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2 hours ago, NC-car-guy said:

Southern spring under lockdown...

Driving forbidden in NC?

That's the only outlet I have to keep from crawling the walls!  Took mine out after servicing the A/C and just got the usual wave from a deputy.

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4 minutes ago, old-tank said:

Driving forbidden in NC?

That's the only outlet I have to keep from crawling the walls!  Took mine out after servicing the A/C and just got the usual wave from a deputy.

Not forbidden and I work for essential business so...

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On ‎6‎/‎22‎/‎2015 at 7:17 PM, dmfconsult said:

Since we are now in Summer, I thought I'd close out this thread for this year, with some new photos.  Technically still Spring when the photos were taken, my brother-in-law who is an amateur photographer took these photos as my wife and I were leaving with the Electra to attend the Puget Sound Chapters All Buick Open in Puyallup.  It was a great show with many nice Buicks and even more great people. 

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Woww beautiful !! :wub: :wub:

Your Buick is superb , I love :wub:
 
Here are photos of my 1969 Buick Electra 225 that I have been restoring for more than 4 years :) 
 
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On ‎5‎/‎9‎/‎2015 at 6:22 PM, JohnD1956 said:

Yesterday:

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Today:

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It's a Buick Regal GS 2010/2015 ? :wub:
In Europe this model is the Opel Insignia, and the Buick model is very very rare in France , I have never seen a Buick model in France, even on websites, ... there are none.
Last year I inquired to export from America a Buick Regal GS 2013/2014, but the price was high with transport, ... :( 
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4 hours ago, dship said:

Wow, I wish my front yard looked like that!  Nice job on landscaping...and Southern Belle looks good too.

 

Thanks on both Dave. The Wisteria is truly a love hate vine. Love the beauty and scent but HATE having to trim it 4-5 times each summer or else it totally takes over the house. Grows almost as fast as kudzu. Actually Southern Belle needs a bath as she is covered in pollen.

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6 hours ago, NC-car-guy said:

I'm glad to hear that it's finally performing as it should! 

 It's been a one step forward, one back struggle, very frustrating. No sooner get one thing accomplished or fixed and something else hits. And all the time hitting the Buick piggy bank hard. But you wouldn't know about all that would you :D

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10 minutes ago, MrEarl said:

 It's been a one step forward, one back struggle, very frustrating. No sooner get one thing accomplished or fixed and something else hits. And all the time hitting the Buick piggy bank hard. But you wouldn't know about all that would you :D

It's hard when its the ones you least expect. Some of the crap I've dug up and driven for pennies.... 

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1 hour ago, sebastienbuick said:

It's a Buick Regal GS 2010/2015 ? :wub:

Mine is a 2013. It was assembled in Canada. Had it since new. Its a excellent car once you can get low enough to get in it. 🙃

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On 3/22/2020 at 5:13 PM, MrEarl said:

This 33 year old weeping cherry ain’t what it use to be, only about half the blooms it use to have. But still does the wagon justice. Gray skies don’t help much either. 

Dump your fireplace ashes under that tree.  You might see some improvement in the blossoms next year.  Also, stop driving the Buick all over the roots, you're compacting the soil! 😲

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5 hours ago, sebastienbuick said:

 

okay thank you, this is a V6 if I'm not mistaken?
It's a very nice modern Buick ;) 

No. It is a 4 cylinder turbocharged. I think the 2018's are the turbocharged V6

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2 hours ago, sebastienbuick said:

 

OK, I didn't know, thank you ;) 
It does not exist in V8 ? :lol: 

 

Not that I know of.  I am sure someone will figure out a way to squeeze a 455 or 430 V8 into one of them someday.  

