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2007 Buick Excelle

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Clearly an economy car... it looks OK I suppose. For those who don't know, this is an updated one of these:

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Well, it's better than the Skylark/Grand-Am/Achieva triplets we had in the 1990s. If gas prices start to dictate product line-up, I'd prefer an upscale FWD compact as a Buick for BPG dealers to allow Pontiac pushing towards an all RWD line-up. I don't want this car sold in the US as a Buick, but perhaps the next generation. Think Buick TSX. The interior needs some more upgrading, especially the steering wheel.

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I was just gonna say, a guissed up 'Zuki. That thing doesn't do anything for and the Aveo5 econo car steering wheel has to go.

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It's not too bad. At least it doesn't reek too much of 'Cimmarron' .

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Funny how the same company that sells the excellent Park Avenue also sell this cheap thing. It looks like the cheap Suzuki it is, and the interior looks cheaper than a Cobalt.

Nissan called and wants last gen Altima's rear end back.

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The rear gives me the vibe of the previous generation Altima.

The dash is schizophrenic gives a feeling of blandness yet looks quite busy.

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I hate it. The interior, the exterior, the entire thing. Buick is a premium brand and deserves better treatment than this crap. There's something about the Excelle that makes me think of Hyundai, and I don't like it.

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From what they started with, I think it's a commendable effort.

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Also, the front end is very ugly.

I completely disagree... the front end is very nice. That's the direction Buick needs to continue going.

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The gauges themselves are nice and the presence of a HUD is also commendable, but its so god-awfully cheap-looking and not even in the center filed of vision.

This is definitely a Buick that should stay overseas. And while the concept of an intermediate premium sport compact Buick is a worthy one, the Excelle itself doesn't represent anything a stateside Buick should be, IMO. The Skylark you mentioned, Ven, strikes me as preferrable to this thing, especially with the FX3 Electric Ride Control pack.

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The interior looks like the Sonata, the exterior is ugly. Meh.

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I completely disagree... the front end is very nice. That's the direction Buick needs to continue going.

It looks too Korean and frumpy/saggy to me...or it looks like a cheap Chinese knockoff...which it basically is. But to each his own.

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the chinese get the details right though. about the only cheap looking parts in the inteiror are the steering wheel and the emergency brake lever. the interior is creative and more thoughtfully designed than any current American Buick, and the exterior is trying to be upscale though its hampered by being merely an update of an old car. The chinese should get to do all the Buicks. I'm convinced.

Oh, and a RWD Skylark based on Alpha for around 22k starting price is exactly what the doctor ordered for a compact car at Buick. Make it with an Ecotec that gets 35 mpg, and you've got a great fuel efficienct, safe, and fun car to drive when it needs to be.

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Oh, and a RWD Skylark based on Alpha for around 22k starting price is exactly what the doctor ordered for a compact car at Buick. Make it with an Ecotec that gets 35 mpg, and you've got a great fuel efficienct, safe, and fun car to drive when it needs to be.

That I can agree with.

*Skylark 2.4 - Base

*Skylark 2.0 T - Sport

*Skylark V6 - Luxury

And for my dreams...

*Skylark Super with a supercharged V6

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I rather have a compact Buick from Brazil. :P

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For one thing though, their remotes look so much better than ours.

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2007 Buick Excelle

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While it looks cheap in some aspects, the interior isn't all that bad and the center stack is better than most US GM vehicles...

Funny how the same company that sells the excellent Park Avenue also sell this cheap thing. It looks like the cheap Suzuki it is, and the interior looks cheaper than a Cobalt.

Technically, that cheap Suzuki is a Daewoo, if you've forgotten.
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I rather have a compact Buick from Brazil. :P

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For one thing though, their remotes look so much better than ours.

I like that! It's like a 'Little Lucerne'

the Buick Forenza, however, they can keep in China.......

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Anyone notice the ride height is a bit too off-roadish? Look at the 4th picture.

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While it looks cheap in some aspects, the interior isn't all that bad and the center stack is better than most US GM vehicles...

Technically, that cheap Suzuki is a Daewoo, if you've forgotten.

Right... I forgot about i being a Daewoo :duh:

As for the interior...the texturing looks worse than what DCX has in it's cars...the colors are nice and the center stack is alright but it looks cheap, and the steering wheel doesn't help.

I rather have a compact Buick from Brazil. :P

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For one thing though, their remotes look so much better than ours.

:idhitit:

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Nissan called and wants last gen Altima's rear end back.

Not so much last gen Altima but it does say Nissan to me

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As for the interior...the texturing looks worse than what DCX has in it's cars...

Who-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-a... hold the phone there... let's not say things we can't take back. :P

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Not so much last gen Altima but it does say Nissan to me

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Remember the age of this design—clearly Nissan was so impressed by the Forenza they are now copying Daewoo.
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