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Friends Of Buick Offers Fresh Perspective On Storied American Brand

New website launches and evolves at http://www.friendsofbuick.com

Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) May 22, 2006 -- In celebration of Buick’s 103rd anniversary, Michigan-based organization Friends of Buick is pleased to announce the launch of FriendsOfBuick.com.

Nearly a decade after Buick became the first automaker to launch a car on the Internet, FriendsOfBuick.com presents a cyber-based, evolving look at the brand's esprit de corps.

The new website examines the Buick traditions of ergonomics; grace; power, and reassurance.

"The automaker that invented the valve-in-head engine went on to become the automaker that built the first American mass-produced V6 and aluminum V8, among other innovations," Friends of Buick noted in a statement upon the launch of FriendsOfBuick.com.

"Much as Buick has through its history, we expect to continuously improve.

"Among its core attributes, Buick has evolved the art of not simply interior space, but also that of correct ergonomic science and of holistic ergonomics, most recently evidenced in its QuietTuning efforts.

"The Buick's graceful, timeless presence has regularly met dynamic grace in the linearity of its primary controls and its chassis response. Buick is among the few whose vehicles' dynamic gait – striving to gently cushion, yet also to respond fluidly to the road’s imperfections - is an integral part of its brand.

"Buick has produced the fastest production car in America twice in the past fifty years, and additionally counts in its heritage the third most powerful muscle car ever built.

"Buick has ranked at or near the top of consumer quality and loyalty surveys for much of the past fifteen years, and has recently posted exceptional results in customer service. Meanwhile, the modern Buick's craftsmanship largely surpasses that of its peers inside and out.

"FriendsOfBuick.com is an evolving effort to articulate, as best we collectively can, the virtues of Buicks past and present," the group added.

Those new to the site might start at http://www.friendsofbuick.com/about.html, an FAQ section which delves into both Buick's magnanimity, and the perception gap, among other triumphs and challenges.

FriendsOfBuick.com is neither affiliated with, nor endorsed by, General Motors Corporation.

Link: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2006/5/prweb387497.htm

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In the power section they claimed this:

and was the 1986 Buick Grand National not the fastest production car in America?

Wasn't it the 1987 and wasn't it the GNX, not the Grand National?

I'm not trying to poke holes in the website, I'm just trying to clarify.

But also I noticed this too:

every Buick produces more than two hundred brake horsepower -

The LaCrosse and Lucerne base models both produce slightly less than 200 due to the new Series III engine, right?... but really that's a small fault, it's virtually 200 HP.

Also:

Has the 1970 Buick GS455 Stage 1 not been ranked as one of the top three fastest muscle cars of all time

I always was fascinated with the Buick GS Stage 1 because of its massive power and it was a Buick. But strangely I've found very few facts on this vehicle. 0-60 times vary but last I remember the GS was quicker than all GM muscle cars and only the 4-4-2 was faster than it. I'm just interested in any further information on it is all.

Edited by Cananopie

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The LaCrosse and Lucerne base models both produce slightly less than 200 due to the new Series III engine, right?... but really that's a small fault, it's virtually 200 HP.

LaCrosse:

3.8L 3800 V6, 200 hp @ 5200 rpm, 230 lb.-ft. torque @ 4000 rpm

Lucerne:

3.8L 3800 V6, 197 hp @ 5200 rpm, 227 lb.-ft. torque @ 3800 rpm

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Cananopie, I read that too. I'm thinking it's speaking in the way of each Buick is available with over 200hp... because it goes on to add that the V8 Lucerne is closer to 300hp.

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I'm still trying to make my way through the site. I think it's fantastic. :ohyeah:

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