I used to be upset when Pontiac and other brands eliminated. Then it dawned on me that the
name put on a car was just that, "a name". General Motors is still producing cars, and it doesn't matter what the finished product is labeled, it is still a GM car. I mean seriously, if they wanted to, they could label a Chevrolet as a Pontiac, and the name wouldn't change it being a GM car, would it? Of course not. Same with Oldsmobile. GM just isn't labeling any cars with that name on them. But GM still produces cars. As is the case with every Pontiac or Oldsmobile that was labeled as a Trans Am or Super 88 etc., etc. They are just letters that are attached to GM cars. Of course the same is true for Ford's Mercury, and Edsel name and for Chrysler's Plymouth, DeSoto, and Imperial. So this question is asked. If the NEXT Chevrolet, Buick, or Cadillac rolled off the assembly line and instead of one of those three names put on it, it was labeled as a Pontiac or Oldsmobile...wouldn't it still be a GM car? So folks, the cars aren't gone, just the names.