In Canada, the Pontiac G3 was marketed as the Pontiac Wave – a designation that was later tossed out in favor of the Pontiac G3 name that the subcompact car wore in the United States. Believe it or not, the Pontiac Wave was one in a fairly long line of Canada-only Pontiac vehicles, predated by offerings like the Pontiac Laurentian, Parisienne, Sunburst, Acadian, Sunrunner and Firefly.
The Pontiac Wave may be a fairly unique part of General Motors Canada’s history, but that didn’t stop YouTube’s Mark Freeman from destroying one for his viewers’ entertainment.
A friend recently brought an old, tired Wave by Freeman’s compound to send the vehicle off in style, and by that, we mean they lined it up with a fairly large dirt jump, put a brick on the accelerator and watched as the little Wave caught some absolutely massive air.
The Wave actually handled the jump fairly well, landing in the transition of the dirt ramp and staying upright on all four wheels. The vehicle then hit a large, stationary object in a nearby field, however, causing it to flip and roll onto its side. The impact also gave the car a rather significant amount of front-end damage, tearing up the radiator and causing quite a bit of smoke and steam to billow from underneath the hood.
This little Pontiac Wave probably deserved better after a hard life spent ferrying Canadians around in the cold, but we won’t act like we weren’t entertained by this stunt. Check it out embedded below – but be warned, if you hate seeing a GM product treated poorly (no matter how cheap and insignificant it may be), this clip probably won’t be for you.