Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Pontiac G6 GTP Convertible, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: Your Chrysler Sebring is getting a little old and you don't want to wait for a new one; you want a convertible but live in the 75% of the country that has some sort of winter.

Why you shouldn't buy this car: You're looking for a more of a sports car and less of a boulevard cruiser; you or your traveling companion pack heavy.

Suitability Parameters:
· Speed Merchants: No
· Fashion Victims: Yes
· Treehuggers: No
· Mack Daddies: No
· Tuner Crowd: No
· Hairdressers: Yes
· Penny Pinchers: No
· Euro Snobs: No
· Working Stiffs: No
· Technogeeks: No
· Poseurs: Yes
· Soccer Moms: No
· Nascar Dads: Yes
· Golfing Grandparents: No

Also Consider:
· Volkwagen Eos
· Chrysler Sebring Convertible
· Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder

Vitals:
· Manufacturer: Pontiac
· Model tested: G6 GTP Convertible
· Model year: 2006
· Base Price: $29,365
· Price as Tested: $31,990
· Engine type: 3.9-liter OHV 12-valve V-6
· Horsepower: 240 hp @ 6000 rpm
· Torque: 240 ft.-lbs. @ 2800 rpm
· Redline: 6400 rpm
· Transmission: 4-speed manumatic
· Curb Weight: 3428 lbs
· LxWxH: 189.0 x 70.6 x 57.0 in
· Wheelbase: 112.3 in
· Tires: P225/50R18 Goodyear Eagle LS-2
· Drive type: front-wheel-drive
· 0 - 60 mph: 8.2 sec.
· 1/4-mile: 16.3 sec. @ 88 mph
· Fuel economy city/highway: 18 / 26
· NHTSA crash test rating: front: 5/4 (driver/passenger); side: 3/5 (front/rear); rollover: 5

Related:
Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Pontiac G6 GTP Convertible, Part 1, Part 2 [internal]