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But Lansing's two plants will be "fleet only" beginning this fall. The plants currently make the Chevrolet Classic (fleet-only) and the Pontiac Grand Am (soon-to-be fleet-only). Adding something with more shelf-life than these two would be a good thing...and trying to find new products may be the best move the UAW has made in decades.

While the Commodore and Omega do share platforms, they are, as was pointed out, different vehicles since the Holden has been improved from the Opel. Just because the Omega-based Catera was a flop as a near-luxury car doesn't mean it wouldn't be good for other things. But I don't think it would be well suited as a police car. The Commodore is not quite as big, primarily in the rear seat and trunk, as the Crown Victoria...it's probably not even as large as the Impala inside.

Also, there's no point in building the Pontiac GTO in the US. Sales of the GTO weren't expected to reach above 20-25,000 units a year and the vehicle will be replaced in less than four years. Volume isn't there and there isn't enough time to retool a plant to build it profitably anyway. The next generation GTO will, most likely, be built in Oshawa.
 
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