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Pontiac To CLOSE!

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by ccoorreeyy, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Apr 25, 2009 at 2:00 PM
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    paintdiddy

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    just bought my wife the pontiac torant 5 months ago. oh well
     
  2. Apr 25, 2009 at 2:00 PM
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    Oh, I'm sure!
     
  3. Apr 25, 2009 at 5:39 PM
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    I will keep this piece of history forever.
    Hate to here that about Pontiac, but the last 20 years haven't
    been that great.

    DSC00322.jpg
     
  4. Apr 25, 2009 at 5:48 PM
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    forget pontiac and saturn!!! the two worst and ugliest cars ever!
     
  5. Apr 26, 2009 at 6:04 AM
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    Don't ever let that go. Probably doubled in value overnight. What a great project car!
     
  6. Apr 26, 2009 at 6:09 AM
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    it looks as though they have been using day labor as car designers for the last 15 years or so.



    since we aren't buying their cars, the gov'mt will probably give them our money anyway
     
  7. Apr 26, 2009 at 6:20 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    My mom had a yellow Pontiac Firebird snub nose convertible when I was yound. Wish I had it now put up in a climate controlled garage somewhere. It was bad enough she sold it when I got my license. :(
     
  8. Apr 26, 2009 at 6:42 AM
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    Good riddance... :)

    Pontiac hasn't had a great car since the late 60s... :thumbsup:
     
  9. Apr 26, 2009 at 7:41 AM
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    Hold on guys...yes, I agree, pontiac doesn't make the best looking or dependable cars anymore, but I think you are forgetting about the most important aspect that I have gotten about this story. Think of all the jobs lost here in the states alone! I can't help but feel for these people and their families. I don't mean to be a debbie downer, but it's true...
     
  10. Apr 26, 2009 at 8:04 AM
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    I feel bad for them too. Sucks looseing a job. HOWEVER, Look at the cars that ARE selling.....Toyota, Honda, Nissan......etc. Americans have been SCREAMING they want reliability for quite some time now. Ford JUST recently realized this, and with the Fusion line, is trying to play catch up. Chevy has been trying (albiet hardly) to increase reliability in their vehicles, while Dodge has been rideing their design team, and not doing much for makeing a quality product. The result is that people are not going to buy their vehicles. And now the "Big three" cry "Nobody is buying our product...Help us..." Tough shit. Build a better vehicle, and people will buy it. Personally, I hate to see Pontiac close its doors. They should have stepped up, and made a better vehicle. They didnt.
     
  11. Apr 26, 2009 at 8:13 AM
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    touche.
     
  12. Apr 27, 2009 at 4:57 AM
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    I also like the G8 but its a matter of too little to late.
     
  13. Apr 27, 2009 at 5:18 AM
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    Not yet,
    Go research some sales fact first buddy. I drive a tacoma but Ford makes the vehicle that sales more than anything else ANYTHING, and has for years and years and years. Stop talking about "the big three" there is Ford, GM, and chrysler all seperate.
     
  14. Apr 27, 2009 at 5:40 AM
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    Nothing yet, brand new!
    All things must pass at some point. They fell from glory a loonnngg time ago.
    The big V8's were retired and GM corporate brand engineering took over along with the bean counters. When the company put the accountants in charge of engineering all was lost.
    I saw this happen with Mercedes 10 years ago. They are still slowly turning the ship around.
     
  15. Apr 27, 2009 at 5:43 AM
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    i find it funny that you have a toyota sitting in your drive way and no pics of a ford.
     
  16. Apr 27, 2009 at 5:45 AM
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  17. Apr 27, 2009 at 7:43 AM
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  18. Apr 27, 2009 at 7:54 AM
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    Kind of makes me sad to see them go. Ya- they've built ugly ass, jelly bean looking cars for years. But we rented a Grand Prix a year ago. Not a bad car. It was fast, pretty comfortable, got good fuel economy. Nothing to write home about, and I suppose that's the problem.

    GM needs to take a few road trips to places like California and NY. Out here in Cali, NOBODY drives their cars. They definitely sell trucks, but the bulk of people who drive cars drives Hondas and Toyotas, and half of them are old, beater commuter cars with hundreds of thousands of miles on them.
     
  19. Apr 27, 2009 at 9:36 AM
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    Pontiac's booting is long overdue :mad:! While I'm fully aware some of you were not born yet,:rant: I bought a new 1974 Pontiac Ventura off of the showroom in Covington Kentucky. That hatchback Ventura comes in first on the list of worst cars that I have purchased. I will always fond memories of the GTO's, The Judge, Firebird's, & the famous Trans-Am's when America made real muscle cars.
     
  20. Apr 27, 2009 at 9:47 AM
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