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Nov 09, 2011 (6:48 pm)
Yes, Buick does make nice looking autos that look kinda sporty. From what I've read, the upcoming Verano looks like a winner but it is a bit pricey. But I really think that the wife will really like it once she drives it and it would be a great addition to the stable. And even though I'm not partial to white, we've had two already, the Buicks do look nice in white, especially the pearlized ones. I love the look of the pearlized paint better than the metallics we've had in the past...they look a bit more classy.
So I'd be pleased as punch for her to buy it.
#381 of 736 Re: . [sandman_6472]
Nov 09, 2011 (7:24 pm)
Certainly better today than the Buicks of a mere decade ago, IMHO - they are in a revival mode like Cadillac.
I'm warming up more to white cars lately.
Here's my rental sled, nothing to be ashamed of for sure:
#382 of 736 Re: . [fintail]
Nov 10, 2011 (11:08 am)
White is the new silver.
I too am partial to white cars.
#383 of 736 Weekend Rental
Nov 13, 2011 (6:29 pm)
Took a long weekend trip with some friends. Rented a minivan and we go a loaded Chrysler T&C. The buff magazines have been pretty high on this vehicle with its improved interior and drivetrain. My driving experience indicates lipstick on a pig - cramped and crude. After an hour or so the seat is squishy. The suspension is alright over smooth highway, but throw in any rough or irregular surfaces and the ride becomes noisy, unsettled and primitative. The engine roars on any uphill, and if it is steep it seemed to kind of momentarily hesitate and then the engine howled as it revved up to around 5K on the tach. The van was black and IMO its styling resembled a hearse, which was quite appropriate because this vehicle drives like a decades old K car and ought to be buried.
#384 of 736 Re: Weekend Rental [berri]
Nov 13, 2011 (6:38 pm)
Now I am even less wanting to ever drive a minivan. How many miles were on it?
I sure am in another world now being back in the E55 from that 4cyl Regal...effortless smooth acceleration is worth the mileage penalty
#385 of 736 Re: Weekend Rental [fintail]
Nov 13, 2011 (8:49 pm)
It was a 2011 T&C with only 18K on it. When our kids were in school we had an 04 Honda Ody. I used to complain about its noises. We traded it on a CRV when it had around 70K and I'd take it today over that new Chrysler in a heartbeat "as is"!!!
#386 of 736 Re: . [robr2]
Nov 14, 2011 (6:59 am)
White is also a very forgiving color. You could key the car and the scratches hardly show. Black, on the other hand, is very unforgiving. You can see the impact crater from a dust partical from space!
#387 of 736 shuttle service
by steve_ HOST
Dec 06, 2011 (11:27 am)
A bit off-topic, but the frequent flyers here may enjoy this:
"It’s true that we have a team dedicated to transporting our highest value customers around the Atlanta hub and they’ve got a fleet of several vehicles with which to do so. As part of our partnership with Porsche (which includes shipping cars from Germany to Atlanta), they’ve provided us with a few fancy new rides to add to our VIP fleet."
Delta picking up pax in Porsches at ATL (The Ticket)
#388 of 736 Re: shuttle service [steve_]
Dec 06, 2011 (11:52 am)
Sadly, you won't be able to rent them, just a perk given to already overpaid corporate types flying first class who aren't paying for the airfare, or are expensing it away anyway.
In Germany and France anyway, you actually can rent most of the normal Porsche fleet, I know Avis has a large Porsche fleet and I think Sixt has some as well. Not cheap, but a lot cheaper than traditional exotic rental places.