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Old 10-31-2010, 06:15 PM   #1  
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Pontiac Shuts Down After More Than 8 Decades of Operation: The End of the Muscle Car Era?
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Old 10-31-2010, 06:39 PM   #2  
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Gonna miss them but muscle cars will live on.
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Old 10-31-2010, 07:42 PM   #3  
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The end of Muscle Cars?? I think not..

We got Camaro's and Vettes.. We will be ok...

Yes, some people can still have Mustangs too. lol
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:32 PM   #4  
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LOL - the "muscle car ear" died almost 30 years ago - 1972. It had a very brief lifespan, only 10 years - 1962 to 1972.

And many consider 1971 the end of the era.
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Unfortunately the market changes. Mercury is going to be gone after the end of this year, so we are definately losing a lot of iconic names lately.

I honestly never understood Pontiac though, as I always wondered how they were supposed to fit. I honestly thought that GMC would have gotten axed before Pontiac.
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Unfortunately the market changes. Mercury is going to be gone after the end of this year, so we are definately losing a lot of iconic names lately.

I honestly never understood Pontiac though, as I always wondered how they were supposed to fit. I honestly thought that GMC would have gotten axed before Pontiac.
GMC allows non Chevy dealers to sell trucks. All a GMC truck is, is a Chevy with a few cosmetic changes.

Personally, I would have thought it was Buick that needed to go and keep Pontiac. But I haven't been keeping up on sales data.
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More new Buicks are sold in China than the US.
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GMC allows non Chevy dealers to sell trucks. All a GMC truck is, is a Chevy with a few cosmetic changes.

Personally, I would have thought it was Buick that needed to go and keep Pontiac. But I haven't been keeping up on sales data.
Buick is salvagable, as you only need to see the latest sales for Buick to appreciate it. However, I was a bigger fan of grandpa's Buick than the new ugly Buicks out now. Of course that is why noone would pick me to run a car company. I'm not into this modern new edge styling theme.
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I don't think the new Buicks are any uglier than most other cars . . . they pretty much all look the same. I miss the old Electra 225.

But as a former GM stock holder, I assure you, I will NEVER buy another GM car. I've bought several new Pontiacs and Buicks over the years-- but from here on, it's Acura or Lexus.
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I don't think the new Buicks are any uglier than most other cars . . . they pretty much all look the same. I miss the old Electra 225.

But as a former GM stock holder, I assure you, I will NEVER buy another GM car. I've bought several new Pontiacs and Buicks over the years-- but from here on, it's Acura or Lexus.
So, Toyota or Honda? :P
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I don't think the new Buicks are any uglier than most other cars . . . they pretty much all look the same. I miss the old Electra 225.

But as a former GM stock holder, I assure you, I will NEVER buy another GM car. I've bought several new Pontiacs and Buicks over the years-- but from here on, it's Acura or Lexus.
Ahh, did you get screwed when all that crap happened with GM and Fiat er I mean Chrysler?

I have also told myself that I will never own another GM product ever again. I just don't want to ever buy from a company that treats their investors and shareholders like they did, as it is debateable whether what they did was even constitutional. So many people and many pensioners out there got screwed. Besides, I have no need to buy from GM when Ford under Alan Mulally has finally transformed Ford into the company I always dreamed it would be. The fact that i'm a Ford shareholder also makes me very happy as I bought it back when it was in penny stock territory. I honestly was expecting to lose my money as I thought for sure that Ford would file for bankruptcy.
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So, Toyota or Honda? :P
For sure.
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My family drives alot of toyota and honda vehicles, as well.

my brother has owned probably 5 honda's since he turned 16 (he's now 20.)
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My last 4 cars (including my current one) have been Pontiacs. I like the tighter steering they have compared to their counter cars at Chevy & Buick. It is a shame to see this division go, but dumb decisions like calling a car a GTIO that looked nothing like a GTO instead of doing a replica like was done with the Challenger.

As far as investors and what the company did, that was more what the GOVERNMENT & Obama did than what GM itself did. The govt dictated what will happen.

I hate Ford and when I finally bought one it was the last I will buy because of how the minivan and the company operated & treated me. I want to continue to buy American so I will likely be looking at Buick for my next vehicle of a 3 year old Challenger as a possibility, since I do not buy new anymore.

My father owned a 1968 Electra 225 and that thing was a boat. We loved it.
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My last 4 cars (including my current one) have been Pontiacs. I like the tighter steering they have compared to their counter cars at Chevy & Buick. It is a shame to see this division go, but dumb decisions like calling a car a GTIO that looked nothing like a GTO instead of doing a replica like was done with the Challenger.

As far as investors and what the company did, that was more what the GOVERNMENT & Obama did than what GM itself did. The govt dictated what will happen.

I hate Ford and when I finally bought one it was the last I will buy because of how the minivan and the company operated & treated me. I want to continue to buy American so I will likely be looking at Buick for my next vehicle of a 3 year old Challenger as a possibility, since I do not buy new anymore.

My father owned a 1968 Electra 225 and that thing was a boat. We loved it.

The Honda Accord is built right here in Marysville, OH. Many other Honda's are built right here in Greensville, IN. The Toyota Camry is built in Georgetown, KY. Many smaller Toyota's are built at the joint Toyota and GM plant in California if i'm not mistaken.

My next vehicle will always be a Ford, but that is because Ford has always treated me right. I did have one really bad Ford, but they offered to buy it back and traded me into a more expensive vehicle. They took my 2001 SVT Cobra back and traded me into a more expensive 2002 SVT Lightning.
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