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    Kia Brisa

    My take on the new brisa from the old 70's model here:
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    Pontiac Grand Lemans

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    Dodge Omni America Returns

    I don't usually draw hatchbacks, but I tried. I hope you don't hate it.
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    Just wanted to say that I give big condolance and comfort to the people of Haiti and wish they will overcome this hardship and get back on their feet again soon. They should know that the World cares and is with them and god is with them, and I wish they don't lose hope and be strong to work to restore the damage the country have received. Best of luck to all the people there and may god help them. God bless each and every one of them who is suffering from this natural disaster. If you would, you can also help by donating any sum of money to any internet donating sites such as www.yele.org, www.unicefusa.org/haitiquake among others which I plan to in a few days.
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    The new Kia Sportage Pic Leaked Undisguised.

    Oh, btw, if this has already been posted somewhere in this site, please delete it. Thanx. I could not find it anywhere so I decided to post it.
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    The new Kia Sportage Pic Leaked Undisguised.

    Maybe an old news now but. Not the teaser, nor just a renderring, but the pic of the real, production car that was released. The Korean article that I got this pic from is at: http://news.hankyung.com/201001/201001176718g.html?ch=news They get all the credit for these pics. The article are all in Korean, but those of you whom are curious to see the translation of what the Korean press said, I have posted it on my Pontiac site, so PM me then I will give you a link.
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    Sketch Competition #28 - Pontiac Niche Vehicle VOTING

    3 gets my vote.
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    What is your next car purchase? revisited...

    Since Pontiac is dead, my next car in few years(though I am keeping my 08 Grand Prix no matter what) will be either Dodge Challanger, Dodge Charger or a Ford's new Taurus. Never going back to GM unless they bring back Pontiac that will never happen.
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    What is your next car purchase? revisited...

    Since Pontiac is dead, my business for GM is over, so my next car will be either the Dodge Charger, or Dodge Challenger, or even Ford's new taurus.
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    Poll: Where will Pontiacs sales go

    I messed up my vote. I was voting in a rush, and ended up voting for 'OTHER' instead of Chrysler. My only favorite brand for GM still, is none other than Pontiac, even though what they have right now are craps except for maybe a Solstice and the G6 GXP(I know hate it due to its unusual styling, but I like it, since it is one of the only 2 North American made Pontiac). After Pontiac is done, my business to GM is also done. Uless they keep Pontiac, or resurrect it later, I won't be comming back to GM. My next car will either be a Dodge Challanger or a Charger.
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    [Updated] Pontiac Officially Dead in 2010 as of 04/27/2009

    This isn't news at all. I am not a bit surpriced at all. Many people already knew this would happen and it did. So, get over it. My mind have already left GM after I bought 08 Grand Prix, and that is a definate last GM car that i'll be owning, nurturing, maintaining and enjoy. Well, I thought Pontiac will close from today, but at least they have another year, so if you have the money and want to still support your favorite brand before it phase away in history never to return, I suggest you to run to your local Pontiac Dealer right now and get yourself one, and let them know that you are still a Pontiac customer and that you care about the brand that you don't want it to die. I would if I have the money(I spent all of my earnings to my current dream car), but I just don't have money to spend on another car now, and aside from the Solstice targa, and maybe a G6 sedan, they currently offer nothing that interests me, for all others are either a Chevy rebadge or an import. For those of you who might be speculating that the Pontiac brand may return, since it isn't being offered for sale like Saab, Hummer, or Saturn is, but being killed, you can dream it, but it won't become reality. I don't hear anything about the revival of Oldsmobile anytime soon, do you? I think, once a make gets killed, it's killed forever. Camaro is different though, since it is just a model, not the brand itself. If the brand exist, posibilities of a model returning is always opened, but if the brand don't exist anymore, that closes the door with it as well. I guess, since they will be around for another year, I may get to see them displayed at the Auto Show one final time next year, but I guess that's it for Pontiac and GM for me, as I have said several times, no Pontiac, no business from me for GM. In close, I just want to Thank Pontiac for giving me what I want and serving me with their great products for 17 years of my driving experience, and my hat is off to them for their excellent contribution to the automotive industry for their 84 years(counting next year, their last year) of business. Farewell, old friend. You've been a great companion and I won't forget you, ever. ---- REST IN PEACE. Here Lies: OAKLAND/PONTIAC MOTORS 1907/1926 - 2010 In loving memories of: Die hard, dedicated Pontiac from from 1992 to present. ----
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    [Updated] Pontiac Officially Dead in 2010 as of 04/27/2009

