Thread: Pontiac coming to an end

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    • 12 years 4 days ago
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    Founded in 1926, Pontiac will come to an end in 2010.


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    • 12 years 4 days ago
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    (sigh) Sure glad my Father isn't around to see that day. Pontiac was his favorite car brand.
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    Quote by Guild_Navigator
    (sigh) Sure glad my Father isn't around to see that day. Pontiac was his favorite car brand.


    My dad will be really sad to hear this news, as he loves Pontiacs as well. His favorite car he ever owned was his 1967 GTO. I wouldn't be surprised if the day finally comes when all the American auto makers go out of business, and all our cars are imports.
    • 12 years 3 days ago
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    I have a feeling GM and maybe Chrysler too will kill off a few more brands. Either thin the herd some or go under completely.
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    • 12 years 3 days ago
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    Sad!
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    • 12 years 3 days ago
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    Hummer, Saturn AND Saab as well
    Doc.....are you telling me that this sucker is NUCLEAR?!
    • 12 years 3 days ago
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    The US automakers deserve what they're going through. They refused to adapt and try new things like the foreign market did.
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    • 12 years 3 days ago
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    Quote by Jason43
    I have a feeling GM and maybe Chrysler too will kill off a few more brands. Either thin the herd some or go under completely.

    Personally I wouldn't mind seeing Chrysler go

    As for Saturn, I heard they might go to some 3rd party.. Hello made in India or china

    As far as Pontiac's demise, that's nothing. Remember oldsmobile lasted over 100 years before they went under.

    As far as imports, yeeeeeah, I can see a lot of us Americans crawling inside of and getting crammed into one of those little things. by the way, the reason why imports are winning is because where they come from, gas and diesel are so expensive that they practically have to be fuel efficient. Tip: last I heard, japan pays four times more for gas than Americans do.
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    • 12 years 3 days ago
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    What? You mean not everyone wants to buy a Hummer?
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    • 12 years 3 days ago
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    Sad!
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    • 12 years 3 days ago
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    Quote by TMNT
    Sad!

    Yes, quite sad...
    Then again more will come and then it will be MORE sad..
    • 12 years 3 days ago
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    Yeah what will Bandit say?
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    • 12 years 3 days ago
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    *sighs* Damn...
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    • 12 years 3 days ago
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    Quote by orliaurelijah
    What? You mean not everyone wants to buy a Hummer?

    Never said anyone wanted the hummers.

    That said, I've heard that the Hummer platform is/was based off of the Chevy Tahoe.. and to be fair, GM's been wanting to get rid of Hummer for years.

    And all those old people still kept Buick going.. or was that the Chinese that did?

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    So General Motors announced this past week that it is killing off the Pontiac brand, maker of muscular, noisy, gas-guzzling V-8-powered vehicles immortalized in song and movies for the way they seemed to shout to every other car on the block: "Out of the way, pipsqueak!"


    just.. simply.. WTF. there's plenty of other gas guzzling sports cars... Lamborghini Murcielago anyone? that being said, there's no reason why an 8 cylinder engine should suck down gas in a CAR.. ffs the mustangs, corvettes, crown vics, grand marquis, and town car get about the same gas mileage, which is 16mpg city/25mpg highway. compare this to (pickup) truck, van, and SUV applications, where they get horribly LESS mpg.

    I smell bias.
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    • 12 years 3 days ago
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    Im gonna miss pontiac, i always wanted to own a firebird.
    • 12 years 3 days ago
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    Quote by adventure_of_link
    Quote by orliaurelijah
    What? You mean not everyone wants to buy a Hummer?

    Never said anyone wanted the hummers.

    That said, I've heard that the Hummer platform is/was based off of the Chevy Tahoe.. and to be fair, GM's been wanting to get rid of Hummer for years.

    And all those old people still kept Buick going.. or was that the Chinese that did?

    ALSO:

    So General Motors announced this past week that it is killing off the Pontiac brand, maker of muscular, noisy, gas-guzzling V-8-powered vehicles immortalized in song and movies for the way they seemed to shout to every other car on the block: "Out of the way, pipsqueak!"


    just.. simply.. WTF. there's plenty of other gas guzzling sports cars... Lamborghini Murcielago anyone? that being said, there's no reason why an 8 cylinder engine should suck down gas in a CAR.. ffs the mustangs, corvettes, crown vics, grand marquis, and town car get about the same gas mileage, which is 16mpg city/25mpg highway. compare this to (pickup) truck, van, and SUV applications, where they get horribly LESS mpg.

    I smell bias.


    Lamborghini's are an exception being that anyone who owns one doesn't worry about how much gas its using. Pontiac's having V8's isn't really the issue. The issue is no one's buying them. That may have been related to gas prices. Modern V8's do get respectable mileage, but why buy a GTO that gets 25 mpg when you can buy an EVO that gets 30+ mpg. 5 mpg is a huge factor when gas is 4 bucks a gallon. I doubt this will truly be the end of Pontiac though. They'll most likely incorporate the more popular models into the Chevrolet brand.
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    • 12 years 2 days ago
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    Quote by Jason43
    Lamborghini's are an exception being that anyone who owns one doesn't worry about how much gas its using. Pontiac's having V8's isn't really the issue. The issue is no one's buying them. That may have been related to gas prices. Modern V8's do get respectable mileage, but why buy a GTO that gets 25 mpg when you can buy an EVO that gets 30+ mpg. 5 mpg is a huge factor when gas is 4 bucks a gallon. I doubt this will truly be the end of Pontiac though. They'll most likely incorporate the more popular models into the Chevrolet brand.

    As far as gas prices go, everyone still flocked to the latest model Suburbans, Tahoes, Avalanches, and all related knockoffs. Suprisigly, those still sold. However, I only saw one 2008 Yukon XL up for resale when the gas was $4/gal. So yeah, for whatever reason, Pontiacs didn't sell.

    On that note, it'd be nice to see the Grand AM, Grand Prix, Trans AM, and Bonneville resurrected as Chevy models.
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    • 12 years 2 days ago
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    Welcome to the 21st century. Goodbye Pontiac.
    The Eldorado is dead. Long live the Eldorado.
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    • 12 years 2 days ago
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    I owned a Grand AM and as crappy as the car turned out to be after only 80,000 miles, I'm not cryin' over Pontiac's downfall.

    However, for anyone who wanted to own a Pontiac ...buy 'em now! They could be worth a fortune in 10-20 years!
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