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post #1 of 18 Old 03-31-2009, 08:10 AM Thread Starter
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Will The Firebird Ever Fly Again?

I think I made a thread about this before, but with the ecnomomy and GM like it is right now, is a Firebird in our future?

Pontiac is my favorite brand and The Firebird is my favorite pony car. I would love the see the 'Bird back and I think it has a good platform to do so. If Chevy can sell Camaro well do you think Pontiac will step in with their Firebird?

I like the "new" GTO, but I think the Firebird would be a much better choice. I hope if Pontiac chooses to bring out a V8 RWD car, let it be the Bird!

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i, too, love the birds. hell, i wanted to marry my Firehawk before i met Scott

never say never... but i don't see it in the immediate future.



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I think so. Just not for a while tho. That way they have an outlet to sell more of the Camaro platform cars.
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I was reading an article from '08 that Pontiac wasn't doing anything for 2 years. Perfect for them to see how Camaro does! IMO, the firebird is much more known than the GTO, however I may be wrong..it's my opinion. If they released Firebird over GTO, I think we would see more sales and Pontiac would be much better off.

EDIT: They tried GTO already, give Firebird a chance!

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I IMO, the firebird is much more known than the Firebird, however I may be wrong..it's my opinion.
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I hope too, as I own a 05 GTO and would love to see a new Pontiac bird! But I doubt it for now, Pontiac has the G8 GT and G8 GXP for rwd performance and in this economy we are very lucky they still have those. I've grown to love Pontiacs when I thought I'd never drive anything but a Chevy to my grave!

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I IMO, the firebird is much more known than the GTO, however I may be wrong..it's my opinion.
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USMC: I think it's time for Pontiac to have a 2 door RWD to compete with the Mustang, Challenger, and Brother Camaro!
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USMC: I think it's time for Pontiac to have a 2 door RWD to compete with the Mustang, Challenger, and Brother Camaro!
Ummm... Cannibalism is probably a bad idea at this point.


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Chevy and Pontiac did it for 35 years, they can't do it again. I don't actually mean try to take out the Camaro, just jump in and compete.
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IMO, the firebird is much more known than the GTO, however I may be wrong..it's my opinion.
wha?? The GTO started the whole Muscle car era back in 64. If the firebird is more well known, then I don't know as much as I wish I did. I do think it would be called the Firebird though, because as soon as I hear GTO now, my mind goes straight to the boring (no offense to the GTO owners (gto in nc, USA1Camaro, etc. Your GTO's are awesomeness.)) Holden-based coupe that almost single-handedly killed every human's childhood dreams. However I may be wrong..it's my opinion.

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