GM prepares to announce Pontiac closure next week


The decision to kill Pontiac will be a big mistake. Most models are built in the same factories as Buick and Chevrolet models of simular size, and help defray the cost of assembling, and the tooling cost of producing those models. Pontiac has had a faithful and loyal following for centuries. I have owned several Pontiac and Oldsmobile cars in the past fifty years. The cost to General Motors to discontinue or kill this brand will be very costly since they will be required to pay Pontiac Dealer for their francise value, and the inventory of spare parts that Pontiac Dealer do not want to keep. General Motors will be required to provide parts and service facilites for Pontiac cars for at least seven years after discontinuing production. Thomas R. Sparks, Pheonix, Arizona.



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