Does anyone have one of these out there? I kind of interested to hear what you think of the automatic /"tap shift" manual transmission. After the discussions of manual v. automatic, I thought maybe the answer might be both.
If it's like the one in my car, it's basically an automatic. Remember how auto transmissions used to have "P R N D 2 1" settings? Now, instead of having actual numbered settings for the lower gears, you have a tap-shifter that lets you cycle through the gears by pressing up and down. I was excited when I first got mine, but I've had my car for 6 months now and I rarely use the tap shifter.
Sounds like you're getting a good deal on the G6. You've done all the work you can do, so you should be very happy with the price you get.
I would remind you to take SunDeck's advice and try to get financing somewhere other than the dealership. If your employer has a credit union for employees, that's the best place to start.
I bought a 2005 Nissan Maxima in September, and they gave me a choice between 3% financing or $1000 cash back with 5% financing. My wife's credit union offered a 3.5% financing rate. We did the math, and taking the 3.5% financing rate and $1000 cash back ended up saving us about $300 over the course of a 48-month loan.
Find an auto loan calculator that compares rebates vs. low interest rates. Here's a pretty good one, but there are better ones out there that calculate the total cash you'll be paying over the life of the loan: