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Old 04-23-2009, 06:54 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Will GM kill Pontiac?

http://www.autoblog.com/2009/04/23/r...ontiac-monday/

I think this would be devastating for all of us.....
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Old 04-23-2009, 06:54 PM   #2
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Pontiac's been on the chopping block since August of last year...when the Board of Directors voted to kill it.

The "niche brand" status was a small ray of hope...
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Old 04-23-2009, 07:19 PM   #3
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I say let Pontiac die.

I never have liked any modern Pontiac cars; they have nothing really to offer that Chevy and Cadillac can't offer. However, this has been the case since after Delorean left GM.
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Old 04-23-2009, 07:29 PM   #4
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It's time for the axe to fall so that a new future can be forged. Get the pain over with.

I am sure workers just want a good job and could care less what GM chose to put on a sticker.
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:02 PM   #5
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At least save the G8 and rebadge it as a Chevy!!!!!
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:07 PM   #6
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I say let Pontiac die.

I never have liked any modern Pontiac cars; they have nothing really to offer that Chevy and Cadillac can't offer. However, this has been the case since after Delorean left GM.
You should test drive a G8 GXP, thats one nice car!
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:21 PM   #7
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honestly, I'd kill off Saturn before I killed off Pontiac... killing the Saturn nameplate and moving some of its models over to Chevrolet would be logical... the Sky, for instance, would fit nicely into the Chevy lineup.
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:22 PM   #8
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honestly, I'd kill off Saturn before I killed off Pontiac... killing the Saturn nameplate and moving some of its models over to Chevrolet would be logical... the Sky, for instance, would fit nicely into the Chevy lineup.
Saturn is dead as well unless dealers cough up the money to run it themselves.
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:30 PM   #9
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So with the possible killing of the Pontiac name, gotta wonder what is gonna happen to each of the models they currently make.

G8 - Guessing it will be rebadged
G6 -
G5 - Already another version of it (Cobalt)
G3 - Aveo
Solstice - Rebadge or just stick with the Sky only.
Torrent -
Vibe -

So what do you all think.
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:41 PM   #10
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So with the possible killing of the Pontiac name, gotta wonder what is gonna happen to each of the models they currently make.

G8 - Guessing it will be rebadged
G6 -
G5 - Already another version of it (Cobalt)
G3 - Aveo
Solstice - Rebadge or just stick with the Sky only.
Torrent -
Vibe -

So what do you all think.
G8- Ideally the next-gen Impala...wishful thinking on my part.
G6- Redundant, Epsilon-I Malibu covers it.
G5- Cobalt rebadge
G3- Why the **** is this even here?
Solstice- No replacement scheduled, most likely dead.
Torrent- 1st gen. Equinox rebadge.
Vibe- Chevy maybe.
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:53 PM   #11
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At least save the G8 and rebadge it as a Chevy!!!!!
why? its a ugly car. and the sales numbers are horrible.
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:55 PM   #12
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torrent- gone
vibe- redone into a wagon or gone
G8- rebadged and redone with lower price tag

pontiac sucks anyway, let it die. at least there wont be any hope of a trans am to interfere with the camaro. this is why camaro died in first place cuz gm had 2 muscle cars screwing each other over.

as much as i liked the trans am concept, its not needed
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:09 PM   #13
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why? its a ugly car. and the sales numbers are horrible.
Are they now?

In a sea of red numbers...

Pontiac G8 March 2009 Sales...

2,939 units sold, +278.2%

Nowhere near Impala or Malibu, but it's among the few GM vehicles that are in the green.
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:40 PM   #14
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Are they now?

In a sea of red numbers...

Pontiac G8 March 2009 Sales...

2,939 units sold, +278.2%

Nowhere near Impala or Malibu, but it's among the few GM vehicles that are in the green.
yep it is a great car people just like to talk crap.....
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:46 PM   #15
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why? its a ugly car. and the sales numbers are horrible.
Your nuts!! That car is great looking and is selling pretty darn well.
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Old 04-23-2009, 11:11 PM   #16
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What about just renaming the G8 the new Monte Carlo?
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Old 04-23-2009, 11:14 PM   #17
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What about just renaming the G8 the new Monte Carlo?
Monte is a 2 door car! New Impala, I bet the cops would like that!
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Old 04-23-2009, 11:17 PM   #18
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Monte is a 2 door car! New Impala, I bet the cops would like that!




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Old 04-23-2009, 11:20 PM   #19
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Monte is a 2 door car! New Impala, I bet the cops would like that!
True, didn't like the fact that Dodge made the Charger a 4 door, probably wouldn't like it if Chevy made the Monte a 4-door either.
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Old 04-23-2009, 11:31 PM   #20
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Well, as much as it would suck to see Pontiac go, I suppose it would make my G8 vs. Camaro decision much easier!
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Old 04-24-2009, 12:24 AM   #21
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Old 04-24-2009, 04:22 AM   #23
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pontiac sucks anyway, let it die. at least there wont be any hope of a trans am to interfere with the camaro. this is why camaro died in first place cuz gm had 2 muscle cars screwing each other over.
Sure, blame Pontiac for GM not being smart enough to give the Camaro a trunk and sleek restyle.

Ford realized that the hatchback sucked and fixed the Mustang and Killed the Camaro AND Firebird.

Trans Am was a package just like Z28.

I tried to give the late 90's/early 2000's cars a shot. It lasted 5k miles, just like my rearend.

The hole that was suposed to be your trunk was the dumbest idea ever. Lots of thought was put into that.

Better late than never I guess.
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You should test drive a G8 GXP, thats one nice car!
that's exactly what it is. ONE nice car (G8, including GXP, GT etc) out of a lineup of what, 8 cars or so? everything else is crap. let Pontiac die and rebadge the G8 as Chevy.
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vibe isnt even a real pontiac, remember the vibe is just a re-badged toyota matrix
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