January 22, 2012 at 9:07 pm #38254
Please , Pontiac is not returning enough said already…
January 23, 2012 at 8:59 am #38933
That doesn’t mean we have to stop talking about it….last time I checked my Pontiac outside had GM written on it…
February 9, 2012 at 2:17 pm #39069
Well, we stopped talking about Olds, Saturn, Hummer, and Saab. It stands to reason that eventually everyone will stop caring about Pontiac.
February 9, 2012 at 2:24 pm #39070
One can only hope.
February 13, 2012 at 11:53 pm #39097
Aint nobody going to be forgetting about Pontiac in my town haha…not with the huge windshield banner on my car that says PONTIAC. As much driving as I do, hundreds of people see it everyday and it’s pretty in your face haha. PontiacRulz!
February 20, 2012 at 3:56 pm #39122
February 20, 2012 at 9:54 pm #39125
Yes, if you really want to make a statement. Don’t buy another GM vehicle. Don’t reward them with your business by purchasing what you don’t want. GM does have a habit of trying to push other things down people’s throats.
February 20, 2012 at 10:31 pm #39126
February 25, 2012 at 5:05 pm #39160
Grawdaddy your a joke man. Stuff that hole in your face with a sock please.
February 26, 2012 at 11:47 am #39162
^Said the guy who was proud of a windsheld banner that he foolishly hopes will change the minds of the people he drives by.^
I’m a joke? Hardly.
You, on the other hand, are powerless to change anything.
February 26, 2012 at 12:11 pm #39164
June 20, 2012 at 7:39 pm #40236
Is not time to stop. I rather rebuild a Pontiac than buying a new GM product. Is funny to watch people. When Pontiac was announced that will be canned people complained, few year later as reprogrammed lambs now are complacent. People are so forgetful.
I am dying to see a brand new Trans Am…
June 21, 2012 at 3:28 pm #40248
May 12, 2013 at 1:06 pm #41387
Never stop talking about Pontiac.
But it is time to understand the odds of it return and the reality of it are slim to none.
Pontiac and the best of Pontiac will always be with us in the cars they built and got right. We may forget some of the failures like the G4 and Aztek.
Some may have a hard time accepting the reality of it but it is what it is.
June 7, 2013 at 12:17 pm #42725
What’s a Pontiac?
July 3, 2013 at 9:48 pm #44096
Having bought several Pontiacs over the past decade or so – I get solicitations from GM periodically that perhaps I’d like to buy a new Buick – to which I reply – ” Bring Back Pontiac !! – dump the UAW – won’t buy another GM until you do ~”
Well here’s the counter-reply from GM:
Dear Sir or Madam,
Good morning. Thank you for contacting General Motors and for your interest in our vehicles! We appreciate the time you have taken to write us and allowing us the opportunity to assist you.
First off, we would like to thank you for being a GM customer. Your current and future business means a lot to us. Your comments will be documented and forwarded to the appropriate department so that they will have an effect on future models. Periodically we review vehicles to achieve a better balance to meet customer’s needs for quality, style, value and to stay competitive. We found that consumer demand for Pontiac models were not significant enough to continue production. However, if the demand for Pontiac models increases, we will certainly consider offering them again.
Once again thank you for contacting us and letting us know how you feel. At General Motors, we strive to provide exceptional customer service. If we can be of any further assistance please email us or call 1-800-462-8976 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8am to 9pm Eastern Time, and Saturday 9am to 6pm. Thank you for contacting General Motors.
The General Motors Marketing Team
NOTE THAT STATEMENT IF DEMAND INCREASES THEY’ll BRING IT BACK ~
August 12, 2013 at 2:04 am #45606
I think now in almost 2014 it is safe to say that there is a better chance of Pontiac coming back into the market! I am not saying that it will, but now that GM is profiting (greedy bastards, I’m kidding) Pontiac has a much more stable environment to succeed in the market. Back in 2009, GM didn’t have enough money to completely redesign the brand image of Pontiac, Bob Lutz tried with the Solstice and G8, but it was already too late. I think where S**t hit the fan for Pontiac is when they redesigned the 2004 model year Grand Prix (horrid quality, kind’ve ugly in a way), and when they got rid of the Bonneville in 2005, The G6 should have been refreshed/redesigned sooner, the G3 and G5 should have even came out, the G8 should have had a wagon and sedan, they should have created a 5th gen. GTO (Coupe60), a new Trans Am would have been nice, they should have redesigned the Torrent sooner, they should have redesigned the Vibe to compete with cars like the Subaru Outback, Jetta Sportwagon, and much more.. .. ..
March 18, 2018 at 3:42 pm #476823
Does anybody here read the news. Pontiac outsold Buick 2 to 1 here in the states, but, Buick is considered upscale [something like Lexus] in China, an extremely large growing market. GM did not want to tarnish Buicks name by dissolving it here, so Pontiac had to go. Unfortunately, the only GM cars I now would buy is a C7 [got 1], maybe a Camaro, and a Sierra 1500 which I already have [never again]…
March 18, 2018 at 4:20 pm #476856
As many say, and saying…I am now a buy of FORD who makes excitement which I would have never before in the past. I grew up with Camaros, Trans Am, and various others but not anymore will I patronize this American Brand. Bye Bye GM…Hello Ford and Jeep!!!
October 27, 2018 at 8:50 am #513315
I just want them back
April 2, 2022 at 9:29 am #698661
I would be happy with a car from gm with a real Pontiac engine.
It’s tough to find a Pontiac with a real Pontiac engine, I see are Pontiac’s with gm corporate engines but none with real engines that were built for and by Pontiac.
September 1, 2022 at 7:24 pm #722920
I know it was a captive import/badge engineered, but my 04 Pontiac GTO is still, most likely, my favorite car (that I’ve owned). It was my first “domestic” (i.e., “made” by Americans) and after 3 Nissan/Datsuns, it really showed me the potential of a good V8, some half decent build quality, a strong chassis, and a decently appointed interior.
I had to sell it due to life getting in the way, but without that experience I don’t think I’d have my Mustang or even consider cars like Corvettes and Camaros and, for that reason, Pontiac left an indelible mark on me.
September 8, 2022 at 7:43 am #723843
My first car was a ’76 Grand LeMans 2Dr Sport Coupe (used). Still probably the favorite of all the GM vehicles I’ve owned over the years. That is, until I take delivery of my Chevy Silverado 2500 Duramax. But like they say… You never forget your first!
January 8, 2023 at 3:17 pm #741481
GM wants to steer Pontiac fans to other GM brands? Not likely.
GM hasn’t sold anything that I’ve been interested in since 2018 or so, and that was a Silverado. Once the 2019 trucks came out, my mind was made up. I bought a new Ram, instead. I’m not unhappy about my choice.
My last new GM car was a 2004 Trailblazer. Before that was a 2001 Sonoma. I’ve bought several used GMs (mostly Pontiacs) since then. But nothing new.
As good as it is, the Camaro continues to look like a cartoon of itself. And the Corvette? It’s beautiful, but with all the “market adjustments”, I’ll pass. (No matter…. they already sell all the Corvettes they can build.)
Regarding Pontiac, GM’s major screwup with the GTO, was badging it as a Pontiac, in the first place.
Holden has always been compared to Chevy. Critics said the GTO looked like a Cavalier.
If GM had badged it as a Chevy, and called it a Chevelle SS, they’d probably still be building them, someplace.
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