Explaining Why the Opel GT Can Use 5W-40 and the Saturn Sky / Pontiac Solstice Can’t (But They Really Can)
Why were we told not to use 5w-40 oil? And why would you want to? The devil, as it usually does, lies in the details. And this is far from the first time this has happened.
L96: A Cheap Pontiac G8 GT Engine Replacement?
The L96 and L76 are only different in fuel tech, so why not pop one in the best GM RWD sedan ever?
Say Hello to My Saturn Sky, Hydro Blue Edition
GM Confirms the 2014 Chevrolet SS Performance & Cadillac ELR — Thanks to OnStar Mishap
My General Motors Protection Plan (GMPP) Already Paying Off
I’ve gotten a lot of traffic by talking about the ins, and outs of extended vehicle warranties. Pretty much the only extended warranties I endorse at this point, are first-party warranties. In this economy, there is just too much uncertainty with third-party providers. I don’t care about the credit ratings or reliability-ratings of an underwriter… […]
Zeta’s Future for New GM – Each Division Gets a RWD Sedan
Over the past couple of years, I’ve taken quite a liking to the Zeta platform at General Motors. Designed mostly by Holden in Australia, it’s an amazing rear-wheel drive platform. In America, we know it as the Pontiac G8, and more recently re-tooled for the Chevy Camaro. After the Pontiac division was deactivated, many thought […]
Photo: Civilian Trim for the 2011 Chevy Caprice PPV (The Pontiac You Can’t Buy)
It’s no secret that GM is using the Caprice PPV to gauge and leverage consumer interest in the car. Just like how interest in Pontiac rose at its demise, GM is proudly telling consumers “you can’t buy the new Caprice.” I have suspected from day one (literally), that GM plans to offer the Caprice within […]
IIHS Finally Rates Pontiac G8, Gives Only Partial Results
Pontiac and the IIHS haven’t exactly gotten along very well over the years. Not only has IIHS been a bit unwilling to review Pontiac exclusives like the Solstice, but they’ve also held out on the exclusive-to-America G8. Well, after doing some digging, we have some results. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety posted rear crash […]
Not A Fan of Rebadging: Holden to Sell Pontiac G8 Limited Edition in Australia
Apparently GM Holden gets to rebadge while Americans don’t. The car maker is poised to begin selling the Pontiac G8… in Australia. The Pontiac G8 saga really couldn’t get any weirder at this point. The G8 is based on the Commodore VE, which is sold in Australia. Now, Holden will be selling the G8 in […]