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NewsBurt Reynolds' 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Sold for $240,000
The Pontiac Firebird Trans Am from Smokey and the Bandit is one of the most famous movie cars of all time. A 1977 special-edition model once owned by the late actor Burt Reynolds recently wound up on the car auction website Bring a Trailer. Believe it or not, the winning …
Classic CarsThis 1-of-1 Pontiac Banshee Prototype Could be Yours
Have you ever heard of the Pontiac Banshee? If you love classic cars, then most likely yes. As part of a project codenamed “XP-833,” General Motors considered launching this sports coupe back in 1964 to compete directly against the Ford Mustang . A convertible was even supposed to follow shortly …
Test Drives2009 Pontiac Vibe AWD, just as practical, and now more muscular
The compact Pontiac Vibe is simultaneously a wagon and a utility vehicle without clearly belonging to either category. It has had a low-key career since its launch in 2003 but it is undeniably one of GM’s best product lines. That is no accident considering that it owes its technical design …

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NewsDavid Hasselhoff Sells His Iconic KITT From “Knight Rider”
Here’s some news that will excite fans of the classic 1980s TV show Knight Rider : actor David Hasselhoff a.k.a. Michael Knight is auctioning off his own personal KITT car, the iconic black Pontiac Firebird Trans Am that was actually the star of the action. While not really endowed with …
NewsSomeone Paid $115,000 for the Last Pontiac Fiero Ever Built
Pontiac continues to generate plenty of interest among car enthusiasts and collectors. In recent months, the late Burt Reynold’s Trans Am and the only Banshee prototype in existence were sold for a big pile of money. The most recent example is the Pontiac Fiero, an American symbol of the 1980s.
NewsBurt Reynolds' 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Sold for $240,000
The Pontiac Firebird Trans Am from Smokey and the Bandit is one of the most famous movie cars of all time. A 1977 special-edition model once owned by the late actor Burt Reynolds recently wound up on the car auction website Bring a Trailer. Believe it or not, the winning …
BuzzPontiac Aztek Gets a New Life as a Firebird Trans Am
No, this is not a belated April Fool’s prank. Sold from 2001 to 2005, the Pontiac Aztek was a terror on the road, but for the wrong reasons. It went down in history as one of the ugliest-looking production vehicles ever made. Styling was so bad it’s unfathomable to think …
NewsHealth Canada Warns... Pontiac Grand Am Owners
A very curious warning found its way onto Health Canada's website. While it isn't a proper recall, it is something to keep in mind if you own a very particular vehicle. If you are driving a Pontiac Grand Am built between 1996 and 1997, I would like to first and …
Recalls2.1 Million Vehicles Recalled For A Different Airbag Problem
It seems that one of the most dangerous parts of a vehicle is, ironically, an accessory that was invented to protect the passengers in the event of a crash: after the disaster of the Takata case, where a Japanese airbag manufacturer was accused of hiding a potentially deadly defect, another …
NewsWe Won't See GM's Orphaned Brands Back Anytime Soon
In a recent interview, General Motors' CEO Mary Barra announced that she wasn't missing the brands that GM killed during the 2008-2009 restructuring: Saturn, Saab, Hummer and Pontiac. This is by no means an official announcement, but it probably means that we won't see a revival of the brands while …

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2006 Pontiac Solstice Test Drive - Throwback Thursday
It seemed like a good idea at the time, and it was, but nobody knew that time was running out on Pontiac. The Solstice, with eyes on the Mazda Miata (MX-5), hit the showrooms in 2005, (https://youtu.be/ZqJkZh886Qo?t=1m26s) and despite some design flaws (https://youtu.be/ZqJkZh886Qo?t=2m38s, https://youtu.be/ZqJkZh886Qo?t=3m46s) it was a sales success. In …
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Motoring TV 2000 Episode 23
Pontiac Aztek 2001 2000 Audi TT Roadster quick brake smell = trouble Mazda RX-Evolv concept oil change intervals Jim Kenzie on, yikes, Pontiac Aztek.
2001
Motoring TV 2001 Episode 4
Professional Car Society meet 2001 Chrysler Sebring 1957 Pontiac Star Chief maintaining rear defroster extreme off-roading when should overdrive be turned off Jim Kenzie on road construction.
2001
Motoring TV 2001 Episode 7
2001 Toyota Sequoia 2001 Pontiac Aztek checking freeze protection Sylvie Devienne's 1971 Chevelle SS an organized car is a safe one importance of judging speed.
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Motoring TV 2002 Episode 1
Nudist resort classic car show 2002 Chevy Avalanche tram linings Pontiac Rev concept; heating systems Jim Kenzie on proposal to take trucks off the 401 and put cargo on trains.
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Motoring TV 2004 Episode 10
Kia Amanti 2004 Mitsubishi Galant 1967 Pontiac Parisienne Nissan Armada what to do if you're stranded on the highway questioning Canada's crash test standards.
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Motoring TV 2005 Episode 2
2005 Honda Odyssey 2005 Pontiac G6 protecting your car's paint finish extreme off-roading has your car has run out of lives? confusing world of calculating fuel mileage 2005 Honda Odyssey 2005 Pontiac G6; …