The Pontiac division of General Motors had long served a function similar to Ford's Mercury or sister division Oldsmobile: take consumers ready for a move upmarket (from, in this instance, Chevrolet) and keep them within the GM fold. And for 90+ years the Pontiac division did just that. Although some decades could be described as forgettable, once Pontiac discovered the 'Wide Track' in the late '50s it was Katy-bar-the-door. The GTO became both a motoring and marketing icon, while the Firebird Trans-Am co-starred with actor Burt Reynolds in a smokin' hot film series. There were, of course, more recent successes, but not enough to keep GM from closing the doors as part of their 2009 restructuring.

The older Pontiacs, if not absolute classics, certainly qualify for special interest, while newer coupes and sedans (notably the GTO revival and Australian-built G5) are enjoying a revival of interest, dampened only by the few sold as new cars. The good news continues with the availability of service; despite Pontiac's orphaned status, continued service - along with the necessary parts - are readily available.


2010 Pontiac G3
2010 Pontiac G3
MSRP:
$14,275
Engine:
1.6L I-4
MPG:
27 City / 34 HWY
2010 Pontiac G6
2010 Pontiac G6
MSRP:
$21,275
Engine:
2.4L I-4
MPG:
22 City / 30 HWY
2010 Pontiac Vibe
2010 Pontiac Vibe
MSRP:
$16,100
Engine:
1.8L I-4
MPG:
26 City / 32 HWY
2009 Pontiac G3
2009 Pontiac G3
MSRP:
$14,335
Engine:
1.6L I-4
MPG:
27 City / 34 HWY
2009 Pontiac G5
2009 Pontiac G5
MSRP:
$16,980
Engine:
2.2L I-4
MPG:
25 City / 37 HWY
2009 Pontiac G6
2009 Pontiac G6
MSRP:
$20,490
Engine:
2.4L I-4
MPG:
22 City / 30 HWY
10 reasons why you should buy a Pontiac Aztek right now

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Junkyard Gem: 1987 Pontiac Safari Station Wagon

The big faux-woodie wagon was in decline in the late 1980s, but Pontiac kept the faith.

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This junkyard '91 Grand Am is as hooptie as it gets

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Florida man runs down bikers in traffic

A Florida biker and his passenger got a nasty surprise when a road rage incident turned ugly.
Even Ferrari swept up in latest Takata recall expansion

Eight manufacturers recall 12 million more affected vehicles.

About 4.5 million of the affected vehicles are Hondas.
GM expands headlight recall to 180k Buicks and Pontiacs

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GM replacing passenger airbags in over 243,000 Pontiac Vibes

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