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Buick First Drives

Buick is part of General Motors and one of four remaining core brands after the automaker emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in July 2009. The entry-level luxury brand is meant to compete against Japanese import luxury marques like Infiniti, Acura and Lexus. While GM is focused on improving the perception of Buick in the US, the brand has become very popular in China.

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    First Drive: 2014 Buick LaCrosse
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    A Nice, New Buick Aims For Middle Of The Road Any time someone describes some portion of a car or a driving experience as being "nice," I want to either A) throttle them or B) run as fast and as far as I can from that vehicle. "Nice" is among the most insidious words in the English language – at best it's vague, and at worst, it conveys the exact ...

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    First Drive: 2013 Buick Encore
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    City, Slicker We admit it. We have no earthly idea how this whole thing is going to shake out. Typically, after driving a new car or truck, we come away prepared to hazard a guess as to whether said model has a good chance of being a sales success. We've amassed enough time watching the industry, scrutinizing the competitors, and so on, to make a ...

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    First Drive: 2013 Buick Enclave
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    GM's Flagship Lambda Is (Still) A Smooth Operator Consumers shopping for a domestic full-size crossover have heard all about GM's triplets. The Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave are a very appealing and talented group of siblings. Entering their fifth year of production, albeit middle-age in the automotive industry, each is attractive, ...

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    First Drive: 2013 Buick Verano Turbo [w/video]
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    Look Who Just Raised The Bar In The Compact Entry-Level Luxury Segment We first slid behind the wheel of the Buick Verano, the American automaker's entrant in the $25,000 compact luxury segment, one year ago in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest. After motoring through scenic Oregon, we boarded our flight back home quite impressed with the small four-door. ...

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    First Drive: 2012 Buick Verano
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    GM Seeks To Define Compact Luxury Very, Very Quietly Every six months or so, we drive a car that exceeds our expectations. Such is the case with the all-new 2012 Buick Verano, the American automaker's fresh new entrant into the $25,000 compact luxury segment. Wait a minute – what's this so-called "$25,000 compact luxury" segment? Buick ...

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    First Drive: 2012 Buick Regal GS [w/video]
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    Less Turns Out To Be More Than Enough When General Motors first announced that the U.S. would be getting some sort of hotted-up Regal, we were told it'd be just like the Opel Insignia OPC that continues to light fires within the hearts of European enthusiasts. That car boasts a 325-horsepower 2.8-liter turbocharged V6, six-speed manual transmission and ...

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    Third Drive: 2011 Buick Regal makes even more sense on American soil
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    It was cold and rainy last November when we first drove an early prototype of the 2011 Buick Regal in Michigan. The weather was lousy, but our short time with the car intrigued us. There were far fewer complaints about conditions last month when we spent time with the sport sedan on the famed Nürburgring in Germany – its home turf. As it moves ...

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    First Drive: 2011 Buick Regal is a genuine German sports sedan
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    The thought of holding a vehicle launch drive for a new Buick sedan at Germany's Nürburgring race track would have been considered utterly absurd 18 months ago to just about anyone except Jim Federico. Federico is General Motors' vehicle line executive for its global mid-size car platform code-named Epsilon II. In those late pre-bankruptcy days, few ...

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    First Drive: 2011 Buick LaCrosse CX gets four cylinders for fuel economy
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    For the foreseeable future, the LaCrosse will remain the flagship of the Buick lineup, so at first glance, it might seem peculiar that General Motors is adding a seemingly modest inline-four cylinder engine to the sedan's powertrain list. However, at the time the LaCrosse was being developed in 2007-2008, gasoline prices in the United States had spiked ...

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    First Drive: 2011 Buick Regal prototype looks to be a good sport
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    There's an odd bit of historical deja vu at work here. Back in the late '60s and early '70s, General Motors wanted to shift a few sporty-ish four-cylinder models from its Opel division into America, so they turned to their Buick dealers. This didn't work out exactly as planned – merchandising these odd European ducks in an outlet best known for ...

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    First Drive: 2010 Buick LaCrosse looks to breathe life into old brand
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    Make no mistake, the 2010 Buick LaCrosse is the most important vehicle launched by the brand in decades. Buick, nearly consigned to the dustbin of history a few short years ago, is now one of General Motors' four remaining "core" brands. And if it weren't for the Chinese market's love affair with the marque, there's little doubt Buick would've followed ...

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    In the Autoblog Garage: 2008 Buick LaCrosse Super
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    Click the image above to view the high resolution gallery There was a time when Buick was at the top of the automotive food chain, just below Cadillac. Harley Earl was creating cutting-edge designs, the cars were packed with power and luxury, and affluent Americans were snatching up Buicks by the thousands. There was even a top of the line Buick that ...

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