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Finally Official: Pontiac is dead

2009 Pontiac Solstice Coupe GXP – Click above for high-res image gallery

Consumer Reports may restore Toyota "Recommended" ratings next week

Consumer Reports may be ready to offer a vote of confidence in Toyota, depending on the outcome of the Japanese automaker's current Congressional Hearings on Toyota Safety here in the United States, says CR Senior Director David Champion.

BREAKING: Toyota adds another 1.1M cars to floor mat recall

1/27/10 Toyota pedal entrapment recall vehicles – Click above for high-res image gallery

Don't Forget Me! Pontiac Vibe also included in Toyota recall

Pontiac Vibe – Click above for high-res image gallery

REPORT: Toyota to end production at NUMMI in March

2009 Toyota Matrix - Click above for high-res image gallery

Dampened: Pontiac Vibe production ends this August

It was originally thought that the Vibe would be the terminal Pontiac, but now that we've learned that the Excitement runs out of the NUMMI plant by the end of August we're not so sure. While the curtain will drop on the Vibe, General Motors hasn't totally ruled out future co-production with Toyota at its joint venture in Fremont, CA.

eBay Finds of the Day: Pontiac Vibe GT-R and G6 GXP SEMA showcars

Pontiac G6 GXP (above) and Vibe GT-R (below right) SEMA show cars – Click either image to view in high resolution

Pontiac Vibe to be replaced with another shared Toyota model?

2009 Pontiac Vibe – Click above for high-res image gallery

CAFE rules could bring G3 subcompact from Pontiac to U.S. market

Despite already selling a version of the Toyota Matrix as the Pontiac Vibe, it seems that the coffers at General Motors may bring the Pontiac G3 to the U.S. market. Already sold to our neighbors up north, though known in Canada as the Wave, the G3 is a slightly revised Chevrolet Aveo, which is currently the cheapest vehicle the General offers for sale in the U.S. Oddly enough, the G3 would not post significantly better fuel economy figures than the already available Vibe, though it would undercu

Recall Watch: Toyota, GM recalling 660,000 vehicles for window defect

Joint manufacturing ventures allow both automakers to share resources and platforms, but unfortunately, it also means they share problems. Such is the case with GM and Toyota, whose NUMMI plant in Fremont, California, put out 540,000 Toyota Matrixes, Corollas and 123,00 Pontiac Vibes with faulty bolts that hold in the glass on the two front doors. The 660,000 2003-2004 vehicles equipped with power windows are being recalled after 500 complaints, 36 claimed injuries and one crash (?!) were report

Pontiac cuts $1,500 off base price of Vibe, starts under $16k

Click the image above for a high-res gallery of the 2009 Pontiac Vibe.

Are GM and Toyota working on a hybrid together?

The evidence: rumor had it at the LA Auto Show that customers would soon have the option of buying a hybrid Toyota Matrix and a hybrid Pontiac Vibe; the 2009 Pontiac Vibe is made at NUMMI, a GM-Toyota joint venture manufacturing plant where the Matrix is also made; Toyota's already got its hybrid synergy drive -- so is GM working on a hybrid with Toyota, or will they use Toyota's hybrid tech

Why does the 2009 Pontiac Vibe continue to use Toyota engines?

Pontiac officially unveiled the 2009 edition of the Vibe hatchback yesterday, and a question has been raised by several commentors about the powertrain lineup. As we all know, the Vibe shares a platform with the Toyota Corolla and all of its derivatives. The question of why the Vibe uses the Toyota engines rather than GM's own Ecotec lineup was raised during the press conference. After all the 2.4L

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