To the Editor:
Regarding Richard Truett's Feb. 1 blog, "Make GM whole again with some Pontiac dust" (autonews.com): I was 7 years old when the 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix debuted, and I knew I wanted one the day I turned 16. What car that wasn't a Vette offered a Bose stereo, a head-up display and four-wheel disc brakes?
By 2005, I had saved up $4,250 for a 1998 GT coupe with only 90,000 miles. The 3800 V-6 had enough power to get me in trouble, and gas mileage was 30 on the highway. Wide-track handling was not just a marketing ploy; the car handled better than my buddy's Mustang.
Nine years later, and that body style is still in high demand under a $5,000 price point. Best engine ever built, modern styling and great resale value.
We aren't asking for General Motors to reintroduce Pontiac -- just incorporate more excitement into Chevy, like Pontiac had as it drove us into the millennium and out of high school parking lots.