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Postby VforVIBE » Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:57 am

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During General Motors’ bankruptcy, the President’s Auto Task Force, in cooperation with GM leadership, decided that GM had to reduce its number of brands. Initially, GM decided to place Hummer, Saab, and Saturn up for sale. As you may know, Saab was sold to Spyker, and both Hummer and Saturn were eventually discontinued.

The Pontiac brand was discontinued due to the concern that five core brands were too large to maintain focus through bankruptcy. It was agreed that Pontiac would be discontinued, but as part of the bankruptcy, New GM would retain ownership of the Pontiac brand. This decision was made in order to ensure that GM could return the brand to production if demand warranted.

Clearly, General Motors has learned from the failure of their wind down of Oldsmobile, where 80% of customers defected to non-GM brands. Pontiac customers are at high risk to defecting to Ford, Mazda, Scion, Volkswagen, and Mitsubishi. For this reason alone (as well as others), we believe that GM can be convinced to resume production of Pontiac.

And that, is why this site was created. We care about General Motors (after all, as Americans, we are all shareholders currently), and we want to see this turnaround a success. Without a sport car badge, General Motors will lose a key young demographic of customers looking for economical, fuel-efficient sport cars.


Did you know that Pontiac still outranks Buick in Google search popularity 2:1?

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Re: BringPontiacBack.org (VforVIBE)

Postby star_deceiver » Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:27 am

Quote, originally posted by VforVIBE »
[Did you know that Pontiac still outranks Buick in Google search popularity 2:1?

I found that out last night on FP!!!

GM needs to bring back the Solstice...IMO

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Postby VforVIBE » Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:37 am

Quote, originally posted by star_deceiver »
GM needs to bring back the Solstice...IMO

That's not all it needs to bring back...

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Postby tpollauf » Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:49 am

That would almost seem like a MIRACLE, but a welcomed miracle. They really need to somehow make this happen before they lose anymore market share
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Postby 808 Vibes » Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:31 am

Bookmarked. I'll definetely be in on this. Thanks, V!

Killing off their second most profitable division...one with a niche market:

GM, I WILL NOT buy another car from you ever again until you do.

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Postby beemerphile1 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:04 pm

I really couldn't care less what GM does regarding Pontiac. However if GM was so inclined it would give them a great opportunity to re-create the brand. It would be nice to see them come back as a sport car division with modern versions of GTOs and Firebirds/Trans Ams.
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Postby jake75 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:41 am

Sell the brand to Chrysler - Pontiac would go well with Cherokee. GM can call one of their new models the "Custer".

As for any care about General Motors and wanting to see this turnaround a success, my Ford stock would do better without them.

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Postby 808 Vibes » Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:09 am

BUMP!
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Postby ponta2147 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:03 am

If Pontiac did come back, the Vibe wouldn't be coming back anyway... too bad, because a Vibe GT with the turbo LNF engine from the Solstice GXP (and other GM vehicles) would be hot. Me want.

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Postby 03VibeOttawa » Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:03 pm

I guess I'm too young to be nostalgic for the Pontiac brand. I would like my car just as much if it were a Chevy Vibe.
I'd rather have a car company that is more lean and less likely to fail.
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Postby djkeev » Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:17 pm

You know, I'm older, I well remember the birth and excitement of the pony car phase of automobile advancement. I remember the performance cars as well, even had a 68 chevy malibu.

What is done is done. Major mistakes were made, the market changed and a giant FAIL is stamped across Pontiac's nameplate.
The odds of bringing it back are probably quite slim.

Now, I know Wikipedia isn't the scholarly site some think it is but it does come in handy at times for inexact lists.

I was going to copy and paste the list of failed US nameplates but once I opened it up I'll post the link to the list.

The list is LONG!!!
Pontiac is simply one of the newest additions to a long history of automobile production in the USA that failed. It Joined Plymouth in the "P's".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L...urers

GM has dropped many nameplates in the USA, even before bankruptcy. GEO anyone? Daewoo? Isuzu (mostly trucks now I believe)? Opel? to name but a few.

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Postby lm7212 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:59 am

I love my Vibe, would welcome a GM/Toyota midsize hatchback with a longer wheelbase and great gas milage. Cars today are too low to the ground, a wildlife impact is a major expense with today's low plastic bumper covers. Is 7-8 inches of ground clearance and an option for a tubular steel impact guard with a skid plate too much to ask?


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