Greetings From Helsinki: Post-Knight Rider Pontiac Firebird Edition

Helsinki is Europe's northernmost capital, so being welcomed here with bit of a snowstorm on the first day of February didn't come as a surprise. As you can see, the locals also choose their vehicles wisely. » 2/01/15 7:46am 2/01/15 7:46am

​Here's Proof That The Pontiac Sunfire Can Not Run On Salad Dressing

I'm not entirely sure what this guy is out to prove, but off all the cars he could've chosen to swap oil for salad dressing, the Pontiac Sunfire seems like a solid candidate. But what is he really trying to say? » 12/04/14 8:45pm 12/04/14 8:45pm

Was This GM Minivan The Greatest Letdown In Automotive History?

In the 1980s, Chrysler was eating GM's lunch when it came to the hot new segment of the day, Minivans. GM in its particularly 1980s hubris said they were developing a minivan that was going to blow its ChryslerCo rivals out of the water. That, uh, didn't happen. » 12/02/14 6:55pm 12/02/14 6:55pm

This Ad For A 1989 Pontiac Is My Everything: A Shot-By-Shot Breakdown

I saw this ad for the 1989 Pontiac Grand Prix, and I am pretty sure I have come out of it a person anew. This ad is my everything, if for no other reason that it has everything. Car phones. Big hair. Someone who appears to not be wearing any pants. A terrible car. Big hair. Sex? Maybe. » 11/21/14 5:16pm 11/21/14 5:16pm

GM Just Can't Catch A Break, Recalls Chevy Caprices And Pontiac G8s

General Motors really might as well just recall ALL the cars at this rate. This current round of recalls is for over 60,000 vehicles across North America, the largest group includes 46,873 vehicles. » 10/04/14 1:00pm 10/04/14 1:00pm

Florida Man Finds Phone Full Of Child Porn After Buying Used Car

When you buy a used car, you may find all kinds of things: coins, CDs, maybe an article of clothing. What you do not want to find is a cell-phone with some child-porn on it. That happened to an unsuspecting Florida car buyer when he purchased a 2005 Pontiac that was owned by a convicted sex offender. » 7/30/14 1:56pm 7/30/14 1:56pm

All 60s Muscle Cars Look Alike, So Just Buy Something Cheap

The face on the Pontiac Bonneville reminds me of Ben Stiller as Derek Zoolander doing his latest modeling pose Blue Steel which looks exactly like Magnum and his other signature looks. This '64 Bonneville looks like any number of other ragtop classics...but, it is inexpensive. » 7/16/14 1:38pm 7/16/14 1:38pm

A Car Exploding In Slow Motion Is Weirdly Beautiful

Wanna know what happens when you shoot up a Pontiac with a humongous .50-cal machine gun? Hint: it explodes. A lot. And it looks incredible when you slow it right down. » 5/18/14 2:33pm 5/18/14 2:33pm

Holy Crap What Is Happening To This Air Vent?

Yeah, a Mercedes S-Class may have perfume wafting through the cabin, but does it have awesomely spinning vents? Just turn it up, flick, and watch it go. This is weirdly, oddly, amazingly satisfying to watch. » 3/28/14 1:03pm 3/28/14 1:03pm

Sweet Mother Of Off-Road Fiero Ferrari Jeep Conversions

Someone sent us another half-completed Fiero conversion on Craigslist this morning and I damn near deleted it... but my perverted curiosity implored me investigate. What I found was the unholy spawn of a Wrangler, a fauxrarri, and GM's little targa. » 1/24/14 9:54am 1/24/14 9:54am

Pontiac Had The Right Idea All Those Years Ago

When most people argue about Pontiac, they argue about how it was killed in the best years of its life. How in 2008, everything was getting better. Everything was going great. Pontiac had never done it better. Well, except for its advertising. » 1/11/14 8:06am 1/11/14 8:06am

Your Ridiculously Awesome Pontiac Firebird Wallpaper Is Here

Some may call it sacrilege, but I actually found the Pontiac Firebird to be the prettier, albeit more overlooked sister of the Chevrolet Camaro. Especially in the second generation, when you could get that silly and wonderful flaming chicken on the hood. But now you can have the tailpipes right on your computer. » 11/30/13 5:00pm 11/30/13 5:00pm

GM Knew Pontiac Was On The Ropes Before The Feds Ordered It Killed

Over the weekend, former General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz dropped a bombshell on car enthusiasts and policy wonks when he revealed for the first time that the federal government told GM to drop Pontiac or they wouldn't get a bailout. Enthusiasts may balk, but this was the common sense idea — and even GM knew it. » 10/29/13 2:50pm 10/29/13 2:50pm

Pontiac Is Dead, And Maybe It Should Be

There was a lot of handwringing from commenters last night about the demise of Pontiac. Whether you buy it that the Federal government forced General Motors to kill it, or you think that GM killed the brand themselves, it was the right thing to do. I would've done the same. And here's why. » 10/27/13 12:00pm 10/27/13 12:00pm

Feds Told GM To Drop Pontiac Or No Bailout, Ex-GM Exec Says

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. » 10/26/13 4:54pm 10/26/13 4:54pm

A Good Riddance To My Third Car

You never made it easy for me. You were born a truly dreadful 1991 Pontiac Grand AM LE, and then you were sold to a woman who ran your engine out of oil at 50,000 miles. And then, in 2008, you became mine; my third car. » 10/04/13 2:36pm 10/04/13 2:36pm

Car Crashes Into Woman's House In July, Is Still There

Stephanie Beasley's house has had the same piece of furniture in her living room for over a month now - the front of a Pontiac Grand Prix. » 8/15/13 3:30pm 8/15/13 3:30pm

Get Sad Because Bob Lutz Says Pontiac Was Going To Make A New GTO

I'm a big fan of the last-gen Pontiac GTO, the boring-looking Australian captive import with a not-at-all boring pair of LS V8 engines. That one only lasted from 2004 and 2006, and it was never replaced. But it almost was, according to Bob Lutz! » 8/08/13 11:48am 8/08/13 11:48am