GM shrinking to four brands; Pontiac to four models

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  1. MeanGreen

    MeanGreen New Member

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    I can't believe they are going to shutdown or let go of saturn after the actually started offering some very quality cars :ugh:

    Sky > Solistice :o
     
  2. deusexaethera

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    Well, you didn't really think the guys who got them into this mess would have the brains to get them out of this mess, did you? That's kinda like expecting Bush to have started caring about our international image when he started his second term. Nope, sorry; objects in motion tend to stay in motion.

    I'm not surprised they're shitcanning Saturn; it always was the redheaded stepchild of GM, and it earned even more notoriety when its independent management and non-union workforce made it the most successful brand in the lineup. Of course they were going to punish it for making the rest of the company look bad.

    But shit, at least they're keeping the Solstice at all.
     
  3. Eng

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    It should be cadillac, pontiac, chevy, and saturn. GMC is a rebadged chevy and who the hell buys a buick these days anyways
     
  4. MeanGreen

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    Every single person in china :squint:
     
  5. BlazinBlazer Guy

    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    GMC may be a rebadged Chevy right now, but that doesn't mean they can't turn it into a more unique line-up. Either way, GMC has always had a more upscale image so why not capitalize on it?

    Buick is finally turning itself around I think. Instead of geriatric cars for geriatric people, they're getting some products that are actually worthy of consideration (have you seen the '10 LaCrosse yet?)
     
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    I think saturn lost a lot of its brand identity when it started using metal body panels instead of the traditional plastic. also, their cars are currently badge engineered versions of other gm cars, saturn no longer exists if you ask me.
     
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    Yeah, well that's not here. They can always keep the Buick name in China, but here...Caddy's enough for the old folks.
     
  8. deusexaethera

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    Saturn still exists in that they pick and choose models that will appeal to their target demographic, and then style them and accessorize them accordingly. The Sky may be the same car as the Solstice, but the Sky looks a hell of a lot better than the Solstice, to my 26-year-old eyes anyway.
     
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    have you actually sat in and driven a sky or solistice, It was such a piece of garbage.
     
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    Saturn sucks anyways, and even they know it. Look at their most recent advertising slogan: "yes, it's a Saturn". How pathetic...gm doesn't need them; good ridance.
     
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    I tend to agree with the GMC/Chevy comparison as well. I always thought the Denali looked a whole ton more "upscale" than the Suburban, yet not quite Escalade look. Plus I've seen a few different people that go for the GMC because it's cheaper in price yet looks better.

    I think Buick has hurt their reputation too much of being "Old-Geezer" cars, but not as luxurious as Caddys. I think there is too much competition between Pontiac and Buick as being "nicer" than Chevy models but not to Cadillac. Saturn has the "cheap" brands covered, Chevy is well, Chevy. So I think it'll definitely be Buick or Pontiac that should go away. I think it would be easier to rebrand Pontiacs, such as the G8 to a Chevy than a Buick though. I'll go for another RWD Impala SS :bowdown: Could take back some market with the Police force as well, take from Dodge and the Charger :dunno:
     
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    If they're gonna keep Buick they should take a camaro chassis and put a whole new body on it to bring back the Grand National.
     
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    fucking buick?

    how about just chevy, and saturn.

    and saturn being re badged base model chevys for rental fleets.
     
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    no
     
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    GMC and buick AND pontiac should go, vibe should become rebadged as a chevy and the G8 should become an Impala SS, the G5 is a cobalt so it should just go and the solstice looks better as a saturn (sky). Saturn should stay as it is.
     
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    I actually have not, but at first glance I like the styling of the sky alot better. Solstic has grown on me though, espically the hardtop.
     
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    staurn needs to stay, pontiac needs to go
     
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    gmc needs to go - rebadged chevy trucks, and buick should be export only. saturn can also go to rest as can hummer.

    gm s/b pontiac (niche sporty cars), caddy (luxury), chevy (average joe's car/truck)
     
  21. deusexaethera

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    Mercury's slogan is "You gotta put Mercury on your list." Shit, they're begging for people to even consider their brand; at least Saturn is assuming people walk in willingly.
     
  22. LarryZ

    LarryZ i love sticky rice

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    all 4 brands should go nonetheless
     
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    GMC needs to stay, IMO, and needs to be the SUV/truck brand
     
  24. philvia

    philvia SUCKIN ON MY TITTIES LIKE YOU WANTIN ME CALLIN ME

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    because that has worked for them..................
     
  25. deusexaethera

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    Nobody would buy the G8 as an Impala. "Impala" = huge car that cops drive, not sport sedan.
     

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