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    Pontiac, 84, Dies of Indifference


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    Re: Pontiac, 84, Dies of Indifference

    tough... i've only driven Pontiacs... not sure where my allegiance will shift next


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    Re: Pontiac, 84, Dies of Indifference

    For as bad as a rep a lot of American Cars get, my wife owned a Grand Prix for years and it was one of the most reliable cars we'd ever had. I was always amazed at all the little gadgets pontiac put in their cars.



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    Re: Pontiac, 84, Dies of Indifference

    I've owned 3 Pontiacs, and have nothing but good things to say for each one. My 2004 GP was my favorite. I have an '08 Impala and wish I had got another GP at the time. The GP is a better car than the Imapala. Miss the 2800 V6 also. Most reliable motor GM ever built. The 2.9 with fuel management I have the Impala gets less gas milage than the 2.8 without it in the GP. I hate the looks of the Buicks, especialy the front grille area. So I am a man without a car I like. I would rather they eliminated Buick instead of Pontiac.



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    Re: Pontiac, 84, Dies of Indifference

    Love my 2008 Torrent...would have liked GM to kill Buick and keep Pontiac as rbrook said. But, then I wouldn't want the old people who like Buicks to buy Pontiacs...



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    Re: Pontiac, 84, Dies of Indifference

    Buick is huge in China



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    Re: Pontiac, 84, Dies of Indifference

    What does it mean if I thought they had already stopped making Pontiacs?



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    Re: Pontiac, 84, Dies of Indifference

    Quote Originally Posted by fanaticagain View Post
    What does it mean if I thought they had already stopped making Pontiacs?
    It tells you in the article. The contracts between GM and the Pontiac dealers ends tomorrow.


    Last edited by JD720; 10-30-2010 at 07:30 PM.

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    Re: Pontiac, 84, Dies of Indifference

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonus View Post
    tough... i've only driven Pontiacs... not sure where my allegiance will shift next
    Same here. I just don't see GM keeping me around with their current lineup. Nissan/Infiniti or used BMW is much more likely.



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    Re: Pontiac, 84, Dies of Indifference

    Buick is like the oldest American car maker out there. they are like a 104 yrs old.




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    Re: Pontiac, 84, Dies of Indifference

    I hated my 91 Grand Am. It rusted out, and the transmission grenaded. Plus the interior and exterior design was horrible. Good riddance. The only redeeming quality was that "Low Rider" came on the radio as I drove to the dealership to trade it in.


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    Re: Pontiac, 84, Dies of Indifference

    I'll take the regal for a td based on positive reviews for performance


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    Re: Pontiac, 84, Dies of Indifference

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Buick is huge in China
    So keep the brand in china, and keep pontiac here.



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    Re: Pontiac, 84, Dies of Indifference

    Pontiac long since has lost its macho identity. It started with the 1976 LeMans, nicknamed "Lemon" for good reason -- it was unreliable, rusted easily, and constantly nickel and dimed you to death being in the shop so much. The only model to receive any frequent positive reviews from 1976 through the nineties was the Firebird as all the other models went down the toilet. Too many customers lost faith in the brand to save it.

    Buick, however has been, and still is a reliable, quality car brand. The styling is almost never flashy, but many racers won with Buick engines in their cars over the years. Buicks are reliable, well built vehicles whose ride can only be surpassed by the best of the luxury brands. My favorite car was a 1999 Buick Century -- reliable, smooth riding and averaged over 27 mpg for a full-sized car. Unfortunately, my Buick was totaled in a parking accident and I replaced it with a 2000 Mercury Sable station wagon. My Buick was parked curbside in front of my house when a pick-up truck sped around the corner and rear-ended the car. The trunk was pushed in a good three and a half feet and the car was moved at least 85 feet. So sad.
    I still miss my Buick.


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    Re: Pontiac, 84, Dies of Indifference

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    So keep the brand in china, and keep pontiac here.
    GM really did need to lose a few brands. So many of the cars they made were just clones of the chevy models. The G8 was an exception to this.



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