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Old 02-20-2009, 08:12 PM   #1
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It'* official. Pontiac is done as a brand as of today. Does that mean our Bonnevilles are "Priceless"?
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where did you get this info
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Actually:

In the U.*., GM will focus on its core brands; Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick and GMC. Pontiac will serve as a focused brand with fewer entries, within the Buick-Pontiac-GMC channel. GM will have a total of 36 nameplates in 2012, down 25 percent from 2008 levels. The plan also provides additional detail on the Hummer, Saturn and Saab brands.

See: GM Media Online
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*crosses fingers and hopes the market value goes up on his 94 ssei*

lol id be mad if it dropped
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In the U.*., GM will focus on its core brands; Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick and GMC. Pontiac will serve as a focused brand with fewer entries, within the Buick-Pontiac-GMC channel. GM will have a total of 36 nameplates in 2012, down 25 percent from 2008 levels. The plan also provides additional detail on the Hummer, Saturn and Saab brands.

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I made the important part BIGGER for those who cant read, and tend to listen to media sources instead of corporate ones for their info. Pontiac isn't going anywhere. And they have needed to do what GM now plans, all along. For several decades actually. Stop rebadging what you make and selling them through what use to be 4 different product lines.

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what exactlyu does this mean?
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what exactlyu does this mean?
It means that Pontiac is not going away, but they will concentrate only on a few models with the Pontiac badging.
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I think it means they are going to dump all but sports models for Pontiac. The Solstice is selling well and they already have a ton of money invested tooling plants in NJ and Kentucky. The G8 is sold worldwide with good sales and doesn't require additional US corporate money being it'* made by Holden. The Cobalt is on it'* way out and the Cruze about to enter. Cheaply made in China and soon India. GM says a US plant but I wonder now with the bailouts. Sport Model of it getting a Pontiac Badge ???? GM plans shuttering alot of US plants under the reorganization, streamlining their brands, and I think eventually they are gearing slowly towards building their cars where they are profitable again. Seems kinda quiet as to whats to become of the GP/G6.
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Just when things were getting good.Like the G8 .The G8 GXP RWD V8.Kickass ride for the money,all dead now.GM is shutting down the Pontiac line.
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it all started when they ended the Bonneville line. No more Bonneville...no more flag ship.

Just a matter of time until GM gets rid of all makes but one, just to survive
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