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2009 G6 Changes Posted

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Model (2ZF69) G6 1SV Value Leader Sedan

(QC1) 16" (40.6 cm) steel with bolt-on wheel covers

(QPE) P215/60R16 touring, blackwall tires

(PCM) GXP Preferred Package

(JF4) Power-adjustable pedals

(VPZ) Regular production accessory, Chrome Appearance Package

Exterior color (40U) Ivory White

Exterior color (67U) Liquid Silver Metallic

New Features

Exterior color (17U) Quicksilver Metallic

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Exterior color (50U) Summit White

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Exterior color (51U) Gold Mist Metallic

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Exterior color (92U) Silver Green Metallic

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(PDZ) Sport Package 2, includes (LZ4) 3.5L Variable Valve Timing V6 SFI engine, (PFF) 17" (43.2 cm) painted cast aluminum wheels, (QAD) P225/50R17 touring, blackwall tires, (F83) 3.05 axle ratio, Hydraulic Power Steering (HPS), (T96) front fog lamps and (T43) rear spoiler. (PDZ) is available on 2ZG69 G6 Sedan

(PCN) Sun and Sound Plus Package, includes (UBK) AM/FM stereo with 6-disc CD changer, (CF5) power sunroof and either (PFE) 17" (43.2 cm) Chrome-Tech cast aluminum wheels on GT models or (P79) 18" (45.7 cm) 5-spoke, flangeless Black Chrome-Tech wheels on GXP models. (PCN) is available on GT and GXP Sedan & Coupe models

(MH8) 6-speed automatic transmission, electronically controlled with overdrive, includes Driver Shift Control (included with {PDX} Sport Package 1 on 2ZG69 G6 Sedan)

(QGG) P215/55R17 touring, blackwall tires (standard on G6 Sedan)

(FXK) 2.89 axle ratio (included with [PDX] Sport Package 1 on 2ZG69 G6 Sedan)

(UE0) OnStar, not installed (available for Fleet or Government order types only on G6 Sedan)

Changes

(PDX) Sport Package 1 contains new content. On 2ZG69 G6 Sedan, (PDX) includes (FX3) StabiliTrak, Dynamic Control System, (MH8) 6-speed automatic transmission, (T43) rear spoiler and (FXK) 2.89 axle ratio. On 2ZH67 GT Convertible, (PDX) contains (LZ9) 3.9L Variable Valve Timing V6 SFI engine, exhaust outlets with dual chrome tips, (M15) 4-speed automatic transmission, (FR3) 3.69 axle ratio, (C68) front automatic air conditioning, (QR2) 18" (45.7 cm) 5-spoke, bright Chrome-Tech wheels and (AG1) 6-way power driver seat adjuster

(PCM) Preferred Package, available on 2ZG69 G6 Sedan, contains new content, which now includes (K34) cruise control, (AP8) extended-range remote keyless entry, (AP3) Remote vehicle starter system, (JA7) leather-wrapped brake handle, (VY7) leather-wrapped shift knob, (UK3) steering-wheel mounted audio controls and (N34) leather-wrapped steering wheel

(PCJ) Sun and Sound Package is now only available on 2ZG69 G6 Sedan and now includes (UBK) AM/FM stereo with 6-disc CD changer, (CF5) power sunroof and (DD7) inside rearview auto-dimming mirror with compass display and driver and front passenger visor vanity mirrors (was available on GT & GXP Sedan and Coupe models in 2008)

(PCQ) Premium Package is now available on 2ZG69 G6 Sedan and contains new content. (PCQ) now includes front bucket leather-appointed seats, (AG1) 6-way power driver seat adjuster and (KA1) heated driver and front passenger seats

(U2K) XM Radio is now standard on G6 Sedan (was available in 2008)

(AP3) Remote vehicle starter system is now standard on GT models and GXP Sedan and Coupe models and is included and only available with (PCM) Preferred Package on G6 Sedan

(AP9) Trunk cargo nets is now standard on GT and GXP Sedan and Coupe models and available on G6 Sedan (was available and part of [PCQ] Premium Package on GT models and [PCM] Preferred Package on GXP models and G6 Sedan in 2008)

