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General Motors Orion Plant workers assemble a new 2005 Pontiac G6 as it works its way down the line Thursday, May 20, 2004 in Lake Orion, Michigan. Working closely with United Auto Workers partners to maximize quality and efficiency, GM will soon be changing over the entire plant to the assembly of Pontiac G6 vehicles.
 
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Cool, can't wait to see 'em in showrooms.

It'll be interesting to see how the market reacts to em.

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Originally posted by tgagneguam@May 25 2004, 04:57 PM
Step back! Is this article for real?! How exciting! I was unaware that production was so imminent.
Yup, this is real! I was surprised too! Although they are currently testing how well the line works, so these vehicles are not going to be in dealers very soon. I think they just made a fex vehicles.
 

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Originally posted by nsap@May 25 2004, 10:18 PM




General Motors Orion Plant workers assemble a new 2005 Pontiac G6 as it works its way down the line Thursday, May 20, 2004 in Lake Orion, Michigan. Working closely with United Auto Workers partners to maximize quality and efficiency, GM will soon be changing over the entire plant to the assembly of Pontiac G6 vehicles.
OK nevermind, I'm an idiot. A 2005 model it is.
 

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I think those are pre-production models...
 

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Originally posted by mrfunji@May 25 2004, 05:47 PM
I think those are pre-production models...
Yes those are pre-production models...


And yes, it is going to be a 2005 Model Year
 

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Based on looks alone I can see them out selling Malibu if the interior room is about the same. In fact, if quality is as good as Malibu appears to be and handling is better I can see this car selling honda Accord type number eventually.

Can't wait to test one out!!
 

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Originally posted by dindak@May 25 2004, 07:08 PM
Based on looks alone I can see them out selling Malibu if the interior room is about the same. In fact, if quality is as good as Malibu appears to be and handling is better I can see this car selling honda Accord type number eventually.

Can't wait to test one out!!
I don't see the G6 reaching Accord numbers ever. Pontiac is not really a high volume brand like Chevrolet.

In any event, I'm looking forward to the G6. I hope it is a home run for GM. The exterior styling is superb IMO. The interior looks good except for the steering wheel. I hope the new 3.9L V6 is a good motor.

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Originally posted by mrfunji@May 25 2004, 11:47 PM
I think those are pre-production models...
Yes. This is a pilot production run. Typical in the industry. One of the last minute opportunities to see if things fit.
 

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The G6 is supposed to be in showrooms by the end of the summer, so I dont doubt that they are close to producing a ready to sell unit. I imagine that the same thing is going on right now at the Lordstown plant where the Chevrolet Cobalt will be made and in Oshuwa where the Buick LACROSSE will be made. Bowling Green is probably getting ready to shift over to the C6 soon too.

The Grand Am was/is Pontiacs best selling car, so I dont doubt that the G6 will be produced in some serious numbers, I dont know if it will challenge the Accord or Camry, or Impala(which is number 3 and climbing :D ) but I think that the G6 has the style and pricing to make it one very hot car.
 

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What is the capacity @ Lake Orion? I don't think it will out sell the leaders but it could get into range. A lot depends on the quality and the function of the car. I suspect once the Ecotec and 3.9 versions come on stream you will see volume really pick up. Adding the coupe and the convertable will add pizzaz and could push sales sky high.

Malubu is a great car, it's just dull to look at in sedan form especially. The G6 fixes an otherwise solid car and makes me want. :woot2:
 

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Originally posted by nsap+May 26 2004, 09:00 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (nsap @ May 26 2004, 09:00 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-JDogg@May 26 2004, 06:52 AM
I think regular production units start in August for the G6.
I was thinking middle of July.. ;) [/b][/quote]
Last I got was August 9th was the date, system fill might be in July. :type:
 

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I'm not really interested until the 3900 engine comes out - hopefully with more than just a 4-speed auto.

But I'd choose a 3.5L powered one over a Malibu on the looks.
 

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hmmmm... ecotec next spring should be perfect timing for me. i like affordable cars... i like economical cars... and i like great looking cars. G6 should be perfect! does anyone know if there'll be a 5-speed ecotec version?
 
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