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URL: http://riceornot.ricecop.com/?auto=47365
Submitted by: DiRF
Comments: 16  (Read/Post)     Favorites: 0  (View)
Submitted on: 12-07-2005
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Buick Royaum


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12-07-2005 @ 04:17:48 PM
Posted By : ricerocketboy Reply | Edit | Del
I heard about this in PHR. Projected price is $110k US for a V8, and $60k for a V6.

12-07-2005 @ 04:19:22 PM
Posted By : Skid Reply | Edit | Del
And it's just bland enough that they will never sell a damn one of them.

12-07-2005 @ 04:58:36 PM
Posted By : Altima35se2003 Reply | Edit | Del
#1, HAHAHA! and it looks like a Kia!

12-07-2005 @ 05:02:41 PM
Posted By : wannabemustangjockey Reply | Edit | Del
I hope to God that car never, EVER shows up in the US. No one will buy those. $110k for a freaking BUICK? People won't pay $40k for a Buick, fully loaded out the door including tax, title, license and destination!

12-07-2005 @ 05:03:55 PM
Posted By : ricerocketboy Reply | Edit | Del
#4, we have it already. As the GTO. This is on the platform that underpins the Holden Monaro.

12-07-2005 @ 05:05:25 PM
Posted By : wannabemustangjockey Reply | Edit | Del
#5, Oh dear God! I thought that looked like a Holden Caprice!

12-07-2005 @ 05:07:36 PM
Posted By : ricerocketboy Reply | Edit | Del
#6, which is a streched Commodore, which is a streched Monaro, which was rebadged and sold all over the world.

12-07-2005 @ 05:08:04 PM
Posted By : Skid Reply | Edit | Del
I think GM needs to learn that the reason nobody is buying cars like the GTO and the LaCrosse is not due to preconcieved notions of foreign cars being better (as GM execs have said repeatedly), but that the cars are damn boring to look at. The LaCrosse makes the added mistake of being boring to drive.

Cars like the Camry can get away with being boring because people have the idea that they're basically indestructable, but to sell new cars these days you've really got to try to get someone's attention.

12-07-2005 @ 05:09:15 PM
Posted By : ricerocketboy Reply | Edit | Del
#8, the LaCrosse is ugly, and Car and Driver said it drove like shit. The Camry is supposed to be a semi-boring car. They're intended for families with kids and mothers and stuff like that.

12-07-2005 @ 05:13:10 PM
Posted By : Skid Reply | Edit | Del
#9, Well, that's pretty much the market the LaCrosse is aimed at. But a Camry was a fairly new-looking car when the first version was released, so boring styling has basicaly been grandfathered in (after they developed loyal buyers). The only way for Buick to make their own Camry is to build something that doesn't look like a rental car sitting on the showroom floor. And the LaCrosse does.

From what I remember of C&Ds road test, they said the same thing about the LaCrosse that they said about the Ford Five Hundred....that it's a competent and well-built car, just not interesting or exciting in any concievable way.

12-07-2005 @ 05:14:42 PM
Posted By : wannabemustangjockey Reply | Edit | Del
#10, My mom's '99 Regal GS kicks the LaCrosse's ass every day of the week and twice on Sundays.

12-07-2005 @ 05:16:49 PM
Posted By : ricerocketboy Reply | Edit | Del
#10, The Ford Five Hundred looks alright. The power, on the other hand...

12-07-2005 @ 05:20:32 PM
Posted By : wannabemustangjockey Reply | Edit | Del
#12, I like the Five Hundred too, it just needs a better engine that will get it to 60 in less than 9 seconds.

12-07-2005 @ 05:23:14 PM
Posted By : ricerocketboy Reply | Edit | Del
#13, and more than 201HP.

12-07-2005 @ 09:20:26 PM
Posted By : 427 Vette Reply | Edit | Del
Look what I found:

7-28-2007 @ 01:10:51 PM
Posted By : Sensekhmet Reply | Edit | Del
The Omega lives on!


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