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Posted 26 June 2012 - 08:30 PM

By T61's figures, clearly the Verano isn't taking sales from the Regal, so that answers that.

The Regal could sell better with no Verano there, but I for years have thought Buick needs a small car because no one makes a small luxury car. All the small premiums are like the Golf GTI, Mini Cooper, Volvo C30, etc that place the emphasis on sporty driving. I actually wish the Verano had less Cruze to the interior and were a bit nicer. The exposed cup holders, short armrest and shifter are more economy car than luxury car.

I wonder how much staying power the Regal has, the interior isn't that impressive to me, the seats and everything you touch is hard. It is pretty well made, so I don't think it is a bad interior, it just doesn't wow me in any way. The Regal has weak engines also, it is outpowered by the Sonatas and Camrys of the world so I don't see how they are making the sport sedan claim. The Regal just seems like a car that can quickly get dated and forgotten once the newness wears off.
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 04:20 PM


Found an open Verano today on a Buick lot. Again, blown away at how nice it is inside.

Really still love the Regal more, but the Verano is 92% the size and such, just a little more different and tidy...... not as pricey.....

I wonder how much the Verano launch is eating up Regals. I know Buick is trying to move Regal up the ladder with more kit and better powertrains, but the cars side by side are damn near the same size, and the Regal is not too much bigger inside either.

I know the old size is everything adage is dying in this market some, but at under 25g, a base Verano is damn nice, why spend 30 on a Regal?


Here are the sales numbers so far this year. Verano is on a roll. I threw in the TSX too for comparison:

JAN 2012
TSX - 2266
Regal - 1855
Verano - 795

FEB 2012
TSX - 3373
Regal - 2636
Verano - 1688

MAR
TSX - 3355
Regal - 2609
Verano - 2497

APR
TSX - 3138
Verano - 2989
Regal - 2852

MAY
Verano - 3609
TSX - 2880
Regal - 2550


Another excellent month for Verano in June. It not only outsold Regal, but also TSX/ILX combined.

Verano 4091
TSX
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 04:20 PM


Found an open Verano today on a Buick lot. Again, blown away at how nice it is inside.

Really still love the Regal more, but the Verano is 92% the size and such, just a little more different and tidy...... not as pricey.....

I wonder how much the Verano launch is eating up Regals. I know Buick is trying to move Regal up the ladder with more kit and better powertrains, but the cars side by side are damn near the same size, and the Regal is not too much bigger inside either.

I know the old size is everything adage is dying in this market some, but at under 25g, a base Verano is damn nice, why spend 30 on a Regal?


Here are the sales numbers so far this year. Verano is on a roll. I threw in the TSX too for comparison:

JAN 2012
TSX - 2266
Regal - 1855
Verano - 795

FEB 2012
TSX - 3373
Regal - 2636
Verano - 1688

MAR
TSX - 3355
Regal - 2609
Verano - 2497

APR
TSX - 3138
Verano - 2989
Regal - 2852

MAY
Verano - 3609
TSX - 2880
Regal - 2550


Another excellent month for Verano in June. It not only outsold Regal, but also TSX/ILX combined.

Verano 4091
TSX 2602
Regal 2326
ILX 1081

Edited by Tailfin61, 03 July 2012 - 04:22 PM.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 06:49 PM

Verano seems to be a nicer car than ILX
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:27 PM



Found an open Verano today on a Buick lot. Again, blown away at how nice it is inside.

Really still love the Regal more, but the Verano is 92% the size and such, just a little more different and tidy...... not as pricey.....

I wonder how much the Verano launch is eating up Regals. I know Buick is trying to move Regal up the ladder with more kit and better powertrains, but the cars side by side are damn near the same size, and the Regal is not too much bigger inside either.

I know the old size is everything adage is dying in this market some, but at under 25g, a base Verano is damn nice, why spend 30 on a Regal?


Here are the sales numbers so far this year. Verano is on a roll. I threw in the TSX too for comparison:

JAN 2012
TSX - 2266
Regal - 1855
Verano - 795

FEB 2012
TSX - 3373
Regal - 2636
Verano - 1688

MAR
TSX - 3355
Regal - 2609
Verano - 2497

APR
TSX - 3138
Verano - 2989
Regal - 2852

MAY
Verano - 3609
TSX - 2880
Regal - 2550


Another excellent month for Verano in June. It not only outsold Regal, but also TSX/ILX combined.

Verano 4091
TSX 2602
Regal 2326
ILX 1081


Verano does it again in July!

Verano 4235
TSX 1980
Regal 1784
ILX 1410
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:03 AM

I purchased a 12 verano leather edition, Bose.intellink, love the car. nothing but good things to say about the car.
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 02:40 PM

It's a very impressive car, and Gm definitely got this one right.

Go, GM go...sell this damned thing!
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 08:25 AM

I'm happy to see them offer it, and overall I really like it. However, personally I don't think I could get over the wierd rear chrome strips and tiny taillights. To me, it just reminds me of the face of a Neanderthal - small, sunken eyes and a pronounced, angry looking brow line.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 12:03 PM

Astra's butt is nicer!
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 12:14 PM

I'm happy to see them offer it, and overall I really like it. However, personally I don't think I could get over the wierd rear chrome strips and tiny taillights. To me, it just reminds me of the face of a Neanderthal - small, sunken eyes and a pronounced, angry looking brow line.

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But, But, But that seems to be the trend, all Auto's for the most part seem to have a face on their butt now. Not sure why we seem to feel the need to have an auto look at you and either smile or frown. I see this as an area that someone can make a real difference in with superior styling.
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 03:19 PM

I like the taillight 'brows'...not the usual predictable compact car stuff...hopefully, the Verano will get a version of the new Astra Cascadia convertible.
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 03:26 PM

...you mean THIS Cascadia convertible?


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Posted 17 October 2012 - 03:27 PM

...you mean THIS Cascadia convertible?


Yep..saw an article about it on Autoweek today...beautiful car.
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 03:32 PM

Would make a fine Buick, based on GM's current definition of the brand. It is a pretty car, and the taillights on it look at least mildly annoyed, if not outright angry like on the Verano. I like those angry taillights because they're unique, and call back the front of the '59 and the rear of the '59 and '60 Buicks.

Edited by ocnblu, 17 October 2012 - 03:38 PM.

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