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2007 Pontiac G6 Changes

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There are a few changes to the G6 for 2007.

• ABS is now standard on all models except base and SE.

• All Models now get the G6 GTP's Hydraulic Power Steering, except base and SE models.

•GTP models now have a standard 6 speed automatic transmission featuring manual shift mode.

• New standard GTP engine 3.6L 250 HP, V6, DOHC, VVT.

•Available heated cloth seats on all models.

• Radios now OnStar "Turn-By-Turn Navigation Capable".

• New optional 17" Black Chrome Tech wheels.

• New exterior colour - Blue-Gold Crystal

• New - Air Bags: Driver and Passenger, Frontal Dual Stage, Side

Head Curtain Airbags and Passenger Sensing System standard on all models(except convertible).

• New wheels:

17” x 7” 5-Spoke Facia Painted Wheel

18" x 7” Aluminum Ultra-Bright Wheel

• Seat side airbags now optional on all models.

• 2.4L Ecotec standard on base and SE models.

3.5L V6 standard on GT models.

3.6L V6 standard on GTP models.

3.9L available on all GT models with optional 6 speed manual.

• 3.9L engine changes:

W/ 4 Speed Auto - 227hp

W/ 6 Speed manual - 240hp.

GT PERFORMANCE PACKAGE:

Includes 3.9L V6 (240HP), 18” Aluminum Painted Wheels, 6-Speed Manual Transmission,Dual Chrome Tip Exhaust, Stabilitrak.

GT CONVERTIBLE PERFORMANCE PACKAGE:

Includes 3.9L V6 (227HP), 18” Aluminum Ultrabright Wheels, Dual Chrome Tip Exhaust, 4-Speed Automatic Transmission, Auto HVAC, Leather Front Heated Bucket Seats with 6-Way Power Driver’s Seat with Lumbar.

More changes to come.

Edited by CadillacCTS

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That's good news, though it's disappointing that side torso airbags are still optional. The HF3.6 availability is too late to make much of a difference, and it's attached to a car that doesn't have much going for it.

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Why is it that Nissan's normal V6 in the Altima is as powerful as GM's "Performance Division's" optional V6? And why can't the 6M be connected to the 3.6?

The G6 needs:

2.4 standard, 6A or 5M

3.6 with 250hp standard on V6 models, 6A or 6M

3.6 with DI and 290HP on GXP models, 6A or 6M

In reality, the G6 will have way too many engines:

2.4, 3.5, 3.9, 3.6, and the HO 3.9 in the GXP. It should be: 2.4, 3.6, 3.6 DI.

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Why is it that Nissan's normal V6 in the Altima is as powerful as GM's "Performance Division's" optional V6? And why can't the 6M be connected to the 3.6?

The G6 needs:

2.4 standard, 6A or 5M

3.6 with 250hp standard on V6 models, 6A or 6M

3.6 with DI and 290HP on GXP models, 6A or 6M

In reality, the G6 will have way too many engines:

2.4, 3.5, 3.9, 3.6, and the HO 3.9 in the GXP. It should be: 2.4, 3.6, 3.6 DI.

The engine information I put in was incorrect. I have fixed it above.

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Well, I guess it's better than the 3.6 is standard on the GTP now, but it still needs it across the V6 model range.

Thanks for the correction.

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Oh the 3.5L was good enough to smoke Acuras and BMW's don't you know ;-)

The 3.6L is finally making its way into more cars, great news.

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How many trims are there? Base, SE, GT and GTP? Where did SE come from?

It would be nice to have a 6-speed auto standard on all V6 models and side airbags available on all trims. GM does not seem to know what engines it wants in this car.

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Good to hear. Hopefully the 3.6/6-speed combo finds its way into every 3900 or 3500 engine bay.

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How many trims are there?  Base, SE, GT and GTP?  Where did SE come from?

It would be nice to have a 6-speed auto standard on all V6 models and side airbags available on all trims.  GM does not seem to know what engines it wants in this car.

