sounds good to me.id like a 69 judge,a 2008 GXP coupe,and one of the newer GTOs too.make sure not to drop them from too high up.My belief is that GM like any company that wants to continue to be relevant and make as much profit as they can, will continue to explore viable market niches as opportunities present themselves.
The Pontiac brand is no longer with us, but the market niches for the kinds of GOOD cars that Pontiac provided will always be with us. Unless Google and Apple take over the market and we no longer have cars but meerly transportation devices that take us to the market and home with our goods. Those that are not flown in directly by Amazon. Which by the way I am looking forward to instant gratification that aerial delivery will provide!
:agree::agree:Same "blog" has a link to a video of a guy taking a sledgehammer to a Ford F150 aluminum panel with no demonstration of a sledgehammer to a steel panel. (Which I'm pretty sure would crumple also.)
It used to be "opnions are like a$$holes, everybody has one." That became "websites are like a$$holes, everybody has one." It's now "every a$$hole has his own website."
All that being said, the author is right. GM killed Pontiac because it's other brands had higher market acceptance and value.
In other words, he's written a brand new article that is simply repeating what everyone already know 5 years ago.
Well, this a$$hole doesn't have his own website, so I'll share my opinion on the "bail out". It was a government managed bankruptcy, though our government will try to convince us otherwise. As in most bankruptcies, the manager has power to decide what assets to salvage and which will "go away". I believe in the case of GM it was an easy way for the company to do just what you said - get rid of it's own internal competition - without the union becoming upset. "Yes, we cut union jobs, but it was the 'big bad bankruptcy' that caused it, not us." That quote could be used by both GM and the U.S. government because GM needs those workers and the government needs those voters.First off, Chickenwire, some of your comments kill me. :lol: I almost feel like I should pay an admission fee just to read them. Keep them coming.
Secondly, Didn't GM kill the Pontiac and other brands because the government said here's a big pile of money and by the way get rid of these self competing products within your own company. I know that's an over-simplification of the situation but that is what basically happened with the bail-out, right?
At the same time that they moved to different sheet metal and stickers, they also went to common engines which served to further blur any differentiation between the divisions.Back in the 70's my basketball coach had a Chevy Jimmy. It had Chevy Blazer emblems on the right side and GMC Jimmy emblems on the left side.
True "way back when" Pontiac was it's own company and then "division", but the engineering gets grouped and eventually the mega-company is just putting different sheet metal and stickers on similar vehicles.
And yes, retaining ownership of the name, logos, etc. means GM can "whip it out" later and I suspect eventually we'll see it. (The Pontiac name, that is.)