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Old 01-08-2007, 04:37 PM   #1
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or is it just an off-year for their line? I have been reading story after story on Buick-Saturn-Cadillac as the auto shows heat up but nearly nothing on Pontiac. And by the way if I have hear one more time how the Saturn Aura is "the perfect car"...
and why is GM pumping up Buick and not Pontiac? The Sunfly is replaced by a Cobalt clone and we're losing the GP, GTO and lost our dear Bonnie. Not good omens...

I've read there might be a G8 in the works, but there is a real product gap in Pontiac'* upper end. Anyone know anything about GM'* plan for Pontiac?
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We keep hearing RWD within the next coupla years, we can only hope....

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Reliable insider information shows the entire Pontiac lineup going RWD soon.

I stress RELIABLE info. This source has never let us down before.
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Yay for RWD!! I wish my Bonne was RWD. Heck, I hope they bring back the Bonne period!
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Keep in mind that they just refreshed part of their lineup, with the G6 and the Solstice. All signs point to 2008 as the next big introduction. I really don't think there'* much to be concerned about as far as Pontiac disappearing, but if you look at the lineup with a critical (and unbiased) eye, you will see that it'* not too likely that there will be a Bonneville in the near future.

They've upsized the G6 so that it fills a small/mid-size nich pretty well and they've upsized the GP in the same manner. I believe (and certainly could be wrong) that the buick Lucerne is intended as the "comfortable" sedan in GM'* lineup. They are trying pretty hard not to duplicate too many sectors between platforms. There are just not enough sales to go around.
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I stress RELIABLE info. This source has never let us down before.
Ooooo....sounds so "reporter in the Pentagon"
A good solid RWD Pontiac might keep me in the family. I'll just tear off the G8 badges and put on Bonneville ones!
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I'll get off-topic a minute to short-rant that I really, really, rah-HEALLY prefer names with meaning over the copycat alphanumeric badging they've now chosen.

It'* not the names that are hurting sales, folks....it'* the watered down styling and failure to create excitement that'* hurting you!!!!

Phew...that felt good...

Now, where were we?
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Someone had to say it, Lash
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lol there is no way they could get rid of pontiac. there would be no "Sporty" cars left in the GM lineup lol.
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I don't tihnk pontiac is in any trouble, the solstice just dethroned the mazda miata as america'* best selling sports car which the miata held sinc eit'* introduction, and as far as i know the G6 is selling well
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