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GOOOO BUICK!

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Yeah... We'll need to lock this forum :) Good to see you alpha!
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Where's Paulie?
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And if we add up all your ages, it'll equal one normal Buick driver!
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Lol. hah, im the youngest buick driver :) If I actually bought the car, I could single handedly bring down the age demographic for buick sedans.. :lol: Edited by Mike The Canadian
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Just how old are you Mike? Ven's turning 29 here in a few months and I just turned 22... (We have to ignore Blu's age...the old fart... :P ) Has anyone else noticed that they've hidden this topic, or is it just me?
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Just how old are you Mike?  Ven's turning 29 here in a few months and I just turned 22...

(We have to ignore Blu's age...the old fart... :P )

Has anyone else noticed that they've hidden this topic, or is it just me?

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16 :lol:
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67 = average age of a Buick driver.

:D

I should talk. I have an Oldsmobile.
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Where are we? LOL  In this "now you see it, now you don't forum"?

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It appears so...*cough* :lol:

That's why adding it to your subscription or saving a bookmark is vital... :D

EDIT: Maybe I should add that we should leave it here...let it be the secret Buick fanclub... :P Edited by Alpha
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*cough* I can't let this get too hidden or some of the other Buick affcianados will miss it... :)
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Lol, thats amazing and very funny, I just added it to my favourites. I hope this thread doesnt get deleted. I am really enjoying it. So this is the secret Buick fan club. I think we are missing a few people though. Let us bring together all the buick enthusiasts!
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I'm here!
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Hey Paulie... If anyone else remembers another Buick name...let me know...I'm going to send PMs...hehe...
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I want Buick to return to market with a sporty trim level... sportier than "CXS" I mean...
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I want Buick to return to market with a sporty trim level... sportier than "CXS" I mean...

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I'd be happy with the CXS trim name, as long as it provided a sportier equipment than is currently offered. I feel 240hp should be standard on the base, and they should throw a northstar in the CXS to output like 275hp.

In the Lucerne, the Northstar should put out like 280-300hp. After all, the DTS will be getting more power in a couple of years (and they have an available engine of 291hp)
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I agree with ocnblu about having a separate name for Buick's performance line-up.

I think it would be good for Buick to keep the CX, CXL, & CXS trims for their normal models, and create a "Red-Line or V-Series" like model line-up that co-exists with the normal Buick line-up. I really do like "Ultra" but I could see GNX also... as in LaCrosse GNX, Lucerne GNX, & Velite GNX. The GNX or Ultra Series would need more than "performance" to set themselves apart from the other divisions. Make the GNX or Ultra series a boutique series and more customizable than Redline or V-Series. (being able to customize is a luxury service expected by a Premium brand)

For the GNX series, Buick could provide:

Interior:
  • Two tone leather interiors with suede inserts
  • Remove the standard walnut wood trim and experiment with marble veneer or Corian*)
  • Add satin nickel finishes inside (I actually prefer Buick to try something different: try experimenting with copper colored trim)
Exterior:
  • Unique exterior metallic paint colors
  • Tinted windows (maybe add a unique color to the factory tint that will compliment the exterior/interior colors which will help create a signature look)
  • Keep the same general shape of the new "Velite inspired" grille but switch the front grilles from vertical bars to chrome horizontal bars similar to Infiniti's
  • Two or three wheel options
  • Add bi-Xenon headlamps
  • Add LED tail lights

Increase HP by SuperCharging or Turbo: 3.6l SC (maybe 290hp-300hp), 4.6l SC 320hp-330hp)

* look at the possibilities with Corian (rumor is Lincoln is considering to use Corian):

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OH! And welcome back Paulie!!!! :)
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I can't belive that I have yet to own even one Buick. I've been so close to buying one on several occasions but always ended up wiht an Olds, Chevy, Pontiac, Cadillac or Mercury.

My next land yacht just might be a Buick. Maybe a late 70s or early 80s LeSabre coupe.

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There is a blue '78 or '79 LeSabre S-Type coupe riding around my area. Black and chrome detailing, amber signals, Buick's black & chrome sport wheels... it's all there and still looking good. Edited by ocnblu
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I can't belive that I have yet to own even one Buick. I've been so close to buying one on several occasions but always ended up wiht an Olds, Chevy, Pontiac, Cadillac or Mercury.

My next land yacht just might be a Buick. Maybe a late 70s or early 80s LeSabre coupe.

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Lol for shame sly! (hope u dont mind me calling u that :lol:)
You gotta own a Buick one day...

one day you will be old... :lol:
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Thanks Ven! Wow, the Corian is pretty amazing--there are so many choices. I would love to see some interesting textures/treatments in Buicks. Using a different type of treatment in the car is what sets a car aside from its competition, and makes it stand out. I know if I had a car with an interior treatment that was interesting, I would get a lot of friends to consider buying one. After all, who doesn't want something that is extremely reliable, high quality (hey, it's a Buick!), and looks cool? :)
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