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Old 04-27-2009, 04:44 PM   #1
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GM to pull the plug on Pontiac car brand - Apr. 27, 2009

Officially Official: GM kills Pontiac *UPDATED with LIVE webcast embed*

Steve Parker: Pontiac, Hummer, Saab, Saturn officially dead; GM dealers, workers slashed



its dead....
should be all whiped out by end of 2010 sometime i guess...
its sad how they decided to keep buick and yet Pontiac outsold Buick by 2-1

2008 GM Vehicle Sales
Chevrolet 1,801,131
GMC 376,996
Pontiac 267,348
Saturn 188,004
Cadillac 161,159
Buick 137,197
Hummer 27,485
Saab 21,368
Total 2,980,688
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yea couldnt believe Buick didnt get the plug i mean to me it makes sense for where they are have chevy and Cadillac and drop all the other names and just offer all the options in those names but the pain is still the same when watching them go
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I bet dollar for dollar Pontiac lost more money in the profit margin than Buick.
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yea i mean they must have right otherwise why pull the plug... who knows well maybe you guys do lol
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It is a serious bummer... I remember back when my brother let me have his old 92 ssei for several months. I fell in love with the bonny ssei and went and got my own 2K which I still proudly own.

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there'* already a thread addressing this news story.... please refer to it =] thanks!
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waaaaaaaaa mommy ...............its over!

as much as i am crying it makes no bloody sense! i mean pontiacs are like the hand me downs of the future aren't they? you would'nt catch the kids saying "hey dad!, can I borow the buick?"
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It isn't the sales totals they looked at in making the decision. It was what the cost was vs sales price. Pontiac has been below the break even point for many years. Also those are US figures. Buick has quite a niche in global sales, and a an ever increasing presence in China where car sales are expected to balloon. Pontiac has always been equated with sports cars. I think GM figures to offer sports models with Chevy and Buick. The real thing here is they want basic, middle, and luxury brands. To them, Buick fits that middle price better than Pontiac.
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Maybe they will decide to revive the Riviera
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I'd love to see a modern version of the Grand National, or the original "X" the GNX. Buick took a 3800 in '87, pulled almost 300 HP out of it @ 15 Lbs. of boost. (they said that the rated was well below the actual because of corporate policy) GNX ran 0-60 in 4.9 seconds. 13.3 in the 1/4 mile with no mods. I remember it beating out new Corvette'* in a Car and Driver article.
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