After 83 years, Pontiac is dead.
Due to the compromising situation GM is in because of the current economic situation, decades of beancounter mismanagement, and the stranglehold of our own bureaucratic nutjob, Barack Obama, Pontiac will be gone within a year.
In case you didn't know it, GM is now partially owned by the US government. Their (Obama's) first action was to force the resignation of former CEO Rick Wagoner... The guy, that in his short 8 year stint at GM, changed the company from making tin-can Cavaliers and minivans that look like Dustbusters to a company that makes cars like the new Malubu, Pontiac G8, new Chevy/GMC pickups, the Camaro, Corvette, the Volt... And so on. Because of him, GM started making cars people actually wanted to buy.
Now they're splitting GM at the seams. As of today, Saturn, Hummer, Saab, and most saddening... Pontiac... Are dead.
But... Buick lives on. The car company that hasn't inspired anyone under 70 years old in the last 30 years. Same goes for GMC, the purveyor of all-things-Chevy, but with a different grille. I just don't understand it.
I can see losing all the others, but Pontiac is a gigantic piece of American history. It could've lived on to be so much more, but the heavy hand of our current Socialist regime has pushed them out the door.
At the same time, there are current talks of Obama creating subsidies to give Chinese automakers (you know, the ones that steal intellectual property from other carmakers, and produce cars that are guaranteed to kill their occupants in anything more than a fender bender) a foothold in the American market. Absolutely fucking sickening.
83 years, come and gone... RIP Pontiac. I'll miss you.