Remember when Oprah gave away a bunch of Pontiac G6s to her audience in 2004? I have often wondered what I would have done if I had been in that TV studio. Everyone else stood up and cheered, but I would have been like, "I can sell this, right?" That's exactly what one audience member did to finance her dreams.
It's been far too long since the last time Oprah Winfrey gave away a car to some rando, and the gratuitous gift-giver was starting to get the itch.
The G5, unlike the entrance received by its more distinctly Pontiac brother, the G6, received a little bit less in the way of pomp, circumstance — and giveaways. Whereas the V6 G6 received the full might of an Oprah appearance — as well as the ensuing PR-gasm accompanying a give-away of 276 4-door coupes — the G5…
Let me tell you what Melba Toast is packin' right here, all right. We got 4:11 Positrac outback, 750 double pumper, Edelbrock intake, bored over 30, 11 to 1 pop-up pistons, turbo-jet 390 horsepower. We're talkin' some fuckin' muscle.