I can't compete with the prolific RH77... but here is some info I wrote in another thread about a 2006 Pontiac G6 I rented for a month.
2006 Pontiac G6
From the front, the G6 has a sporty, if not athletic stance.
The rear is tall and round. The tradeoff of having such a bulbous backyard is a larger trunk.
The G6 is a comfortable, capable car. It did most everything I asked of it with general ease. Though the car would not have been my first choice, and despite becoming accustomed to Asian and European cars, I found this Pontiac to be an overall pleasant experience.
- Functional, roomy and comfortable.
- Mostly easy to operate.
- Reasonably good acceleration.
- Relatively good gas mileage.
- Pontiac finally dropped those idoitic plastic body prosthetics.
- Interior seems a bit plasticy and minimalistic.
- Mediocre fit and finish inside and out.
- Ergonomics are sometimes obtuse.
- Expect much lower than average reliability.
- Large turning radius.
The trunk space was really quite impressive. It was nice to be able to fit a lot of gear in back without intruding on the passenger compartment.
Trunk lid lacks the usual hand grip to close it without getting one's hands dirty. While feeling for one, I discovered it does have razor-sharp steel edges.
With that large turning circle of 36 ft., I found that turns I usually am able to make in a single maneuver, required I back up and make K-turns out of them.
It has diffucult to reach front door handles when the doors are wide open. I have really long arms for my height - and I'm 6'1". When I'm sitting in the seat, I could not easily reach the door handle to close the door. I thought it was a bit annoying but guessed that I'd eventually get used to it. I figured I'd have to either get up to go fetch the door handle, or to kinda bring it with me as I sat down in the car.
Several times I noticed that the placement of the window switches lent themselves to being accidentally pressed.
If the rear doors had child lock-out safety devices, I was unable to locate them. I read the manual twice and looked all over the doors where the levers were supposed to be.
At the point that I had been driving this car for almost 400 miles I was still wondering why there wasn't a trip odometer. There was a regular odometer within the speedometer, as most cars have, but no trip odo with a tenths of miles digit. Eventually, while fiddling with buttons on the radio, I discovered the missing odometers. There were Trip-A and Trip-B odometers, that could be independently reset, embedded in the radio display. There was also an average MPG readout. The reset function on these readouts was somewhat counter-intuitive. I had to bring up the display I wanted to reset and then press the ENTER button.
When I picked up this car, it had about half a tank of gas in it, making the first gas refill an estimate of gallons and miles at best. It wasn't until I found the mpg readout that I was able to determine my mileage. On a mostly highway trip of about 2 hours, I averaged about 34.8 mpg round trip. After engine warmup, a recent 25 mi. trip of mixed driving in average traffic gave 36.3 mpg one way. Overall, I got about 30 - 32 mpg in mixed driving. I was pretty impressed with the fuel efficiency given that this car is from a low quality leader, has an automagic slush-box tranny with (most likely) short gearing for better acceleration numbers.
Engine - 2.4 Liter inline-4 16 valve fuel injected
Horsepower - 167 hp at 6300 rpm (redline is ~5800)
Torque - 162 ft-lbs. at 4500 rpm
Turning Circle - 36 ft. (!)
Transmission - 4-speed automatic front wheel drive
Front suspension - Macpherson Strut with stabilizer
Rear suspension - Multi-Link with stabilizer
Wheels - 16" steel with plastic hub caps
Spare Tire - Doughnut
Front brakes - Ventilated disk
Rear brakes - Solid disk
Steering - Variable power steering
Cruise control - Controls in steering wheel
Power windows - All 4, express-down driver's window only
Driver seat - Power: height adjustment, manual: fore-aft, back-tilt, lumbar
Windshield wipers - Slow, fast, variable intermittent, pulse
Rear window - Integrated defogger
Headlights - Automatic delay off, automatic On/Off Headlights, daytime running lights
Exterior side mirrors - Power adjustable, triangular in shape
Vanity mirror(s) - Unlighted
AM/FM/CD Radio - Stays on until key is removed and door is opened
Trunk Release - Cable remote
Power outlets - 2 cigarette lighter type
Low fuel light - Somewhat delayed operation
Clock - Digital, in radio
Outside temperature - Digital, in radio
Tachometer - Analog electronic
Speedometer - Analog electronic with single odometer in miles (no tenths mile digit)
Seating Capacity - 5 Passenger
Seating upolstry - Cloth
Front seats - Bucket type
Rear seats - Bench type, split-folding with release in trunk
Front Airbags - Driver and front passenger
Rear Belts - all three 3-Point
Seatbelt - with Pretensioners
Rear headrests - Adjustable
Front headrests - Adjustable
Gas filler door - Unlocked, poorly-fitting
Alarm - Remote keyless with engine immobilizer
Power door locks - Remote keyless, 2 stage
Trunk release - Remote keyless
Panic horn - Remote keyless
Storage - Center console, Box, cubbyhole, and 2 cupholders
Trunk - Cavernous
Door storage - Molded plastic pockets
Seatback storage - Map pockets
Fuel Capacity - 16 gal.
EPA estimates (city/hwy) - 23/34