 

I can only speak for myself, but the Turbo Charged 4 cylinder in the 2012 and 2013 are more than enough for this little rascal!  After those years the engine was changed.  And from what I've read, you do not want a 2011.  And, it all depends on how you want to use it.  I am not a 1/4 mile drag racer.  And this is probably not the best car ( in factory delivered status) for that style of use.  But I have enjoyed "spirited" take off, crisp and sure footed handling,  lightening fast passing power, and satisfying fuel economy.   About the only thing I partially regret is the harsh ride provided by those 20" wheels and tires.   I am constantly on the lookout for bad road surfaces, and especially potholed stretches of road.  The nice thing is if you see a pothole at the last minute you can very often maneuver around them with confidence and ease.  The same style wheels are available in a 19" version.  My winter wheels  tires are 18" versions which is the smallest that will fit, and they do provide a better ride. 

 

 

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On 4/7/2020 at 8:32 AM, MrEarl said:

Been doin a hell a lot a work on this baby lately, a pure joy to drive now. 
 

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As a fan of porches as well as Buicks, that might just be the most beautiful view from a porch I've ever seen (even without the Buick). What a beautiful place you must live in, Lamar. I just want to sit there and read some Mark Twain or maybe some Faulkner.

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19 minutes ago, Matt Harwood said:

 

As a fan of porches as well as Buicks, that might just be the most beautiful view from a porch I've ever seen (even without the Buick). What a beautiful place you must live in, Lamar. I just want to sit there and read some Mark Twain or maybe some Faulkner.


Thanks Matt. Guess I’ll be sittin on the porch today smokin a good cigar and listening to some John Prine. 
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6 minutes ago, MrEarl said:


Thanks Matt. Guess I’ll be sittin on the porch today smokin a good cigar and listening to some John Prine. 
Heres a couple porch shots from another perspective. 
 

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Please tell me this photo is current and 54 muscle is rollin' again!

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3 hours ago, JohnD1956 said:

 

Not that I know of.  I am sure someone will figure out a way to squeeze a 455 or 430 V8 into one of them someday.  

 

I can only speak for myself, but the Turbo Charged 4 cylinder in the 2012 and 2013 are more than enough for this little rascal!  After those years the engine was changed.  And from what I've read, you do not want a 2011.  And, it all depends on how you want to use it.  I am not a 1/4 mile drag racer.  And this is probably not the best car ( in factory delivered status) for that style of use.  But I have enjoyed "spirited" take off, crisp and sure footed handling,  lightening fast passing power, and satisfying fuel economy.   About the only thing I partially regret is the harsh ride provided by those 20" wheels and tires.   I am constantly on the lookout for bad road surfaces, and especially potholed stretches of road.  The nice thing is if you see a pothole at the last minute you can very often maneuver around them with confidence and ease.  The same style wheels are available in a 19" version.  My winter wheels  tires are 18" versions which is the smallest that will fit, and they do provide a better ride. 

 

 

 

Thank you for all this is information ;) 
Yes I think the 4 cylinder is enough ;) . The only Buick Regal 2010/2015 that I saw was when I was on vacation in California, it's Buick are very beautiful and I really like the version  GS with its rims.
I had seen one at $ 13,000 on the "craiglist" site , but with transportation, ..., the price was over 25,000 € : /
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On 4/8/2020 at 11:58 AM, Elpad said:

Guess I’ll be sittin on the porch today smokin a good cigar and listening to some John Prine. 
 

what about the Rum?!

 
Ahh, the rum. The Havana Club Anejo Anos 3 was great Al, thank you my friend. Great for mixing Cuba Libres as it is sorta on the honey sweet side. Btw, I need to be getting with our friend Felix as this is one of the last El Galans


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On 4/19/2020 at 11:14 PM, MrEarl said:

 
Ahh, the rum. The Havana Club Anejo Anos 3 was great Al, thank you my friend. Great for mixing Cuba Libres as it is sorta on the honey sweet side. Btw, I need to be getting with our friend Felix as this is one of the last El Galans


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Sweet !

 

Cuban Rum Coke,

and a Cuban cigar on a 1938 Buick ashtray !

What memories -

and Lamar, congrats, you look completely relaxed

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