The Buick Envision is a meh car, but somehow Buick dealers sold 42,000 of these things in the U.S. market last year, making up 20 percent of its total U.S. sales. But it’s built in China and imported here, so thanks to the proposed Trump administration tariffs on imported cars, it could vanish from Buick’s American…
The fuel economy fight is happening, Toyota is (still) making a lot of money, Buick is in the news, and more. Welcome to The Morning Shift. It’s Friday!
The Buick Regal, you may have forgotten, is on sale in the United States as a handsome five-door hatchback or wagon. Now there’s a luxury Avenir trim that fixes something I think even Buick knew was wrong with the car: the seats.
It always brings me a special sort of miserable joy when I find a car for Meh Car Monday that nobody seems to remember. That’s the real mark of a true meh car, isn’t it? A complete and comprehensive forgetability, an almost supernatural amnesiac quality. The Buick Somerset has this in big, forgettable, damp piles. I…
Sometimes—not that often, but sometimes—I’ll encounter a car I haven’t seen for years and suddenly see it in a new light, or, maybe more accurately, the light it was originally intended to be seen in, minus all the buildup of my own prejudices and ideas. This happened to me just the other day, when I saw a mid-to-late…
I couldn’t even peel out of the garage in Manhattan before someone had stopped me. “Is that a Buick?” they shouted. “Yep! A Buick Regal.” Admiring the hatchback’s sleek frame, my new friend went on: “I remember when a Buick was something my grandma drove.”
There are people out there that think that GM was really starting to “pull it together” in the early 2000s. That its bankruptcy was brought about by nothing but poor financial planning. Rest assured, however, that GM was making cars beyond all reason and comprehension.
I know that pretty much all of the brands are trotting out electric SUV concepts, but this new Buick Enspire concept thing actually looks pretty sharp. The only crappy thing about it is its name.
Buick has an image problem in the U.S., where it’s seen as a brand for The Olds, and where it’s planning to take its own name off of its cars in 2019. But in China, where Buick sold 1.2 million vehicles last year, it’s a completely different story. Electric is also big there, which brings us to the big Buick news of…
Remember those “That’s not a Buick” ads from a few years back? They must have been a subtle foreshadowing, because reports are that Buick plans to pull name badging off of its cars starting with the 2019 model year. The move is, surprisingly, about more than getting away from the brand’s own reputation.
The Buick Roadmaster proves that the rear-wheel drive wagon we desire was in our hearts all along.
The 2018 Buick Regal TourX is the long-roofed wagon version of the Regal sedan, which makes it the first Buick wagon since the ’96 Roadmaster. You can’t order it with wood paneling, but the TourX is a damn decent comeback of the classic American family car.
Buick’s reputation as being a brand for The Olds is, in my case, less of a stereotype and more reality. My grandpa owned a succession of tan LeSabres. They were the ultimate in luxury when compared to my parents’ rusty Volvos. As a kid, I thought being rich was the ability to buy a brand new LeSabre.
If you have the uncontrollable urge to send it over rad and possibly ill-advised jumps, nothing beats a $300 beater. With one, the Hoonigans made the absolute greatest thing I’ve watched all year: an almost 19 minute supercut of straight-up vehicular destruction that somehow doesn’t actually destroy this Buick.
There aren’t terribly many wagons on the current market to choose from, but thankfully, there’s this one from Buick: The 2018 Regal TourX. What do you want to know about it?
1989 was a great time for American sports cars, from the Mercedes SL to the Cadillac Allante, nearly every manufacturer seems to be making sporty two-seaters.
Buick is pretty proud of the new 2019 Regal TourX wagon, which in addition to being quite handsome, seems like a really great value. Good news for wagons, too: the automaker predicts that up to 50 percent of Regal buyers will opt for the longroof instead of the sedan, as long as they don’t call it what it is.
Fire up the Buick Reatta, it’s time to start your work week anew!
I think it’s safe to say that the modern Buicks don’t typically elicit a lot of excitement from your average enthusiast, but that might be about to change.. With the introduction of the all-new Regal Sportback and wagon, Buick is hoping to shed its AARP image and get some younger folks behind the wheel.