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#433 of 440 Re: 2011 Regal Pricing.... [andre1969]
Jan 25, 2010 (1:24 pm)
".....I imagine they could still build something like that, but it would have to be low volume. And they'd have to build a bunch of economical cars to offset it for CAFE purposes. And as long as they could keep the raw fuel economy numbers above around 18/28 (~15/20 on the window sticker), they'd probably avoid the guzzler tax."
Andy your heart is in the right place. But alas, I don't think it would ever fit in a car as small as the Regal. Now, if they made some sort of super sedan out of a Lambda platform................
#434 of 440 Re: 2011 Regal Pricing.... [cooterbfd]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 25, 2010 (2:19 pm)
"General Motors announced an attractive price on its 2011 Buick Regal, which is generating a lot of positive buzz. But the automaker likely will lose money or at least not make much on every one it sells in the early going."
GM Prices Buick Regal; Losing Money on Every One? (AutoObserver)
#435 of 440 Re: 2011 Regal Pricing.... [steve_]
Jan 25, 2010 (5:26 pm)
That is the unfortunate part of the weak dollar. Who knows, maybe when the Oshawa plant opens, they can make some Insignias here to make up the difference.
#436 of 440 Re: 2011 Regal Pricing.... [steve_]
Jan 25, 2010 (5:48 pm)
I'm glad the "attractive price" part wasn't your words! When I saw $27K, I said then what are the 4-cyl Altima, Legacy, and Sonata amongst other competitors?
This is why GM is going to sell 35K of them; mainly to people who are Buick fanatics or just find something they like about the styling. What Buick needs are models that sell 5-10X that amount! They need some HR's; not a HBP.
Is this all Buick is offering? No breakthrough to put it above the competition? Want $27K or $30K from me? Show me a car that gets 40mpg with 300hp, or a car that flies or submerges. At least give me some gull-wing doors! Do something other than waste tax-payers $ by producing another in a string of expensive, me-too sedans with no panache.
#437 of 440 Re: 2011 Regal Pricing.... [cooterbfd]
Jan 25, 2010 (7:27 pm)
Thanks for the comparisons. Glad to see the Regal has decent leg room in the back.
Feb 13, 2013 (6:04 pm)
I checked out the Encore at the Washington Auto Show. It's a polarizing design, as is the Juke, for example, but I think it fits in the Buick lineup as the brand's small car. I'm going to follow it to see how it sells.
#439 of 440 updated Buicks at the NY Auto Show
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Mar 27, 2013 (6:48 pm)
"Buick has had three consecutive years of sales growth and sold more than 180,000 vehicles last year, up about 2% from the previous year and the most for the brand since 2007.
“What's important about this growth is that so many of our customers are new to the brand. More than 43% of Buick buyers come from non-GM brands, and half of those came from imports,” said Tony DiSalle, Buick’s U.S. marketing manager."
2013 New York Auto Show: GM debuts Cadillac, Camaro and two Buicks (LA Times)
#440 of 440 Re: updated Buicks at the NY Auto Show [steve_]
Apr 02, 2013 (7:16 am)
Let's hope the Encore sells well enough for them to build it here instead of Korea, seeing as it is based on the Sonic platform.