Agreed, Ponitac has got to up the ante, go back to it'* roots.
Phase out FWD as new models are introduced.
Bring the Bonneville back as a RWD with the 5.7(400hp) or the SCed N* from the STS-V(440hp).
Keep the GTO around but offer an auto-cross tuned version with around 450hp.
Keep the GP name around as a RWD with the L67, but with a massive retune for the GTP Comp G(300hp or better.
Keep the G6 around as a FWD, it'* the only thing GM has that can compete in the Sport Compact crowd, but offer a Comp G package.
The Solstice looks like a great little car, but make sure it gets the SCed Ecotec.
KILL THE PURSUIT AND THE VIBE!
Ugly-a$$ little pieces of crap.
Buick on the other hand, is dying, I can see it. They haveall the same problems that Olds had before it died. Sales are down, development is being cut, and their image, even more than Olds, is that Buicks are for old people. They need to capture that same "youth market" that everybody else is going after. Go after Infinti.
Again, phase out FWD. Bring back the Regal name, it'* recognized by enthusiasts, and bring out a new GN and GNX. Offer the Series 3 SC for the GN, with a massive retune for the GNX, with the same suspension and brake package as the next gen Comp G.
Whatever replaces the LeSabre need to be a RWD V-8(Preferably the SC N*), big and luxurious, just like the PA, with that same poise, but more aggressive than that pansy Lucerne thing.
There'* no reason either division should be dropped, they just need freshening. GM is headed in the right direction with Caddy, put the people in charge of that in charge of overall product development. If they want to drop a division, kill GMC. I know they sell well, but producing the exact same truck, with two different trim styles, has got to be a profit killler. Or liquidate Daewoo. Consolidate Opel and Vauxhall, I never did see the point in having a seperate division for Britain and the rest of Europe. In fact, kill em both and fold em into ChevyEurope.
There is just too much GM could do to bring down overhead to justify cutting Pontiac, which still sells well.