If you're feeling a little cash-strapped but in need of a new car, GM is giving you an alternative to that bargain-basement 2010 Chevrolet Aveo, or to a normal used-car. It's offering a low 3.9-percent finance rate, for 60 months, on Certified Used examples of the Pontiac G6, going back several model years.
The special finance deal—essentially special new-car financing on a used car—is only offered on 2005-2010 Pontiac G6 models, to "well qualified buyers."
Shoppers can find the deal, which is good until March 31, at any of the 3,400 Chevrolet, Buick, or GMC Certified dealers in the U.S.
The G6 was been carried over in very limited form for 2010, offered at a price of $21,995 including destination. The 2009 Pontiac G6—which was offered in a full range of trims and as a sedan, coupe, and convertible—rated just 6.8 out of 10 against other vehicles of its type, according to TheCarConnection.com, with our editorial team liking the clean, attractive exterior and spacious interior but taking issue with the coarse base engines, cheap-feeling interior materials, and uninspiring handling.
Certified used cars are now available for most vehicle brands—often alongside used cars—and they're a good choice for shoppers on a limited budget, looking for a little more vehicle than they could afford new, but with new-car peace of mind with respect to repairs. GM Certified Used cars get a 117-point inspection along with full replacement of some wearable items.
GM Certified Used vehicles come with warranty coverage that's almost as good as that for GM's new cars—including a fully transferable 100,000-mile/five-year powertrain warranty, 12-month/12,000-mile bumper-to-bumper coverage, 24-hour roadside assistance, and three months of OnStar and XM Satellite Radio. A free vehicle history report is included, and a three-day/150-mile customer satisfaction guarantee applies.GM's new cars include the same powertrain coverage but instead have a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty for Chevy, GMC, Saturn, and Pontiac (as would apply to any new G6 still in stock), or a four-year/50,000-mile basic warranty for Buick, Hummer, and Cadillac.