The Best Cars 2015: Opel ADAM Defends Pole Position

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    The Best Cars 2015: Opel ADAM Defends Pole Position

    Opel Media Online
    2015-01-29


    - Opel ADAM wins mini car category for second year in a row
    - Over 112.000 readers of trade magazine auto motor und sport voted



    Rüsselsheim. The Opel ADAM is continuing to go from strength to strength. For the second year in a row, Opel’s individualization champion won the Readers’ Choice Award of respected trade magazine auto motor und sport in the mini car category. The Opel ADAM received 29.8 percent of the votes and even managed to beat the 24.2 percent it received last year.

    “The ADAM is a real winner,” said Peter Christian Küspert, Vice President Sales & Aftersales Opel Group, at the award ceremony in Stuttgart. “That is not just our opinion. 112,000 auto motor und sport readers from 15 countries and 130,000 customers from all around Europe who decided to buy our lifestyle car obviously agree. And we have just added two new members to the ADAM family in the ADAM ROCKS and the sporty ADAM S.”

    According to the publisher Motor Presse Stuttgart, exactly 112,471 readers participated in the 39th edition of the Best Cars. They voted in eleven categories in both overall and import brand ranking, choosing from 386 models.







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    Re: The Best Cars 2015: Opel ADAM Defends Pole Position

    This would make a perfect Buick Electric car

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    Re: The Best Cars 2015: Opel ADAM Defends Pole Position

    All I hear is good things about this car.

    GM needs this in the U.S as a Buick ASAP...All the damn work is done, switch the badges and a few other smaller things and this car is ready to go.

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    Re: The Best Cars 2015: Opel ADAM Defends Pole Position

    Quote Originally Posted by chevypowa670 View Post
    All I hear is good things about this car.

    GM needs this in the U.S as a Buick ASAP...All the damn work is done, switch the badges and a few other smaller things and this car is ready to go.

    Yup. According to GM they will consider bringing the next gen version here. Okay, no rush guys....
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    Re: The Best Cars 2015: Opel ADAM Defends Pole Position

    Quote Originally Posted by chevypowa670 View Post
    All I hear is good things about this car.

    GM needs this in the U.S as a Buick ASAP...All the damn work is done, switch the badges and a few other smaller things and this car is ready to go.
    What should Buick call it? Buick Adam doesn't flow well.

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    Re: The Best Cars 2015: Opel ADAM Defends Pole Position

    Quote Originally Posted by chevypowa670 View Post
    All I hear is good things about this car.

    GM needs this in the U.S as a Buick ASAP...All the damn work is done, switch the badges and a few other smaller things and this car is ready to go.
    Buick should only offer two models, the ADAM ROCKS and ADAM S with limited exterior/interior color combinations to make it easier selling the car direct from the lot. The standard engine of the ADAM Rocks should be the 1.0 Turbo with 115hp and the new Easytronic transmission. The 1.4 Turbo with 150hp in the ADAM S is enough for this kind of car, but is only available with a stick.

    ADAM ROCKS



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    Re: The Best Cars 2015: Opel ADAM Defends Pole Position

    Quote Originally Posted by Fyeoms View Post
    What should Buick call it? Buick Adam doesn't flow well.
    It doesn't flow for Opel either - why commemorate the founder Adam Opel with an Opel Adam car?

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    Re: The Best Cars 2015: Opel ADAM Defends Pole Position

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruperts Trooper View Post
    It doesn't flow for Opel either - why commemorate the founder Adam Opel with an Opel Adam car?
    Wait! Wait! I've got it! The Buick Opal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyeoms View Post
    Wait! Wait! I've got it! The Buick Opal!
    Then they could sell it in Yurp as the "Opel Squared."

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    Re: The Best Cars 2015: Opel ADAM Defends Pole Position

    The video display is too low....will have to look down too much, plus your hand could be in the way of your view. Enough for me not to buy it if it were offered here in the USA. Why did GM do such a dumb thing?

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    Re: The Best Cars 2015: Opel ADAM Defends Pole Position

    Quote Originally Posted by Fyeoms View Post
    What should Buick call it? Buick Adam doesn't flow well.
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    Re: The Best Cars 2015: Opel ADAM Defends Pole Position

    Quote Originally Posted by Al465 View Post
    The video display is too low....will have to look down too much, plus your hand could be in the way of your view. Enough for me not to buy it if it were offered here in the USA. Why did GM do such a dumb thing?
    It's a touch screen. It makes sense to place it near your hands, means more down to the gear shifter. Anyway, you also have control buttons on the steering wheel and voice recognition.

    Btw, you can also link your smartphone to the IntelliLink system. The holder is placed on top of the dashboard.


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    Re: The Best Cars 2015: Opel ADAM Defends Pole Position

    Quote Originally Posted by Z284ever View Post
    Yup. According to GM they will consider bringing the next gen version here. Okay, no rush guys....
    I read another article recently that if I recall stated that the current gen Adam doesn't meet US regulations and it would take a fair bit to modify it.
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    Re: The Best Cars 2015: Opel ADAM Defends Pole Position

    Quote Originally Posted by MechEng View Post
    I read another article recently that if I recall stated that the current gen Adam doesn't meet US regulations and it would take a fair bit to modify it.
    I wonder which regulations these are. FCA already offer one or two cars in the US riding on the same platfrom and don't forget the Saturn Astra. The Saturn version was a unchanged euro-spec version. Heck, they even haven't changed the setting for the display, meaning that people were confused reading l/100km instead of mpg and 13:00 instead of 01:00pm.

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    Re: The Best Cars 2015: Opel ADAM Defends Pole Position

    Quote Originally Posted by MechEng View Post
    I read another article recently that if I recall stated that the current gen Adam doesn't meet US regulations and it would take a fair bit to modify it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Toto View Post
    I wonder which regulations these are. FCA already offer one or two cars in the US riding on the same platfrom and don't forget the Saturn Astra. The Saturn version was a unchanged euro-spec version. Heck, they even haven't changed the setting for the display, meaning that people were confused reading l/100km instead of mpg and 13:00 instead of 01:00pm.

    I agree. I wonder exactly which reg it doesn't meet? I can't imagine it would need any sort of substantial changes.
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