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Old 10-14-2009, 11:43 AM   #1
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GM Officially Announces Buick Regal for US Market!

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We all knew it was coming, now its official!
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From GM: As part of Buick GMC’s strategy to engage and listen to its dealers, more than 1,000 dealers this week will be the first to learn the name of Buick’s next mid-size sport sedan will be the Buick Regal. The announcement was made at the Buick GMC dealer business meeting.

“The transformation of Buick began with our luxury crossover, the Buick Enclave and continued this year with the launch of the 2010 LaCrosse premium sedan,” said Susan Docherty, Buick GMC General Manager. “We’re thrilled to announce that the Regal will be the next member of the Buick family.”

The Regal name has played a very important role in Buick’s history for many years and continues to be one of the top Buick nameplates recalled by consumers even though it’s been out of the market for the past six years.

Buick is emerging as a modern, premium marquee with vehicles characterized by sculpted designs, personal technologies, luxurious interiors and responsive performance. Future new sedans and crossovers will continue to expand Buick's portfolio both in North America and China. More information can be found at www.buick.com.
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Old 10-14-2009, 11:46 AM   #2
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Fen dude , you should go start a Buick forum
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Old 10-14-2009, 11:46 AM   #3
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YAY!!!

Now....for a GN version....Muhahaha
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Old 10-14-2009, 12:05 PM   #4
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YAY!!!

Now....for a GN version....Muhahaha
And a coupe too.. Needs a transverse V8. I me mah G-Bodies (until they get donk'd. )
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Fen dude , you should go start a Buick forum
You know he probably should...he would be great at it
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Old 10-14-2009, 12:17 PM   #6
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Looks like a Cruze with a different grill. GM loves Re-Badging.
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Old 10-14-2009, 12:21 PM   #7
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Not too overjoyed with its looks. But, it's god news none the less.
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Old 10-14-2009, 12:23 PM   #8
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It's built on a version of the Malibu's platform isn't it?
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Old 10-14-2009, 05:24 PM   #9
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Looks like a Cruze with a different grill. GM loves Re-Badging.
It is indeed a rebadge.

Too bad it's a rebadge of nothing currently offered here.

Insignia is now a global car.

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It's built on a version of the Malibu's platform isn't it?
SWB Epsilon II.
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Old 10-14-2009, 05:27 PM   #10
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Ugly lookin car
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Old 10-14-2009, 07:30 PM   #11
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I bet it has a \__/ shaped trunk.
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Old 10-14-2009, 08:03 PM   #13
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I'm surprised at all the negative comments...I think it looks pretty good...and nobody's seen it in person, yet...I think. Hmm.

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I bet it has a \__/ shaped trunk.
Why...is this a bad thing, again?
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Old 10-14-2009, 08:12 PM   #14
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Looks like a Cruze with a different grill. GM loves Re-Badging.
Now I know you are joking............or you haven't seen a Cruze.
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Old 10-14-2009, 08:15 PM   #15
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I'm surprised at all the negative comments...I think it looks pretty good...and nobody's seen it in person, yet...I think. Hmm.


Why...is this a bad thing, again?
Well still a bit of GM negativity............even on a Camaro fan site.

I've driven the Insignia with the 1.6 L Turbo. Flat out incredible. If we get 90% of that car in a Buick................watch out.

It looks nothing like a Cruze and in person it is a stunning automobile. But it won't suit everyone and there will be a hurdle to overcome about Buicks which I am sensing is in the comments above.

See it, drive it..............you'll be sold.
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:18 PM   #16
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i do know motor trend drove a couple in China a couple months back, and they liked them. That's always shocking for a Buick, or a GM car for that matter.
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I'm surprised at all the negative comments...I think it looks pretty good...and nobody's seen it in person, yet...I think. Hmm.


Why...is this a bad thing, again?
Because then it's just another lame unimaginative car with the same rear end shared by bubble sedans over the last 20 years.

It would be nice if they could attain some styling that looks a little different than everything else back there.
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:41 AM   #18
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Man I am 27 years old and I think that these new Buicks look AWESOME!!

I think that that is a good sign that younger people find them appealing. Still like the LaCrosse better though
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I'm on the fence about this car still. I think the biggest reason is because I was hoping they would rebadge the G8 as a Regal.

Ah well, win some lose some.
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Old 10-15-2009, 01:10 PM   #20
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I'll wait for the "Avant" 2+2 Coupe design.
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Eh, it's a little generic looking for my taste, but it's good to see Buick grow.
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I bet Fen is all JIMP over this announcement.

But in all honesty, I'm glad their throwing more life into the buick lineup. Its one of GMs biggest overseas sellers - why not treat it a little.
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Man I am 27 years old and I think that these new Buicks look AWESOME!!

I think that that is a good sign that younger people find them appealing. Still like the LaCrosse better though
Well, i'm a pinch younger then 27, but i still love the looks of the new Buicks headed this way! Have you seen the new LaCross? (Allure in Canada)
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Because then it's just another lame unimaginative car with the same rear end shared by bubble sedans over the last 20 years.

It would be nice if they could attain some styling that looks a little different than everything else back there.
So what would you like to see then?

|_| this shape? or /_/ this one? or \_\ this one? or /_\ this one? or how about this? (_)


all of which offer less cargo space than the \_/ design? Or maybe I''m wrong. or I just dont see your point. Please explain.
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Sorry guys but I don't like it. I REALLY like that Lacrosse but I'll pass on this one.

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