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Friday Excuse to go Home Early and Drink: The Seemingly Imminent Death of Pontiac


Friday Excuse to go Home Early and Drink: The Seemingly Imminent Death of Pontiac

This weekly feature will give you plenty of reason to click the shut-down button on your work computer and drain a few frosties stat. It’s going to be bad news people–deal.

Automotive News is reporting that GM is putting the touches on a plan to kill off the Saab, Saturn, and Pontiac brands in an effort to save the company and show congress that it’s serious about changing the way it does business.

While we couldn’t give a rat’s patoot about Saturn or Saab in terms of branding (though the job losses suck), losing Pontiac, like losing Olds would be a gut punch to gearheads across the land. Why not Buick you ask? The reason is simple. Buick is the only division of the company doing anything for its bottom line. Sales in Asian markets under the Buick name continue to fly, while Pontiac sales are flatter than the high plains.

If you want a G8 GT or GXP we think you should beat feet to your local Pontiac store. You know they tuned the suspension on that car at the Nurburgring right? (sorry I had to!)

The GM board is meeting on Sunday and Monday to discuss the plan it is going to roll out to Congress and while these certainly won’t be the only changes that may show up, they’ll certainly be the biggest.


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