Drew Dowdell

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  1. Chevrolet News:2018 Chevrolet Traverse To Begin At $30,875

    The current models are MPG pigs... they shaved 400ish pounds off this one and added a 9-speed. That should help some as long as it's not hunting the gears constantly. It's also comes with cylinder deactivation, so that should help some with mpg.
  2. More photos of the 4 unit / 4 garage property I'm selling. Asking $170k. Make an offer.

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

    Since it was clearly missed in my original post.
  4. Buick News: 2018 Buick Regal GS Shows Up With 310 Horsepower

    Yes. It is in fact almost entirely new. The block only somewhat the same, the rest is new.
  5. Buick News: 2018 Buick Regal GS Shows Up With 310 Horsepower

    I thought I was pretty clear when I was listing the options of Audis Benzes and BMWs at the same price as the GS. To get GS level equipment with at best equal performance, you'll be spending $10k+ more in a premium German dealership.
  6. Buick News: 2018 Buick Regal GS Shows Up With 310 Horsepower

    Again, we're taking loaded Regal GS Vs. Base A4 here. A base A4 has a basic interior that is nothing flashy, certainly not knockout. Somewhere between 1% to 2% of drivers opt for a manual, so it's not even on the radar. What "more tech" does a base A4 offer that a Regal GS won't have? The GS has a more advanced suspension. Navi, Car play, the twinclutch AWD performs great and it sounds like it's enhanced for the GS. You get big brembo brakes.... For $40k the GS is going to be the better car. I'm not talking about the top end S4 models that are $20k more, that's Cadillac's fight to fight. So I stand by my statement... For $40k, the Regal GS offers more luxury and performance and any of the luxury Germans at the same price.
  7. Me trying to remain professional when the Samsung Printer engineers from South Korea try to knock the reliability of my Chinese built Lenovo laptop.

  8. tl:dr Americans are dumb and like it that way.
  9. Buick News: 2018 Buick Regal GS Shows Up With 310 Horsepower

    The Q50 is a substantially less roomy car than the Maxima and it is plenty plenty fast enough for most drivers. What it think puts most people off the Maxima is it's looks.
  10. Buick News: 2018 Buick Regal GS Shows Up With 310 Horsepower

    Because a $40k C300 is not all that luxury. No Navi, no heated seats, no Carplay, plastic seats, and less power than a Chevy Cobalt SS. The standard features list of a $40k Regal GS is long.
  11. Buick News: 2018 Buick Regal GS Shows Up With 310 Horsepower

    I like a manual too, but having a manual or not is not going to have any effect on Accord or Regal GS sales. I wonder why you think the Honda would have the best handling and feel? It's suspension is nowhere near as advanced where the GS is adjustable. Even in the pedestrian models, the Regal had better balance and feel than an Accord or Camry. The lower trim Regal certainly competes with high end Camry and Accord, but not the GS. Neither the Camry nor Accord will hit the luxury level of the Regal, Honda certainly has been slacking on interiors lately. The Civic SI is a completely different class of car. You might as well also compare the GS to a Mustang if you're going to veer that far off course.
  12. Buick News: 2018 Buick Regal GS Shows Up With 310 Horsepower

    The source of the platform is irrelevant as long as it performs. The Regal interior is certainly entry luxury at least.
  13. Buick News: 2018 Buick Regal GS Shows Up With 310 Horsepower

    Complaining about not having a manual for a car like this is like complaining it doesn't have crank windows. When even BMW is considering giving on manuals for its cars, it's time to pack it in for the technology. The market has moved on and isn't buying it. The Fusion Sport is a good comparison to this car because of its power, but it doesn't have the handling of even the OLD Regal.... the Fusion sport might out accelerate the Regal GS, but introduce any turns to the mix and if the new GS is even equal to the old one, the difference will be clear.
  14. I've been told that the 6 won't get it until the next total redesign, but I've been assured the CX-5 will have it late in the second model year of the current generation (so probably very late 2018 into early 2019)
  15. Cadillac percpetion

    Consumer reports has had a thing against big fuel inefficient vehicles for decades. They will always tell you that (Generic import 4-cylinder) is better than (generic bigger domestic V6 or V8). And if the two are the exact same car under different brands, they will tell you the import branded one is better (See Toyota Matrix vs. Pontiac Vibe, Chevy Prism vs Toyota Corolla, Mitsubishi Eclipse vs. Plymouth Laser). I do consider the second row seats in the Escalade/Suburban/Yukon to be too low, but I find that to be the case in nearly all SUV and Crossovers from every brand. I've never sat in a second row crossover / SUV and said "hey, these are great!"