This ain't your grandma's Buick!

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Re: This ain't your grandma's Buick!

Postby Rope-Pusher » Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:23 am

camera_man wrote:
tankinbeans wrote:Also, it looks like Buick, GM, ditched the portholes on the sides of the hood to designate how many cylinders were there. Were they embarrassed that having 2 on each side would get strange looks?

Haha, never thought about the porthole thing...

No, you just put 4 on one side. Nobody can see both sides of the car at the same time.

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Re: This ain't your grandma's Buick!

Postby DKaz » Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:06 am

So, when are you trading the Cruze Eco for the Regal GS? :)
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Re: This ain't your grandma's Buick!

Postby LHOswald » Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:48 pm

paul34 wrote:
Shadow wrote:
camera_man wrote:...Most importantly, this is the first Buick in a LONG time that has been offered with a manual transmission...



I honestly can't even remember when a Buick was offered with a manual transmission. Maybe back in the 50s or 60s? Back in the days of 3-speed and 4-speed manuals? I'm pretty sure no Buick has ever been offered with a 5- or 6-speed manual transmission before...


I think the GNX used to come in stick, but that was a time when Buick was a different kind of car

the regal and grand national never came with a manual transmission. they were all 4-speed autos
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