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Old 11-01-2010, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Central Jersey - Florida
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The official end of Pontiac. Sad, sad day!

DETROIT – Pontiac, whose muscle cars drag-raced down boulevards, parked at drive-ins and roared across movie screens, is going out of business on Sunday.
The 84-year-old brand, moribund since General Motors decided to kill it last year as it collapsed into bankruptcy, had been in decline for years. It was undone by a combination of poor corporate strategy and changing driver tastes. On Oct. 31, GM's agreements with Pontiac dealers expire.
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:31 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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GM stopped selling Pontiacs 2 years ago..
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Central Jersey - Florida
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GM stopped selling Pontiacs 2 years ago..
Actually the last Pontiac that was built built came off the line in Nov. 2009. Maybe you might want to read the post first!

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Old 11-01-2010, 08:19 AM
 
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Well there are still classic Pontiacs and new ones to become classics. Plus people will keep making Trans Am tributes especially when the current Camaros become much cheaper.
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Old 11-01-2010, 08:56 AM
 
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So much wasted potential. If they haven't insisted on caving to dealer demands for high volume cars, Pontiac could have been made a niche performance marque within GM. As it was, with the exception of the GTO and G8, the brand was nothing but watered down Chevy clones.
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Old 11-01-2010, 09:30 AM
 
Location: The Pizzle, FLorida and Poconos in Pa
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Well there are still classic Pontiacs and new ones to become classics. Plus people will keep making Trans Am tributes especially when the current Camaros become much cheaper.
Classic Pontiac is an oxymoron.
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I'm a little sad.

I'm glad I got to own a 2006 GTO (bought brand new off showroom floor with 4 miles on it) for several years

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Old 11-01-2010, 10:32 AM
 
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Basically its just a move because of market conditions and of past mistakes. The big 3 are going to be much smaller companies selling alot less vehicles if they survive.
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:43 AM
 
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Would it still be problem free to buy used Pontiacs?

Part availability, service availability etc?

I assume so many of the parts are shared (especially on the engine and drivetrain front) that it's not a massive problem, but could there be issues in the near future (next 5 years)?
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:44 AM
 
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The last Pontiac worth discussion was the 1970 GP SJ.
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