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  2. Would you buy an Envision or an SRX?

    Oh yeah that n/a v6 is plugged into everything.. hello torqueless.. Why in the world is the XTS on the 6spd and the Buick get the 8spd??? I'm not saying it should be directly competing with Lincoln. They're both of the badge-job styles so they tend to be compared quite often. Yep, they're very fancy Chevrolets. The one legitimately cool Buick!
  3. Would you buy an Envision or an SRX?

    I have no problem with a Fusion sport aside from it's name. It's not particularly sporty, it's just decently fast in a segment with rather mediocre performance. The Regal GS and Mazda 6 both handle better... the Fusion Sport just goes faster in a straight line. I'd really love that... but Albert absolutely refuses. I guess I'll have to cry about it in the GS he wants instead.
  4. Volvo News: Uber orders 24,000 Volvo XC90s

    Volvo an Uber announced a deal where Uber will purchase 24,000 Volvo XC90 Plug-In Hybrid SUVs over 3 years to expand Uber's self-driving fleet. Uber has been testing self-driving vehicles in Pittsburgh since Autumn 2016 with human supervision in the driver seat. Over 100 such vehicles are currently in operation in the city. The deal marks the largest single order of vehicles for Geely owned Volvo. While no financial details were disclosed, the minimum retail price for an XC90 T8 Hybrid is $64,950. Volvo expects the profit margin per vehicle to be on par with traditional sales through a dealership network. Uber chose the XC90 because much of the hardware to add autonomous capabilities is already built into the car. Geely/Volvo engineers have been working closely with Uber to ensure that compatibility going forward. With a major shift in buying and driving habits coming in the future, Volvo is placing its chips on partnering with Uber to remain relevant in an industry ripe for disruption. Photo: Uber View full article
  5. Uber orders 24,000 Volvo XC90s

    Volvo an Uber announced a deal where Uber will purchase 24,000 Volvo XC90 Plug-In Hybrid SUVs over 3 years to expand Uber's self-driving fleet. Uber has been testing self-driving vehicles in Pittsburgh since Autumn 2016 with human supervision in the driver seat. Over 100 such vehicles are currently in operation in the city. The deal marks the largest single order of vehicles for Geely owned Volvo. While no financial details were disclosed, the minimum retail price for an XC90 T8 Hybrid is $64,950. Volvo expects the profit margin per vehicle to be on par with traditional sales through a dealership network. Uber chose the XC90 because much of the hardware to add autonomous capabilities is already built into the car. Geely/Volvo engineers have been working closely with Uber to ensure that compatibility going forward. With a major shift in buying and driving habits coming in the future, Volvo is placing its chips on partnering with Uber to remain relevant in an industry ripe for disruption. Photo: Uber
  6. Would you buy an Envision or an SRX?

    Encore is really nice-thought of you the other day when one was parked next to me at Home depot. With a little more power i would seriously consider one. Lacrosse is probably my favorite large sedan, dollar for dollar...really an under rated car. Fusion sport is pretty much a V6 Passat, and not in a good sort of way.
  7. Would you buy an Envision or an SRX?

    I would choose neither...like Cubical said. If I was buying from GM, I too would rather the Encla- Hold on, as I read deeper into the thread, I came across the mentioning of this automobile. If Im buying a family haulin' hatchback type vehicle from GM, I am doing it the Buick Regal Tourx way!
  8. Ford News: Ford's Newest Police Vehicle Plugs-In

    Bolt would be a great idea (was going to say Volt myself) as for most things the police do.... It's about time that we use different cars like they do in Europe.....
  9. Would you buy an Envision or an SRX?

