Pontiac G8 ST (aka El Camino) Officially Killed

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Pontiac G8 ST (aka El Camino) Officially Killed

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This is not really news - it's been rumored for months that it was killed off, but now it's official. Can the Pontiac badge overall be far behind?

http://jalopnik.com/5124488/pontiac-g8- ... e=true&s=i
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Damn. :evil:
I was going to buy one, too. :cry:
NOT. :lol:
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Just cause I found it on Jalpnik...and I thought that Brazilian Sierra ad was cheezy:

http://jalopnik.com/cars/clips/classic- ... 210679.php

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Mike McCreight wrote:Damn. :evil:
I was going to buy one, too. :cry:
No worries Mike. I'll build one for you instead! :P
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http://www.leftlanenews.com/ford-taurus-2010.html

I'll take one of these... black on black. Thanks
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DPDISXR4Ti wrote:
Mike McCreight wrote:Damn. :evil:
I was going to buy one, too. :cry:
No worries Mike. I'll build one for you instead! :P
Thanks, Brad!
(conjures up images of Brad, on the loose, in the Pontiac lot, with his cordless Saws-all... In a scientist's lab coat, hair looking like Christopher Loyd, in Back to the future II)
On second thought, I appreciate the offer Brad, but I'll pass.
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And now it's back on, as the El Camino it should have been....

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2010/01/gm ... -says.html

Mark Reuss, General Motors' newly installed president of GM North America, says the Holden VE Ute may still come to the U.S. If it does, it could wear the famed Chevrolet El Camino badge.

Reuss raised hopes for a resurrected El Camino during an interview at the North American International Auto Show.

In January 2009, GM killed plans to sell the Ute as a Pontiac.

“I think another brand with the Ute would be pretty attractive,â€Â
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Just read this comment relative to GM's "strategy" of late....

GM is the NBC of the auto industry

Yep, it fits. :lol:
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I'd rock out one of those Falcon XR6 coupe utes if they brought it up here.
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Does this mean Conan is headed to Chrysler?
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Chevy, Pontiac; Pontiac, Chevy... when will they ever learn? :dunno :beats head
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First, a the Ute is much better fit to the Chevy lineup than it did Pontiacs, since Chevy was always more of GM's utility brand. Just because the VE platform was under the G8 already didn't mean the other VE import had to be a Pontiac also.

It's interested that since Henderson is gone all these changes in direction. It makes you wonder which way Maximum Bob would go if he had complete control?

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When I think utility and GM, I think GMC... Chevy to me means economy-- except for the Corvette, which, like any other GM car, would look just fine with a plain-old GM badge riveted to its bee-hind.
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I can't wait for the next Orphan car show at the XXX in Issaquah, it'll be over run with wankers
in GTOs, and any other Poncho the owner is in love with. Which will include the automotive equivalent
of a Dust Buster. God help us all...
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Rocky's Wrench wrote:I can't wait for the next Orphan car show at the XXX in Issaquah, it'll be over run with wankers
in GTOs, and any other Poncho the owner is in love with. Which will include the automotive equivalent
of a Dust Buster. God help us all...
I feel your pain.
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