    Even though I have E-mailed Pontiac, I don't think that will change anything anyway. The decision has been made already, and I will be hard pressed to see the official word from GM comes out tomorrow saying that we have no more arrow-heads to keep us Pontiac fans happy and give us freedom of choice when it comes to car buying. Taking away our(Pontiac buyers) privilleges to buy the car from the brand we love and loyal at. I don't think GM will even care about these E-mails(or letters) they get, they will probably just hit 'DELETE' when they see the content is about killing Pontiac. I DID include the statement that I 'WILL' be leaving GM if Pontiac does indeed die, but I don't think they care. It's not the companies like Hyundai, or European brands that actually 'LISTENS' to their loyal buyers/customers and act upon it, I think GM only cares what's profitable(well, what they THINK is profitable) and don't care what the customers think. Hey, it already happened when they let go of an Oldsmobile. I wasn't here at the boards when that happened, but I am pretty sure, that thread that may have been created all kinds of posts like this and I am pretty sure they got whole bunch of E-mails not to kill it, but look what they did. They still killed the brand like it was their priority no. one. We, the Pontiac lovers can only hope they change their mind about the demise of the Pontiac, but, I guess the decision was already made long ago, and I think they will put a 'GO' to this lame plan no matter what anyone saids. They got no other choice you say, but to kill a brand? I don't think so. They have until June 1st, and personally, I am sure there is another way around to solve this difficulties and the killing of a brand is not the way to go. GM needs some brain to help them solve this rather than comming all out to kill a brand who has a long time loyal fans crying their heart out to save it. As I said before, to people who criticizes the ones who will leave GM(myself included) if they killed Pontiac(which is official now), just don't know what us Pontiac fans are used to our babies. The Pontiac fans wouldn't shop at Chevy dealers just like Chevy fans won't even browse into the Pontiac showrooms. Simple as that, and you can't tell them that, 'Pontiac is just a re-badge of Chevy, what's the difference, if Pontiac dies, you should buy Chevy instead, they are the same thing'. It's just not the same. I may be one of the minority, but when it comes to car buying, I want to make sure the car has an arrowhead in front, make sure it has the twin port grille, make sure it has the warm-red litting gauges at night, make sure the steering wheel has either the writing Pontiac, or the arrowhead engraved on it as well as its wheels, and I want to see the Pontiac as its cover of the owner's manual. It's just a feeling that you are in your favorite brands product. I would NEVER going to buy a Chevy-ized Pontiac, let alone buying Buick-ized Pontiac. It just isn't the same. True, the current Pontiacs, besides Solstice and G6 are either the Chevy re-badges or imports, if it is not 'LABELED' and built as Pontiac in the first place, No thanx. Let's hope a miracle happens tomorrow so that GM continues on without killing any brands(though chances are slim) and came out with a better solution instead, but if the demise of Oldsmobile is any indication, it's safe to say Pontiac is just good as dead as it seems. Sorry again, for my long, pointless, and offensive(in a way) post. Just my opinions
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    [Updated] Pontiac Officially Dead in 2010 as of 04/27/2009

