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    Buick Regal Tourx cladding

    Do you think GM should offer the option of getting the Tourx without the black plastic cladding?

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    Re: Buick Regal Tourx cladding

    NO

    why is this a new thread?

    you've clearly not thought this through.

    wouldn't be the TourX otherwise and therefore be pretty stupid.

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    Re: Buick Regal Tourx cladding

    Yes I do.
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    Re: Buick Regal Tourx cladding

    I wouldn't. The cladding kind of denotes the fact that it's not supposed to be like a station wagon of old.

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    Re: Buick Regal Tourx cladding

    Should they?
    From a purely subjective standpoint? Absolutely.
    From a realistic standpoint? Probably not. It would involve importing the Opel Insignia Sports Tourer model rather than the Country Tourer (TourX). I'm not gonna hold my breath on that actually happening. The US is daftly afraid of wagons and would rather drive blobbish CUV's with minimal style or personality that all look the same, with hindered driving dynamics. The current TourX with the SUV-ish cladding and minimal extra ground clearance (+0.5" higher) is the only version of the wagon that might have a snowball's chance in hell of selling enough units here to justify importing. In some ways, GM/Buick is somewhat trying to trick some CUV folks here into buying a wagon lol, while simultaneously filling a niche US market that actually wants a wagon.

    To be honest, after owning a TourX for the past month, the cladding has really grown on me.
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    Re: Buick Regal Tourx cladding

    How about a compromise, keep the ungainly cladding but make it body color so it doesn't look so cheap. How 'bout offering a GS V6 sport wagon variant in the US?
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    Re: Buick Regal Tourx cladding

    Quote Originally Posted by tripowergto Jan2003 View Post
    How about a compromise, keep the ungainly cladding but make it body color so it doesn't look so cheap. How 'bout offering a GS V6 sport wagon variant in the US?
    I agree. Got to give people the choice, body color or the black. But... that would be the dealers ordering them and then hoping or seeing which ones sell and which ones linger and for what reasons if it could be tracked.

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    Re: Buick Regal Tourx cladding

    Our Commodore version of the Tourer has the cladding and I don't mind it. It looks Ok with some colours but not so good with others. If you deleted it what would be in place of it?

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    Re: Buick Regal Tourx cladding

    Quote Originally Posted by chinamonty View Post
    Our Commodore version of the Tourer has the cladding and I don't mind it. It looks Ok with some colours but not so good with others. If you deleted it what would be in place of it?
    Opel/Vauxhall only get the cladding on the Country Tourer, not the Sport Tourer - so it would look like a Sport Tourer with lifted suspension.

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    Re: Buick Regal Tourx cladding

    They're flares guys I dunno why people why people call it "cladding"?
    Who the hell approved this abomination? Hidden Content

    I bet it was some dumbarse in Detroit Hidden Content

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    Re: Buick Regal Tourx cladding

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruperts Trooper View Post
    Opel/Vauxhall only get the cladding on the Country Tourer, not the Sport Tourer - so it would look like a Sport Tourer with lifted suspension.
    So in social terms its the the 'offroad look' option for wankers who will never leave a graded road, yet wish to project a quasi adventurous lifestyle?

    But in reality it's ground clearance is comparable to a Camry sedan?
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    Re: Buick Regal Tourx cladding

    Quote Originally Posted by nota View Post
    So in social terms its the the 'offroad look' option for wankers who will never leave a graded road, yet wish to project a quasi adventurous lifestyle?

    But in reality it's ground clearance is comparable to a Camry sedan?
    The AMC Eagle created the niche for 4wd lifted estates, a trend resurrected by the Subaru Outback, and now imitated (badly) by almost every brand.

    The only off-road really useable for this group of vehicles is wet grass campsites - the rest is just image.

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    Re: Buick Regal Tourx cladding

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruperts Trooper View Post
    The AMC Eagle created the niche for 4wd lifted estates, a trend resurrected by the Subaru Outback, and now imitated (badly) by almost every brand.

    The only off-road really useable for this group of vehicles is wet grass campsites - the rest is just image.
    These ancient 4wd Renaults were pretty nifty devices, by repute tough & effective (even without cladding). A few were exported here in the early '50s.


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    Re: Buick Regal Tourx cladding

    They could at least offer a medium-light gray for lighter paint colors, much like the early Rendezvous.

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    Re: Buick Regal Tourx cladding

    Just get it painted if you don't like it.




    I had a white '85 and did just that.
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