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WOW! New real-world pics of the Outlook!

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caddycruiser    50

Once again, it looks like the real-world vehicle is much better than even what the best manufacturer photographers can come up with:

http://www.familycar.com/RoadTests/SaturnOutlook/Photos.htm

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Simply an amazing ute, and finally it looks like the perfect combination of style AND size to actually get people out of full-size SUV's who never needed the extra strength and bulk--and very likely the next replacement for our Suburban.

It simply looks like something from a high-end German maker, and the combination of looks/space/drivetrain is just incredible. I was a Freestyle and Pacifica fan, but I don't think either of those will even hold a candle to the Lambdas, unless you want something more spartan and cramped.

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Northstar    11

Uh oh, someone call the cops! The trim from the door doesn't line up. :nono: They better fix that for production. It looks like it might line up on the passenger side, but it's hard to tell.

Everything else looks great though:

-The cargo area looks HUGE (w/3rd row up)

-Exterior is great, even in the so-so color

-The greenish interior we saw was nice, but I think I like this black better

-Fit and finish (aside from the driver's side door wood and dash) look excellent

I wish they would have taken a pic of the rear seat, though.

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Cory Wolfe    263

Glad it looks better in real word pictures. The interior looks great, as does all the details that show up in places. Although, as far as exterior styling goes, it still looks like the tried to make an SUV out of a Relay.

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Croc    268

Yea, def noticed the damn door trim.

Now here is my question: is this real wood? I assume it is, because otherwise why would the console wood have a joint by the retractible console cover? It looks good, albeit a tad shiny...but I hope it's real. Looking good, Saturn!

Also...not as beaked looking as the GM photos make it look in front.

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ocnblu    776
Time and again, the manufacturer's photos prove to be pisspoor. The Outlook is a very strong looking vehicle.

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caddycruiser    50

Yea, def noticed the damn door trim.

Now here is my question: is this real wood?  I assume it is, because otherwise why would the console wood have a joint by the retractible console cover?  It looks good, albeit a tad shiny...but I hope it's real.  Looking good, Saturn!

Also...not as beaked looking as the GM photos make it look in front.

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Well, pre- or very early production means a couple misaligned pieces here and there--that happens with every manufacturer, but like the Aura, is probably already cleared up and won't be seen on saleable units. And no, the wood isn't real...same old plastic stuff, just done well.

About the only thing I'd change is that large flat black center stack surround to something more like the GMC, just changed a little to be unique. And that said, the Saturn definately isn't the "worst" on the outside...my vote goes to the GMC on that one, which just looks plainer and has bad wheel choices.

Then we still have the Enclave, which is so different inside and out, it almost seems unrelated.

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Flybrian    0

Just so all you Saturn-lovers know, by 'worst' I meant that the general concensus seemed to be that the Outlook most plain, the most undetailed, and the lowest-priced of the trio. I think that speaks to simply how much we're being wowed each time a production Lambda is released, though...as well as how horrendous GM press photography tends to be.

So far, the Outlook is my least favorite and it looks top notch. That's got to say something about these things!

Also, be on the lookout for some great video spyshots of Buick's production Enclave coming soon to C&G!

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Cortazzo    0

Wow, that is AN AMAZING interior. The fake wood looks fantastic, Just as good as any recent BMW IMO. If this is what GM can do when they put their mind to it, gosh, they are as good as anyone out there!!!

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Mr.Krinkle    0

Something I noticed lately... the Outlook's badge font looks oddly simmilar to the Subaru Outback's... lol

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That was the most they got out of their venture with subaru. they combed the parts bin for all the o, u's, t's and k's. penny pinching cheap-o's

looks pretty damn nice.

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boblutzfan    0

Looks great all around. The all black interior looks better than the interiors shows at introduction.

My wife really likes the Acadia because it doesn't have wood on the interior. The Black leather in this Outlook makes the wood look much nicer. I will have to show the wife these pictures.

Either an Acadia or Outlook will be our next family car.

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turbo200    6

Check the other photo galleries on the website featuring the Outlook.  they have some nice real world pictures of the 2007 SRX.

Why do GM pictures suck so much?

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The lighting and angles they use seem to be the main culprit. Also, colors make a big difference, combine the blah color for the press photos of Outlook with the horrible lighting and it looks a lot worse than this here.

The Outlook looks terrific in these pictures. I think it's my favorite of the three.

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tama z71    0

FamilyCar.com ALWAYS has the best pictures. I swear to God, GM should just hire their photographer to do new vehicle press shots. No more photoshopped Avalanches driving through fields of baby corn.

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dfelt    1,874

Uh oh, someone call the cops! The trim from the door doesn't line up.  :nono: They better fix that for production. It looks like it might line up on the passenger side, but it's hard to tell.

Everything else looks great though:

-The cargo area looks HUGE (w/3rd row up)

-Exterior is great, even in the so-so color

-The greenish interior we saw was nice, but I think I like this black better

-Fit and finish (aside from the driver's side door wood and dash) look excellent

I wish they would have taken a pic of the rear seat, though.

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Where exactly on the drivers side does it not match up? It looks all level and matched up to me. <_<

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boblutzfan    0

Where exactly on the drivers side does it not match up?  It looks all level and matched up to me. <_<

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Remember that the have not begun production of saleable units yet - so anything we are seeing is still the prepoduction units - the quality of the interior looks fantastic considering we have yet to see the full produciton models.

The interior in these pictures looks like it will kill the competition. Compare this to the Pilot, Highlander, Explorer, Pacifica, Freestyle or any other SUV/CUV out there right now or coming in the next 12 months and the Outlook has the best ineterior - hands down.

Combine the utillity of the packaging (will hold a 4X8 sheet of plywood - how many others in the class can?), the 3.6L VVT V6, six speed transmission and the expected pricing and you have a winner here.

To think that the Outlook will be the cheapest of the three - just imagine how the real world pictures of the Acadia and Enclave will look.

When GM puts its mind to something - it really can build class leading product.

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caddycruiser    50

Where exactly on the drivers side does it not match up?  It looks all level and matched up to me. <_<

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People are just pointing out how, in this early unit, the wood trim on the door panel doesn't line up well with the wood trim it should match on the dash. A minor issue, but as was apparently with the Aura, will likely be sorted out by real production time.

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sciguy_0504    0

It does look a hell of a lot better than the damn press photos we were given. I love the all-black interior and IP color. The fake wood looks alright but I think a dark red wood would look better with the black. The leather looks great, too.

I'm still not a fan of the exterior styling. The brown should be an Enclave-only color!

Edit: I don't see what you guys are talking about with the wood lining up. To my eyes, it lines up on the bottom and does not meet at the top because of the HVAC vent. I think it looks good.

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boblutzfan    0

It does look a hell of a lot better than the damn press photos we were given.  I love the all-black interior and IP color.  The fake wood looks alright but I think a dark red wood would look better with the black.  The leather looks great, too.

I'm still not a fan of the exterior styling.  The brown should be an Enclave-only color!

Edit: I don't see what you guys are talking about with the wood lining up.  To my eyes, it lines up on the bottom and does not meet at the top because of the HVAC vent.  I think it looks good.

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I agree about the color. It should be a Buick Exclusive. Imgaine the dark red on this with the black leather interior.

So anyone know when they will officially go on sale?

San Antonio has its car show in November - and the Outlook and Acadia are scheduled to be there. I was just hoping to test drive one before the car show. I hope the rumor isn't true that these won't go on sale until January 2008.

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