GM to Extinguish the Pontiac Sunfire

The old "hairdresser's car" label, which many of us slapped on cars like the Pontiac Sunfire, seems almost quaint now that our own hairstylist is on her third Mercedes E-Class. In that light, the Pontiac Sunfire is more of a shampooist's car, an entry-level, kinda sporty ride with a better stereo system than engine. Nevertheless, GM announced it will not renew Pontiac's Sun(x) franchise, which began in the mid-1970s with the Sunbird and will be ending with the 2005 Sunfire. Shampooists, fear not. There are a ton of late-model Mitsubishi Eclipses still around.

Sun sets on Sunfire in June; Pontiac has no entry-level sub on horizon [AutoWeek]

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