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10 All-Time Most Hated American Cars

All of these lists are subjective, but we’re sure you’ll agree with most of these “Most Hated” selections. If there is a common thread among these selections it is that most are from the era when “downsizing” was thought to be the answer. But the Detroit 3’s idea of downsizing meant cheap, crappy, and ugly. …

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Can You Daily Drive A Pontiac Solstice

The Pontiac Solstice is an underrated cool and fun two-door sports car that seems to be forgotten by time. They are uncommon enough to make them interesting, but can you make one a daily drive? The Solstice is comfortable The Pontiac Solstice is overall a comfortable car. It wasn’t designed to be luxurious or fast, …

Silver 2009 Pontiac Solstice Coupe
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Canceling The Pontiac Solstice Was A Mistake

In 2002, Pontiac brought the Solstice to the Detroit Auto Show. Then they sat back and watched the crowds to see if there would be any interest in their little roadster. Luckily for Pontiac, they struck a chord with showgoers. There was so much interest generated in the Solstice that Pontiac decided to produce it as quickly as …

Yellow Pontiac Solstice on display
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Throwback: Pontiac Solstice

One might recall that in the early 1980s, Pontiac introduced the Fiero. It was a mid-engine, four-cylinder, small, two-seater car. When the Pontiac stopped producing the Fiero, there was a gap in its lineup. The customers of the niche started to look elsewhere. It was 2002 before Pontiac would try to fill that two-seater gap …

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Mazda Miata versus Pontiac Solstice

By 2006 the Mazda MX-5 Miata had become the benchmark for affordable roadsters in the United States. It had been on the market for over twenty years, with competitors disappearing in its wake. Then, the Pontiac Solstice appeared on the scene. Shoppers suddenly were forced to consider Miata versus Solstice before making a choice.  Miata Debut The …

Red 1983 Pontiac Fiero
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Throwback: Pontiac Fiero

In the early 1980s, Pontiac had lost its way a bit. It was dealing with new smog regulations and realizing that the buying public was leaning toward smaller and more fuel-efficient vehicles. In contrast, Pontiac was used to making larger vehicles and pushing the message that V8 power is the king. So, Pontiac would set out to …

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Is it Worth it to Buy a Pontiac Vibe?

What has bland looks, a reliable Toyota engine, and goes 0-60 in 10 seconds? No, we’re not talking about a Prius, or any other Toyota, for that matter. We’re talking about the Pontiac Vibe! Yes, the Toyota Matrix in American clothing. It’s long gone, but with currently affordable used-car pricing, is it worth it to …

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Top 10 SUVs Everybody Hates-Nobody Wants

The SUV is dominating not only America but all over the globe. It is such a huge segment now that most US vehicle manufacturers have dumped their car lines to make more SUVs and pickups. Nobody saw that coming except the beancounters. They saw the rise and decided it was more profitable to make SUVs …

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What Happened To the Knight Rider Cars?

The Knight Industries Two Thousand car, more commonly known as KITT, was the automotive star in the television series Knight Rider from the early 1980s. As is common with television productions, multiple cars were used for the series. So, over 20 cars were eventually acquired and modified appropriately for their role either as the hero …

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These Cars Have a Reputation for Danger

When it comes to buying new cars, safety is usually a huge factor for buyers. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new or used car, safety is usually one thing no one is willing to sacrifice. These days, though, cars have gotten incredibly safe. At least as long as you wear your seatbelt. But if …

1974 Pontiac GTO | GM
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How GM Took Iconic Brands And Fouled Them

General Motors makes decisions in a time/space netherworld we mortals know nothing about. While we look upon many of its historic brands with reverence, it looks to them as only names bonked onto an ever devolving line of subcompact mushmobiles. What once stood for performance, style, engineering excellence, or desirable transportation in its simplest form, …

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Fastest Classic Muscle Cars Of All Time

We’ll start out by saying there will be a lot of debate about this list of the fastest muscle cars of the 1960s and 1970s. Part of the problem comes from the special cars manufacturers back-doored to racers, where 30 or maybe 50 of them were produced. Should they be on this list? How about …

Red Pontiac Fiero
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Forget the Mid-Engine Corvette, Bring Back the Pontiac Fiero

Chevy’s mid-engine Corvette was an instant sensation, but this wasn’t GM’s first mid-engine sports car. Back in the 80s, GM introduced the Pontiac Fiero, a mid-engined sports car that was supposed to be a unique and cool innovation for the time. Although the Fiero didn’t survive long due to some poor manufacturing on GM’s part, we …