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Old 04-30-2010, 12:41 AM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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Its nice cars that Buick are bringing out lately, but they are all so sporty, which is good, but what has happened to the big, cushy luxury Buicks that were around for over 80 years?

If they are going to offer all of these small looking sport models here, I think its time they offer the BIG new Buick Park Avenue that as far as I know is only being offered overseas. Why not sell this car here?



this is based on the Chevrolet Caprice which is also currently only being offered overseas... supposed to arrive in the USA in 2011, but only as a police car. How dumb is that to not offer it as a car anyone can purchase?

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Old 04-30-2010, 01:45 AM
 
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It is a good thing that GM is relying on Opel...

Opel brings engineering assets to the table that GM has not been able to master in a certain segment of the product line.
i don't mind so much. when they turned Saturn into Opel i thought it was a great move

i just wish Detroit would develop a car platform(s) that could stand on its own from the ground up. so GM can say "this is American through and through." and evolve it and make it last. it would seem if you're always borrowing and doing joint ventures, even within companies you own, thats not going to happen

stop bringing old model names back, stop playing parts sharing musical chairs (why does the steering wheel of some Caddy's look as if it was pulled from a Chevy truck?), and stop "sharing" cars with you European subsidiaries

just make a Buick that will still be a Buick in 20 years that isn't outdated, forgotten, and left in the dust by the competition and a bunch of bean counters in suits who know diddly about cars

turn it all over. make new engines, new platforms, focus on quality, and best of all, truly make it "All American" without making it cheap, gimmicky, or disposable after 12 model years

make me some good cars, GM. now is your chance. ones you develop, improve, keep the same name for year after year, and in the same segment with each generation

make me a really good american car you will stand by and stay true to. thats what this American wants

and stop putting truck pieces in your luxury cars. but if so, at least make them nice peices
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:49 AM
 
Location: San Bruno, CA
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The idea of an "All American" car is disappearing and will not come back. We have spent decades turning towards a global economy and a global marketplace which makes parts sharing a sensible idea. It simply doesn't make sense to make multiple platforms for various regions because a modern automotive platform is a highly adaptable and configurable beast that can be applied to multiple products without cutting corners. This is just common sense.
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Old 04-30-2010, 02:40 AM
 
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great

my next American car will be an Accord, then
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Old 11-07-2010, 04:31 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Official specs and photos of the Regal GS are out. Not much different from the concept car, and GM confirms the 255HP output stated upthread. Not sure why 255 when this motor was already putting out 260 in previous GM models and is certainly capable of much more. Fuel economy, I'm guessing. The biggest news is that it will be available with a 6-speed manual -- in fact only a 6-speed manual at launch. 6-speed slushbox to follow sometime later.

Buick Regal News: 2012 Buick Regal GS
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:01 AM
 
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Love the BUick GS. Shame its FWD
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