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Who here thinks Buick grilles in black plastic look good?



The Velite concept, like other Buick concepts, makes nice use of Chrome. But when it comes down to the wire, Buick puts out cheap looking grilles, claiming that "blacked out" grilles look "upscale". The Park Avenue Ultra bucks this trend, and is the most popular vehicle on its lot --- its never there, always sold out.

Note the difference between the Lacrosse CONCEPT and the production vehicle:





Buick reminds me of the good looking woman who is too shy / demure to go out in public with diamonds and a nice dress, going instead with conservative clothes bought at Ann Taylor.





I say be proud of the Buick heritage and get more in-your-face chrome out there, like the Chrysler 300C.

"I love Chroooome,"




 

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I don't care,both chrome and plastic grills look good,
grills are not buick's biggest problem,Buick needs new high-tech engines,not shared with Cadillac and top-notch interiors ofcourse

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Originally posted by powervette@Jun 8 2004, 10:18 AM
grills are not buick's biggest problem,Buick needs new high-tech engines,not shared with Cadillac and top-notch interiors ofcourse
That's true, too, but you need to get people interested and turn some heads first.
 

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Yes more (CHROOOOOOOMME) please!! I think the monochrome look on luxury cars is very 90's. Its a new century/millinininiuuuum WELL YOU KNOW. BRING BACK CHROME!!!! ;)
 

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I might give my photoshop skills a try and make all current models with chromed grilles, including the new Lacrosse.
 

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Yeah, if they are painter black, but the grey-ish black plastic is cheap looking. I would too like to see more chrome...
 

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When Buick brings back the GNs then they can have a jet black scheme. I'd be the first in line for a turbo V6 powered RWD Buick with tough-guy looks (and no French-sounding name).

I think we all agree the half-and-half, some chrome bits here and a black plastic grille looks cheeseball.
 

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Originally posted by Ming@Jun 8 2004, 04:04 PM


I think we all agree the half-and-half, some chrome bits here and a black plastic grille looks cheeseball.
No I like it. For some cars a huge chrome grille just wouldn't look right.

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