    Get over it. It's official now. Pontiac is dead. I knew this would happen all through few years ago. I just didn't say much, nor try to get a notion from others. I first knew GM didn't have any interest in Pontiac when they dropped Pontiac from the NASCAR circuit and replaced with a lame import Toyota in an AMERICAN race event, then, the announcement that the camaro is returning, but the Firebird fans will still be left in the dark. When I was purchasing my 08 GP, the salesman even told me that they know that GM is not putting any money to the Pontiac division but spending all their money on their 'BABY' Chevy instead. A few years back, when they introduced a G8 and announced it's a 'NEW' car comming from Australia and personally taking a poster from the auto show thinking that it will greatly sit between the beautiful Grand Prix and the premium luxury sedan with an attitude Bonneville, I proudly affixed it on the wall of my room. When it finally arrived and GM 'KILLED' BOTH Bonneville AND Grand Prix, I got furious and tear down the poster of G8 on my wall and trashed it. When Pontiac brought over the G5 a few years before that which was a blatent copy of the Chevy Cobalt with a Pontiac grille, in place of the very different looking 'RE-SKINNED' model Sunfire, I didn't know much about their plan, but when this G8 incident happened, and the fact that Pontiac didn't have any kind of concepts for display at the show for several straight years, I knew Pontiac wouldn't last for long. Now, it's a reality as I expected. Made it worse by the final nail in the coffin by adding a Daewoo to their already obnoxious line up of imports and re-badges. If they only hadn't given a version of Solstice to the Saturn, Sales of Solstice wouldn't have been divided in two. Now, since my second favorite brand of GM is also dying(Saab) which isn't even American(though I LOVED their 9-5 at the show), my next car will be either Dodge Challenger(which was really comfy inside than I ever imagined, with an excellent interior design that fits my taste) or a new Ford Taurus. Yes, I am one of those minorities that only shop Pontiac when it comes to GM. Pontiac was the only brand I spent my money on all through, and since GM cut off my source for my need of future transportation, I will HAVE TO move on to someone else. To people who criticize the ones who are leaving GM because of the death of Pontiac, saying there is other division stayings and there is posibility that the Pontiac personality will be given to them, or somewhere along the line saying that what is really the difference since Pontiac was a re-badge of Chevy to begin with, well, to me at least, it's not the same without the arrowhead logo and the twin port grille, EVEN as an aftermarket add-on. No matter if it is just a re-badged version, a Pontiac is a Pontiac, Chevy is a chevy no matter if any Pontiac cues gets into it in SS trim or whatever. So I guess the Solstice targa won't be seeing the light afterall, not as Pontiac wearing an arrowhead anyway. Now, flame me, attack me, call me arrogant, childish, stupid or whatever, but I still think Grand Prix is a better 'NORTH AMERICAN' car than the G8 which I call as a lame HOLDEN G8 from down under that isn't even a domestic. I will be keeping my 08 Grand Prix which is troublefree still(Got about 14,500 miles now, after slightly over a year), until I die, even after I get another car(non-GM) a several years later. 08 Grand Prix will be here to stay for as long as I live, for it is one car I wanted for so long, and the last TRUE DOMESTIC Pontiac I'll be owning. Here is a little something to the dead Pontiac division for their contributions in the automotive world and for all their service for 83 years. Sad to see them go, but their future was already known long ago. It's just that the reality sounds bitter than it was thought before. Oldsmobile was missed, now Pontiac will take their footsteps, never to return. ---- R.I.P. Here Lies Oakland/Pontiac Motor Division 1907/1926 - 2009 In loving memories of a once Die Hard Pontiac fan from 1992 to present. ---- Sorry for my long, pointless, boring post.
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    Hyundai Equus

    Considerring how many Genesis sedans I've seen on the road(to date, only 3 in total, 2 of which driven by Korean!!!!) in my area(Northern NJ) so far, probably no-one will even look at this crap if it has the price tag of anything over 45K. Even 45K will be too high since it still has that Hyundai name(unless they remove it and create a new luxury division that will cost them 2.5 Billion dollars). It may sell in Korea for 96K for Korean people tends to be tempted with the car the bigger the better and wouldn't mind forking over that kinda money if they have it, America will be different. Sure Americans love big cars, but most of them are limited to the good ol' American made, or a well-known Japanes such as Lexus. I heard that this car is kinda regarded as the beefed up Genesis in Korea and I heard it gets marketted as Genesis Super or something like that, since it has the exact same engines as the Genesis, only bigger body, I don't think it will be that much a success here in the States. They are doing things too fast. They should slow down.
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    Kia VG Concept

    For those of you who has been told that this is the replacement for the Amanti, the Korean Press is saying something different. Yes, I am Korean myself, and I've been reading about this on the internet paper last night, and they say it's the 'NEW' model that will fit ABOVE the Optima(Lotzee in Korea), and BELOW the Amanti(Opirus in Korea). I am not sure whose right but. Also, the problems with Hyundai/Kia is that, they can produce fine looking concepts, but when it gets to the production model, they tend to screw up big and go haywire on the styling that loses all the Oohs, and Aahs that was out on the concept. One good example is Hyundai's Genesis. Look at its concept, and the production model. They really screwed it up to the point that the production model was pretty much a blatent copy of the Merc/BMW/Lexus and Infinity combined, that wasn't that bad on their original concept. At least Kia has been a bit less when it comes to the derivativeness when you look at the Soul and Borrego(one of their concept which I forgot the name of), which kinda look very much alike their concept, though Borrego is rather derivative. Will see when the production car comes out. Then, we will see how bad this turns out from this already boring looking package.

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