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GM and Chrysler Get Rid Of Popular Models Including Some Pontiacs and PT Cruisers

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- Both General Motors and Chrysler have come up with plans to cut costs.

For GM this includes eliminating its Saturn line in the next two years, if they can't find a buyer first.

Hummers could potentially be out of the market as well. GM also says they'll cut production on Pontiacs, except for one or two models.

For Chrysler you can probably start saying good bye to the popular PT Cruiser. Also Chrysler will get rid of the Dodge Aspen and Durango.

We talked to a car dealer who has some Pontiacs and PT Cruisers on his lot. He explains what could happen to the warranties.

"With them stopping some of the models, I don't think they're going to be able to stop the warranty, that are on those vehicles, I think they're going to have to continue the warranty, they're still great vehicles they're just going to decrease their product lines," said Robert Sudeith, at Hertz Car Sales.

"I think the auto makers are going the wrong way if this is what they're looking to do, is get rid of the more economic cars and keeping the bigger cars," said LeRoy Modine, who owns a PT Cruiser.

Staff at Hertz say auto makers most likely will eliminate cars with the better mileage. It's because with so many Hybrids coming in, there's just too much competition for them on the market.

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