    Buick Regal GS - 310 hp / 282 lb-ft, cylinder deactivation and start/stop. The 250hp/260tq base engine in the Regal is the top engine in the Malibu, available only when you cross the $30k mark. Otherwise in the Malibu, you're driving a 160hp/184tq 1.5T. That seems right to me. Buick Lacrosse - 310 hp / 282 lb-ft, cylinder deactivation and start/stop, 8-speed auto (Impala and XTS are still on 6-speeds), Twin-Clutch AWD same as the Focus RS. Buick Enclave - 310 hp / 282 lb-ft, cylinder deactivation and start/stop, variable suspension Buick Encore Sport Touring - gets a different tuned 1.4T with direct injection, boosts torque by 40 lb-ft over a 2,000 rpm range and horsepower by 20. This engine is not available in the Trax. As a driver of the original 1.4T, every extra bit of torque offered matters. That said, I'm not sure why you think Buick is supposed to be directly competing with Lincoln. Lincoln is supposed to be in Benz/Cadillac territory. Buick is doing well right where it is... not as expensive as Cadillac, but a lot nicer than Chevy.
  10. I thought with just being like the Mazda 5 would have made i much better here....
  11. Would you buy an Envision or an SRX?

    Something you can still get in a Toyota though. This is like the highlight of the lineup. The 2.0T in the Verano was awesome and it could be had with a 6spd. Everything else... More blah blah blah than worth talking about. Yeah, they're nice vehicles. That's about it.. Their brand new has much "younger" styling which helps but prior to that they even looked like they're for the 50+ crowd. I'm glad you corrected me but still outside of the Verano and Regal all the engines are shared with the same tunes. They do gain AWD, which is neat. But they're the Mercury of Ford. "Meh" is their whole lineup. Do they have a single vehicle with 300hp or 300tq? Even Lincoln has multiple offerings with that..
  12. Would you buy an Envision or an SRX?

    Sorry to be blunt, but you're simply wrong. The Cruze has different engines compared to the now dead Verano, and it always did. You had your choice of a 1.8 or a 1.4T in the Cruze, while the Verano got the 2.4 and 2.0T. The Verano got a more advanced suspension. Push button start with keyless entry. Heated steering wheel. Quiet tuning.... the Verano is vault like inside The Verano was not just a sticker job. The new Malibu is a generation ahead of the current Regal, but if anything it is trickle down from the current Regal in terms of powertrain. The best engine you can get in the Malibu is a de-tuned version of the best engine in the Regal. The next Regal will come with a V6... something you can't buy in any midsize "family" car from Ford, GM, or Honda. It has an advanced AWD system and suspension, plus the quiet tuning the Malibu doesn't get. I don't know where I'd get the idea that a 3.6 powered Regal is just a sticker job of a 1.5T powered Malibu. I own an Encore and I'd never buy a Trax. They cheaped out on it way too much. Buick Quiet tuning, active noise cancellation, and superior materials make all the difference in the world. Without all of that Buick Quiet tuning, you really hear how all the sausage is made under the hood, and it ain't pretty. But all of that doesn't change the fact that it was designed as the Opel/Buick first and then GM DAT got their hands on it to make a Chevy version. Lacrosse - It's on a newer lighter version of the platform than the Impala and XTS, there really is no comparison. It's got more advanced transmissions, AWD, quiet tuning, advanced variable suspension, and the newer version of GM's V6. There really is no case here for it being "just a chevy rebadge". The Enclave has all of the things I mentioned above plus an optional variable suspension... it's more like a luxury version of an Acadia Denali than a Traverse even though it shares a body shell with Traverse. It's also never has to make due with a Turbo-4 as a base engine. If you want to disqualify Buick in spite of these things, that's fine... but they are exactly the types of things that make a Lincoln a Lincoln instead of a Ford these days. Sorry, I realized I was wrong about Ford not having a V6 in a family car... I forgot about the Fusion Sport... just like everyone else has.
  13. Drove Both American and German take on RSes

    I have driven the Focus ST on several occasions, and very hard on some very good roads. It's a decent little car. But there's a problem. While the RS is rougher and more ragged but adds excitement and performance over a Golf R, the ST has inferior performance to the GTI, only a dash more sharpness/fun, while being far behind in refinement, tech, comfort, and features. It's an entire generation behind. And once modding/tuning comes into the equation, the gulf just widens.
  14. 2019 Lincoln MKC Clips Its Wings: Comments

    They are excellent products...if one was not averse to buying FOMOCO...they do have a lot of features for the price IMHO. The interior quality is nice also.
  15. Would you buy an Envision or an SRX?

