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TourX has bad reviews and is very underwhelming so, no thx! 1 Members Like This Post! (Members Can Like Posts)

Posted by neil dale [Email] (#2111) [Profile/Gallery] (more from neil dale) on Sat, 14 Sep 2019 20:30:21 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: TourX owners are getting close to $12,000 off MSRP, Norm9-5, Sat, 14 Sep 2019 19:29:28
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Okay I just can't get excited about such a vehicle too slow too heavy not very good driving Dynamics= Buick tour X and sportback are similar SLUGS AND ILL HANDLING ! only .8 g's ? pathetic ! read on !

BTW many Alfa Romeo dealers are giving $20 to 25 K off of Alfa Romeo Giulia quadrifoglio if you drove one you wouldn't want anything else trust me well, maybe be an Alfa Romeo Stelvio the SUV

TOUR X FACTS (and not good) ! " In the real world, however, the TourX feels sluggish, with a sleepy throttle calibration that requires pushing past mid-pedal stroke to wake up the turbocharger. Combine this with a transmission that shifts languidly, preferring to stay in a high gear and lug the engine, and it’s easy to see why this Aisin-sourced gearbox is already slated for replacement"

"Close inspection reveals evidence of cost cutting, from hard plastics on the dashboard to cheap-looking carpet in the load area. Leather that could pass for vinyl covers the seats in between"

"Evidence that Buick might need to head back to the lodge’s rental counter for an equipment refitting comes in a comparison of ground clearance: The Subaru boasts 8.7 inches, three more than the Buick. Much of the TourX’s “lift” is accomplished by fitting taller tires, size 235/50R-18 Continentals rather than the 245/45R-18s that some other Regals sport. Even its marginally longer springs don’t improve the TourX’s ground clearance over a bone-stock Toyota Camry—both cars sit 5.7 inches off the ground. A brief trip down a U.S. Forest Service two-track had the TourX bouncing into its bump stops, its suspension making groaning noises sufficient to keep us from attempting more serious backcountry forays."

"a lack of body stiffness, manifested in vibrations felt through the steering wheel and the seat. That would also explain its chassis tuning, with springs and dampers as soft as fresh powder. Driving the TourX hard on mountain roads proved to be an exercise in delayed gratification: Turn-in is slow, as the suspension needs to compress before the steering builds weight from its vague on-center position. You can just start to feel the Buick’s trick twin-clutch rear axle work its torque-vectoring magic before those all-season tires begin howling, warning you to back off lest you reach the low limit of grip—a mere 0.8G "

"But the TourX has its own gearbox woes. The eight-speed automatic upshifts as early as it can, often lugging the engine below 2000 rpm in seventh or eighth gear, as if following the commands of some phantom eco mode. But the TourX has no such setting—nor any sport mode, although it surely could use one. At most cruising speeds, the TourX feels as if it has half its horsepower, with anything less than mashing the accelerator producing only a lethargic climb in revs. When the transmission does eventually downshift, it rarely snaps cleanly into the appropriate second or third gear without first landing at some intermediate step along the way. The solution is to shift it yourself, which means prodding the gearshift lever fore and aft, as the TourX lacks paddle shifters. Even then, shifts are sedately delivered, leaving the driver plenty of time to ponder why this transmission is in this car."

you want to buy this loser? I pity you ! ( quotes fr a car and driver test BTW ! )





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