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Flashback: Pontiac killed on April 27, 2009:

It was precisely two years ago today--April 27, 2009--that Pontiac met its demise. In hindsight, the decision made a lot of sense for General Motors, which six weeks later would file for bankruptcy.

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RIP. Pontiac wasn't the only death (murder) GM suffered in the last decade. People talk like Pontiac was Elvis or something. It wasn't. It was losing money for GM. Perhaps only ONE car they made that was worth its salt and that was the G6/8. Other than that, no other wow factors. OTOH, if it wasn't for the fact those crazy Chinese liked Buicks so much, I'm betting Buick would have been tossed instead as they STILL have no wow factor here in the U.S. Although I'm sure there's some Buick lovers that may disagree.

But GM had already ticked me off when they axed the F-body. So I guess I was already prepared for more automotive deaths. Funny, of the car lines they chopped off, I haven't missed any at all.

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I missed em all.

I still miss Oldsmobile.

And Buick has plenty of "wow factor" in the US. If any lines should go these days it should be GMC...since it has nothing unique. Buick is the middle ground between Chevy and Lincoln. And unlike Mercury..it actually has unique vehicles.



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And Buick has plenty of "wow factor" in the US.
If you're old, I guess. I don't see it. And haven't in years. Not saying their not nice vehicles, but the only "W factor" I see in them is the "WTF is that?" factor. Sorry.

I miss Pontiac and Oldsmobile for cars that once were. But the later versions are mere shells of their predecessors.

Here's the entire Buick lineup as I see them....


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Yeah I miss my 68 442...
I have a 69 Hurst/Olds...similar car.

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I have a 69 Hurst/Olds...similar car.
U still have her, Have U posted pics of her before???


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I miss Pontiac because I had a 1986 Grand Am. It was my third car, but the first I ordered new.
Pontiac made some really good looking cars back in the day. In recent years their styling went to crap.


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Good riddance, long overdue.
I do miss Saturn, they had the best looking cars overall of any GM division.

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