Let's remember Corvette's 2 long lost cousins at Pontiac and Oldsmobile

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    Let's remember Corvette's 2 long lost cousins at Pontiac and Oldsmobile

    A Jalopnik article about the Pontiac and Oldsmobile versions of the Corvette that might have been.
    http://jalopnik.com/5976458/lets-cel...ost-gm-cousins

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    Re: Let's remember Corvette's 2 long lost cousins at Pontiac and Oldsmobile

    Might have been?

    What about the Pontiac Solstice? A car very much in line with what the Corvette was in style, layout, and execution.

    And of course the Cadillac version, sold as a Saturn Sky.
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    One of many times Pontiac tried to get a version of the Corvette.
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    Re: Let's remember Corvette's 2 long lost cousins at Pontiac and Oldsmobile

    Let's not forget Buick's Corvettes:



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    I'm partial to the Wildcat II, personally.
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    I'd be completely fine/comfortable with a resurrected Pontiac absorbing Corvette into it's ranks & renaming it "Banshee"!!

    But I'm not expecting the absorption to happen.

    IF It's A Chevrolet & RWD, Don't ride in it!!!

    ALL Chevy's NEED to be FWD/F-AWD!!!

    If it's a Toyota/Lexus/Scion, Don't ride in/drive it!!


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    Yep, in '07 Mrs & I had a choice between Vette & gxp, coulda had either. Years ago I had a '69 Stingray & never should have let it go. Older, wiser today, will never sell the Solstice.


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    Re: Let's remember Corvette's 2 long lost cousins at Pontiac and Oldsmobile

    Quote Originally Posted by LeSabre View Post
    I'd be completely fine/comfortable with a resurrected Pontiac absorbing Corvette into it's ranks & renaming it "Banshee"!! But I'm not expecting the absorption to happen.
    Does this mean you're willing to give your anti-Chevrolet campaign a rest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Show-Me View Post
    Does this mean you're willing to give your anti-Chevrolet campaign a rest?
    Anti-Chevrolet campaign??

    I haven't any such campaign.
    It's just that Chevrolet should not be in nearly every segment.
    Be an "all things to all people" brand.

    Chevrolet is the overweight member of GM family of brands & needs to be reduced in size & strictly be the entry level, economy/family brand.
    Again, meaning no Corvette, Camaro, Trucks/SUVs/Large vans, ute....Anything that would be RWD/R-AWD/4x4 in Chevy's line up would disappear.
    Those vehicles will be offered by a resurrected Pontiac, a (possible) "Corvette" brand (unless absorbed into Pontiac & renamed) & GMC.



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    IF It's A Chevrolet & RWD, Don't ride in it!!!

    ALL Chevy's NEED to be FWD/F-AWD!!!

    If it's a Toyota/Lexus/Scion, Don't ride in/drive it!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by LeSabre View Post
    Anti-Chevrolet campaign??
    I haven't any such campaign.
    It's just that Chevrolet should not be in nearly every segment.
    Be an "all things to all people" brand.
    Chevrolet is the overweight member of GM family of brands & needs to be reduced in size & strictly be the entry level, economy/family brand.
    Again, meaning no Corvette, Camaro, Trucks/SUVs/Large vans, ute....Anything that would be RWD/R-AWD/4x4 in Chevy's line up would disappear.
    Those vehicles will be offered by a resurrected Pontiac, a (possible) "Corvette" brand (unless absorbed into Pontiac & renamed) & GMC.!!!
    Yes. Just read what you just wrote!

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    Re: Let's remember Corvette's 2 long lost cousins at Pontiac and Oldsmobile

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Show-Me View Post
    Yes. Just read what you just wrote!
    I don't look at what you call my shrinking of Chevrolet as an "anti-Chevrolet campaign".

    I look at it as leveraging all GM's brands playing specific roles of a car company.
    It includes resurrecting one, spinning off another unto itself unless absorbed by the resurrected brand &
    making another the sole "workhorse" brand.
    Having all GM's brands in specific segments w/very little to no overlap between brands.


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    IF It's A Chevrolet & RWD, Don't ride in it!!!

    ALL Chevy's NEED to be FWD/F-AWD!!!

    If it's a Toyota/Lexus/Scion, Don't ride in/drive it!!


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    Re: Let's remember Corvette's 2 long lost cousins at Pontiac and Oldsmobile

    Looks like a Corvette!

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