(DD7) inside rearview auto-dimming mirror with compass display is now included and only available with (PCJ) Sun and Sound Package on G6 Sedan and is now standard on GT Sedan and Coupe models (Replaces manual inside rearview mirror)

(K34) Cruise control is now included and only available with (PCM) Preferred Package on G6 Sedan (was standard in 2008)

(B37) Front and rear carpeted floor mats is now standard on GT and GXP models and available on G6 Sedan (was available and part of [PCQ] Premium Package on GT models and [PCM] Preferred Package on GXP models and G6 Sedan in 2008)

(T43) rear spoiler is now standard on 2ZH69 GT Sedan (was available in 2008)

(PFF) 17" (43.2 cm) painted cast aluminum wheels is now standard on GT Sedan and Coupe models (was available on 2ZG69 G6 Sedan with [PDX] Sport Package in 2008)

(PFE) 17" (43.2 cm) Chrome-Tech cast aluminum wheels is now available and part of (PCN) Sun and Sound Plus Package on GT Sedan and Coupe models (was standard in 2008)

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I like the silver green color, but dont like the deletion of the chrome appearance package. How long until we get a look at the next G6?

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Interesting...5 model years w/o any styling changes. Is the G6 ever going to get an update or restyle?

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Why is the 3500 still around? I think it would cut production costs to just have a two engined lineup in the G6. I can't see this engine offering any benefit over the HF 3.6.

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Why is the 3500 still around? I think it would cut production costs to just have a two engined lineup in the G6. I can't see this engine offering any benefit over the HF 3.6.

Well, it's been killed off in the Aura and only shows up in random fleet order Malibus (not sure why), so it's going away slowly...but no one cares about the G6, so whoop, it stays with it.

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It seems that they are trying to kill of Pontiac, and it shows. You can tell where the resources are going, and who is just getting the hand me downs.

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Why is the 3500 still around? I think it would cut production costs to just have a two engined lineup in the G6. I can't see this engine offering any benefit over the HF 3.6.

Probably for the fleet models.

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They nuked the power-adjustible pedals? WTF?

Did it on the Malibu and Aura too. My guess would be to simplify production, either make them standard across the board or delete them. Deleting them all together was probably cheaper. Yay new GM!

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Re: power pedals... just like any manufacturer, why have a feature nobody used anyway? Although some of this info is confusing as heck, I do like the fact the VL sedan is gone for '09, this will move the line upward. I love that Silver Green color. A nice Silver Green GT coupe would be cool with 18" rims.

The Grand Am went '99-'04 ('05 for the GT coupe) without any visual changes, that was 6-7 years. The G6 is, lest we forget, a much nicer car than the Grand Am was, inside and out. Does anyone remember the goofy-ass Dolly Parton instrument cluster hood? The poorly-grained dash and door panels? The G6 interior has much nicer materials than the old Grand Am. This car has been a substantive improvement over what came before.

Maybe the 2010 will have some design changes, but I still like this car.

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Re: power pedals... just like any manufacturer, why have a feature nobody used anyway? Although some of this info is confusing as heck, I do like the fact the VL sedan is gone for '09, this will move the line upward. I love that Silver Green color. A nice Silver Green GT coupe would be cool with 18" rims.

The Grand Am went '99-'04 ('05 for the GT coupe) without any visual changes, that was 6-7 years. The G6 is, lest we forget, a much nicer car than the Grand Am was, inside and out. Does anyone remember the goofy-ass Dolly Parton instrument cluster hood? The poorly-grained dash and door panels? The G6 interior has much nicer materials than the old Grand Am. This car has been a substantive improvement over what came before.

Maybe the 2010 will have some design changes, but I still like this car.

I think it's just relatively the G6 is getting long in the tooth, especially with the Aura and new Malibu around. The Malibu was redesigned in 2008, and the last one came in 2004. So a 4 year span.

After all the mid-size segment is very competitive.

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Why is the 3500 still around? I think it would cut production costs to just have a two engined lineup in the G6. I can't see this engine offering any benefit over the HF 3.6.

