Founded in 1926 and shut down in 2010, Pontiac just might be the most missed dead car brand in America. It’s not hard to see why Pontiac is an important brand for many people who love driving. It has produced legendary muscle cars like the GTO, exciting sports cars like the Trans Am, and reliable family transportation with its many sedans, wagons, and even minivans over the years. Pontiac built affordable, practical cars for people who also wanted good performance. The saddest part of Pontiac’s story is how good the brand was getting right at the end of its life with an outstanding lineup that included the muscular and refined G8 sedan, the Solstice roadster, the Vibe hatchback which has grown a loyal cult following, and more.