The Pontiac Phoenix is a compact caur sold frae 1977 to 1984 bi the Pontiac division o General Motors. There wur twa generations o the Phoenix, baith based on popular Chevrolet models, an baith uisin the GM X platform designation. It is named for the Phoenix bird in the mythologies o Persians, Greeks, Egyptians, Cheenese, an Phoenicians that woud live for aboot 500 tae 1000 years, dee in a self-inflictit fire an be reborn frae the ashes. The rear drive GM X platform borrowed muckle frae the earlier established GM F platform that wis the basis o the Pontiac Firebird.
The Phoenix wis replaced bi the Grand Am in 1985.