Slight changes to 05 Park Ave /Ultra, in stock now

On my usual run around to the big 3 on Sunday morning I saw 5, 2005 Park Avenues & 2 Ultra's on the lot. There are a few appearance differences, but they are slight.
The price went up - no surprise here. Park Ave base price $35,555 Ultra base price $40,700
PARK AVENUE - changes --------------------- 1. ( New ) 3 portholes on each fender.
2. Revised grille - same shape as 97-04 but added black vertical bars with chrome inset bars makes it look less chromey.
ULTRA & PARK AVENUE -changes --------------------------------- 1. 15" wide Chrome strip on lower edge of decklid, centered above license plate depression. The chrome strip has Park Avenue or Ultra stamped into it.
2. Revised Tail Light assembly. Same shape & size as 97-04. Major change is the upper portion of the tail light lens ( which was red ) is clear plastic ( like a back up lens ). The upper portion on the decklid has one amber turnsignal bulb behind it. The outboard tail lights upper portion has nothing behind the clear lens. The back up lights remain as they were toward the middle on either side of the license plate. The Chrome trim around the tail light assembly remains the same as 97-04.
3. Ultra & Park Avenue scripts are nolonger featured on the rear quarter panels. Ultra loses the round Buick logo from the trunklid.
4. The B U I C K letters indented into the rear bumper fascia now have chrome self adhesive B U I C K letters set into the indentation. ( like 97 - 00 had ).
Wheels & Interiors looked the same. The ones on the lot were the same colors as offered in 04'.
Only 5 PA's on the lot - but rows & rows and rows of Escalades, Devilles, CTS, Sevilles & LeSabre's & Bummers H2.
Chicago Tribune today indicated the redesigned 06' LeSabre will be FWD.
========Harryface ======== 1991 Pontiac Bonneville LE 3800 V6 ( C ), Black/Slate Grey _~_~_~280,385 miles_~_~_
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~~~The Former Fleet ~~~ 89 Cavalier Z 24 convertible 78 Holiday 88 coupe 68 LeSabre convertible 73 Impala sedan
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| On my usual run around to the big 3 on Sunday morning I saw 5, 2005 Park | Avenues & 2 Ultra's on the lot. There are a few appearance differences, | but they are slight. | | The price went up - no surprise here. | Park Ave base price $35,555 | Ultra base price $40,700 | | PARK AVENUE - changes | --------------------- | 1. ( New ) 3 portholes on each fender. | | 2. Revised grille - same shape as 97-04 but added black vertical bars | with chrome inset bars makes it look less chromey. | | ULTRA & PARK AVENUE -changes | --------------------------------- | 1. 15" wide Chrome strip on lower edge of decklid, centered above | license plate depression. The chrome strip has Park Avenue or Ultra | stamped into it. | | 2. Revised Tail Light assembly. Same shape & size as 97-04. Major change | is the upper portion of the tail light lens ( which was red ) is clear | plastic ( like a back up lens ). The upper portion on the decklid has | one amber turnsignal bulb behind it. The outboard tail lights upper | portion has nothing behind the clear lens. The back up lights remain as | they were toward the middle on either side of the license plate. The | Chrome trim around the tail light assembly remains the same as 97-04. | | 3. Ultra & Park Avenue scripts are nolonger featured on the rear quarter | panels. Ultra loses the round Buick logo from the trunklid. | | 4. The B U I C K letters indented into the rear bumper fascia now have | chrome self adhesive B U I C K letters set into the indentation. ( like | 97 - 00 had ). | | Wheels & Interiors looked the same. The ones on the lot were the same | colors as offered in 04'. | | Only 5 PA's on the lot - but rows & rows and rows of Escalades, | Devilles, CTS, Sevilles & LeSabre's & Bummers H2. | | Chicago Tribune today indicated the redesigned 06' LeSabre will be FWD. | | ========| Harryface | ========| | 1991 Pontiac Bonneville LE | 3800 V6 ( C ), Black/Slate Grey | _~_~_~280,385 miles_~_~_ | | ~_~_~_~_U.S.A._~_~_~_~_~_ | | ~~~The Former Fleet ~~~ | 89 Cavalier Z 24 convertible | 78 Holiday 88 coupe | 68 LeSabre convertible | 73 Impala sedan | | |
Harryface, you keep "looking" at these new cars so often, you'll be buying one. ;-) I stay away from those places!
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JCR
I went by a Buick dealer across from Midway Airport & they had 10 - 2005 PA's. All grossly overloaded with options pushing the base model up to $41,000
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~~~The Former Fleet ~~~ 89 Cavalier Z 24 convertible 78 Holiday 88 coupe 68 LeSabre convertible 73 Impala sedan
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The last time I special ordered a vehicle was a Dodge product in 1997. I got it in about 4-5 weeks (so the wait was reasonable) and it was several thousand dollars less than anything the dealer (and area dealers) had in stock doing it that way. And it's not fitted with things I wouldn't use or didn't want. Although, now-a-days, most of the things that used to be options are now standard and you can't get them removed by special ordering to save any $$$ like you used to be able to do. :-(
| JCR | | I went by a Buick dealer across from Midway Airport & they had 10 - 2005 | PA's. | All grossly overloaded with options pushing the base model up to $41,000 | | ========| Harryface | ========| | 1991 Pontiac Bonneville LE | 3800 V6 ( C ), Black/Slate Grey | _~_~_~280,385 miles_~_~_ | | ~_~_~_~_U.S.A._~_~_~_~_~_ | | ~~~The Former Fleet ~~~ | 89 Cavalier Z 24 convertible | 78 Holiday 88 coupe | 68 LeSabre convertible | 73 Impala sedan | | | | | |
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