Sean_85 saidIt's a bummer the G8 was a good looking car.. but most of the pontiac line up was rebadged chevys..
I guess they will probably be Chevy, Buick, GMC dealerships now.. why GMC was kept I don't know.. Is anyone still buying Safari's?
I get that they'd keep Buick as its a bridge between Chev and Caddy
GMC trucks sell well, especially in the medium-duty commercial range (dump trucks, emergency vehicles, other chassis up to around 60,000 GVWR). And there are more GMC dealerships that carry this range of trucks than Chevy, whereas Chevy is better represented in the light-duty pick-up truck dealerships.
Virtually all car manufacturers have been rebadging to share models for many decades. US carmakers made it a more obvious practice after WWII, and Pontiac has been a slightly up-scale Chevy ever since that time, although unique models have always existed, too.
A blatant example was when the compact Chevrolet Nova came along, and the other divisions wanted their own versions. So GM took the word NOVA, and created the O
mega for Oldsmobile, V
entura for Pontiac, and A
pollo for Buick, all built on the Nova chassis with most of the same sheet metal. None were as popular as the original Chevy Nova, probably because you could barely tell them apart, and if you wanted a Buick you'd get a "real" one, not s stunted edition.