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Old 11-13-2009, 08:02 AM   #1
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Default 2011 Aura

The Opel Insignia will be the 2011 Buick Regal

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Old 11-13-2009, 08:40 AM   #2
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What a shame. I was so excited when I heard this was slated to be the next Aura. It would have been my next Saturn. It will for sure be my next (and first) Buick. I'm 21 and interested in a new Buick. That's something you'll hear much more often if GM continues this smart direction with Buick.

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Old 11-13-2009, 12:11 PM   #3
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I'll be honest I'm 22 and when I first saw the 2010 Buick Lacrosse at NAIAS last year I was in love and this new Regal...Buick is definitely trying to be attractive to the younger generation!

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Old 11-21-2009, 04:48 PM   #4
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Buick has some interesting future product coming down the pipeline - very attractive too - might appeal to younger buyers in spite of the old man's car stigma attached to the brand's name. Risky moves like this saved Pontiac back in the 1950's.

The trouble is that Buick has serious competition in a surging Hyundai, the 21st century Toyota. The next Sonata may be four-cylinder only, but then they're getting 200-hp and at least 32 MPG out of it.


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Old 11-21-2009, 06:26 PM   #5
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The next Buick I want to see is this one from Opel, The Insignia Sport Tourer.
But I don't expect it happen.
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Old 11-22-2009, 04:23 PM   #6
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The next Buick I want to see is this one from Opel, The Insignia Sport Tourer.
But I don't expect it happen.
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Yeah the wagon model and a performance GS level and/or combination have been frequently commented on by the public. If GM is smart, the wagon will follow.

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Old 11-22-2009, 09:07 PM   #7
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I love the new Regal. Brilliant looking car, I think it will do well for Buick.

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Old 11-22-2009, 11:48 PM   #8
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Yeah the wagon model and a performance GS level and/or combination have been frequently commented on by the public. If GM is smart, the wagon will follow.
If GM is smart... Very funny, LOL
Guess there is no chance they will make it as a Buick sport wagon. Too bad as I would buy the first one I saw, like i did with the Aura XR.

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Old 11-23-2009, 04:55 AM   #9
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Is it true the new Regal will be in showrooms as early as this Spring and that the first batch of vehicles will be made in Ruesselsheim, Germany, until domestic production is ready to go? From what I've read, the front grille (which many of us might have known) will change, as well as the headlights, some glass and the B-pillar. Just imagine owning a 2011 Buick Regal made in Germany ala Opel Insignia. That'd be a swell coup for some buyers. However, how risky is it buying a 1st year model release? I've always shied away from that.

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Old 11-23-2009, 04:02 PM   #10
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Yeah it's been confirmed that it will be produced in Germany the first year but will be produced in Oshawa, Ontario starting in 2012. And also, it isn't really the first year for it if you consider that it's been in production since 2009 I believe.

And phaeton driver: Ha! Yes, I should have said that out loud first.... "GM" and "smart" aren't words usually used in the same sentence!

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Old 11-24-2009, 04:31 PM   #11
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Yeah it's been confirmed that it will be produced in Germany the first year but will be produced in Oshawa, Ontario starting in 2012. And also, it isn't really the first year for it if you consider that it's been in production since 2009 I believe.

And phaeton driver: Ha! Yes, I should have said that out loud first.... "GM" and "smart" aren't words usually used in the same sentence!
The Insignia is in production since October 2008 and is Europe's top selling car in the mid-size class.

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Old 11-24-2009, 05:13 PM   #12
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Is it true the new Regal will be in showrooms as early as this Spring and that the first batch of vehicles will be made in Ruesselsheim, Germany, until domestic production is ready to go? From what I've read, the front grille (which many of us might have known) will change, as well as the headlights, some glass and the B-pillar. Just imagine owning a 2011 Buick Regal made in Germany ala Opel Insignia. That'd be a swell coup for some buyers. However, how risky is it buying a 1st year model release? I've always shied away from that.
I felt the same way, but couldn't resist when I bought a 2007 Aura, I haven't had many first year issues with it, there have been a few but nothing big at all.

I would love to have the 2011 Regal and I'm already considering it.

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