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Granite metallic discontinued on G6?

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Okay, so my car just got totalled by a falling tree! Any idea if this steel gray metallic will be available within, say, the next month? Why would they discontinue granite metallic before the replacement was ready? Grrrr....

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Okay, if nobody here knows, what's my best bet? Call a Pontiac dealer and ask? Nobody on any message board seems to know what the deal is with gray returning as a color choice. I'm kind of fed up with GM...maybe I'll just buy something else. :banghead:

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Okay, if nobody here knows, what's my best bet? Call a Pontiac dealer and ask? Nobody on any message board seems to know what the deal is with gray returning as a color choice. I'm kind of fed up with GM...maybe I'll just buy something else. :banghead:

Why exactly are you fed up with GM?

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Why exactly are you fed up with GM?

A) Because they took my beloved dent resistant polymer panels away from Saturn :AH-HA_wink:

B) Because what company would just out of nowhere decide to discontinue gray, a fairly popular color? That's ridiculous. I was very serious about ordering a G6 GTP in granite metallic, too!

C) GM still seems to be playing catchup to the imports, at least when it comes to cars. Maybe they're just putting too much focus on trucks and SUV's, but how about some cars that come out ahead of the Camry and Accord for a change, instead of cars that are always a day late and a dollar short? I happened to see the March 2007 Consumer Reports the other day...neither the G6 nor the Aura were exactly head of the pack in that review.

Consumer Reports aside, I do like the G6, having rented a couple for extended periods of time. And I think it's one of the best looking sedans on the road, though the Subaru Legacy GT is my favorite car currently being sold. But the G6 definitely could use an interior upgrade.

Maybe I'll just look for another cheap used Saturn SL2 to replace the one that got totalled. It'll save me a lot of money, and I'll still have a car that can withstand shopping cart impacts and such without ugly dents! :scratchchin:

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I just noticed that the Sport Package (3.9 liter & 6 Speed manual) isn't listed on the G6 website as an option anymore. Does anyone know if this has been canceled for good? It doesn't show up on Edmunds, either. I'm only interested in a G6 if I can get a manual.

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Just curious, did Pontiac ever replace the granite metallic color that it discontinued? I bought a Subaru Legacy a few months ago, so I'm no longer in the market for a car, but I was just curious...

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It's not on the website (some silver instead)... must be saving it for later.

O/T, vt_hokie, what year did you graduate? Class of '05 here.

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It's not on the website (some silver instead)... must be saving it for later.

O/T, vt_hokie, what year did you graduate? Class of '05 here.

Aerospace Engineering, class of 1997. Man, guess I'm getting old! :)

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