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Category Archives: Pontiac

1975-1987 Pontaic Acadian: Three Makes a Crowd


If you are old enough, you might remember the Chevrolet Chevette. It was one of my favorite small cars while growing up in the ’80s. That was before the Civic … Continue reading

March 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

1969 Pontiac Trans Am: Getting Respect


As Trans Ams go, the first generation may well be the least favorite of all of them. It’s design was hastily cobbled together and to make matters worse Mercury’s new … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

1995 – 1999 Pontiac Sunfire: The Value of Style


In what soon amounted the final hurrah for Pontiac’s version of the J car, the ’95-’99 was the Sunfire was a fresh restart, replacing the Sunbird as Pontiac’s compact car. … Continue reading

April 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

1974 Pontiac GTO: “My Little GTO” Gets Smaller


The ranks of the American muscle car club was fading fast as the ’70s evolved. Prominent players like the Javelin, Chevelle SS and Barracuda were in their final years by 1974. Many … Continue reading

June 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

2009 Pontiac G3: When 3 Is the Loneliest Number


In the sad drama that was the last years of GM’s Pontiac division, one car stood out for its virtual lack of impact on sales or the Pontiac legacy. The Korean built G3 … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

1982-1991 Pontiac 6000 STE: Getting In the Game


There was a time when the slogan ‘Pontiac Builds Excitement” was really beginning to mean something in the early ’80s. GM’s excitement division appeared to be on a roll while … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · 4 Comments

2003-2006 Pontiac GTO: The Last of a Legend?


Don’t mess with muscle cars, or at least their legacies. Bob Lutz, the once chairman of North American GM found that out the hard way. After reading a glowing 2000 … Continue reading

April 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

1990-1996 Pontiac Fiero: The Fiero Is Dead, Long Live the Fiero!


The decision had been made to axe the Fiero as early as the winter of 1987. After a sizable investment in improving the 1988 models, GM decided that there was … Continue reading

April 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

1977-1980 Pontiac Firebird Esprit Special Editions: Birds of a Different Color


1970’s era Firebirds often evoke images of big V8’s and tire smoking. Pontiac recognized that for every V8 powered Trans-Am that it sold, four or five V6 powered cars would leave … Continue reading

March 30, 2013 · 13 Comments

1994-1998 Pontiac Grand Am: Middle America’s Favorite Midsized Sedan?


By the 90’s, the Grand Am (GA) had become Pontiac’s sales leader. For a brand that touted itself as “Building Excitement”, with a long history of GTO’s and Firebirds, it … Continue reading

January 9, 2013 · 1 Comment