Many months ago, I met a Jalopnik reader whose love for the Pontiac Vibe has no bounds. He was part of an owner’s group, his Facebook profile was filled with pictures of his Vibe, and he just kept talking about how great the little hatchback was. At first, I thought this was a bit odd, but now I’ve realized that he…
Pontiac Fiero-based replica cars talk a lot of visual smack with their racy bodywork, but rarely back it up. Fortunately for us all, the current owners of this Fiero-based Ferrari F40 replica did the right thing and took it racing. Hey, replica owners everywhere: put up or shut up.
Oh, you hopped the curb and parked your too-pristine Wrangler up on a boulder? Let this Pontiac Sunbird show you how it’s really done.
The Holy Grail is how the seller of today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Fiero Formula describes the car. It may have all the right kit, but does its price have what it takes to push it over the edge?
Hey cool teens, don’t go to work! Just go rollerblading and check out the 2000 Pontiac Piranha Concept!
General Motors may have shuttered the doors of Oldsmobile and Pontiac, but on the internet, the brands can never die.
Everyone is tripping over themselves to create the first autonomous car, but they forget that Wilton Knight already designed it in 1982 in the form of KITT. And here’s your chance to drive an awesome replica.
Everyone has an official “first car” that they buy shortly after they get their driver’s license. The first car I purchased was a 1985 Chrysler LeBaron Turbo convertible. But that’s not really the first vehicle I ever drove regularly. It was just the first car that I could call mine.
It’s 1989. Your glasses cover half your face and you need a car drive off into the sunset. But not just any car—a car built for excitement. What do you use? A Pontiac Grand Am, that’s what.
The last cars of General Motors’ now-defunct “sporty” brand have aged into a delightfully weird state of beaterdom, all too often proudly sporting rust holes, AutoZone mods and Insane Clown Posse hatchet man decals. That’s what makes a Pontiac Sunfire leap so graceful your local ballet troupe just blushed so nice.
Nearly four decades ago, 18-year-old William Leland Jr., a distant relative of Henry Leland, the founder of Lincoln and Cadillac, bought a highly well-equipped 1979 Pontiac Trans Am for $10,095. The Trans Am wasn’t to be driven or even washed, Leland ordered. When Leland died at the age of 42, his father took over…
A car’s badge isn’t a necessary part of a car. It’s there not for rational, engineering reasons, but because the company and people that designed and built that car want you to know, hey, this is ours. We made this. It’s like an artist’s signature on a painting. It’s a mark of pride. I think that’s why the badge on…
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Stay sexy in your Pontiac Firebird.
“That’s what Pontiac is all about;” Pontiac’s Jack Folden told Car Styling on showing off the design of the upcoming 1992 Pontiac Bonneville. “Romance, sex. It’s the kind of car that makes people want it, rather than need it.”
It’s almost the weekend. You know what that means.
In January, I broke the story about the hundreds of Volkswagen TDIs being stored in the parking lot of the Pontiac Silverdome. Word got around quickly, and now the city is actually suing the owners of the stadium for “violations of the building and safety code, zoning ordinances and municipal code” associated with the…
I saw a Pontiac Torrent the other day, a vehicle that I literally haven’t thought about in years. And it’s not even old, nor is it rare, but yet it has somehow managed to become an irrelevant and invisible piece of the automotive timeline.