Showing posts in the category of Pontiac

Pontiac Firefly Meets Death Via Caterpillar D11 Buldozer


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Watching cars get destroyed is not a pretty sight, especially when we’re talking about expensive vehicles that can still be of use to someone.

But the consumer society we live in dictates that millions of cars should be crushed each year in junkyards all over the world.

KITT Gains Wide-Body Kit In This 'Knight Rider Tribute' Rendering


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If you grew up in the 80s, or even early 90s, then you definitely know the TV show Knight Rider with its famous talking Pontiac Trans Am.

Want To Own The Coolest Pontiac Ever, The 1964 Banshee Concept?


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Have you ever wanted to own a one-off concept car? Well, here’s your chance.

GM Thanks Customers For Buying 500 Million Of Its Vehicles Since 1908 [w/Video]


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GM has reached the impressive milestone of 500 million vehicles built over 106 years, the most of any automaker by far. The company has decided the best approach to mark the event was to thank its customers all over the world.

Persian Builds Golden Pontiac Trans Am, Is Selling It For $3.7 Million!


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True story – when I first saw this Pontiac Trans Am ad on German classifieds site Mobile, I thought I read €3,400 in the asking price, which would have been fine, but I somehow missed three additional zeros…

Are They For Real? Man Clings On Pontiac, Driver Speeds Away!


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Bystanders at a Zia music store parking lot in Phoenix, Arizona, witnessed and filmed an absurd incident during which a man jumped on the bonnet of a Pontiac Grand Prix.

Son Gives Father First-Gen Pontiac GTO for His 60th Birthday


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Of all the gifts a son can offer to his father, there are very few that come close to a car. And when that car is very similar to one the father drove in his teen years, it goes without saying that the gift will be greatly appreciated.

GM CEO Mary Barra Won’t Receive Award After Recall Protest


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The National Women's History Museum was to honor General Motors CEO Mary Bara with the Katharine Graham Living Legacy Award at a ceremony held in Washington, DC, next Monday. It turns, after all, than not only won’t receive the award but won’t be attending the event at all.

Pontiac Firebird Almost Squashes Nine Women


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A freak accident on the streets of Kaliningrad in Russia almost claimed the lives of nine women, including three teens, when an older Pontiac Firebird crashed into a turning car.

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