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    NG Insignia/Commodore/Regal Vid Review [subtitled]

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    Re: NG Insignia/Commodore/Regal Vi Review [subtitled]

    Also, European excitement level set to maximum

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    Re: NG Insignia/Commodore/Regal Vid Review [subtitled]

    How long will the Opel name plate be used? The GS looks good, but the basic white model looks like a Malibu twin to me. I love the first review: Well, it beats Ford.

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    Re: NG Insignia/Commodore/Regal Vid Review [subtitled]

    Quote Originally Posted by joey View Post
    How long will the Opel name plate be used? The GS looks good, but the basic white model looks like a Malibu twin to me. I love the first review: Well, it beats Ford.
    There is absolutely no reason to speculate that PSA intends to retire the Opel brand. To the contrary, Opel is sold in about 50 countries. Changing the brand would be a needless disruption for no apparent gain.

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    Re: NG Insignia/Commodore/Regal Vid Review [subtitled]

    Saw these the other day and was wondering when more reviews would go up. That first review, the reviewer seemed like a jerk. The negatives about the interior seemed unreasonable considering the price point.

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    Re: NG Insignia/Commodore/Regal Vid Review [subtitled]

    I want the ability to choose my vehicle color like they mentioned... when can that come to the US?

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    Re: NG Insignia/Commodore/Regal Vid Review [subtitled]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jkujo View Post
    I want the ability to choose my vehicle color like they mentioned... when can that come to the US?
    I thought the same. Sounds pretty cool, and in reality should be available these days. It's a bit of guess work though. I imagine some shades that look good on a compgen wont look so flattering in real life.
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    Re: NG Insignia/Commodore/Regal Vid Review [subtitled]

    The red one is a real beauty. I like that they got the crease on the doors going the right direction this time too .

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    Re: NG Insignia/Commodore/Regal Vid Review [subtitled]

    Quote Originally Posted by mikmak View Post
    I thought the same. Sounds pretty cool, and in reality should be available these days. It's a bit of guess work though. I imagine some shades that look good on a compgen wont look so flattering in real life.
    For me, I'd love to get either a Vette or a Cruze Hatchback in Synergy Green. There's just something about that green Camaro they had a few years ago. I also wonder how cool it would be to have license to do NCAA colors or NASCAR ones like they have at Home Depot. I'd imagine that if you had an Alum from (fill in the blank) U, they'd want their color.

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    Re: NG Insignia/Commodore/Regal Vid Review [subtitled]

    I guess I was expecting more. The last gen GS /OPC was a far better looking car.

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    Re: NG Insignia/Commodore/Regal Vid Review [subtitled]

    I want the ability to choose my vehicle color like they mentioned... when can that come to the US?
    Technically it would be possible, because the NA Buick Regal and the Holden Commodore will be produced in the same plant as the Insignia, Rüsselsheim/Germany.
    But ..... the costumer behavior in NA ist very diffrent to Europe (dunno for Australia). Most time in Europe u order ur car like u want....and wait 6-8 weeks.
    In NA u go to the dealer and look what is in storage... (dealer is order the color,interior & engine)


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    Re: NG Insignia/Commodore/Regal Vid Review [subtitled]

    I tried all new Chevy Malibu with 2.0T last fall and was not impressed overall, I expect we will get the same powertrain here with 2018 Buick Regal.

    Now seeing this car in first reviews and extended videos I can confirm that it looks very generic and bland. I had high hopes with weight reduction, rear seat space increase and lower stance but this Mazda 6 knock off exterior design is huge turn off for me.

    I will give it another chance once it hits dealership showrooms, but with very little expectations.

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    Re: NG Insignia/Commodore/Regal Vid Review [subtitled]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jkujo View Post
    I want the ability to choose my vehicle color like they mentioned... when can that come to the US?
    I am pretty sure US/CAN dealers will offer only Black, White and 50 shades of Grey. Maybe red and some dull blue metallic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jkujo View Post
    I want the ability to choose my vehicle color like they mentioned... when can that come to the US?
    What do you think they are, Sherwin Williams?

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    Re: NG Insignia/Commodore/Regal Vid Review [subtitled]

    Having spent some time behind the wheel of this new Insignia, unfortunately I have to admit that I sort of like it, but I definitely don't love it. It drives nice, but after a while somewhat it has this horrible generic feel to it.

    I agree with the video review above: the interior looks very classy and modern, but unfortunately the materials used are not the best. There is quite a lot of GM generic switchgear that just feels cheap and nasty. This new car excitement disappears as soon as you touch the electric windows switches, or touch some of the interior plastics. Early pilots and pre-prods had the promise of upmarket BMW/Audi/Merc, but GM failed to deliver - it feels sort of sub-Passat.

    Like I said before, it's a nice new Insignia, but it's definitely not a Commodore.

    Things I like: LED matrix headlights, Bose sound system, front AGR seats are fantastic.

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