RIP Pontiac

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    No longer building excitement...

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    GM to pull the plug on Pontiac car brand - Apr. 24, 2009

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- General Motors is preparing to announce that the Pontiac car brand, once marketed as GM's "Excitement division," will be killed off, according to a source familiar with the decision.

    An official announcement is expected Monday. GM spokesman Jim Hopson declined to comment on Pontiac's fate, saying the automaker has no announcements to make at this time.
     
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    idots.....that was the only good line they had.....
     
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    They shouldn't be taking advantage of an Indian like that anyway.
     
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    Man, and I was so close to saving up enough money to get a Pontiac Firebird with an eagle painted on the hood, a t-top, and wear a netted half-shirt like the Marines where I grew up in San Diego.

    Shoot!

    My dreams are gone.
     
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    I guess I'll have to settle for a Trans-Am.


    Wait a minute....
     
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    My friend is thinking about getting a Pontiac G8 GT right now ...
     
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    Not that it already wouldn't lose 50% of its value within the first 24 hours of ownership much like many new cars do, but your friend is making a serious mistake if he/she ever wishes to sell it.

    For roughly the same money, your friend can buy a 2010 Ford Fusion which are selling like hotcakes and are very much in demand right now. If your friend buys a hybrid, which are selling for cheap due to the decreased demand - he'll have excellent resale value when oil goes to $200/barrel when either inflation kicks in or people jump to commodities because of the severely weakened dollar.
     
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    Buy a Honda Civic.

    At ten years it will run like the Ford in one.

    At twenty years the Civic will run reasonably.

    The Ford will be in a junkyard.
     
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    You're a fucking idiot.
     
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    Lycurgus Who is Obama, really...??

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    I have two Fords over 25 years old and they great, never needing a major repair.
     

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