Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor
Pros: What do you like about your 2006 Pontiac SV6?
I like the look of the van.
Cons: How would you improve your 2006 Pontiac SV6?
Maybe I would make sure that the vehicle is truly road worthy. We have trouble with this vehicle since the 13,000 mile marker. Repeatedly took into DEALER for repair and was told to rotate and balance. 14 tires later we are about to need 2 more. Clunking in rear end again, whole new front end, 3 set of rotors, dvd player was replaced right out of the box. Drivers window motor keeps running after window is up (by the way when we took this in originally we were still under warranty...they oiled it but that was all they could do) moldings are pulling away from the interior, rear window washer motor is froze, drivers passenger door will not open at all. Tire rod was replaced within 20k miles, rear suspension arm gone bad...was in shop for 2 weeks for them to figure this one out. The drivers door handle molding is busted, the seats and carpets stain just by looking at them. Constant grinding noise in the back end along with a horrible clunking that we were told was the brake cable and they taped it up. The handle on trunk snapped right off at 37,000 miles, so no handle to close trunk. Glove box hinge does not stay closed, have to rig it. The sprayer for front windshield washer busted on driver side. We are at 81k miles owe more than we will ever get out of, we are stuck. We are to take in for a diagnostic on wed. We have to pay for this before GM will help us. Burning OIL, poor gas mileage, lurching engine, constant dead battery and the lights dim as if it is straining for power. So to improve...get back to the drawing board and start over.
2006 Pontiac SV6 Review:
I do like how the van looks and it could offer some nice features if it were reliable. I would not buy this vehicle again ever. My father is a retiree from Lordstown he was a diemaker for over 30 years, he was always very proud of his work and as a child I was proud my father was part of a great American company and tradition. Now, I am embarassed for the men and women who dedicated their workmanship and were loyal customers of GM/BOC. When I spend nearly $30k for a vehicle, I'd better not need to do anything but routine maintenance for the first 60K miles. Not purchase a dozen plus tires that are @150.00 each.
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