Showing posts in the category of Pontiac

Bob Lutz Explains How The Pontiac Aztek Got Made


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Bad planning, bad management, bad culture; these are all things that came to a tipping point at General Motors in the late 1990s when the Pontiac Aztek was developed.

GM Issues Five Recalls for 10 Models and 2.7 Million Cars


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Move out of the way Toyota, we have a new poster boy for recalls: GM. The Detroit carmaker told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Thursday that it has issued five separate safety recalls covering approximately 2.7 million vehicles in the United States, which will cost the company about $200 million in the second quarter.

Yay or Nay for $65k 2012 Camaro-Based Pontiac Trans Am Bandit?


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More than sixty grand is a lot of money for a used car, even more so for an aftermarket build that pays tribute to a dead brand and vehicle range – in this instance, the fire-breathing Pontiac Trans Am Bandit, based on a 2012 Camaro Convertible 2SS V8, which you can jump into brand new for $43,250.

This 1964 Pontiac Catalina Safari is a Massive Wagon with 550 HP


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Were you to bring this tastefully modified 1964 Pontiac Catalina Safari to Europe, people would be shocked, especially when you arrived at your destination and had to park… It’s much more of an imposing car than even the latest of fast German wagons can muster, and this particular example also goes as fast as one of those too.

GM Avoided Ignition Switch Redesign to Save About $1 Per Car


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Some disturbing information has surfaced during the U.S. congressional hearings related to the ignition switch defect that has caused at least 13 deaths. According to an internal GM document provided to investigators, General Motors decided in 2005 not to replace the faulty ignition switch on new cars because it would have added less than a dollar to the cost of each vehicle.

GM Recalls Another 1.3 Million Vehicles in the U.S.


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If it seems like we're reporting about a GM recall of some sort every week or so, it's because we are – and this isn't related to the 1st of April… GM's newest action involves more than 1.3 million vehicles over concerns about sudden loss of electric power steering assist.

Unfinished Bugatti Veyron Replica Lies on a 2004 Pontiac GTO


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If you've set your heart on obtaining a Veyron, you now have the added option of Bugatti's newly launched Certified Pre-Owned Program, but if your weekly paycheck and bank account disagree, you could always fool your inner cravings with a replica.

GM Offers $500 Discounts and Free Loaners to Owners of Recalled Cars, Starts Repairs on April 7


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General Motors has announced that it is offering a $500 cash allowance toward the purchase or lease of a new car to all of the 1.37 million U.S. owners of cars recalled for a faulty ignition switch. The carmaker is also advising dealers to offer free loaner cars to concerned customers.

Own an HHR, Solstice, Ion or Sky? You're Also Affected by GM's Mega Ignition Recall


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GM has announced it is expanding the recall of Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 to 2003-2007 model year vehicles including 2003-2007 Saturn Ions, 2006-2007 Chevrolet HHRs, 2006-2007 Pontiac Solstice and 2006-2007 Saturn Sky models.

Massive GM Recall for 778k Cobalts and G5s Due to Ignition Turning Off - Linked to Fatal Crashes


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General Motors has issued a sweeping recall of 778,562 Chevrolet Cobalts and Pontiac G5s from the 2005 through 2007 model years in North America because of an ignition switch problem.

In these cars, the weight on the key ring and/or road conditions such as going off road, or experiencing heavy jolting, may cause the ignition switch to move out of the "run" position, turning off the engine as well as most of electrical components, including air bags.

OMG! A True 1984 Pontiac Fiero Survivor with Only 171 Miles!


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Whatever you do, please do not share this story with anyone remotely affiliated with the manufacturing, selling or even having a hobby related to replica cars. We all know how most Pontiac Fieros end up

This is the Aftermath of a Dutch Police Versus Classic Pontiac Firebird Chase


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The Dutch police from the eastern Gelderland region had an unusual chase on their hands recently. Using various VW squad cars, including a Touran MPV and a Polo, they chased down and stopped a reckless driver at the wheel of a first-gen classic (1967-1969) Pontiac Firebird convertible.

Past Beauties: 1956 Pontiac Club de Mer Concept Car


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One of the concept cars displayed at the 1956 General Motors Motorama show was the Pontiac Club de Mer, a futuristic roadster that was designed by Paul Gillian under the supervision of famed GM designer and engineer Harley Earl. This particular study and other GM “Futuristic Dream Cars” of the time, pointed the way to cars of the future - or at least they tried to.

Oddball 1988 Ford Concept GT with Pontiac Fiero Heart and Soul


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Have you ever stumbled across a car that has you scratching your head for any number of reasons, but mostly about its origins? Well, we did when we saw this "1988 Ford Concept 2000 GT" purportedly "built by GM", which allegedly made 13 of them.

Proud Owner Shows Off KITT Doppelganger which he Zealously Created


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Movie car replicas vary greatly in their quality, and sadly most who take on the endeavor of actually trying to convert an existing car into their boyhood dream end up with a half-ass attempt that is not really worthy to show off. We’ve seen so many of those, that we’re thankful for the few people out there that are dedicated and passionate enough to do a thorough job.

Trans Am Depot Releases Video Teaser for 2014 Pontiac GTO Model


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If you’re a fan of the look and style of the 1969 Pontiac GTO, yet you want a modern car based on something fresh and fun, like the current Chevy Camaro, then Trans Am Depot’s 2014 GTO model is definitely worth a look. Now, the company released a video teaser showing it off, though no technical details have been released yet, keeping us all in the dark.

First Official Video of 2014 Need for Speed Movie


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Over the past few months, we've seen photographs (scoops, if you will), and even a couple of videos from the film sets of the Need for Speed movie, which is scheduled for release in March 2014, but they were all shot by fans, nothing official, until earlier today, when Ford shared a picture of the hero car, a specially designed, wide-body 2013 Mustang.

If that picture got your engines running, then the first official video from the makers of the movie will surely hit some high revs.

Warning, Micro Car Mayhem Film Contains Graphic Clay Content


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Ah, the wonders of modern camera technology; combine that with some creative thinking, and ladies and gents, you have a winner, which in this case, is the Micro Mayhem short film made by the team at Buddy Laboratories.

It's a stop-motion-style animation that features two Micro Machines, including a sheriff's Pontiac GTO and a truck with a…license to kill, on the chase.

Trans Am Depot's Hurst Edition Pleases Teen Girls and Road Workers Alike in New Ad


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The much-loved Pontiac Trans Am represents a unique page in American automotive history, and for those modern-day car buyers who are looking for the same styling cues in an up-to-date vehicle, Trans Am Depot has the answer.

They have been building a variety of Camaro-based Trans Am-inspired vehicles, and their latest offering is the Hurst Edition, which is featured in this official promo video.

Hot Wheels Elite's Limited Edition K.I.T.T. Rolls Out Just in Time for the Holiday Season


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One of the most popular icons of the decade that brought us big hairdos and even bigger shoulder pads was K.I.T.T., short for "Knight Industries Two Thousand".

It was the car of Michael Knight, played by Germany's favorite son, David Hasselhoff, in the original action-adventure television series, 'Knight Rider'. K.I.T.T. was a blacked out, heavily customized and highly intelligent version [pun intended] of the 1982 Pontiac Trans-Am.