Pontiac

2009 Pontiac G3 Launched

GM announced their latest creation – the ALL NEW 2009 Pontiac G3.  And by “all new”, of course I mean “rebadged Chevy Aveo”.  No one likes the Aveo when it’s wearing a Chevy badge.  Who would like it wearing the arguably less attractive Pontiac grille?  I say arguably because the Aveo grille is no thing […]

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2009 Pontiac G8 GXP gets 415 HP

Four hundred and fifteen ponies.  Six point 2 liter small block pushrod V8.  Rear wheel drive American sedan.  Six speeds – complete with 3 pedals.  Put all that together and you get the 2009 Pontiac G8 GXP – one badass machine.  Forget the stupid name.  Forget the fact that Pontiac isn’t a brand you’d really […]

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2009 Pontiac G6 Refresh

The Pontiac G6 is getting a baby update for the 2009 model year.  Overall it’s a pretty good looking car, especially in coupe form.  Rather than going for an all-out overhaul, GM is just tweaking a little bit in the nose area.  The twin air intakes merge into a single intake, with fog lamps hanging […]

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2009 Pontiac G8 GXP – Shift for yourself

Bummed that the G8 GT doesn’t offer a meat cleaver?  Be bummed no more.  Today Pontiac revealed the 2009 G8 GXP, complete with available 6 speed manual.  For those of you who aren’t up on Pontiac speak, just know this – GXP is Pontiac for “go fast”.  As in, Corvette-powered fast.  Yes folks, the G8 […]

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Pontiac Solstice Coupe

Pontiac “accidentally”  put up this photo featuring the upcoming Solstice Coupe.  I say that in quotes because I don’t think big automakers leak upcoming models unless it’s on purpose.  In this case, it sounds like they’re trying to generate some buzz by confirming the rumored coupe.  Well GM, here’s your free publicity.  Can’t wait until […]

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2008 Pontiac G8 Review

Rear wheel drive.  Corvette powered American muscle car.  Made in Australia, but who cares.  Already you have the makings of a great vehicle, deserving of a great name.  So what does Pontiac come up with?  G8.  G8 evokes about as much emotion as, well, G6.  That is to say, none.  Starting with such a great […]

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Pontiac – Where’s the Excitement? Ultimate Lineup

Pontiac is GM’s “Excitement Division”, at least by their standards.  The problem is that very few of their models are particularly exciting.  With the announcement by GM that there will be no new Firebird or Trans Am, the prospects get even worse. Today I’ll be going through their lineup of 7 cars and ruthlessly deciding […]

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2008 Pontiac Solstice Coupe

Pontiac has another home run in the making.  Due in 2008 or early 2009, Pontiac will release a hardtop coupe version of their fast selling Solstice.  The jury is still out on whether it will be a 2008 or 2009 model – I’ll pass on any info as it becomes available. When the Solstice Coupe […]

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