Yes, that is how the models go now. SE is a new model. Side head curtain airbags are standard on all models. Just the seat side airbags are optional on all trims.

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Remember that the G6 GXP concept is a *show car* and hasn't been confirmed for production yet. Normally, this would be a reason to complain, but consider this: The 3.9L got the extra HP through a K&N filter and exhaust tweaks. The original Bonneville GX/P got the same treatment on the SC3800, and as we all know the production GXP got the Northstar. What am I getting at? The engine in the GXP showcar very probably won't make it to production. With the 3.6L now in the GTP, it doesn't make sense to give the GXP a "inferior" (perception, not my opinion) OHV engine. I'd say the DI 3.6 looks much more likely.

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They say "all models, exc. base and SE". That is like half or more of the volume. Just say ABS standard on GT/GTP".

True, plus ABS was always standard on GT and GTP. Nice to see a good deal of changes and upgrades. Nice to see side air bags standard but why not make the seat air bags standard too.Is ONSTAR standard now on higher trims or still an option? Hopefully GT will get nicer wheeels standard, the available chrome tech wheels are beautiful but they are a rip off. Edited by I hope GMRULES again

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The 3.5 on the Aura gets 224hp. Sad that the 3.9 only cranks out 227 w/auto.

Yeah, probably gets much better fuel economy as well--considering the 3.5L in the Malibu gets about 32 hwy, and in the Impala is something like 30-31ish.

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Sounds good but I wanted

Lower rear end

Plastic around center console that is part of dash replaced.

Those two thing would do worlds to me.

Oh and get the info stuff out of the radio and offer navigation.

Edited by rueben44

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I hope they remove the fake wood from the interior.

An 'excitement' division should have brushed aluminum or carbon fiber effects on the inside, and not wood effects.

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Pontiac has a romantic appeal, historically, and wood interior trim is a part of that. I say make alternative interior trims an option, but keep the woodgrain as a choice.

These are some substantive changes. Don'tcha hate it when you think you've picked out your next vehicle, then you read something about upcoming changes on a previous favorite that blows your decision away?

Edited by ocnblu

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Pontiac has a romantic appeal, historically, and wood interior trim is a part of that.  I say make alternative interior trims an option, but keep the woodgrain as a choice.

I'm sorry but I don't feel any romanic appeal looking at the G6 or any other current Pontiacs, with the exception of the Solstice.

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ABS should be standard on all trim levels! Thugh it's nice to see the G6 finally getting the 3.6HFV6 and hopefully it would get more than 270hp out of it in GXP trim.

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I thought the ABS thing has always been like that. Anything that isn't a base 4 or 6 has it.

And my guess was right. The current GTPs shifted down as GTs, and my base V6 is eliminated altogether and becomes GT, to an extent.

But something to note about the trim name:

GT Performance vs. GTP

Sounds confusing if you ask me :blink:

Don't they have something better?

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Very interesting indeed, it didn't really make clear whether you could get a manual with the 3.6l. I have no problem with the 3.9l set aside from it's fairly miserable fuel economy. If it had DoD it would be a much easier sell in my mind. Besides, i think having a small displacement v8 with DoD would be a better move for GM instead of a fairly unremarkable v6 in terms of smoothness (more cylinders are smoother than less), power, efficiency, and consumer response.

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Yes, that is how the models go now.  SE is a new model.  Side head curtain airbags are standard on all models.  Just the seat side airbags are optional on all trims.

I thought SE was always there, just an internal designation. In my manual my car's listed as G6 SE.

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True, plus ABS was always standard on GT and GTP. Nice to see a good deal of changes and upgrades. Nice to see side air bags standard but why not make the seat air bags standard too.Is ONSTAR standard now on higher trims or still an option? Hopefully GT will get nicer wheeels standard, the available chrome tech wheels are beautiful but they are a rip off.

I thought more people liked the standard ones over the chrometechs. At least I am.

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