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Pontiac Reviews

Pontiac was founded in 1926 by General Motors to add volume in the mid-market, and complementing its Oakland marque. By 1933, Oakland had been supplanted completely, and Pontiac forged forwards to become a companion brand for Chevrolet. The golden years for Pontiac were the 1960s and '70s, before waning through the '80s and '90s.

In April 2009, amid ongoing financial problems and restructuring efforts, GM announced it would discontinue the Pontiac brand by the end of 2010 and focus on four core brands in North America: Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac and GMC. The last Pontiacs were built in late 2009/early 2010, with the final dealer franchises expiring 31 October 2010.

Good: Striking styling, big and imposing, good parts supply and social scene
Bad: Heavy to fuel and not exactly UK-friendly
Good: Blindingly fast, noisy and exciting
Bad: Drinks like a diposmaniac
Good: Fast and charismatic
Bad: Pukka muscle car with values to match
Good: An American icon
Bad: Not as fast as it looks, de-smogged six-cylinder examples are particularly sluggish
Good: Clever mid-engined sports car, with sharp looks and balanced handling
Bad: Performance from the Iron Juke engine is bitterly disappointing