Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Everything posted by regfootball

  1. now that i think about it, I got to drive a Fiesta ST at a ford ride and drive a few years ago,... and a Focus ST also. Both were a hoot but the Fiesta for its size was really fun. May not be a bad used car find for someone wanting a small urban car they can go to the track with if they want.
  2. the continental should have been cancelled before it hit the showroom floor. it missed the mark badly in so many ways. that said, like the CT6, it will be a fantastic used car be when the crap depreciates out of it. Find one with like 30, 40 thousand miles and like 40% of the sticker price. then its a darn nice car.
  3. the frame is the same, the engines are the same, but it's "all new"? rrrrrrrright.... Ford's latest new entries have terribly cheap interiors (Explorer, Escape). Rubbermaid has better plastics. these pictures do not give confidence that the same won't be true here either.
  4. I'd get a CX-30 over this. they botched the Mazda3, at least badly on the hatch..No headroom. The CX-30 really is a star and would benefit most from the turbo.
  5. So after all the last few years of my harassing, and shopping, test driving, sending pictures ....my uncles let my mom know of a 2011 DTS for sale in the small town and where my parents had bought other Cadillacs before. Got a build sheet from GM and a Carfax to check it out. I could tell mom had found what she wanted . And less than 80,000 miles. I told her if she didn’t buy it today that I would. Maybe Cadillac needs to refocus on the large comfortable cars again. She got a good one, the interior is almost new condition. She wishes the dash top wasn’t so dark, I told her with used cars you get what you get.
  6. Mom may be picking up a 2011 Cadillac DTS this weekend. Fingers crossed. The 2002 DTS was going to have to be replaced SOMETIME console and tailgate wars! that self folding shifter is absurdly awesome. the girth of that center stack is simply majestic.
  7. http://www.burlappcar.com/2020/06/2021-buick-envision-interior.html
  8. Mazda buyers nowadays are wanting to find that spot in the market that makes then unique people, with a mix of the benefit of something that has some performance cred like the Germans and reliability cred of the Japanese. -would like a BMW for performance but those are spendy, and they are European -VW's drive well but those are not Japanese, so they probably don't hold up -Like Japanese cars but don't want the Toyota or Subaru rap sheet on their personality -So then there is Honda, but Honda is not upmarket and unique enough and Acura doesn't make anything appealing anymore either -and they won't consider anything AMURCHAN -and Hyundai and Kia are too uncool too bad the 3 hatch is so ugly and impractical. a CX-30 with this turbo would be super appealing to me
  9. So you like my Buick at least, I can dig that. current Malibu much more stylish than a disaster of a Camry!
  10. Good friend turned in his 2014 Malibu company car and got a 2020. He's impressed! Simple white LT with black cloth. Checked it out the other day and remembered many reasons why i like this current version of the Malibu so much, especially considering I had a 2016 myself. Already he's raving about the fuel economy, size, interior design, comfort. Too bad Chevy can't promote this more. I think an AWD Malibu and a more accessible price on a 2.0 turbo would help. One of Chevy's best shapes in the last 20-30 years....
  11. NICE DISCOUNTS ON THOSE......gets the prices almost within line. about 40 for a premium 2 is not bad, still feels a bit steep but i guess other stuff is 50 and 60k....
  12. when we see the specs on this vehicle we will know if its an XT4 clone or not. the XT4 is a lot smaller inside than the envision. Now, if the new Envision is on the XT4 platform, but has been legnthened and widened, such that it comes out with the same interior space as the current Envision, that is my hope. I really like the current Envision (no contest vs Equinox and Terrain) apart from where it is built but that is with a deal breaker / caveat.....the dashboard and all its plood is hideous. Also, the pricing on the Envision can be quite comical. The pricing and trim packages as GM usually does them is what ultimately dooms the product on the sales chart. Priced way too high, the cars sit on lots for a year until GM throws rebates at them. There are still many XT4's from 2019 needing a home, with ridiculous MSRP's that now they have to look at DEEP discounting before anyone will pop.
  13. GM's failure in Europe AND USA is why they had to rely on China. I'm not terribly bent out of shape about GM's failure in Europe anymore. If Fiat and PSA are still building cars, that says something...low standards....apart from the homerism to BMW, Merc, VWAG. GM's pending failure here in the US is partially a product of not producing in the US as much as many other issues.....downsizing interiors and engines, styling miscues, product class miscues, marking huge miscues, caring more about autonomous vehicles and CAFE.....and electric..... GM can probably offset some losses in China if they lose share there, by growing in other parts of the world not called Europe, and I think they are chipping away at those new opportunities. But then they give up AU...with Holden..... Really at the end of the day, Buick could be a huge contributor to increasing their US sales based on crossovers, and by building them here. GM's overall size and class strategy still confuses...is this smaller than the current Envision? Is it more like the XT4? The Enspire I HOPE is still coming, and that it is Blazer sized. A mid-large 2 row ala Edge / Blazer with premium status WOULD help Buick a lot, esp if built in the US. BUT it also has to look good and GM can't be trusted to put out well styled vehicles but maybe half the time these days.....
  14. it's unoffensive / attractive but yet you could almost throw any badge on it. No real 'Buick' cues whatsoever. But at least you get FOUR cylinders!!!!
  15. GM makes so few of their vehicles in US anymore. Encore = Korea, this in China...my TourX was Germany. I get the 'world market' part of this, but maybe GM will learn that sending most of its production (by model count) outside our borders is a shitty deal. is this sort of "Buick Mazda CX-5" looking? I hope it is not SMALLER than the current Envision.......
  16. https://www.buick.com/future-vehicles/2021-envision
  17. Yeah I am 6'1 and a waist and belly that is too large and even if i were thin again the ingress and egress and driving position in the car is something you'd want in a sports car, not a luxury brand sedan. Its not befitting daily luxury transport. People rip front drive platforms but remember back to the larger cab forward front drivers....... more comfort and room. That said, the Ct6 is woefully comfy, but yeah, Cadillac decides to kill that car.
  18. this Cadillac platform has always been ergonomically challenged. Low firewall, cramped with a big driveshaft tunnel.....badly shaped floor. Hip point way too low. You really have to twist, contort, and wrench yourself into the seat and God forbid if you are a chunky midwesterner over the crest of 50 and not some lithe millenial with lots of flexibility from yoga. The platform is shared also with Camaro so they did not design the cars on this platform for older large person comfort which IMHO is partly why Cadillac sales flounder. In contrast, when i went to the auto show back in early March before it got shut down they had the CT4 and CT5 there and there was a lot of interested folks checking them out....particularly youngsters. Maybe Cadillac IS on to something here. Those youngsters actually like the cramped interior and low rider seat.
  19. but it sounded better than that CT6 tt. I am guessing there was something wrong or badly set up on the Ct6 panaray i tested. that used CT6 is still for sale, interestingly enough...... i didn't mind the black but do agree. some of the CT5 trim options include a light color.

About us

CheersandGears.com - Founded 2001

We ♥ Cars

Get in touch

Follow us

Recent tweets


  • Create New...