fit with the swoopy and sporty styling of the rest of the car. It almost seems like the front end was designed by someone who worked independently of the person who designed the rest of the car.

I think the Opel Insignia sedan would have made a nice replacement for the G6 sedan. A Pontiac twin nostril grille would fit nicely in the opening where the Opel grille resides and the overall styling of the sedan would fit in better with Pontiac's sporty image. Since GM doesn't have the funds or interest in developing an Insignia coupe or coupe-cabrio, the existing G6 coupe and coupe-cabrio could be given a similar front/rear restyling to fit in with the new Insignia based G6 sedan (To me, the G6 coupe and coupe-cabrio have an overall shape that appears to be more similar to the Insignia than the current G6 sedan).

PCS: Before you submit it, I already know: "It's not going to happen!"
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Posted 19 November 2008 - 01:13 PM

QUOTE (toesuf94 @ Nov 19 2008, 11:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
...the ones that I have rented have been solid.


Exactly.
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Posted 19 November 2008 - 03:26 PM

I think the subtle changes make a big difference, at least to me. It could have been better, but given the current news of events, I think GM did well here.
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