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Did God Make Adam & Ocn?

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ocnblu    776

I am totally smitten by that little hottie, the Opel Adam, after seeing the Opel press photos and two videos showing the car in motion. The Chevrolet Spark is a hideous, cheap little POS compared to this sexy little guy. AND it's a 3-door!

tangent/You know, that's what the people voted for when they chose the Beat a few years ago in the GM contest asking people to choose among 3 Chevy minicar concepts. Then GM pulls an old-school "bait and switch" by bringing the 5-door Spark to production./tangent

Apparently the Adam is a bit shorter but wider than a MINI Cooper, with up to 99 horsepower out of a choice of three 4 cylinder engines.

I love the detailing on this car, especially around the roof. Makes the Fiat 500 look a bit inadequate, imo. The interior's nice, too.

But they won't bring it here and sell it out of a hip corner of a Buick showroom. Noooo... who buys MINI and Fiat? No one... right?

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Would be neat to see it here...but with GMNA's fear of hatchbacks I don't see it happening..

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ocnblu    776

Does anyone here remember the term "halo vinyl top"?

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balthazar    2,004

^ I was never sure I liked that execution...

C-pillar is reminding me of that mini minicoupecoupe thing.

I kinda like the roof treatment here.

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Z-06    493

Overall execution is not bad for a small car. Let us see if this will take Opel out of the dump. Is this new Gamma or based on old Corsa platform or a sub Gamma?

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Overall execution is not bad for a small car. Let us see if this will take Opel out of the dump. Is this new Gamma or based on old Corsa platform or a sub Gamma?

Shortened Gamma II I've read.

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riviera74    182

I think I know why this Opel will end up a Buick and not a Chevy: MINI and FIAT are not known for being cheap. Chevy is known for being cheap/value (depending on your point of view). A subcompact Buick based on this car may be a good idea.

Now if only Adam Opel/vauxhall can be ditched on the cheap (in order to save GM for the incipient failure that is Europe). . . . .

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ZL-1    160

I think I know why this Opel will end up a Buick and not a Chevy: MINI and FIAT are not known for being cheap. Chevy is known for being cheap/value (depending on your point of view). A subcompact Buick based on this car may be a good idea.

Now if only Adam Opel/vauxhall can be ditched on the cheap (in order to save GM for the incipient failure that is Europe). . . . .

Yep. Unless they can sell the NG Corsa for MINI/500 prices in the US, and thus offer a larger and slightly more substantial car (though most likely way more mass-market-styled than this - BTW, I don 't like the ADAM's styling). The engine choice for this (at first at least) is ridiculous; they should have waited for the new 3-cyl and 4-cyl small engines and fitted a diesel in.

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hyperv6    774

This guys will be your new Buick. [They could call it the David? LOL!].

The car would do well here as a Buick as it would be priced in the Mini Range.If GM did not intend on bringing it they will with the sales of the 500 taking off.

While it is not my kind of car I do like how they came to a retro image while still using the present Opel lines. The two lines are much like the the other Opel and should look fine in person.

As I have read the new Spark was loved by review by MT and the only snipe was the stying was subjective. This car should provide a even better car at a little higher price point. I would price it even with the Fiat and just under the Mini. It would fill the market here well as people here so like small cute Hatches. Note the Cute is key to hatch sales.

I would give an option on the roof color.

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ocnblu    776

Roof color options if I were writing the book: body color, red, white, silver or black. I just love the way it evokes a vinyl top, with the bright reveal trim.

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frogger    115

I'd love to see it here. The Buick waterfall grille would need to be tweaked to be much less conservative looking if it were to appear on this car. I wouldn't buy it though (I like the 500 but the wheelbase is just a bit too short to be comfortable for long term ownership).

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hyperv6    774

The way I see it the 500 is a piece of crap but Fiat is going to make a ton of money with it. GM may as well just on the band wagon and make the money too. I feel they can do a better 500 with no issue.

I have said for a long time GM needed a Mini fighter.

The nice thing with Opel is it has the Retro look but does not carry the baggage of being based on a Retro design. This will give them freedom that Mini and Fiat struggle with. They need to expand what their cars are but they have to work in the box of keeping it retro enough so it retains the image. Opel or Buick would be free to create their own look while making it modern retro.

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ocnblu    776

Just stick a waterfall in it, you're done! Call it Buick Kadett.

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ocnblu    776

What? How about Electra 225? Wildcat? Invicta? LeSabre? Century? Skylark? Skyhawk? Apollo? Centurion? Limited? Riviera? Super? Roadmaster? SPECIAL? :huh::lol:

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really love it. I think it would be huge as a Buick.

i also think we need the 3 door, 5 door and wagon astra here too.

Yes...the Astra CC would be nice to see here also.

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hyperv6    774

What? How about Electra 225? Wildcat? Invicta? LeSabre? Century? Skylark? Skyhawk? Apollo? Centurion? Limited? Riviera? Super? Roadmaster? SPECIAL? :huh::lol:

How about something origina for once?

They call theirs the Adam we could call ours the David as In David Dunbar Buick. LOL! Just kidding.

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ocnblu    776

"Origina", well that reminds me a little bit too much of a lady part. You lost me there.

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balthazar    2,004

Original names are fine, as long as they aren't stupid-sounding.

BTW- are there any 'original' names left in autodom?

In that LeSabre & Electra were named after jets, maybe another jet nameplate?

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