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#645 of 674 Re: My take on Buicks future in the US: [justsomeguy311]
Apr 08, 2007 (5:08 am)
The Velite, will be a 2010 RWD Sedan built on the ZETA, according to Motor Trend, who got a leak. I naturally would assume they need the RWD sedan for the high volume to make a niche 2-door hardtop convertible cost effective. I expect it to be built then or the following year. This is the prediction if the the insider is correct. The Velite, sedan isn't official from GM, but came from a reliable leak. The Convertible wasn't mentioned but is a logical assumption by me.
#646 of 674 Re: My take on Buicks future in the US: [rockylee]
Apr 08, 2007 (6:48 am)
That sounds great and it is needed. I am still kinda flabbergasted that the dealers turned down the Statesman - which they desperately need.
I would add though, MT is the absolute worst for coming up with "scoops" that are not based in reality.
#647 of 674 Re: My take on Buicks future in the US: [rockylee]
Apr 08, 2007 (8:48 am)
>The Velite, sedan isn't official from GM, but came from a
reliable leak. The Convertible wasn't mentioned
Hope the convertible doesn't leak
#648 of 674 Re: My take on Buicks future in the US: [justsomeguy311]
Apr 08, 2007 (7:33 pm)
I know that a new LaCrosse is coming based on the Eps 2. Enclave is here soon. Now what the 3rth/4th model/s are is the question.
Not a large FWD car because there is no platform for it. I forsee one/two models based on zeta. Whether it is called Lucerne/park Avenue/Velite/whatever does not really matter.
I hope it is a larger 4 door sedan called Lucerne and a 5 passenger 4 door or 2 door convertible called Velite.
#649 of 674 Re: My take on Buicks future in the US: [62vetteefp]
Apr 11, 2007 (7:58 am)
Well pal I have been a subscriber to Motor Trend off and on since I was a teenager and began buying them off the news stand at the age of 8 or 9. I would say they are 75-80% accurate on their "leaks" and those won't happen on Velite Convertibles "irnmdn"
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Apr 11, 2007 (8:10 am)
Is Lutz making the grade? He passed the "make stylish and appealing cars" test, but so far he seems to be bombing the "make efficient cars" test.
Jul 06, 2007 (10:09 pm)
"Buick will never produce "cheap" cars again."
Bob Lutz on Buick
#653 of 674 Re: Bob Lutz on Buick [steve_]
Jul 07, 2007 (5:19 am)
I will believe that when I see it, touch it and drive it.
#654 of 674 Re: Bob Lutz on Buick [british_rover]
Jul 14, 2007 (3:54 pm)
Honestly, even if you did you would not believe it.