Scott, I put a lot of thought and research into it. I've been looking for nearly 7 months. I have been severely limited in the ability to go to look at cars. I've had to rely on friends to take me. A lot of cars were sold before I could look at them, because I couldn't get to them in time. This car is in what my former husband calls powder puff condition. The $9,000 included the sales tax, doc fees, title fee, tag transfer, etc. So I got it at below book value. It has no rust and new tires and breaks. It's in good shape inside and out, including the engine. It doesn't have a timing belt to change, which can be expensive. The fuel costs will save money over bigger cars, with lower price tags. The repair costs will be reasonable. If I take good care of it, hopefully it will last until I'm 70 or 75. Rust is a huge issue in Michigan. A lot of less expensive used cars have rust already.
Thank you, Sammieswife.
Scott, one more thing, I found some other G6s that I liked, but had no way to go look at them. Another thing is, some have a recall on the power steering. I found a lower mileage 2006 with the sport package, for a little less, but the dealer cannot sell it until the recall can be completed. Right now there is no remedy for the recall. I didn't have the luxury of putting off buying a car any longer. My car I purchased a couple of miles away. My mechanic goes over all of the cars at that dealer. He has confidence in the car.