I can't compete with the prolific RH77... but here is some info I've got on a 2006 Pontiac G6 I've been renting:
- Functional and roomy.
- Mostly easy to operate.
- Relatively good gas mileage.
- Pontiac finally dropped those idoitic plastic body prosthetics.
- Interior seems overly plasticy and minimalistic.
- Rear doors lack the child lock-out safety device.
- Mediocre fit and finish inside and out.
- Ergonomics are sometimes obtuse.
- Expect much lower than average reliability.
- Large turning radius.
- Trunk lid lacks handle to close w/o getting hands dirty; but it does have razor-sharp steel edges.
With that turning circle of 36 ft. in turns I usually can make in one turn, I have to back up and make K-turns out of them.
It has diffucult to reach door handles. I have really long arms for my height - and I'm 6'1". When I'm sitting in the seat, I cannot easily reach the door handle to close the door. A bit annoying but I guess I'd get used to it. I have to either get up to go fetch the door handle, or I need to kinda bring it with me as I get into the car.
Several times I've noticed that the placement of the window switches lend themselves to being accidentally opened.
I've been driving this car for almost 400 miles and have been wondering why there isn't a trip odometer. There is a regular odometer within the speedometer, as most cars have, but no trip odo with a tenths of miles digit. But finally, while fiddling with buttons on the radio, I tripped over the missing odometers. There are Trip-A and Trip-B odometers, that can be independently reset, embedded in the radio display. There is also an average MPG readout. The reset function on these readouts is pretty counter intuitive. You have to bring up the display you want to reset and 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'm getting about 28 - 32 mpg. I'm pretty impressed with the FE given that this car is from a low quality leader, and has an automagic slush-box tranny and probably 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
Door storage: Molded plastic pockets
Seatback storage: Map pockets
Fuel Capacity: 16 gal.
EPA estimates (city/hwy): 23/34