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When GM had all its domestic brands, which was your favorite?

When GM had all its domestic brands, which was your favorite?   38 members have voted

  1. 1. When GM had all its domestic brands, which was your favorite?

    • Chevrolet
      7
    • Pontiac
      12
    • Oldsmobile
      17
    • Buick
      0
    • Cadillac
      2
    • GMC
      0

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I was thinking about the consistency with which I liked GM brands. I was looking through a classic Pontiac magazine at Borders last night.

Pontiacs had the most interesting styling, both externally and internally.

- My Dad's 70 LeMans coupe (with an inline six) looked better than Cutlass/Skylark/Malibu of the same year.

- Except for 77-78, I always liked the Firebird over the Camaro.

- The 70s and 80s Cutlass Supremes were cleaner, but the Grand Prix and Grand Le Mans had commendable Pontiac grilles and dashboards.

- Pontiac put out nicer full-sizes in the 70s and 80s than did the competition, particularly in 75 and 76 when the Grand Ville and Bonneville sported the 5-spoke Pontiac rally wheels.

- The 80s Grand Prix handled a little bit better than did its stablemates.

- Lately, the Bonnevilles have been the nicest FWD full-size (2000-2005).

- The G8 is outstanding, from every angle.

My answer is Pontiac.

Next would have been Oldsmobile (for 76-77 Cutlass and 82-84 Cutlass + all Intrigues).

Next would have been Buick (for 88-96 Regal coupe and for 08-09 LaCrosse).

No Chevrolet or Cadillac products have been of extreme interest to me.

:scratchchin: What's wrong with my judgment, though? My 2 favorites are no longer around. :lol: well, not that funny.

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Olds and Pontiac are tied for first, Buick and Chevy are tied for second.

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My answer is Pontiac.

Next would have been Oldsmobile (for 76-77 Cutlass and 82-84 Cutlass + all Intrigues).

Next would have been Buick (for 88-96 Regal coupe and for 08-09 LaCrosse).

No Chevrolet or Cadillac products have been of extreme interest to me.

My order is similar... Pontiac clear #1, followed by Olds at 2. Chevy and Buick tie for a distant 3rd. Chevy ends up here due to sheer popularity and models never really exploited by other brands... like the Corvair and ElCamino (yeah, I know about the GMC Sprint)... generally a Buick of the same platform will trump a Chevy for me. Cadillacs are last.

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My favorite was Oldsmobile.

If I had to rank them, it would be:

1.Oldsmobile (tie)

1. Pontiac( tie)

2. Cadillac

3. GMC

4. Chevrolet( these two could flip flop)

5. Buick ( these two could flip flop)

If you asked me now about GM overall in 2009:

1. Holden

2. Cadillac( tied)

3. Vauxhall( tied)

4. Chevrolet

5. GMC

6. Opel

7. Daewoo

8. Buick

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I'm gonna make you guys guess :P

BTW! Where's LaSalle, Oakland, Marquette, Viking and the others?!? :cussing:

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I'm gonna make you guys guess :P

BTW! Where's LaSalle, Oakland, Marquette, Viking and the others?!? :cussing:

Well, this isn't your Grandpa's GM fan site.. :) Those brands have been gone for over 7 decades (LaSalle almost at 7 now).

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I went with Chevrolet. My order would be:

Chevrolet

GMC

Pontiac

Oldsmobile

Cadillac

Buick

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In the pre mass FWD era (70s-80s), I'd say my preferences were:

Pontiac

Oldsmobile

Buick

Chevy

Cadillac

GMC

in that order

In 2010,

Cadillac

Chevy

Buick

GMC

in that order.

For me, I can think of many models from all the GM brands that I find interesting from about 1960 to 1980. A smaller number in the '80s, and only a handful in the '90s and the '00s. Too many appliances from GM (and other makers) in the last 30 years, IMHO.

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Pontiac, plain and simple.

When GM had all of its brands...

Pontiac

Chevrolet

Cadillac

Olds

Buick (tie)

GMC (tie)

Today...

Chevrolet

Cadillac

Buick (tie)

GMC (tie)

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Pontiac

Cadillac

Olds

Saturn

Chevy

GMC

and no Buick, because I would never consider owning one.

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...and no Buick, because I would never consider owning one.

I would never either until the Lucerne, Enclave and 2010 LaX.

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Pontiac

Chevrolet

Oldsmobile

Outside of a handful of specific vehicles, I never cared for the rest very much.

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Pontiac

Chevrolet

GMC

Oldsmobile

Buick

Cadillac

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Olds

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Chevy

BTW, the poll is missing a choice

Yep, that would have to be Saturn (Spring Hill, TN)

If any of you like(d) Saturn, then note it in your responses. I'll pass.

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Yep, that would have to be Saturn (Spring Hill, TN)

Or Geo (Asuna for the Canadians). Best to leave them off, leave it to the traditional 5+1.

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Well, this isn't your Grandpa's GM fan site.. :) Those brands have been gone for over 7 decades (LaSalle almost at 7 now).

Where's 68 when you need him?

Chris

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Where's 68 when you need him?

Chris

After re-reading the Tampax Atherosclerosis thread last night, I can only say that I hope he's seeking professional help.

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Yay, a thread asking about people's favorite brands that purposely denies the existence of brands based on the favorite brands of the thread author. Do me a favor - stay out of journalism, it's biased enough. :rolleyes:

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Yay, a thread asking about people's favorite brands that purposely denies the existence of brands based on the favorite brands of the thread author. Do me a favor - stay out of journalism, it's biased enough. :rolleyes:

I apologize. I outright forgot. I grew up with "5 + GMC" etched in my brain.

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1. Chevrolet

1. Saturn (formerly tied w/ Chevy)

2. Oldsmobile

3. Buick

4. Pontiac

5. GMC

6. Cadillac

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Oldsmobile

Cadillac

Buick

Chevrolet

Pontiac

GMC

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Oldsmobile

Cadillac

Chevy

Saturn

Pontiac

Buick

GMC

Obviously none of them have managed to build consistently average or above average models the last 30 years across their lineups but of the last 30 years I probably admired Oldsmobile's design the most the last 20 it was around and Chevy has always had the Vette.

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Wow, no one claimed Buick as their preferred brand.

I mean, I REALLY like my cars for how great they've been, but 2 other GM brands have made more of an (emotional) impact on me.

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