R.I.P. GTO

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As if General Motors Corp.’s Pontiac brand didn’t have enough problems, now the company says the GTO is going away at the end of the year. On one hand, the car never really sold the way GM had hoped. Bringing the sporty Monaro to the U.S. from GM’s Australian Holden operation was a good idea on paper. But the styling was outdated. By the time GM imported the car here a couple years ago, its jelly bean profile screamed 1990s.

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