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Pontiac last in Lot as HUMMER, Saab, Saturn leave to the Junkyard

By Automotive Staff | February 23, 2009
General Motors plans to curtail or shrink the Pontiac has touched many of us who remember when the brand was a mighty part of the GM stable. It seems like everyone has a story to tell about their Pontiac. So what happened to lead to GM’s decision to shrink the brand? Many pundits point to the oil embargo of the 1970s. That was the first time that Americans started to worry about the availability and the rising price of gasoline. And Pontiac models could gobble up that gas. Then experts say that General Motors forced Pontiac to share platforms and engines with Chevrolet in the 1970s and ‘80s for cost cutting reasons. Then came this auto industry recession and one could say that the fate of Pontiac was sealed. Well, at least it is not being killed off. Not yet, anyway. That’s something that Pontiac lovers can hold on to. via New York Times
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wandres397
wandres397

I have had 2 Trans Ams and I currently have a 2001 2 door Grand Prix. The GP is still very quiet, no road noise and is a great handling car. It has the 3800 6 cyl engine and that baby still can give you whiplash when you tromp on the gas pedal. Along with that.. It gets 30 mpg on the highway. I will walk away from Gm once they walk away from Pontiac. I had 3 Oldsmobiles (Cutlass)and I think the demise of these brands we dreamed about as kids is due to the fact that the designers let the brands die. Chevy's were always what your grandma drove. GM wrote it's own funeral.

Decboy
Decboy

DON'T Dump Pontiac! ! Dump the Overpaid CEO's and Design Teams thhat ignored this ICON Auto line and yet got paid 6 digit salaries and bonus' for NOT doing their jobs the last 8 years! Pontiac is equally as important of an automobile line as is Chevrolet., if not dramatically more so... Look at the numerous similarities. Trans Am-Camaro, LeMans? GTO Chevelle and Chevelle SS, Impala-Bonneville, etc.. Pontiac as well as Chevrolet began in the late 50's and early 60's with Direct from the Factory Street Legal Drag Strip Cars.. YES, Pontiac did build and can build EXCITEMENT ! Pontiac was the car that brought the TRI POWER ENGINES , the Powerful 421 Race Super Duty Engines....and then the WIDE TRACK and RADIAL TUNED SUSPENSION... to the American Auto Industry... Question ? Do you thing Richard Petty would have driven a 4 cylinder Cobalt In the Daytona 500?? Pontiac was the KING of the Drag Strips ..remember 1965 to 1968 and Arnie "the Farmer" Beswick???? He wasn't driving a Saab or a Saturn....HE WAS IN A PONTIAC GTO...and breaking records everywhere Pontiac has had and CAN HAVE awesome cars that compete with Infinity, Acura, BMW, and Audi... PONTIAC MOTOR DIVISION...Start earning your pay and refresh the CORRECT CLONE to the GTO, The TRANS AM...and cars like that....because the European Car Companies are taking your market share in these areas and having GM for LUNCH..... GM has NOTHING to compete in these sport car lines...... DO you see BMW, Audi, Infinity or Acura ...FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY????? And Notice....they don't build the same truck 3 times and yet disquise it with THREE DIFFERENT NAME BADGES..... who do you think you fooling????? Come on GM ! ! Do you really continue to humiliate the American Truck Buyers? A Cadillac Escalade and PICKUP??? Are just Chevrolet Trucks with a CROWN and in a WREATH ! BUT they cost 18-22% more than the Chevrolet Truck ! If you want a truck.. BUY A REAL ONE ! GM has pressed the Xerox button and triplicated the truck line in GM, Chevy and Cadillac..for the last 8 years.. and who gets paid to be in a rut??? OH GM Designers and Admin.! ! What are the Chevrolet Aveo and the Cobalt?? ......A Yugo with A Bow Tile Badge?? IMPALA.. Boring, MALIBU.. Yawn! .. But what about the Years of Bonneville 1957 til 2005 and the new G8 is AWESOME....The G8 and not at all an AARP edition of the present GM Mess..... COME ON PONTIAC...Get your heads out of YOUR TRUNKS.! The performance cars from Europe are SMOKING YOU.. cause you haven;t got anything in to HIGH GEAR that competed with their Performance Line Ups..... Keep the G8, Bring back the Grand Prix ( by the way it was a 2dr, til someone got lazy in Detroit). Show us a Hot, I said Hot G6 , bring back the Trans Am... WOW..you can copy the 2010 Camaro.. that should be easy to for you to do...your already doing it in the truck lines!! If PONTIAC GOES... the GM will stand for GENERALLY MONOTONOUS ! which is a reciepe still headed for BANKRUPTCY You should be embrassed by your lack of action and innvoation and for leading the American Car Buyer into your venue that is actually controlled by the OIL COMPANY LOBBYIST .. YOUR D and D Division was paid to design and develope...they didn't do it What was the detour with this "tin" called the Aztec, The Montana, and those ridiculous Mini Vans that looked like a Black and Decker Dust Buster in the early 90's.??? Why didn't you concentrate on what you DID best... Muscle Cars, Sports Cars and Cars with Ego and Personality....maybe GM wouldn't have been in this mess...! So..GET A JOB where you EARN your Salaries... or GET the PONTIAC LINE ALIVE AGAIN. AMERICA NEED SOME EXCITEMENT..SO BUILD IT ,,,you use to

himanshu2009
himanshu2009

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