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Old 08-09-2007, 03:19 PM   #1
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Time to Go Get Yourself a Buick.........

Buick, Lexus tied in dependability study - Automotive - MSNBC.com

Cometo think of it,I've owned two Buicks, and had no problems with either.......

Wonder why other GM divisions have so many QC problems?? :confused:
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Very interesting as it is the three year mark and not the 90 days that they used to advertise...

Maybe I will be buying another GM....
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FD, is that you? Is there a domestic car in your future?
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I ve been checking out the new Buick Enclave SUV. While at the Buick store today, I was surprised that sticker for the full size Buick Lucerne CXL is a touch over 30k...........I was expecting it to be more (tho Im sure they could add another 10k in options.)
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after the electra convertible mom got the last year made buick wildcat convertible with a 455-cu inch v8 engine producing 370 hp. that became my high school car. what a great car. we used to drive up and down the strip during spring break picking up hitchhikers and basically providing a top down trolly service along the beach. fun fun fun.

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Lazy, I could go into debt for that car!
Gawd, just look at it! Those panels go on forever!
You were a seriously lucky dog to have that in high school!
I had a old Buick Estate wagon I bought for $1500, kept for 2 trouble free years, and then sold for $500. Great car to ride the dogs around in--we called it "the getter".
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What I want to know is do Buicks still have those cool portholes on the front body panels?

3 of them for Super, 4 for Roadmaster! And Dynaflow- it might take 15 minutes to get to the next light, but dammit you got there smoothly!

If you ever wanted to actually get anywhere you had to go with a Caddy or Olds.

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Hmm...on driving past the ford dealer today they were sporting a huge billboard proclaiming that they now led all automotive manufacturers in reliability.

I think you know what I muttered "Dont ****ing think so..."
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Hmm...on driving past the ford dealer today they were sporting a huge billboard proclaiming that they now led all automotive manufacturers in reliability.

I think you know what I muttered "Dont ****ing think so..."
That reliability study was measured against new Hondas anf Toyotas WITHOUT the battery in.............

Or, as my dad used to say:

FORD stand for Fix Or Repair Daily
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FD, is that you? Is there a domestic car in your future?
Maybe in 6-8 years...........

Hey I bought 5 new GM cars in the last 23 years, I could buy ONE in the NEXT 23 years..........
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Hmm...on driving past the ford dealer today they were sporting a huge billboard proclaiming that they now led all automotive manufacturers in reliability.

I think you know what I muttered "Dont ****ing think so..."
My car hasn't needed the slightest repair in 7 years. Maybe someone can guess whether it is a Ford or not. (Not? Bingo! Give the lucky lady/gent a silver dollar!)

Think I'll stick with my Solara... Maybe Ford is looking for that fool born every minute.
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In taking a stab at why this might be a false positive, i've found that a lot of long time american car owners dont consider having to reattach a wheel to be a major repair. Hey, it happens!

I'm guessing most buick owners have been long time buick owners. No contrast. Hence the reason why they stick out compared to nearly identical GM counterparts.
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Factory Ordered Road Disaster.

Freaking Only Rolls Downhill.

Failure Of Research and Development.
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i'd take all that ford stuff personally but instead i think i'll just put the top down, my smile up, rev the gt and cut off a few imported suvs today. how's that hot coffee feel in your lap?
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In taking a stab at why this might be a false positive, i've found that a lot of long time american car owners dont consider having to reattach a wheel to be a major repair. Hey, it happens!
I think that's true. My sister bought a Jeep in the '80s that had no fluid in the front transaxle. It locked up at 60 MPH and swerved into a guardrail while she was driving it. She had it towed to the dealer, and, as she put it, "They fixed it for free!"

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Factory Ordered Road Disaster.

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Failure Of Research and Development.
Are you trying to start a "four words" thread?
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Drove a Buick up from SoCal with a trunkload of booze a week or two ago. It was much like a car. For a car i have low standards: gets me there. Some rides have soul. Datsun SPL1600. BMW 533i. 1965 VW Bus. Rides like that aren't required (or expected) to get you there without an adventure along the way. The adventure may require getting greasy or involve going agricultural. But it's an adventure, not a breakdown.

BTW: after paying Cal tax i figure i saved $170 on the booze vs buying over the next year here in Oregon. LWBYM. Not drinking is cheaper, but one makes one's choices.
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Are you trying to start a "four words" thread?
Moi? Start something?
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