Buick LeSabre

I read on the Car and Driver website that the LeSabre name may be discontinued in 2005, and that it will also then have a V8 engine. Does anyone here know something about these plans?
Thanks Ralph
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Haven't heard anything definate. The Buick Regal & Century will be dropped after 2004 for a single replacement to be called La Crosse ( only in the US ) and a different name for the Canadian version.
There is talk of either redesigning or a complete replacememt ( including new names ) for the Park Avenue & Le Sabre for 2005 or 2006 and possibly one of them being a rear wheel drive V 8. More than likely the Park would be the V8 RWD. But who knows? maybe both. Many models are under consideration for RWD.
The 2004 1/2 Bonneville GXP ( SSEi replacement ) will feautre a V8 Northstar engine borrowed from the departing Oldsmobile Aurora. Bonneville is also one of the car to return to a rear wheel drive platform.
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snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (Harry Face) wrote in message

Actually, it didn't get the Aurora's 4.0 V8, but Cadillac's 4.6 V8.
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| I read on the Car and Driver website that the LeSabre name may be | discontinued in 2005, and that it will also then have a V8 engine. Does | anyone here know something about these plans? | | Thanks | Ralph | |
Confused. How can the LeSabre name be "discontinued in 2005" AND "also have a V8 engine"? Or are you asking a conditional question for the second part? e.g. Will it be discontinued in 2005? IF NOT, will the next version have a V8?
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James C. Reeves writes
"Confused. How can the LeSabre name be "discontinued in 2005" AND "also have a V8 engine"? Or are you asking a conditional question for the second part? e.g. Will it be discontinued in 2005? IF NOT, will the next version have a V8?"
New name and a V8
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I vote to retain the name "LeSabre" and put a V8 back in it. The car NEVER should have had less than a V8. Image mistake. Bad marketing mistake .. .

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Bill Freeman wrote:

Shoot, toss both the LeSabre and Park Avenue names, stick a V8 in the same chassis, and bring out the Roasmaster label.
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There's something totally wrong about having a puny non-frame-on-body Roadmaster. They'd have to call it RoadJunior or RoadMistress instead. The Roadmaster is SUPPOSED to be a tank.

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Matt Keefer wrote:

Well, it has some history behind it. Me? I'd go for a frame and RWD and keep it LeSabre sized.
GM has a big problem right now - virtually all of their profits are tied up in fleet sales and they have an immense amount of redundancy and bloat. It confuses customers and wastes time and money.
My suggestion would be: Cadillac - top end.
Buick - Middle-end cars. Family sedans. 3-4 offerings to compete with the Toyota Camry and simmilar.
Ponitac - budget and sporty cars. Vibe, Grand Prix, something under the Trans Am label again, and so on.
Chevrolet - All SUVs and pickups. ONE car would remain under the label, the Corvette. Chevy is 99% trucks otherwise. Names would denote trim lines instead. Ie - a Yukon is the standard model and a Surburban is the XL model.
GMC - C4500 and above - only commercial vehicles.
No overlap. All other lines removed. Half as many individual offerings - and more attention to each specific line instead of making 3-4 types of the same car.
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Buick should be two models standard and deluxe, standard a inline-six with 3speed colum shift, and deluxe with straight eight and two-speed automatic.....by the way they weighed about 6000lbs 0-60 was about half an hour.....<g>.... :-) If you had electrical trouble you just hooked a jumper +batt. to +coil and let it roll down a hill lol now it takes how many electronic management systems to build a car?? he he don't mind me I'm an old man with an additude..... ;-)

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| > James C. Reeves writes | > | > "Confused. How can the LeSabre name be "discontinued in 2005" AND "also | > have a | > V8 engine"? Or are you asking a conditional question for the second | part? | > e.g. Will it be discontinued in 2005? IF NOT, will the next version have | a | > V8?" | > | > New name and a V8 | > | > |
CAFE standards killed the V8 more so than marketing.
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