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  • RIP Pontiac

    Posted on April 27th, 2009 tcorzett No comments


    Today it became official. Pontiac is no more…

    As part of the revised Viability Plan and the need to move faster and further, GM in the U.S. will focus its resources on four core brands, Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick and GMC. The Pontiac brand will be phased out by the end of 2010. GM will offer a total of 34 nameplates in 2010, a reduction of 29 percent from 48 nameplates in 2008, reflecting both the reduction in brands and continued emphasis on fewer and stronger entries. This four-brand strategy will enable GM to better focus its new product development programs and provide more competitive levels of market support.

    It’s really sad to see this happen. As a Pontiac owner I’m not really afraid of what this means for me. Yes, I’m just barely scratching the 5 year/100,000 mile warranty, but GM is still around to honor it. What about G8 parts? Holden is alive and kicking, so Commodore parts shouldn’t be going anywhere.

    My Grandfather owned one of the last Oldsmobile modles… and I’ll own one of the last Pontiacs. Sad, yes, but the death of Pontiac will not lessen the enjoyment that I receive when I’m driving the G8. I’m just glad that I have the opportunity to own the last v8 RWD to stand proudly alongside the other iconic Pontiac models like the Trans-AM and GTO.