Actor Joe Mantegna has made a living at make-believe for more than 40 years. But though he could probably afford to splurge, he swears by a get-real financial credo. "Always live within your means," said Mantegna, the voice of Grem the mobster in "Cars 2," which opens Friday.
After 84 years, the Pontiac brand is dead. In its lifetime it produced iconic muscle cars and starred in movies such as "Smokey and the Bandit." In the final stages of its existence, the brand suffered from a lack of customer interest and its position within a troubled General Motors.