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A case for Pontiacs return

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GM wouldn't stick a gun under their chin (and their electric car program) to sell the Pontiac brand name.  I like the idea though.

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Interesting idea. GM execs tried to pitch Pontiac as niche, RWD, performance brand prior to GM pulling the plug on Pontiac.

I don't think GM has the stones to bring Pontiac back, especially with them selling off Opel and stopping manufacturing of Holdens  in Australia. They seem to be selling off / out right now. 

I'd love to see Pontiac return but I don't see Mary Barra with the guts to do it.

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What if Pontiac was offered as a limited edition or exclusive release, say take the Camaro and do the Trans Am conversion? Or the CTS-V and offer an old name badge?

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Would love to see that like a lot of other people would Trans Am they couldn't make em fast enough and a ctsv rebadged as a Tempest let's get a petition off to GM asap:)

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Just bring the Holden tooling over here and we'll make Pontiac in America again like it should be

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I would hate to see a modern Trans Am.Just a rebadged crapmaro. All good things come to an end. Respect what we had. I hated the holden gto's. Fast yes but just another aero egg to me. 

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Copy that! 
For me the Camaro died after the 2nd generation, when they went to McPherson struts & went to a complete unibody. I understand their car designs are to make a profit, which is why I seldom leave a car stock. The OEMs often choose a design of a component based on cost not engineering function. 

 

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Really doubt Pontiac will ever return. But if it did would need to have an engine specific to Pontiac. Like maybe updated version of OHC 6....or else would be another rebadge. Of course it's possible GM might do a limited edition Camaro based  Firebird or GTO or something. Would be more of a sales gimmick than anything....

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9 hours ago, TWO LANE BLACK TOP said:

Really doubt Pontiac will ever return. But if it did would need to have an engine specific to Pontiac. Like maybe updated version of OHC 6....or else would be another rebadge. Of course it's possible GM might do a limited edition Camaro based  Firebird or GTO or something. Would be more of a sales gimmick than anything....

True but it would sell like hot cakes after nearly a decade without anything new. I agree with you though, I doubt Pontiac will return.

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I have been a GM guy for all of my life. (pontiac and Oldsmobile)..Have owned As many Olds as I have Pontiacs..Even though they never offered a pony car..(I do still have a 1971 442..Holiday coupe 455 4 speed) As far as I'm concerned GM has 5 srikes against it...The first one..Bought new Olds Silhouette in 2003 With on star..A few years  later when everything went digital (GM) knew it was coming years ahead of time..Like the rest of us did. They didn't offer a retro fit. Rendering the On Star that I paid extra for at the time completely useless.. 2nd strike.. They killed Oldsmobile.. Which along with Buick and Cadillac were the 3 original GM divisions..3rd strike..No more Firebirds. 4th strike..Was going to buy a new GTO..when they were rereleased.. The local dealerships around here decided to Jack the prices up way over the sticker price..(NOT going to pay over sticker for anything don't care what it is).. Still can't believe people were dumb enough to buy them at the hyper elevated prices..I guess that's why the dealerships were able to get away With it..5th strike.. GM Killed Pontiac..The only way I would buy a new GM product would be if they offered a stripper package (no power accessories Windows seats etc.) on the Camaro. Have checked into it..Will probably never happen. Can't believe. I'm saying this..Will probably be new 5.0 mustang in my future instead of any new GM product..

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