Monday, April 27, 2009
Bye Bye Pontiac
I was rather sad to see the news that GM is going to be shutting Pontiac down. My first car was a 1976 Grand Le Mans (similar to one pictured above), and I've had many many Pontiac rental cars (I ask for them). Even though I drive a Chevy, I've always had a soft spot for Pontiac.
The ones who follow these sorts of things have often speculated it would be Pontiac or Saturn to go down, another brand I'm fond of.
As sorry as I am to see the brand go, my heart really goes out to the 21,000 folks who are going to lose their jobs. Unfotunately, many of these people are the victims of "this quarter's all that counts" mentality that's dominated the American auto-industry for decades now.
Farewell, old friend.