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February 11, 2006
Sheriff's deputies respond to calls The Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to the following calls, Lt. Mark Knight said: Thursday: At 6:45 a.m., a 2001 Pontiac was reported broken into in the 20000 block of Rosebank Way. A stereo was reported stolen. At 7:30 a.m., a 2002 Hyundai was reported broken into in the 20000 block of Rosebank Way. The driver's side window was broken, but nothing was reported stolen. Wednesday: At 5:30 p.m., a viola was reported stolen from the Springfield Middle School band room.
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by MALCOLM GUNN | January 20, 2006
Seven different models, three individual body styles and an equal number of engine choices add up to one very comprehensive Pontiac G6 lineup for 2006. The new-last-year G6 four-door sedan was a radical departure from the Grand Am model that was retired at the end of 2004. The replacement's long hood/short rear deck took some getting used to, but its spacious and more comfortable interior accommodations made up for any perceived visual shortfall. Now in its sophomore season (who can forget the big G6 giveaway on the Oprah TV show last year?
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by MALCOLM GUNN/Wheelbase Communications | September 9, 2005
It has no doubt been a trying time for Pontiac dealers, who, up until the launch of the 2006 Torrent, have had to make do without a sport-utility vehicle . . . in a world that has mostly revolved around sport-utility vehicles. It's safe to say that Pontiac stores will be better served by the attractive and well-engineered Torrent. Heavily based on the Chevrolet Equinox and Saturn Vue (all part of GM's family), the Torrent is built alongside them at the Canadian GM/Suzuki joint-venture plant.
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By MALCOLM GUNN | August 28, 2005
Four years after the first GTO set out to conquer the streets, a sleek new version brought Pontiac to even higher levels of performance and popularity. The third-generation 1968 "Goat," as GTO was affectionally called, offered a step up in power and one of cleanest shapes to grace any mid-size domestic car. For many street racers of that era, the car was something to be admired and coveted, but not something you necessarily wanted to come up against. All grown-up and civilized, the GTO had come a long way from its infancy.
NEWS
May 31, 2005
Sheriff's deputies respond to calls The Washington County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls on Monday, Sgt. Mark Knight said. · At 8 a.m., the rear wall to the basement entrance of Battlefield Bible Church, at 7708 Sharpsburg Pike, was reportedly knocked down. · At 11 a.m., a vehicle's tire was reported punctured while parked in the 800 block of Armstrong Avenue. · At 2:30 p.m., Asaro's Pizza & Sub Shop, at 4 N. Main St. in Boonsboro, was reportedly broken into.
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by MALCOLM GUNN/Wheelbase Communications | March 6, 2005
It could be considered impractical as well as downright impertinent to launch a two-seat open-top sports car these days. In a world run by the "bottom line," most don't fit any high-volume, high-profit business plan simply because they're seldom used as primary transportation: a two-seat roadster is a discretionary purchase for folks who already have one or more sets of four-season wheels. But, if you're Pontiac, it would appear that you can make the bottom line work, keep the bean counters happy and still let your imagination run truly wild.
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by MALCOLM GUNN/Wheelbase Communications | February 11, 2005
The Grand Prix has always been considered the extrovert in the Pontiac family. With the arrival of the new GXP model, the car's outgoing nature comes with the added bite of a V-8 engine. That particularly distinctive sound hasn't been heard from a Grand Prix in nearly 20 years. The V-6 revolution of the 1980s and '90s muted both the power and the octave range of the Grand Prix, or at least it seemed that way. But in a surprising but most welcome move, Pontiac is restoring the power, and hopefully the glory, to its 43-year-old name.
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by MALCOLM GUNN/Wheelbase Communications | October 29, 2004
The revamp of General Motors' sedan lineup continues to march along at a brisk pace with the introduction of the all-new G6. Set to eventually replace the long-in-the-grille Grand Am as Pontiac's high-volume model, the G6 launch will, over the next year, grow to include a performance-oriented coupe as well as a hardtop convertible model. In creating cars such as the G6, GM is attempting to energize the domestic-sedan market, an automotive category that has been dominated by Japanese competitors for the past few years.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | January 3, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com Unanswered questions continue to surround a head-on collision that happened early New Year's Day and left one woman dead. Cpl. Willie Johnson of the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department said that because police have not yet notified the family of the woman killed, her name could not be released. The wreck was reported at 4:53 a.m. Thursday just after Exit 5 of Interstate 81. A 1989 Pontiac, heading north, went into the median for unknown reasons and then into the southbound lanes, hitting a Honda Passport.
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by JASON STEIN/Wheelbase Communications | December 26, 2003
How many other names in automotive history exude power, performance and muscle-car pedigree with just three letters? How many other cars can be known, simply, as GTO? Yes, this powerful brand is back for 2004. But does the new GTO stand a chance at recapturing the magic of the original without trampling all over its rich heritage? That is the question, but as the only rear-drive V-8 powered GM two-door car this side of a Corvette, it might not matter what badge is on it. The GTO will sell.
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