July 27, 2015 at 11:22 am #99110
As I look at the cars I drive by every day, I notice something, too many of the same performance cars. What happened to the high number of performance vehicles? Olds 442s? Buick GNS/ GNX? Pontiac GTO? Firebird/ Trans Am? Oh yes thats right, they are all gone; to the dust they are, to echo through the halls of automotive makes like that of Oakland and AMC. Pretty sad isn’t it? Now I did have an idea a while back and was wondering what all of you would think of this. Why not make Pontiac a sub brand under Chevy? Kind of like Pontiac was originally to Oakland. By doing this Pontiacs may be a little generic but it would be there. To make this, make the Pontiacs a little more luxurious/ higher performance but very similar in looks to lower cost. I think it would be good to test this for a few years or so to see what can be done for Pontiac. Why let a brand that had so much life left in it die off? Sure it is gone, but what does that mean? Pontiac could still have a chance at making it big; all it needs is a team like those under the command of John Z Delorean.
July 29, 2015 at 9:44 am #99452
a 2-3 car line will suffice. They badly need the G6 back- that is the spot that is left open.
The Cruze and Malibu barely draw any old ponitac sales. most of them ppl have moves on to Dodge and BMW, barely any went to Buick
November 10, 2015 at 9:42 pm #109382
@PontiacPerformance1964: I like your idea. I’ve had five GTOs, a Firebird Formula 400, and two Trans Ams. I currently own one of those two Trans Ams. I’d be all for Pontiac returning as a sub-brand of Chevy. Better THAT than no Pontiac at all. Indeed, seeing that Pontiac was #3 at GM when it was shut down, it should NOT be left dead. Pontiac has a large following, and I think GM should seriously consider reviving it in some way, such as a sub-brand of Chevy, as you suggest.
December 8, 2015 at 9:08 pm #111812
Well, today’s performance segments have been relegated to the following general categories:
Mainstream (non-luxury) segments:
1. Subcompact, front-drive performance defined by the Fiesta ST, Polo GTI
2. Compact, front-drive performance defined by the Focus ST, Focus RS, Civic Si, and Volkswagen Golf GTI
3. Full-size, rear-drive performance as defined by the Chevrolet SS Sedan and Dodge Charger
4. Full-size, front-biased all-wheel drive performance as defined by Taurus SHO
5. Compact, rear-drive coupes as defined by Camaro, Mustang, Challenger, Genesis Coupe, Nissan Z, Subaru BRZ/Scion FR-S
1. Compact, rear-drive sedan/coupe segment as defined by the M3/M4, C Class AMG, Cadillac ATS-V
2. Midsize rear-drive sedan/coupe segment like the M5/M6, E Class AMG, Cadillac CTS-V
3. Full-size rear-drive sedan/coupe segments like the upcoming M7, S Class AMG, and possibly the upcoming Cadillac CT6-V
4. Specialty, rear-drive coupe/convertible segments as defined by Corvette, SL-Class, etc.
5. Compact roadsters as defined by Z4, SLK-Class, Boxter/Cayman, etc.
6. Performance CUVs of all shapes and sizes
Then there are specialty segments that we can get into, but shouldn’t for purpose of this discussion.
That said, @PontiacPerformance1964 — you should have a look at the following thread, as this topic has been covered over and over and over again:
Closing this thread for the sake of consolidation.
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