Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Pontiac G6 GTP Convertible, Part 3

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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

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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]

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So, I have owned a Sebring and a Solara and now a G6. They are no comparison to the G6, in every aspect the G6 outdoes those vehicles. Other than the truck space issue there is very little to complain about. The ride is much more ridged. The power is uncomparable, and there is much more space in the back seat. I love the styling of the G6 and everyone has to watch when you put the top down. The one thing no one complains about but should is the trunk. It is so heavy to lift and to close you have to put almost all you wait into it, but I guess that is a trade off that you have to make for the ingenious way the that the truck opens to let the top in.