Pontiac is not dead. We keep it alive everyday. Be pessimistic if you prefer but the chance exists that we will be joined by new models again someday.
You must have been hanging out on the Oldsmobile sites again. :lol:
Not saying that GM might not consider using the name again in the future if they thought it would make them some money, but before the crash, it wasn't doing that - quite the contrary. While the name appeals to a small community of enthusiasts, that won't be enough to get them to bring it back.
And after all, they are all the same cars anyway, no matter what badge you stick on the front of them - unless you are one of the willingly blind buyers that convinces themselves that having a Cadillac badge on the nose of a GMC truck makes it worth 30% more. Amazing what smoke, mirrors and advertising puffery can convince people to do.