Daily Podcast: Lieberman Edition – The Collector's Pontiac Garage

Justin Berkowitz
by Justin Berkowitz

We just got the fairly obvious news that the Pontiac G8 will die on the vine. Fast forward thirty years. Pontiac cars will only be a historical name, like Lagonda, or Pierce-Arrow. Imagine though, the bitchin’ 1980s-2000s collection that a retro minded old codger could have in his garage:

1. G8 GT
2. GTO (2006)
3. Solstice GXP
4. Trans AM WS6 (2002, with 325 hp LS1 V8)
5. Aztek (for historical purposes, of course).
6. Fiero V6

It could be like all the other cars (like the G5) just never happened. As if.

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  • Johnster Johnster on Oct 24, 2008

    As a fan of full-sized American cars I would recommend the following collectibles: 1. 1968 Pontiac Grand Prix Hardtop Coupe 2. 1967 Pontiac Grand Prix Convertible 3. 1966 Pontiac Catalina 2+2 Fastback Hardtop Coupe 4. 1963 Pontiac Grand Prix Hardtop Coupe 5. 1959 Pontiac Bonneville Custom Hardtop Coupe 6. 1957 Pontiac Star Chief Custom Bonneville Convertible 7. 1955 Pontiac Star Chief Custom Safari 2-Door Station Wagon I would also recommend the mid-sized 1971-72 Pontiac Grand Prix SJ.

  • Kristopher Gerbracht Kristopher Gerbracht on Jan 22, 2009

    Hello, My Name is Kristoher: I own two 85 Pontiac 6000 STE's which I thoroughly enjoy. When I purchased my first one, joined the Pontiac, Oakland Club International when I purcased the car in 10/88. I ended up putting a chip in it and drove the car for 177,000 miles before I blew the engine. From there, I had the engine rebuilt and continued to drive the car. Late last year, I had the interior reupholstered. In November, I purchased another 85 and it is my primary driver. I really enjoy the STE for I like its combination of features that came with the car. Problems? Yep, many over the years with my first one (r&r: steering rack, trans., wiring, distributor, rear electronic ride control, etc.). On the car I bought in 07, I had to replace the steering gear, flush the trans, cooling system, and the brakes, clean the entire fuel injection system, and repaint the car. Would I buy another car from GM? Yes I would for they are currently building the best cars around. Thanks or Listening. Kristopher www.kristopher.gerbracht@juno.com

  • Dale Houston At home on a Level 2 charger. Charging at home is EVs secret weapon, for those who can charge at home. I still have to visit a gas staton roughly monthly for one or the other of our Mazdas and that process sucks.I have not used a Supercharger in over a year, but will this summer when I am taking a road trip. It's been fine, but slower than pumping gas. Best to time it with meals.I have not used an off-brand commercial charger yet.
  • SCE to AUX I charge at home 99% of the time, on a Level 2 charger I installed myself in 2012 for my Leaf. My house is 1967, 150-Amp service, gas dryer and furnace; everything else is electric with no problems. I switched from gas HW to electric HW last year, when my 18-year-old tank finally failed.I charge at a for-pay station maybe a couple times a year.I don't travel more than an hour each way in my Ioniq 1 EV, so I don't deal much with public chargers. Despite a big electric rate increase this year, my car remains ridiculously cheap to operate.
  • ToolGuy 38:25 to 45:40 -- Let's all wait around for the stupid ugly helicopter. 😉The wheels and tires are cool, as in a) carbon fiber is a structural element not decoration and b) they have some sidewall.Also like the automatic fuel adjustment (gasoline vs. ethanol).(Anyone know why it's more powerful on E85? Huh? Huh?)
  • Ja-GTI So, seems like you have to own a house before you can own a BEV.
  • Kwik_Shift Good thing for fossil fuels to keep the EVs going.