My main reason for watching for this model was that it came with roof rails standard, in order to mount bike carriers on top. I had no idea that it would be so much fun to drive! Didn't know it was based on a Matrix chassis, am pleased that Pontiac didn't make it feel like an americanmade model, ponderous and sluggish. It is quick, agile, handles well, good visibility, and has four-wheel disc brakes: take note any remaining american car makers... In addition to its fun performance, it is remarkably comfortable for me, a bit taller than average. The drivers' seat is fully adjustable, and steering column can be set vertically. Finally, the back seats can be folded flat, and it carries a surprising amount in back. All told, very fun, and very useful!
Always wanted a coveriblle but was afraid of damaging the soft top. The hard top was the perfect solution, not to mention it turns heads as the top goes down. The design keeps the wind turbulence to a minimum for the people in the front seat very well. Hit the gas and zoom your off, love the power of that V6. In the first week I had it in the parking lot at work a guy that owned an Infinity G series convertible mistook it for his car.
I purchased this car used in 2012 when it had about 60k miles on it. For the next 5+ years I enjoyed this car beyond belief. It was recently totaled and I am devastated. This 5 speed was so fun to drive. It was a primary car for me and I really enjoyed the responsiveness of this car. Not to mention it was quite a looker and the only thing that I added was aftermarket rims. The biggest pro was that this car was extremely reliable and I had no major issues at all. I maintained it well and it served me well. I had planned to drive it forever and estimate that I could have easily gotten another 100k out of her. Great car! This is why now, even with all the newer more cars out there, I am considering buying another in 2017!