I posted in the Truck Talk forum about GM's vehicles sold in the US. I pointed out that over the last 30 years of owning cars, 8 out of 12 of them were GM built. I used to love General Motor's cars. Not any more. Every time they come up with a great idea, somehow they manage to over-engineer the vehicle, screw up its appearance or simply dump the brand that had a strong following. GM has simply lost its way and in my opinion is headed for the dump/scrap yard if they don't fix it soon. So how can they fix it?
For all that Holden is an unknown mark in the US, the last few years of Pontiac featured many Holden models. To be quite honest, Pontiac could be re-born with an all-Holden lineup or simply bring Holden in entire--including the Ute and every other model available in Australia. The looks, performance and model variety would be a hit among American buyers. Holden could effectively replace all three of GM's now-defunct US marks: Saturn, Pontiac and Oldsmobile. Or, if they really thought about it, they could bring Opel in from Europe as their Saturn replacement since most of Saturn's platforms were Opel designs.
Until these happen, I highly expect I will never again own a GM vehicle--neither car nor truck.