Well, it's in the Impala, don't forget. It also gets better fuel economy than the 3.6L.

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Re: power pedals... just like any manufacturer, why have a feature nobody used anyway? Although some of this info is confusing as heck, I do like the fact the VL sedan is gone for '09, this will move the line upward. I love that Silver Green color. A nice Silver Green GT coupe would be cool with 18" rims.

The Grand Am went '99-'04 ('05 for the GT coupe) without any visual changes, that was 6-7 years. The G6 is, lest we forget, a much nicer car than the Grand Am was, inside and out. Does anyone remember the goofy-ass Dolly Parton instrument cluster hood? The poorly-grained dash and door panels? The G6 interior has much nicer materials than the old Grand Am. This car has been a substantive improvement over what came before.

Maybe the 2010 will have some design changes, but I still like this car.

I agree. It's now in the shadow because of the Aura and Malibu, which are arguably better done, and also how much it has been fleeted, but it is still a nice car. Odd, smooth and bland lines, but still strong. Not a huge standout, but as you said...out of this WORLD compared to the Grand Am and that disgusting (in feel as wel as looks) interior, 3.4L, etc.

But oh well. Nothing big, but quite a lot of small stuff still, and should soldier on until something new replaces it.

Thinking back...you know what's odd? I actually think the G6 has a higher quality feeling dash upper and doors as well as some trim than the 2 newer models do, particularly the Aura, and at least equal to the Malibu. It's just been hampered by the now ancient center stack and such.

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I still can't believe the corporate radio hasn't made its way into the G6.

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i have power pedals on the 500 and i would definitely want them again. big plus, when 2 people drive the car. on my 500 the seat memory settings you can set the pedals also.

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G6 does still have the coupe & vert models to distinguish it from the Malibu & Aura. Just something to remember as we look at the 3 and see so much overlap.

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I still can't believe the corporate radio hasn't made its way into the G6.

Well actually I rather not. The bowtie would actually look rather ugly in the G6's centre stack.

And I think GM's trying to move away from the corporate radio.

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Thinking back...you know what's odd? I actually think the G6 has a higher quality feeling dash upper and doors as well as some trim than the 2 newer models do, particularly the Aura, and at least equal to the Malibu. It's just been hampered by the now ancient center stack and such.

Agreed on the upper dash and entire door panel...

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the smoothed out styling, odd proportions, and just jello-y surfacing all add up to a G6 that looks like a relic of the '90's compared to today's fit-looking sedans. i wish they could do some minor work that would result in major changes, like the 9-3 but that car had a very good base to begin with and the substantial changes and new Saab face all work real well for that car.

G6 needs changes regardless. GM should not just neglect this car any money, but I guess they go by brand and not model and right now Pontiac is getting some kind of infusion. At the cost of a midsize car that used to be among the 10 best selling cars, at least under a previous iteration. Pontiac should not become GM fleet central. They should just develop a GM 'no-name' for that role. something dumbed down from a chevy, and then let the brands fleet out smaller numbers.

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Why is the 3500 still around? I think it would cut production costs to just have a two engined lineup in the G6. I can't see this engine offering any benefit over the HF 3.6.

Less costly to build, about 5 MPG more in real world driving, 3 better in the rating for highway, smaller and less complex and probably lighter too.

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Why are they slowly eliminating all the neat things that made the Epsions stand out. The power pedals, fold flat passenger seat, heated cloth seats all made these cars stand out. Now all they have left is the telescoping wheel which most everything has lately that is new.

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Agreed on the upper dash and entire door panel...

IMHO, the entire interior execution, MINUS the center stack, is superior to either Malibu OR AURA.

The gauge cluster even looks nice and lacks the cheap plastic detailing found in the AURA around it's gauges.

My only beef, like someone else said, are the ancient center stack controls and the very poor execution surrounding where the center stack meets up (or doesn't meet up) with the center console.

Other than that, it's still not bad.

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Less costly to build, about 5 MPG more in real world driving, 3 better in the rating for highway, smaller and less complex and probably lighter too.

.....and less powerful than today's modern V6s, growly and unrefined, and mated to a 4-speed automatic tranny......

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