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  • 1964 Lemans GTO

    4 7.27%
  • 1966-1967 Tempest GTO

    15 27.27%
  • 1962-1968 Grand Prix

    2 3.64%
  • 1968-1970 GTO

    15 27.27%
  • 1970.5 -1982 Firebird Trans Am

    7 12.73%
  • 1993-2002 Firebird Trans Am

    3 5.45%
  • 1997-2003 Grand Prix GTP

    0 0%
  • 2005-2006 GTO

    3 5.45%
  • 2008-2000 G8 GT GXP

    6 10.91%
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    Although I never owned one, I always liked the ~1967/8 Lemans convertible with the sprint 6 and the four speed ... and the red plastic fenderwells with redline tires. This was a sweet little car on the european style. Power with lots of revs/gears. it would be a winner today. The problem was that the market was not ready for that since the 326 V8 cost only a few bucks more, which was wildly successful.

    BTW: Over Head Cam, with 4 barrel carb.
    They also had an econo model 1bbl carb and lower power.

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    I had 2 GTOs, (68 & 70) and 2 1974 Grand AMs. What great cars the Grand Ams were. All but forgotten. Big comfy cars that had the handling of European sedans - but with a 400 or 455 cid engine. Much more of a total package than the GTO was.

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    Had a '85 Fiero GT but traded it in for a pickup so I could tow my '68 SCCA Solo II Corvette roadster. Always thought that if GM had allowed the model to continue it would have been a nice mid-engined vette alternative. I would have liked to have seen it with a powerful V6 (250+)and a 6-speed. My GT had 140hp from the 2800cc V6. Could hardly keep up with the Honda Civic Si's in Solo II.

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    I had a 1975 Formula 400, what a torque monster... gas mileage?? what gas mileage?? drive it like you stole it!!
    The only thing that you accomplish when you make something idiotproof, is breed a better grade of idiot,

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    Quote Originally Posted by vett boy View Post
    I'd have to vote for more than one .Personally I'd drop Buick (old folks car )before Pontiac .Pontiac has a more youthful image .

    If traffic is being held up by someone driving 1 mph below the speed limit it's usually a Buick.
    I agree.

    What don't get is why they are keeping HUMMER. That is ridiculous. They have Chevy trucks, GMC, and HUMMER- what gives? Those three vie for the same market share.

    I always thought Pontiac was the "Acura" of GM, Cadddy was the "BMW", Chevy was the "Toyota", Saturn was the "Scion", and Buick was the "Lincoln". HUMMER makes no sense on the balance sheet in tough times.

    Personally, I believe that Obama & the Dems pushed for the elimination of a division to show who had the power. Why not?- They fire executives too. Why not stop there?

    Enjoy it while it lasts. Pretty soon we'll be driving one type of car- authorized by the government to be built to their specs. They'll pick one color each year and we'll have to put our names on a waiting list. Sound familiar?

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    I went for my personal favorite, the 68-70 GTO. Never owned one, but always wanted one. Still do. I did own one Pontaic. A 1981 Turbo Trans AM. What a turd!!!! Great idea, bad execution.

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    Default Pontiac Street Brawl



    We finally found a fair fight for the G8 GXP, the most powerful Pontiac ever. Meet Gina Carano, undefeated MMA fighter and #16 on the Maxim Hot 100. Find out who wins the latest battle between man (woman) and machine by answering
    3 rounds of questions in the Pontiac Street Brawl. Plus enter for a chance to win the Hottest Weekend of Your Life,5 including airfare for two to Las Vegas, three nights in a Four-Star hotel and two grand
    in spending cash. The winner also gets to cruise the strip in a pulse-pounding 415hp G8 GXP and be Gina's guest for dinner and a MMA fight.

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    Default Interesting subject on a Corvette site.

    It's hard to say what was the best Pontiac. I've monkeyed with a few of them. I certainly was crazy about the '65 GTO when it came out, and I liked the 2+2 of that year as well. All the '65s from Pontiac were classy. Motor Trend selected Pontiac as the car manufacturer of the year in 1965.

    I own a 79 Trans Am 6.6 TA (L78-W72, with 4 wheel disc brakes, 4 speed). The 79 Firebird was a terrific seller for PMD.

    The 69 GTO was very cool, and the 455 HOs were top notch too. Then of course was the 70 1/2 TA and the Super Duty.

    The G8 is a Holden built automobile and came too late for Pontiac. Pontiac had no direction for many years and its demise was just a matter of timing. Very disappointing for the legions of loyal Pontiac fans out there.

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    Somewhat partial to to the 70-73 birds. I've got two from that Era. 73 Bucaneer Red TA 4 speed, and a 71 Formula 455 auto w/air.

    The best pontiac in my eyes was the 73 SD Trans Am. At the point where power was winding down, this beast came out. It was an aggressive move. What do I know, I wasn't around!!!

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    Default Here's another G8 for Pontiac's best model: Hurst announces Pontiac H.O. G8


    The Pontiac brand may be on its way out the door, but that doesn't mean it can't have one last fling with a renowned tuner. Hurst Performance Vehicles, the legendary shifter company that most recently has made waves with its Hemi Challenger, announced its new H.O. program for the Pontiac. Few details have been released regarding the performance upgrades of the cars, but each will feature Hurst's signature black/gold or white/gold paint scheme, forged alloy Hurst wheels, an exclusive Hurst shifter, supercharged engine, suspension upgrades, and a newly trimmed interior.

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    I like the 66 GTO the best. Had a room mate in college that had a light metallic green with black interior. We went on a lot of double dates in that car. The back seat was great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vett boy View Post
    If traffic is being held up by someone driving 1 mph below the speed limit it's usually a Buick.
    Buick has higher quality standards and China loves them.

    However there are 22 and 23 year old "grandpa" buicks that will spank your pretty c-5. God invented turbo lag so guys like you in your c-5's would think you would actually have a chance

    I will never forget the look on the driver of a c-5 vert when a light turned green. He stomped on it and went. About a split second later the turbo on the "grandpa" buick kicked in and I think the guy nearly pee'd his pants when the whistle went by. Next light he turned right and probably had to explain to his younger wife or gf why his pretty vette just got blown away by a "grandpa" buick!
    Fun Stuff!

    Best Pontiac???? 89 TTA. Oh wait. Is that really a pontiac or is it a buick since it had the powerplant from that "grandpa" car

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    Well, I voted 64 GTO...the start of the musclecars. But I really like the all GTOs from 64-72, early Firebirds, and the G8. I've been driving Bonnevilles since 1995 (92 SSEi, 96 SSE, 2003SSEi), I told the wife the G8 would be the next one...guess the government took care of that one for us though.

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    And who said that the gov't doesn't save us money!!
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    You left my favorite Pontiac off the list. The Solstice anyone??? Looks sharp as heck, better than the Sky, in my opinion. Comes in a targa top coupe form too now. Ever drive one, a GXP perhaps? The run like a ape chasing a banana. I love those little cars. Would make me a nice driver, maybe after I get done with modifying the Rubie.

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