Posts from ‘Buick’

Nov
06
2018 Mecum Chicago Auction

Collector-car auctions sell plenty of high-dollar vehicles, but they also offer more-accessible classics. This 1963 Buick Riviera sold for less than the cost of the average 2018 Buick Encore subcompact crossover.

Every October, the Mecum Auctions road show rolls into Chicagoland for a weekend-long event that takes over the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Illinois. Like any of the major-league televised auctions, the 2018 Mecum Chicago shindig had its share of big-ticket featured lots. A 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo originally owned by legendary Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton was the star of this year’s show—it sold for $324,500, topping the list of results for the event. 

Oct
15
Last AWD Sedans

2019 Nissan Altima

There’s a certain cachet to sedans with all-wheel drive. Though largely shunned by folks in states in which snow is not a real threat to commuting ease, AWD vehicles in general have caught on with the buying public, accounting for as much as 80 percent of the sales of certain crossover-SUV models in cities such as Chicago and New York.

Sep
24
2018 Lincoln Continental

2018 Lincoln Continental

With the 2018 model year coming to a close, it’s time to take a look at the cars and crossovers that haven’t caught on with the American motoring public. What we’ve amassed here are not the worst-selling cars of 2018 so far–they’re simply a handful of vehicles we feel have largely failed in the marketplace.

Aug
21
2018 Buick Enclave Avenir

2018 Buick Enclave Avenir in Dark Slate Metallic

Quick Spin

2018 Buick Enclave Avenir AWD

Class: Premium Midsize Crossover

Miles driven: 210

Fuel used: 12.0 gallons

Aug
03
Last V6 Midsize Sedans, 2018 Buick Regal GS

The GS is the only 2018 Buick Regal model offered with a V6 engine.

When the redesigned Honda Accord debuted for the 2018 model year, it was missing an optional feature it had offered for more than two decades: a V6 engine.

Jun
01
2018 Buick Regal TourX, White Frost

2018 Buick Regal TourX Essence in White Frost (a $995 option)

2015 Audi Q52018 Buick Regal TourX Essence

Class: Midsize Car

Miles driven: 473

Fuel used: 19.2 gallons

Apr
18
1910 Buick 60 Special “Bug” Racecar

1910 Buick 60 Special “Bug” Racecar

by Jack Stewart

Note: The following story was excerpted from the February 2016 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

Don’t cross Buick. The manufacturer was eager to win some races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 27, 1910, but its Model 30 racecars were disqualified the morning of the race. Buick management was mad and resolved to get even. In a time before “the Brickyard” had settled on a yearly 500-mile race, Buick planned to come back for the track’s next meet on July 1 with revolutionary cars to extract its revenge.

Apr
10
1976 Ford Thunderbird, Most-Expensive Coupes of 1976

1976 Ford Thunderbird

There is no longer space in the American new-car marketplace for vehicles with hoods and trunklids that consume more linear space than their passenger compartments do. While I know that the passing of the giant coupe was inevitable, I also lament that automotive designers no longer have a free hand with such large and expressive canvases.

Mar
20
2018 Buick Enclave

2018 Buick Enclave Premium in Satin Steel Metallic (a $395 option)

2015 Audi Q52018 Buick Enclave Premium AWD

Class: Premium Midsize Crossover

Miles driven: 634

Fuel used: 33.4 gallons

Mar
16
1983 Ford Thunderbird

1983 Ford Thunderbird

I graduated from high school in 1983. The third year of President Ronald Reagan’s first term was pretty good to me—I spent the summer working full time at a service station, I starting taking classes at a local junior college, and I spent a considerable amount of time looking at, reading about, and talking about cars.

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