I'm not sure if I have any really great insight but, since I was searching for a Grand Prix, Grand Am or an Alero (along with a Saturn-so maybe I wasn't completely sane
) here'* what I found. I, of course, am biased toward the Grand Ams right now. Although, like mentioned before, they are a smaller car. I also can't speak to the 3.4 but the I4 has a lot of get up and go, so I'd imagine the V6 would be fun too. As it is, I am SO happy with the GA I got, couldn't ask for anything better-but that'* just what worked for me. I looked at some Aleros in the process of car shopping and I liked them too. If you don't want a 4 banger, then watch the lower priced Aleros, they usually have the smaller engine-that was always the first question I asked. The only think I know about Grand Prix is that as far as options go, they can be very basic in that price range-but you might get lucky that way.