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Posted By: George Schire
Posted On: Thursday October 10, 2019 at 12:16 PM
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.

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Message thread:

What happened to Pontiac? by John Kuvakas #44473Moderator
What a shame! (EOM) by John Bono #44473.1
Watching that vid makes me sadly yearn for my '70 Trans-Am. At least by Steve Jakubczak #44473.1.1
Pontiac Demise by Rand Anderson #44473.2
I will never buy another GM product because of the Pontiac/Olds demise. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #44473.3
I used to be upset when Pontiac and other brands eliminated. Then it dawned on me that the by George Schire #44473.4
Yeah...but...but....the history and nostalgia of the name means a lot to me. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #44473.4.1
I agree. But, by the time they ceased production... by John Kuvakas #44473.4.1.1Moderator
Back in the day each brand was a separate division under GM's corporate flag.. The cars produced by Bruce Gibbins #44473.5
So with regard to "brand loyalty", what if Chevy decided to call their next car Pontiac? by George Schire #44473.5.1
We are both on the same page, George. Scope my post again..... by Bruce Gibbins #44473.5.1.1
George and Bruce I agree with both of your thoughts. (EOM) by Bob Jackman #44473.
True enough you guys, but depressing. Makes vintage cars more important! (EOM) by Jack Dodds #44473.
Our wonderful government under Obama forced GM into eliminating brands. So, although Pontiac outsold by steve kiraly #44473.6

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