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Muscle Cars Rule, Even In Tehran
Muscle Cars Rule, Even In Tehran

Even amidst the election protests and civil strife in Tehran, it appears that the city's muscle-car fans made time to meet and show off their V8-powered machines. We don't know a lot about the event shown--or when it took place--but a reader sent photos to The Atlantic's Daily Dish blog with the...Read More»

2009 Pontiac G8
General Motors Launches Six-Day, 72-Hour Sale

In an effort to keep the wheels of (re)invention rolling, General Motors has released plans for a "72-Hour Sale", which starts today and runs through July 6. By our calculations, that's considerably longer than 72 hours, but we're going to give GM the benefit of the doubt and assume they mean...Read More»

2009 Pontiac Vibe w/1SA
D-I-V-O-R-C-E: GM Calls it Quits with Toyota, NUMMI

General Motors is washing its hands of the joint venture it operates with Toyota in California--the NUMMI plant in Fremont, Calif., where the companies teamed to build the Pontiac Vibe, and where Toyota builds the Tacoma pickup and Corolla sedan. We've been telling you for months that GM probably...Read More»

2009 Pontiac Vibe w/1SA
Pontiac Dies in August With the 2010 Vibe; What Will NUMMI Do Next?

General Motors is shutting down the Pontiac brand--and now, it's confirmed the final Pontiac will be built in August 2009. GM said in a press release today that it would build the last Pontiac Vibe in about two months, bringing the history of the 90-year-old brand to a close. The Vibe is listed by...Read More»

1926 Pontiac 6-27 Series
Wanted: America's Oldest Pontiac...and Oldest Original Pontiac Owner

Pontiac may be about to recede rapidly into automotive history, but with 84 years of Ponchos out there (1926-2010), it'll be a long time before they're forgotten. Now, a Connecticut car event wants to commemorate the brand by highlighting the oldest Pontiac still in existence. Even better, it's...Read More»

2009 Pontiac G3
Not Hot: 2009 Pontiac G3 Is Slowest Selling Car in America

Some times I like to get lost in numbers. For example, just a few weeks ago I posted a story on the 20 Best Selling Vehicles in May. Now it's time for a different take. Call it schadenfreude, that funny German word used to describe the enjoyment one gets from an other's misfortune. While browsing...Read More»

Pontiac On Sale
Fire Sale Pricing: Fact Or Fiction

The law of supply and demand is what's at work here, folks. As auto sales continue at subterranean levels compared to a few years ago, there are deals to be had in the new car market. The bankruptcies and dealer closings at General Motors and Chrysler have only added more downward pricing on...Read More»

2009 Pontiac G8
Crossing Fingers For The Pontiac G8

Pontiac G8 fans--and we know there are a few of you--keep pitching those pennies down the wishing well: the G8 isn't dead yet. Yes, the Pontiac brand is still being phased out. And yes, GM's CEO Fritz Henderson has said flat-out that the Pontiac G8 GXP edition is a goner. However, General Motors'...Read More»

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General Motors' Holden Division Avoids Bankrputcy Axe: Cool RWD Chevrolets Still A Possibility

  In a move that mimics what might happen within an extended celebrity family, General Motors' Australian division, Holden, released a statement today that's essentially said, "We're doing just fine down here, thank you." The official language was more formal, and we quote, "Holden will continue...Read More»

2009 Pontiac Vibe GT
Vibe Booted With Pontiac…But Toyota JV Plant Still In GM's Future

We at TheCarConnection.com are sad to see the Vibe go along with the rest of the Pontiac brand. It ranks as one of our top-rated hatchbacks; and the latest version, with good fuel economy and a roomy, versatile interior, just strikes the right balance between practicality and sportiness for a lot...Read More»

2009 Pontiac Solstice Coupe
2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 and 2009 Pontiac Solstice Coupe: Instant Classics?

This is one thought that hatched over the past long weekend. When you combine the effects of the bad economy with actions of embattled manufacturers along with the Fed's new CAFE standards, what does this mean for enthusiasts or wannabe enthusiasts who have been considering a new vehicle purchase?...Read More»

1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa
Link Love From The Car Connection: Ferrari Goes For Big Bills, Rolls Royce Ghost In The Flesh, And A Flashback To Simpler Times

Big spender -- Well, someone out there still has money: a 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa has sold at auction for a whopping €9,020,000 ($12,135,000). No word on who the winner was, but we're pretty sure it wasn't us. At least we hope it wasn't. [Autogespot] Pardon me, ragazzi-- Speaking of Ferrari...Read More»

2009 Pontiac Solstice GXP
GM Tosses Lifesaver at Saturn Sky, Pontiac Solstice

General Motors is willing to sell off the Delaware factory that builds the Saturn Sky and Pontiac Solstice as it hurtles toward a May 31 collision with bankruptcy court and federal overseers. In a press conference this morning, GM's CEO Fritz Henderson said the twin roadsters plus the assembly...Read More»

2003 Pontiac Vibe
2003 Pontiac Vibe GT Will Live Longer Than My Pontiac Dealer

 Snarky person that I am, I must point out that the blogging software here at FamilyCarGuide.com won't be dropping the Pontiac brand. Long after GM drops that brand, I'll still be here talking about my 2003 Pontiac Vibe GT. My husband managed to snag a demo model from a dealership in Pontiac...Read More»

The talented cast of Reno 911
Police Found Guilty Of Loving The Pontiac G8

Two days ago, General Motors said that it would be killing off the Pontiac brand. Before the company had even finished its prepared statement, police squads across the country were moaning. Here's why: once upon a time, the Ford Crown Victoria was the police car of choice, but some police...Read More»

2009 Pontiac Solstice
5 Pontiacs We're Actually Going to Miss

  While Pontiac fades into history--and takes with it most of the 5 vehicles that killed it--TheCarConnection.com is taking a moment to reflect on why Pontiac made sense at General Motors for a very long time, and why it no longer matters today. The 83-year-old brand began as Oakland in 1909. GM...Read More»

2002 Pontiac Aztek
The 5 Cars That Killed Pontiac

  So, Pontiac is dead. GM pulled the plug this morning and vehicles will stop hitting showrooms by 2010. It's no mystery why it failed. Pontiac's struggled for an image since it transformed itself from a Grandma car in the 1950s to an enthusiast's dream in the Sixties with the introduction of the...Read More»

2010 Mazda3
16 Cars for $16,000---Or Less

If you’re looking for a new set of wheels despite the recession, you’re in for a surprise. New cars can be far more expensive than you recall from your last trip to the showroom. According to figures from Comerica Bank, which compiles an annual study on affordability, the average new car sold...Read More»

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Recall Alert: GM Cites Potential Fire Hazard in 1.5 Million Sedans

Clearly, this is not GM's week. Yesterday, everyone was talking about the company's nearly inevitable "surgical bankruptcy". Today, everyone's talking about a mechanical problem that could start engine fires in about 1.5 million GM sedans. At fault is a leak that could allow oil to drip onto the...Read More»

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