Many eulogies have already been written about Pontiac, the recently shuttered 'Excitement' division of General Motors, but what most media attention has neglected to mention is the fact that there is still an appreciable amount of Pontiac inventory sitting on dealer lots waiting to be sold. While some shoppers might be wary about picking up a car built by a brand which will formally cease to exist in the very near future, for those who trust GM's ability to honor the warranties of Pontiac vehicles and maintain a decent parts inventory there are plenty of excellent deals to be had.
Pontiac is currently making one last concerted push to clear out what is left of its 2009 models. Called the Pontiac Final Closeout, the main thrust of the program is 72 months of 0.0 percent financing on all remaining Pontiac vehicles. There are also some fairly generous cash back incentives being offered for those who have arranged their own financing.
On the small car front, the 2009 Pontiac G3 four-door hatchback is being offered with $3,500 in cash back, as is the sport 2009 Pontiac Solstice roadster. The 2009 Pontiac Torrent crossover features the same level of cash back, and so does the compact Pontiac Vibe crossover. Rounding out the list of vehicles offering $3,500 cash back is the compact 2009 Pontiac G5 coupe.
Larger vehicles are being offered with larger discounts. The mid-size 2009 Pontiac G6 sedan, coupe and convertible are all being offered with $4,500 cash back, in addition to the full-size 2009 Pontiac G8 four-door sedan.
With financing and rebates like these, it won't be long before the most desirable Pontiacs have found their way into garages across the country. Pontiac is running the promotion until January 4, 2010, but supplies of some of the brand's hottest cars are already dwindling. If you hope to pick up a Pontiac G8 GXP, Pontiac Solstice GXP or Pontiac Solstice Coupe at a serious discount, you will most likely have to move fast or risk having one of the few remaining examples scooped out from under you.