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Cars like the Mercury Grand Marquis and Buick Roadmaster are quintessential examples of “old-person transportation,” if we may make a blatantly ageist statement.
Potentially offensive remarks aside, these large, rear-wheel-drive sedans were a favorite of the grandparent set; it’s hard to believe they didn’t come from the factory with wrap-around sunglasses, AAA stickers and boxes of tissues on their parcel shelves.
Even though these smooth-riding, body-on-frame cars are gone and their breed just about extinct, there are still quite a few current-production vehicles with plenty of elderly appeal. In our opinion, here’s a list of the 10 Most Geriatric Cars and Trucks on the Market Today.
Imports and European automakers still reign supreme in customer satisfaction.
Big, Premium Three-Row Crossover
Like all Buicks, the Enclave is easy to overlook. General Motors’ alternative luxury brand currently sells five models in the U.S. and is almost entirely supported by its sales in China. In spite of that, the products it offers probably deserve more credit than they get.
The number of crashes acknowledged by GM to be related to faulty ignition switches now sits at 47.
General Motors is offering employee pricing to people who own a vehicle being recalled as part of its controversial ignition switch campaign, but there’s a catch.
It's an Automotive Vanity Extravaganza
The folks at Kelley Blue Book have released their annual Brand Image Awards. The study, now in its seventh year, honors automakers for excelling in certain areas. Categories include things like best performance brand, most refined brand and most trusted brand. Overall there are 13 winners and the results may surprise or even appall you. You’ll need to read on to find out.
But first, according to KBB this isn’t some shady survey conducted by annoying telephone marketers; awards are actually the result of “extensive research gathered throughout the year.” Shoppers using the company’s website contribute to the results; in fact more than 12,000 of them participated, and here’s what the people have to say.
Two American automakers have topped the J.D. Power U.S. Customer Service Index (CSI) Study for the first time.
The internet is moving into our cars, with many automakers are fitting mobile hotspots to allow owners easy wireless connectivity anywhere they go.
Buick is one of GM’s four remaining brands in North America. Following the company’s bankruptcy filing in the middle of 2009 divisions including Pontiac, Hummer, Saturn and Saab were jettisoned like Thanksgiving leftovers at Easter time. Ostensibly this cull allowed the firm to concentrate on its best brands, but why did Buick make the cut and has it been pulling its own weight?
Consumer Reports’ 2014 Car Brand Report Card has been published and not surprisingly luxury automakers dominate the top of this list.