Blip: New "Fun"

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Photo: Pontiac

Welcome back! All done being Thankful? Good, good. Please enjoy a Pontiac ad that really could use quotes around “FUN” and has one of the worst positions to show a car: precariously balanced on a high rock outcropping, un-driveable, inaccessible, and vulnerable. Is this fun? We still have fun, right? Right?

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I had forgotten the Phoenix. As much as I liked the Citation - I understand I’m in the minority - the Phoenix made little impression but even more impressively, the Phoenix notchback was so distinctly NOT a Citation clone. I don’t think the Phoenix notchback shared any rear sheetmetal with the Citation, its profile looks very different.  It looked far more distinct than the Phoenix hatchback, which was clearly a Citation with a different grille.