Car and Driver compares the Buick's acceleration to other $30k-$40k sedans

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    Car and Driver compares the Buick's acceleration to other $30k-$40k sedans

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    Came in eighth place (speed was the only variable they used in placing them, it looks like) with a 0-60mph time of 5.7 seconds. Overall, the short text they gave it sounded pretty positive, with the exception of the torque steer.

    "It is, however, unexpectedly competent, and quite reasonably priced. Our Jared Gall called it “easily the best-driving Buick in recent history,” and said, if not for the omnipresent torque steer, it might drive better than many Lexuses, a claim he made while scanning the heavens for swine on the wing."

    "It does, after all, share its chassis and engine with Chevrolet’s Monte Carlo SS and Impala SS, as well as the Pontiac Grand Prix GXP, and front-wheel drive does none of these cars any favors. It is interesting to note that the Buick stops in less distance, holds onto the skidpad longer, and is quicker and faster than any of its platform mates, with shocking high-speed stability, especially considering its roots and the badge on its nose."

    Oh, they also mentioned that the new CTS's interior "upstages" the new C-Class's.

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    Re: Car and Driver compares the Buick's acceleration to other $30k-$40k sedans

    Oh, they also mentioned that the new CTS's interior "upstages" the new C-Class's.
    Most microwave ovens and a few PET bottles do too.

    Not to diss the CTS, though, it's just that the C-Klasse is so awful.

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    Re: Car and Driver compares the Buick's acceleration to other $30k-$40k sedans

    I'm quite impressed with the fairly positive review it received
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    Whay would someone waste that much money on a front wheel drive contraption when there are so many excellent rear wheel drive vehicles offered in that price range?
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    I can't see the need for such a small front drive Buick. The back seat on this car is tiny. If they gave it a bigger butt for a nicer back seat...at least Impala sized, then it would probably sell better.

    The Lucerne is nice, but it's FWD and not that powerful.

    The fact that it actually beat a CTS DI in acceleration is kind of impressive. They seemed to give the car a fairly positive review. If only GM had enough respect for the brand to give it what it needs to take on the imports.

    Seriously, though....has there ever been ANY Buick that can go 156 mph? I never remember the W chassis being that stable. Maybe this is a special one.

    Look at those results. I am very impressed that the Cadillac and the Buick can push 160 mph. That's Nascar speed, folks.
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    Re: Car and Driver compares the Buick's acceleration to other $30k-$40k sedans

    Quote Originally Posted by member12 View Post
    I can't see the need for such a small front drive Buick. The back seat on this car is tiny. If they gave it a bigger butt for a nicer back seat...at least Impala sized, then it would probably sell better.

    The Lucerne is nice, but it's FWD and not that powerful.

    The fact that it actually beat a CTS DI in acceleration is kind of impressive. They seemed to give the car a fairly positive review. If only GM had enough respect for the brand to give it what it needs to take on the imports.

    Seriously, though....has there ever been ANY Buick that can go 156 mph? I never remember the W chassis being that stable. Maybe this is a special one.

    Look at those results. I am very impressed that the Cadillac and the Buick can push 160 mph. That's Nascar speed, folks.
    I remember my wife's Olds Intrigue being very stable at around 100 mph, but I never went much beyond that, let alone to the 150 mph area. I have heard that the GP GXP is quite stable at high speeds as well, I think GM did a really good job tuning the chassis of the GXP and the Super. The scary thing is that this car would be in the low 5's to 60 and probably break into the 13's in the quarter with a proper six-speed auto.
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