My very first NEW car was a 1969 Pontiac Firebird. I spent 24 hours traveling from International Falls to Minneapolis trying to find the right car. I finally found a beautiful deep red Firdbird. I also got my first car loan that day through GMAC. I was extremely proud!
I remember in 1972 we had an exceptionally bad snow storm. I was hitchhiking but no cars were on the roads. EXCEPT... To my surprise a Pontiac Bonneville made it through the snow, stopped and picked me up. There were cars buried in snow on and off the roads but nothing was moving. I asked the driver how he did it. The 1971 Pontiac Bonneville was a monster with a 455 cu. in. engine and a weight of 4,900 pounds. More importantly it had positraction. That was the best car I ever saw in snow.
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I thought Buick was getting the Big Axe? I had more bad experience with Buick than any other car, by a long shot, nothing but crap. Well Chrysler comes close.
Anyway, Pontiac did and still has good designs compared to the GM line _ Rented a few G6's very nice cars, love driving them. However and my opinion, they just gave me the impression that in 3 years they would start to fall apart. Unlike when I rented a Ford Mercury that was a pice of crap brand new.
I believe Ford is still #1 reliability, as of last year. Depends on whose consumer reports, there is a few other there, JD Powers is the other reporting agency I believe.
[url=The http://www.buick.com/vehicles/current-vehicles/lacrosse/model-overview.html]Buick Lacrosse[/url] is a real nice design but still a Buick under the skin. I'll give this car about 3 years too before it starts to rattle and the A/C goes out, quickly after every thing else goes too.
Seems to me that imports still give less problems after the 5 year mark, compared to domestics
LOL Never liked Lincoln either, talk about over priced Mercury's. Lincoln should stick with the Limo Market and drop everything else. Unlike Pontiac, Lincoln is just re-badged Fords, slightly different trims and thats about it.
I loved Pontiac designs. I agree with MrB they were a haven for GM design. But my ex-wife's 2002 Bonneville was total garbage and I swore I'd never get another. That's why I drive a Nissan Xterra now, which has been the toughest and most reliable vehicle I've ever owned.
Ahh, the Firebird, Trans Am, GTO, LeMans...man those were cool cars! I always wanted a '69 GTO Judge. I almost bought a '66 GTO but it didn't work out. I had a friend with a '69 Bonneville with a 455 and for a land yacht it was pretty quick and very smooth...and durable! He put that car through hell but it kept running until it literally fell apart sometime in the 80s.
Back in '96, I sold my Z28 and bought an '84 Lincoln Town Car. Man was I experiencing culture shock going from my z28 to the land boat. But in a few short months I grew to appreciate that big comfortable thing. The difference in insurance was wonderful. Then in 99, I was looking for a newer car so went looking fo another Lincoln. The salesman showed me a 91 Cadilac Fleetwood( last year for them), and when I sat in it the first time I was hooked. Much better seats, so comfortable wit better support than the newer Town Car I was looking at.
That Caddy is being driven by my son and I say it was the best built car I ever had and I have had a lot of new cars. Have to mention that my '88 Toyota Celica Gt was built very well also but sold it after having it but two years. My Caddy was a great car.
When in went looking for it's replacement back in 2007 I was looking at another Caddy but got a Mercury Grand Marquis instead. Must say that my Merc has given me great service. Also gets around 27mpg on hiway with it's v8
When I replace it, not sure what I might get. I am much smaller now so maybe a smaller car. Still want a rag top.
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