- Bloated costs that all GM divisions are forced to absorb into the cost of producing their cars from a standpoint of UAW costs. I have not seen the UAW reaction to the news of the death of Pontiac and the resulting closing factories, but the UAW needs to buck up and admit that they are in no small part responsible for insisting on too much money and to mediocre a build quality
- Marketing- I've not seen a good commercial for the Pontiac brand in so long that I can not even remember one. Pontiac has a couple of great models on the market right now. The Pontiac Solstice and the Pontiac G8. both of these models deserve to live. I don't know where GM should put them in, but hey the G8 is actually a renamed Holden car model made in Australia. Hopefully this vehicle will have a chance to live on as a Buick or something else. Nonetheless, GM has done a terrible job of putting forth the Pontiac line up, whilst they pushed the very lame models offered by the Chevrolet division.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Well as a kid growing up in the 70's the car we all really wanted was that badass Trans Am made famous by Burt Reynolds in "Smokey and the Bandit." It is a sad day really, and it is not so much an issue of the cars they have been producing, but it is a reflection of two things.
Posted by Jeffrey Plumley at 9:58 PM