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Feds Told GM To Drop Pontiac Or No Bailout, Ex-GM Exec Says
alopnik.com ^ | Oct 26 2013 | MICHAEL BALLABAN

Posted on 10/27/2013 7:51:03 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey

When General Motors shut down Pontiac, it left a lot of enthusiasts wondering why. It was primed with a lineup of powerful, rear-wheel drive models, and seemed like it had a bright future ahead of it. It turns out that GM killed it on government orders, according to former GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boblutz; gm; obamasfault; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; pontiac
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To: al_c

“There were 4 cylinder Camaros in the 80s too. And Mustangs.”

I don’t think they weighed in at the porcine 3800 lbs these do. The Mustang was a sports car. (Unlike what it is now.)


51 posted on 10/27/2013 2:14:38 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: A Navy Vet
a photographic I made of .The New Indian. The "hood" ornaments are no longer made of ivory,,,sadly...still beautiful though.

how terribly UN PC.



the new indian

52 posted on 10/27/2013 2:18:57 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/)
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To: oh8eleven

I thought the aztec one of the ugliest cars ever and never even rode in one.


53 posted on 10/27/2013 2:32:51 PM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Looking for a green car? You might try a Prius...


54 posted on 10/27/2013 2:40:36 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Fresh Wind

one could tear through....a lot of green with that puppy....FORESTS...and a good pile o cash..


55 posted on 10/27/2013 3:40:08 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/)
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To: maxwellsmart_agent

Valerie Jarret?


56 posted on 10/27/2013 3:41:54 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Maybe it is because the name PONTIAC is offensive to Indians! After all, Pontiac did lead a conspiracy to force the Brits out of Ft Detroit.

More likely it was because of continued outrage over the Poor O'l N***er Thinks Its A Cadillac ... and the fact that it was actually Jesse Jackson's assigned Secret Service code name during the 1988 Campaign.
57 posted on 10/27/2013 3:47:53 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: cyclotic

“Matrix”

My bad. You are correct.


58 posted on 10/27/2013 6:42:50 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Gen.Blather

True the Camaros didn’t weigh the same. Nor did the 4 bangers have 256 horses. And I drove one of those 4 cylinder Stangs ... far from a sports car if you ask me.


59 posted on 10/27/2013 7:31:39 PM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: al_c

My brother was dumb enough to buy a 4 cylinder Mustang. What a joke. That car was scary slow. It was a four speed. I can’t imagine how bad an automatic was.


60 posted on 10/28/2013 9:08:46 AM PDT by cyclotic (Hey BSA-I'm gone. Walk Worthy-traillifeusa.com)
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