    This would disqualify it for me. I go the other way...I would take a grand Cherokee. Most capable all wheel drive system, and there are several to chose from in the Grand Cherokee. GC is probably the only larger American SUV I would actually drop coin on. And you are not hearing me say this...but the Edge and Explorer are probably under rated and worth a look. not my personal choice, but one would be a fool not to look at the Ford Motor company products here.
  16. Drove Both American and German take on RSes

    The problem that I have is that a car like that is close but no cigar....40K will buy me a used C6 or a used Shelby. Different strokes for different folks. Any hatch is going to be a hatch for practicality reasons, the R will be much easier to live with.
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  18. Drove Both American and German take on RSes

    @Frisky Dingo I am curious if you had a chance to drive Focus ST? How is it compared to GTI? Personally I like Focus RS, I think I would take it over the Golf R but if I were on the market for that kind of car I would need to do extensive test drive before making any conclusions and I haven't driven either,
  19. 2019 Lincoln MKC Clips Its Wings: Comments

    Can't even lie, that is one mighty damn fine looking automobile. From the outside, it certainly looks 'expensive', which is a good thing.
  20. Drove Both American and German take on RSes

    @A Horse With No Name and @dfelt and @FAPTurbo I don't know that I think the RS is overpriced at sticker. It's a lot of car, and it's a lot of fun. It just takes a very certain kind of individual to be enticed by what it has to offer in its body type and segment. To me, it's almost closer to an outright sportscar in terms of the compromises you make and it's shortcomings than it is something like a Golf R. The R is like a polished assassin in a suit and tie, and the RS is like Rambo toting around an M2 Browning.
  21. Would you buy an Envision or an SRX?

    Cruze Malibu Impala Trax --- Traverse None of those are something I want.. I just don't like Buick products. They're actually lesser products to me than Lincolns.. At least Lincoln is trying to be a real luxury brand and not just a Mercury-like brand. There isn't much that is making these so different than their Chevy counterparts that they aren't rebadges. Yes, they're done much better than the 90's-00's but they're still almost identical products with different body panels.
  22. 2019 Lincoln MKC Clips Its Wings: Comments

    If it is only available on $32k Escapes, I'm guessing the overall take rate is fairly low. That's not where the bulk of Escape sales is going to be.
  23. Would you buy an Envision or an SRX?

    Platform sharing does not equal Rebadging Verano = rebadged Opel Astra Regal = Rebadged Opel Insignia Lacrosse = Shared platform with XTS and Impala, but is now the most advanced of the three Encore = Co-Built Opel Mokka (I don't want to say rebadged, because they were built simultaneously for both markets), that is, they put quiet tuning in from the start knowing it would be a Buick. Envision = It's own. Yes it is on Delta II platform, but it is different enough that it can't share a line with the Equinox or Terrain. Enclave = Platform shared with Traverse. That said... I'd still take an SRX over an Envision because V6 and I've long liked the SRX's looks. The Envision is fine as a vehicle but doesn't do anything to plump the front of my jeans.
  24. 2019 Lincoln MKC Clips Its Wings: Comments

    Probably pretty high on Fords as I see Titaniums quite often. I'd only assume similarly for Chevy. Then again the Titanium name has been watered down ever since 2013. That mean fully loaded at one point and now it means there are a bunch of options on it and a bunch more you can still add.. Okay, not as bad as I thought. I went to Ford's website and built an Escape titanium and it started at 32k and I added every option(that wasn't floormats and cargo nets) and it got up to 35k. I know at one point the 2.0T was an option for Titaniums.
  25. 2019 Lincoln MKC Clips Its Wings: Comments

    It's an option. I'd want to see what the take rate is before I'd make any conclusions.
  26. 2019 Lincoln MKC Clips Its Wings: Comments

    Then GM is just lazy/cheap. lol
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