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Buick LaCrosse show car the closest thing to a Reatta I've seen--and other ramblings


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Was in Atlanta on buisness last week and saw the LaCrosse show car in the Buick exhibit at the Atlanta Car Show. <P>It is the closest thing to a Reatta or new Riviera I've seen in a while. Hope they build it. If you live close to a major city and have a chance to see it, I recommend it. <P>Here's some links to see the car:<BR> <A HREF="http://www.womanmotorist.com/autoshows-2k/naias-buick-lacrosse-2k-01.shtml" TARGET=_blank>http://www.womanmotorist.com/autoshows-2k/naias-buick-lacrosse-2k-01.shtml</A> <BR> <A HREF="http://www.autointell.com/nao_companies/general_motors/generalm.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.autointell.com/nao_companies/general_motors/generalm.htm</A> <P>BTW, they did NOT have the Regal GNX show car featured at the SEMA show or the Bengal roadster recently featured in several car magazines. Pity....<P>They DID have the Reandezvous. What a disappointment. YAWN!! Just another minivan.....<P>One thing I did notice.....a loaded Park Avenue Ultra was shown, with a list price of just over $40K. Right across the aisle at the Cadillac display were several Devilles and an El Dorado ETC that listed for $45K. I couldn't help but wonder if Buick is chasing buyers to Cadillac with Park Avenues in that near-Caddy price range.<P>Reminds me of the mid-80's Riviera convertibles and the El Dorado convertibles. The Riv convertible was about $35K and the El Do was about $40K. Guess what...Caddy sold a LOT more El Do convertibles than Buick did Rivs, even though the Cadillacs had that horrible 4.1L V-8 engine. Seems back then if you could afford $35K, you could go a little higher and get a Cadillac. <P>Joe <P>------------------<BR>"Speech should not be free because people want to speak; <BR> Speech must be free because people need to hear."<P>1965 Wildcat Custom Convertible<BR>1970 GS coupe<BR>1990 Reatta coupe<BR>1999 Regal GSE<BR>2002 300 HP Regal GNX (I wish!)

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Swede,m <P>You are right in that it does NOT look like a Reatta. The similarity, however, is in the fact that obviously someone at Buick gave a desinger or engineer some slack on their usually choking leash and let them be creative. <P>In a company that only sells four-door sedans, no trucks, no minivans (the Rendezvous ain't here yet) no convertibles, no two door sedans or sport coupes, that car is like Martin Luther's thesis nailed to the door of the cathedral. <P>Joe<BR>BCA# 35662<P>------------------<BR>"Speech should not be free because people want to speak; <BR> Speech must be free because people need to hear."<P>1965 Wildcat Custom Convertible<BR>1970 GS coupe<BR>1990 Reatta coupe<BR>1999 Regal GSE<BR>2002 300 HP Regal GNX (I wish!)

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