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      01-09-2010, 09:42 PM   #23
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It looks good but the rear end is the only thing that bothers me. Looks a little like a Tiburon

I like the Tiburon. Very good looking car lol. IMO anyway. I like the new Insignia VXR, but not the huge tall front intakes. Should be something like this or whatever:
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      01-23-2010, 08:06 AM   #24
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I agree, I love this new Buick, and it will go a long way to rebranding the Buick brand to appeal to younger demographics that would normally look at Lexus/BMW/MB.

Those of you who say that Buick reminds you of what your grandpa used to drive, you'd be right. But there's only one way to change that perception, and that is to build cars like these.
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They should rename this thing so it isn't associated with the Regal of the last 15 years! Looks pretty sporty but not particularly upscale, if I saw it on the streets I would venture to guess a $28k price tag tops
$28k? the LaCrosse is about $35k. The Regal is bigger, is it not?


anyway, Buick is stepping their game up. LaCrosse is a home run. But will they be able to convince people to associate Buick with "cool"?
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$28k? the LaCrosse is about $35k. The Regal is bigger, is it not?


anyway, Buick is stepping their game up. LaCrosse is a home run. But will they be able to convince people to associate Buick with "cool"?
The Regal is smaller then LaCrosse. Pricing was announced for the regular Regal at $26,995.
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      01-23-2010, 12:53 PM   #28
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looks like a cross brid of lexus IS side + BMW front + acura interior + tiburon back combined.
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so that whats the opel insignia is called in america
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      01-24-2010, 01:03 PM   #31
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Still not a big fan of owning an American car though. Just not my taste.
So out of a hundred+ years of auto manufacturing, you can't think of any you might like to own/drive/modify?

Well, at leat you know your limitations.

I'll bet you think all European cars are the same, too, don't you?
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so that whats the opel insignia is called in america
At least GM is finally give us their European products.......

How about giving back your Australian products to us GM?
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My main complaint about buick is that their styling was as boring as it could ever be.


At least this is somewhat exciting. I still will not buy a GM car for a long time.
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$anyway, Buick is stepping their game up. LaCrosse is a home run. But will they be able to convince people to associate Buick with "cool"?
No, they just have to remind kids that they've been around longer than the '90s.









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love all those cars you just posted Chris!@!!


I would drive this Regal as my DD....kinda like it AND it has a manual tranny.

what are the engine specs, weight, etc.?
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Engine is a 2.0 Turbo 4 banger making 250 HP and 295 lb. ft of torque. Though GM says the power figures are not final( since this is a concept).

Not sure on weight.
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Looks fugly imo.
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as someone noted rear looks like a tib with the exhaust from a TL. seats remind me of a vw/passat. it's a big improvement but not crazy about it. front end doesn't do it for me.
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is it front wheel drive?
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It looks good but the rear end is the only thing that bothers me. Looks a little like a Tiburon
The rear end looks like a TL too.....really sucks since every other view looks gorgeous.
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      01-25-2010, 03:23 PM   #41
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Not a fan. IMO it's ugly and tacky, and it will always be a squashy American grandpa mobile despite that fact that they put Brembos on it
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is it front wheel drive?
It is AWD.

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Not a fan. IMO it's ugly and tacky, and it will always be a squashy American grandpa mobile despite that fact that they put Brembos on it
Why because you refuse to give good cars a look at because of the image of the brand? If you go look up the reviews of the Opel Insignia OPC, you will see this is not a squashy grandpa mobile. Though the Insignia OPC has a 2.8T V6 making 325 HP, but it is still the same car as the Regal GS.
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Not a fan. IMO it's ugly and tacky, and it will always be a squashy American grandpa mobile despite that fact that they put Brembos on it
I seem to be asking this a lot on this site, but...

Does it physically hurt to close your mind up this tight at souch a young age? It really should. Maybe we'd see less of it.
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I like the Tiburon. Very good looking car lol. IMO anyway. I like the new Insignia VXR, but not the huge tall front intakes. Should be something like this or whatever:
I see what you're getting at here, and it looks good, but I have a feeling that if they went this route the design would loose a lot of distinction on the road.

I particularly like the elongated ducts. They look like fangs to me.
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