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Pontiac Reviews

Introduced by General Motors in 1926, Pontiac is perhaps best known for producing high-powered sports cars like the Firebird and the GTO, widely-regarded as the first-ever muscle car. However, Pontiac was forced to pull back the reins on its aggressive designs in the face of the 1970s fuel crisis, resulting in a much tamer, and ultimately, much less appealing lineup. Efforts to revive Pontiac's sporty image in the early aughts showed a return to form for the aging automaker; however, the move ultimately failed to stoke consumer interest. As a part of the company's post-bankruptcy reorganization, GM put an end to the Pontiac brand in 2009, with the last remaining dealerships closing up shop on October 31, 2010.

JULY 2008

Pontiac Vibe
This roomy crossover wagon combines cool looks and dependable performance in a sporty, affordable package. While the Vibe may not be the flashiest car on the market, its responsive handling and well-laid-out interior make it both a fun and practical option.

A three-quarter front view of a silver 2009 Pontiac Vibe AWD

JUNE 2008

A three-quarter rear view of a red 2009 Pontiac G5 Coupe

Pontiac G5 Coupe
Stylishly sculpted and fun to drive, this well-rounded coupe gets an estimated 37 mpg on the highway.

OCTOBER 2007

Pontiac Torrent
With its V6-engine, stylish design and OnStar navigation, all for less than $30,000, the Torrent has secured Pontiac's spot in the small SUV market.

2008 Pontiac Torrent

JUNE 2007

A three-quarter rear view of a Pontiac G6 GT Convertible

Pontiac G6 GT Convertible
The sleek, aggressively styled two-door convertible offers speed and safety at an affordable price.

AUGUST 2005

Pontiac Solstice
The new automobile that Pontiac hopes will help put the GM division back on the playing field boasts 18-inch-thick wheels, bucket leather seats, a seven-speaker stereo system (with MP3 player capabilities), and a classic, retro-ish body.


JULY 2005

Pontiac Grand Prix GXP
Beneath its reliable-looking family sports sedan exterior, the Pontiac Grand Prix GXP is a speed demon that will have you taking it to the track. With all that power and a nice price, you might just be tempted to take it for a spin.

DECEMBER 2004

Pontiac Montana
Due to its smartly-designed overhead rail system with DVD, MP3/CD player and one year of the OnStar Safe & Sound Plan, it will be difficult to get bored on the trips to grandma’s house.


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(Updated: 09/17/13 NW)

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