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2011 Buick Enclave: Driven
2011 Buick Enclave: Driven

When the Enclave crossover was introduced for 2008, it not only replaced the half-hearted Rainier and Rendezvous but gave the brand a smooth, class-leading vehicle; it could be seen as the first of a new generation of Buicks. Oh, how times have changed. Normally, three years isn't a big deal; but...Read More»

2011 Buick Regal
Buick-GMC Dealerships To Offer Loaner Cars?

Owning a luxury car has its perks. And while the soft hides, real wood veneers, and more exclusive badges certainly don't go unappreciated, some of the most valued perks—especially for repeat luxury-brand shoppers—are related to the kind of service you get when you return to the...Read More»

2012 Buick Excelle GT (Chinese-spec)
Today in Car News: Buick Verano, Ford Focus Electric, Raptor

Ford's Alan Mulally makes it a three-peat with a scheduled speech at January's Consumer Electronics Show, which ironically is open to the press only. [Detroit Free Press] GM says its Orion plant will build new Buick Veranos, but the UAW's disaffected say it'll build bad blood instead. [Detroit Free...Read More»

2011 Ford Taurus 4-door Sedan Limited FWD Angular Front Exterior View
2011 Affordable Large Cars Rated Top Safety Picks

Families seeking comfort, space, and affordable, yet stylish, transportation often choose large sedans. And key among considerations for any family vehicle is safety. For 2011, families have some great choices in affordable large cars that are also rated Top Safety Picks by the Insurance Institute...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse First Drive
Why You Should Choose A Buick

If you’re thinking of purchasing a new or used car, you’ll definitely want to consider a Buick model as one of your top choices. There really is no better or more trusted brand of car around today. Throughout the years, Buick has proven itself to be a reliable, durable brand that always...Read More»

2011 Honda CR-Z
Today at High Gear Media: Mazda Shinari, Regal and Post-Grad Cars

In today's morning mail, the Mazda Shinari--a gorgeous four-door coupe that we can't help but think would kick the RX-8 to the curb. Agreed? [MotorAuthority] The 2011 Buick Regal is one of the IIHS' Top Safety Picks this year, meaning it's earned top scores, has stability control, and meets new...Read More»

2011 Buick Regal
2011 Buick Regal: An IIHS Top Safety Pick

GM's new 2011 Buick Regal has earned the top safety accolade from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Its Top Safety Pick status confirms top scores in front, side, and rear impact, as well as the new rollover (roof crush test). The latter, which measures the maximum force sustained...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Traverse
Recall Alert: GM Recalls Nearly 250K Crossover SUVs

There's more recall news afoot, and this time it's General Motors in the news. The company has recalled 243,043 of its Lambda crossovers--Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, and Saturn Outlook--due to possible damage that could occur to the second-row seat belts when the seats are...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Traverse
Seatbelt Issue Prompts Recall Of GM Crossovers

General Motors is recalling several of its popular crossover utility vehicle models for a seatbelt issue. In short, it might result in a seatbelt that looks buckled sliding out of place just when you need it. The recall affects 243,403 vehicles, including 2009 and 2010 Chevrolet Traverse, Buick...Read More»

2011 Buick Regal
And The Fastest-Growing Car Brand Is...Buick?

Look, we all miss Pontiac. Saturn, too. A few even miss Saab. (Fewer miss HUMMER.) But although General Motors' bankruptcy and brand sale may have been painful for fans, it's begun to pay off for the automaker and its remaining marques -- especially Buick. Not so long ago, Buick was on the skids...Read More»

Screencap from Porsche's YouTube channel
Battle Of The Brands: YouTube's Winners And Losers Revealed

And so it's come to an end -- this week-long look at automakers and their YouTube channels. We've been amused, intrigued, and sometimes bitterly disappointed by what we've seen. Now it's time to announce the best (and worst) in show. But first, a couple of notes. First, we were surprised by the...Read More»

Screencap from an ad for the 2011 Buick Regal
Video: Could You Spot A Buick Without Badges?

Remember those Folger's commercials -- the ones shot in high-end restaurants with an announcer who whispered, "We've replaced their premium roast coffee with Folger's Crystals!" The theory was that customers would sneer at Folger's instant coffee if they saw it coming, but if they consumed it...Read More»

2011 Buick Regal
Buick Looking To Expand Future Lineup

Buick is in the midst of reinventing itself as a brand, and while there are only four Buick models on sale at present, the company will be looking to expand the lineup. In fact, we already know that a baby crossover SUV and compact sedan are on the way. But what else might Buick have in store for...Read More»

Screencap from Dodge' YouTube channel
Battle Of The Brands: Which American Automakers Bare All On YouTube?

This week at SocialCarNews, we're hosting a little competition. You see, we spend a lot of time debating which automakers do well on the social media front and which, well, don't. But most of those discussions center on specific marketing campaigns, like Suzuki's AllPoints contest, or the...Read More»

2011 Buick Regal
GM Invites Customers To Comment On 2011 Buick Regal Via Online Forum

These days we’re starting to see more and more of the major automakers starting to advertise using social media avenues such as Twitter and Facebook, and nowhere is this more evident than in the U.S. where automakers like GM, for instance, are launching new online forums for owners and potential...Read More»

2011 Buick Regal
Buick Hints At Future

Buick hosted an online chat with Roger McCormack, Buick Product Marketing Director, today, in which McCormack took questions from consumers. He resisted revealing too many hard details that aren't already known about the 2011 Buick Regal, which was the focus of the chat, or about other Buick...Read More»

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General Motors Adds A Brand, Launches No-Frills Sedan In China

Here in the U.S., General Motors and its chairman/CEO Ed Whitacre have sold off brands -- or at least tried to --  like they were going out of business. In China, however, where the economy is robust and the auto market remains strong, GM has launched a new car brand to lure lower-income and...Read More»

2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX
Should I Buy A Car From A Dead Brand?

Their names are the road kill of the recession--HUMMER, Pontiac, Saturn, Mercury and Oldsmobile. Does their purchase represent opportunity or pitfall? After all, they have proven that their brands will not stand the test of time, but does that really matter? Buying a discontinued brand is like...Read More»

2010 Buick Enclave
Driven: 2010 Buick Enclave

Buick doesn't get its own version of the Chevy Tahoe/GMC Yukon family, but it does get the Enclave crossover--which almost fits the bill, if you're looking for something a little more family-friendly than a fifth wheel and any leg of the Triple Crown. The fact is, unless you tow very often, the...Read More»

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