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URL: http://riceornot.ricecop.com/?auto=90517
Submitted by: ricerocketboy
Comments: 7  (Read/Post)     Favorites: 0  (View)
Submitted on: 03-07-2014
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Pontiac G3


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#1
3-09-2014 @ 03:27:42 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
A prime example of how the dealership network killed Pontiac. Blech.

#2
11-20-2018 @ 11:28:43 AM
Posted By : ricerocketboy Reply | Edit | Del
holy crap a PT vert and a G3 in the same picture.

#3
11-20-2018 @ 04:09:19 PM
Posted By : Obsidian Reply | Edit | Del
#1, I'd go further to say that the affordable performance market never had a chance in the face of those who were willing to pay a premium; a premium that no Pontiac would ever be able to command.

"Sure - you can pay almost $25K for that well optioned G6 coupe. But if you lease this $35K 3-series - you'll get status for free."

For me - I don't know why Pontiac didn't die sooner.


#4
11-20-2018 @ 04:14:57 PM
Posted By : Skid Reply | Edit | Del
#3, The difference between $25k and $35k is hardly inconsequential.

#5
11-20-2018 @ 05:55:34 PM
Posted By : Obsidian Reply | Edit | Del
#4, I know - but if you can tempt someone to sign the paperwork for easily accessible social climbing and a chance to exercise conspicuous consumption - $10K becomes nothing.

People really are that vain; to dive head first into debt to own a deprecating asset in an ultimate drive to get self-congratulatory (and self validating) likes and retweets.

That's why BMW still is an object of desire and why "Americas' BMW" is in the ground. A Pontiac just couldn't rub people the same way.

Even at par or above performance specifications alone aren't enough. The D3 have no problems making as powerful or capable powertrains and platforms. They just haven't explored the highly lucrative yet shallow realm of vanity and plastic self-satisfaction that only an luxury marque can do.


#6
11-20-2018 @ 11:40:19 PM
Posted By : wannabemustangjockey Reply | Edit | Del
#5, Let's see. When the Pontiac G8 was a thing, I was a full time college student with no job and limited savings. I wanted a G8 GT Sport Premium badly. I didn't want any of the other contemporary Pontiacs at that time. I didn't want any new BMWs. I didn't want a status car. I still don't. But I guess I'm weird. And I still can't afford a used G8 and can't justify taking out a loan to buy one.

#7
11-21-2018 @ 04:15:20 PM
Posted By : Obsidian Reply | Edit | Del
#6, You're not weird for being pragmatic or discriminating in your choices - especially when you have rational justifications for and against a G8. You're weird in the eyes of the vain because you aren't excitedly jumping up and down at the prospect of climbing the social ladder.

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