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2004 Pontiac GTO

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2004 Pontiac GTO

2004 Pontiac GTO

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The shortcomings of General Motors’ product development efforts were exposed yet again last week when the automaker confirmed that it was dropping the Pontiac GTO this summer. GM has rolled out the GTO as kind of an off-the-shelf answer to the complaints that the automaker’s cars weren’t exciting or muscular enough.

The Australian-made GTO, with its 400-horsepower, 6.0-liter V-8 engine could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in six seconds. But sales, despite some hefty discounts and some heavy-duty personal lobbying of the press by GM Vice Chairman Robert Lutz, never lived up to the hype.

Thus, GM decided to pull the plug on GTO without even bothering to find a replacement for the car. At the same, time GM also shut down an assembly plant in Oklahoma City that build mid-size sport-utility vehicles. GM is ostensibly working on a replacement for the current mid-sized SUVS, which are also being supplanted by a new generation of crossover vehicles. However, GM’s crossover replacements won’t be ready until later this year when the company opens a new assembly plant outside of Lansing, Mich.

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Friday, April 17, 2015
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I have owned 18 Pontiacs over the years including four GTO's. The 2006 has been a fantastic car. My only complaints is the four speed automatic transmission and the extremely small trunk The car is a blast to... + More »
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
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This is a real muscle car with an economy car price tag, where can you buy a car with this performance for 30K (new) these days?. The build quality from the land down under is really good. This is a fun... + More »
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