I suppose I was the instigator way down on the thread, lightly poking at Norm's beloved brand... but he kind of asked for it by making negative comments about the Alfa Brian bought... it's a freaking gorgeous car, and it would be cool to see a few more of them on the road. Very cool to have Alfa back! They have had a history of being a little needy for repairs, so anyone getting into one is probably aware of this, and probably willing to deal with some inconvenience in that regard (if it comes up) as part of ownership of an otherwise awesome vehicle.
I get it that the Buicks have some leftover SAAB ng9-5 dna including some bargain performance, and options to tune them as sleeper cars... but quite frankly they don't do anything for me. To be honest the ng9-5 didn't do a lot for me either, but at least the design is fairly clean - the Buicks are downright garish. Buick has this legacy grandpa brand image that is going to be hard to turn around in North America. I expect the new models will have a sales uptick, but that does not mean they will be good... Success of large grandpamobiles in China really has no bearing on my purchasing decisions, and though it may keep the GM mothership financially solvent, US sales are probably more relevant in terms of the discussion here...Posts in this Thread:
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