Review: 2011 Buick Regal is potentially great, just not yet

Review: 2011 Buick Regal is potentially great, just not yet http://tinyurl.com/2b3vny7

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I'll wait a year or two. What a shame.
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So far, this looks like another GM car that doesnt rise to expectations, and that people didnt really clamor for.
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snipped-for-privacy@nospam.nix says...

Sure. http://www.sgcarmart.com/news/article.php?AID !16
Looks like it's doing just fine in Europe. Reviewers are a schizophrenic lot. They'll review a Buick and complain it's soft riding and not good for the "twisties" and talk about how they prefer a European ride. Then this guy tests a German-made "European" Buick and says,
"Driving enthusiasts may yearn for Detroit to import as-is those Euro- buggies that handle so well, seem so solid. But America generally prefers cars more inviting, sensible, refined and comfortable. Regal ? potentially great once rightly tailored for this market ? demonstrates the downside of hurrying Euro cars into this market without significant and sufficient Americanization."
And of course he complains about the cupholders.
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You might be surprised what a MAJOR issue cupholders really are, especially for the women. My stepdaughter shopped for a new car for literally months, and finally found one with her ideal cupholder (Honda Pilot).
My sister actually wrote to Ford Motor Company and complained about the cupholder in her Thunderbird. She got an answer, and a commitment to do better (whether they meant it or not).
That Buick rebadge is an Opel, and I am sure it is Americanized. They will probably sell some of them, but I dont see that it is destined to solve any of GM/s headier problems.
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Pretty good for an upstart company that has been around just one year.
Give them a few years and they will learn how to make cars properly.
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