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Few Pontiacs Remain, But No Great Deals

November 19, 2009

PontiacEver since General Motors announced plans to discontinue its Pontiac by the end of this year, the brand's inventory has been steadily shrinking. Now, with less than two months left, only about 3,600 Pontiacs still remain on the market.

Among the fastest selling models include the Pontiac G8, the Solstice, and Coupe. Of the G8 GXP, there are only 16 cars left to be sold nationwide. Others aren't far behind. No more than 23 SCCA Convertibles, 139 base model Coupes, and 160 Coupe GXPs remain.

Customers may have better luck getting their hands on some of the slightly less popular models, but even those numbers are depleting rapidly: there are just 400 Torrent SUVs and 1,500 G5s left now for consumers to buy.

Unfortunately for buyers, there's little indication that the Pontiac discontinuation will mean amazing last-minute deals on the brand's models. Unlike the Oldsmobile, which GM retired in 1992, the last Pontiacs seem to be clearing nicely enough without much need for incentives. Unless circumstances change as the year closes, there is little reason for buyers to expect great savings on the brand.

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar, Edmunds, and 1-800 Car Show are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.

California Residents - Important:

There is a new online car buying service called Roadster, available only to California residents, which I highly recommend you try - especially if you hate the stress of haggling with a car salesman. They provide an expert concierge who negotiates the price of the car and delivers it to your home with zero hassle - you never have to interact with a dealership. Here is my in-depth review of Roadster and why I recommend it.

- Gregg Fidan

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About: Gregg Fidan


Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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