By on February 19, 2013

The popular wisdom among folks in the auto-biz of my generation (1970s) is that Buick only exists because of China. Why didn’t GM kill Buick in America and keep it in China? The answer is obvious: you can’t sell your brand on its “Americanness” if it isn’t also sold in America to Americans. Buick then is a brand hunting for a mission. It’s also a brand hunting for fresh customers that don’t remember the Century and Skylark, two abominations firmly burnt into my mind. In attempt to solve these problems Buick has ditched their badge-engineering mantra and is rolling out new products targeted at folks from the 80s and 90s. Forced induction and a manual transmission aren’t new to Buick, but the possibility of a desirable small sedan from the triple-shield is earth shattering. Have they managed it? GM tossed us a set of keys to find out.

(Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • Inside Looking Out: I am waiting for the next generation Blackhawk made on Ultium EV scateboard. Bill Gates...
  • DenverMike: Condos and apartments will have to start offering EV charging (outlets) to stay competitive. Do you think...
  • EBFlex: Wonderful post. Perfectly illustrates my point that we are not ready for the EVs that the government is...
  • thornmark: and people that have to get a new car are reduced to shopping Nissan
  • jalop1991: “EVs are improving every year (every month, actually), as is charging infrastructure.”...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Who We Are

  • Adam Tonge
  • Bozi Tatarevic
  • Corey Lewis
  • Jo Borras
  • Mark Baruth
  • Ronnie Schreiber