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  1. Buick News: 2018 Buick Regal GS Shows Up With 310 Horsepower

    is it the same as the Camaro's too? I know the numbers are not the same, but its got to he highly similar.
  2. 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is at dealers

    Just sayin, didn't think it would be out so soon
  3. Buick News: 2018 Buick Regal GS Shows Up With 310 Horsepower

    it should be noted that the v6 in the GS, even if it is non turbo, is the newly updated v6 that the Cadillacs first got a year ago. So the comment was made its ten years old, but actually it is the newest design and manufacture of the 3.6.
  4. Volt should have become Malibu sized. They can do that by changing the Malibu hybrid to plug in and problem solved. Maybe make it a Malibu hatch with plug in.
  5. i've been tracking the response to the Pachy on the pacfica forums, and there has been a lot of interest in the Pacifica hybrid. The frustration right now is part of the electrics of the drive system are problematic so very very few actually hit market and Chrysler stopped sale and has a recall. Its still fuzzy on when the availability for the 2018's will happen. So, there is real interest in the Pacfica hybrid and its got bugs out of the gate that Chrysler is trying to address as fast as they can in addition to the various bugs and problems with the regular gas models. The ones who have the PacHy absolutely loved it when they could use it and specifically the hybrid availability was what drew them in (they may have otherwise bought a Honda etc.) if i thought i could afford it, and was brazen enough to deal with quality issues I would absoutely consider one to replace our T&C soon.
  6. actually it would make more sense to replace the Sonic with a made in Korea piece and get rid of the Spark. I still don't get the anti-Impala ness. It sells very well here and many folks want a v6 sedan. I get that sedans are decreasing but i would actually enlarge the Impala and make it v6 unique. Believe me, I drive a Malibu and there is still room for a plush, more solid larger sedan like the Impala. As long as Buick has the chinese Lacrosse there is no point to not offer it here. the problem is they screwed the pooch on the design. The opportunity here is for the next Impala and 'Avenir' to be on a better platform. I don't think they will get rid of the CT6 but i think they may repackage it and rename it. Cadillac still badly needs a king size car. They are dragging out the XTS because its cheaper to build, but there will be some point where it does become obsolete. What's at work here is 3 things. one is stupid unbearable govt and its noose tightening CAFE keeps putting pressure on weeding out large vehicles with bigger engines. Two, for plant manufacturing planning, and to make anything here, the costs keep going up and they have to find vehicle configs and pricing that allow us to keep making SOME of our vehicles here. They have to be vehicles that have big margins and not very small production numbers. Third is I think they are trying to kill off a large sedan platform to save development costs. But that doesn't wash for me because the LaCrosse is a stretched Regal / malibu now anyways.
  7. Buick News: 2018 Buick Regal GS Shows Up With 310 Horsepower

    and they made a small block v8 fit in W bodies. they just haven't figured out the turbo plumbing to fit, even if the block does. or they have and just not ready to go with it. Zero to 60 mph: 5.8 sec Zero to 100 mph: 14.8 sec Zero to 130 mph: 32.6 sec Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 6.3 sec Top gear, 30-50 mph: 3.3 sec Top gear, 50-70 mph: 4.5 sec Standing ¼-mile: 14.4 sec @ 98 mph Below are a couple of roll on numbers for the 2016 Malibu 2.0t. I think that demonstrates how a turbo can help with roll on numbers. Top gear, 30-50 mph: 3.0 sec Top gear, 50-70 mph: 4.0 sec
  8. Afterthoughts: What's the Right Size Vehicle? :Comments

    he autocrosses his. i think that was why he liked the last gen mazda3, they sort of had cred for that.
  9. Buick News: 2018 Buick Regal GS Shows Up With 310 Horsepower

    plus the hatchback and all wheel drive ^^^^^ win win for you both
  10. sweet ass Mecedes Benz wazuki! just throw a three pointed star on da NISSANZ
  11. Afterthoughts: What's the Right Size Vehicle? :Comments

    An excoworker bought a new previous gen Mazda3 with the new skyactivs when they came out, and all while knowing and seeing the new 3 design. He said he didn't like the new Mazda3 design. I think the previous M3 design was a big market hit and i think the new one is underwhelming in comparison, even if the interior trimmings are nicer. Part of it i think for him was he liked the size and packaging and silhouette of the previous hatch design.
  12. Buick News: 2018 Buick Regal GS Shows Up With 310 Horsepower

    i think the 39995 is ok, but it should come with turbo on the v6 in order to attract buyers. the plain jane 3.6 is a meh powerplant nowadays. i get that GM developed the 3.6+AWD setup to coexist first, but a turbo 6 will have more torque and have it in lower rpm. the 3.6 here will probably not out torque the 2.0t at lower rpm's. price wise too, at the end of the model year you will be able to buy this for like that price its a steal maybe the twin turbo six is reserved for the GNX
  13. 2014 Cadillac CTS 2.0t AWD Luxury ( Used Car Review)

    ***** I have to admit that missed the ball on a couple things. The Vsport has the 3.6t option (but I was thinking only AWD cars when writing the review since RWD cars are toy cars in this neck of the woods). Also, apart from the 8 speed upgrade, the CTS got enhancements to a reconfigurable gauge cluster now as an option.
  14. 2017 Chrysler Pacifica

    hard to take a grain of salt about a vehicle spontaneously stopping and losing steering, don't you think? Massive safety issue.
  15. 2017 Chrysler Pacifica

    how bout you read all 26 pages of this thread and the dozens of other threads with stuff that should not even really happen. Some of those threads will give you insight on why the hybrid has seen the long delay after a few got out into the public...... my Malibu the 1.5 engine apparently melts pistons. I've had a recall and a couple other fixes done, and I've read many threads on it but haven't gotten too wound up about it.