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 |  Aug 29 2014, 3:01 PM

Senior Moments

Top 10 Geriatric Vehicles

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.

 |  Aug 27 2014, 8:31 AM


Imports and European automakers still reign supreme in customer satisfaction.

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 |  Aug 21 2014, 7:31 AM


It is appearing more likely that the Opel Cascada will be heading to the U.S., branded as a Buick model.

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 |  Aug 17 2014, 5:17 PM


Buick has released a series of teaser images revealing the interior of its newest crossover.

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 |  Jul 23 2014, 10:05 AM


The latest addition to the Buick lineup has just been uncovered in China. 

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 |  Jul 01 2014, 2:02 PM


Buick is expanding its crossover and SUV lineup later this year with a new model.

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 |  Jun 10 2014, 7:35 AM


The 2015 Buick Verano Turbo will be getting a six-speed manual transmission after all.

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 |  Jun 05 2014, 4:40 PM

2015 Buick Verano

Like so many other cars in the industry these days, the 2015 Buick Verano is getting rid of its manual-transmission option.

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 |  May 27 2014, 12:32 PM

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.

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 |  May 27 2014, 11:02 AM


The number of crashes acknowledged by GM to be related to faulty ignition switches now sits at 47.

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 |  May 13 2014, 3:31 PM


New Buick owners will no longer have to pay for a helpful safety feature.

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 |  May 07 2014, 9:02 AM


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.

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 |  May 05 2014, 11:56 AM


General Motors is recalling 51,640 of its three-row crossovers spread across the Chevrolet, GMC and Buick brands because of inaccurate fuel gauges.

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 |  Apr 26 2014, 10:05 AM


If you’re a fan of the Pantone 2014 Color of the Year, you might love this Buick LaCrosse interior package.

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 |  Apr 10 2014, 12:15 PM

It's an Automotive Vanity Extravaganza

KBB Brand Award Winners

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.

 |  Apr 09 2014, 2:40 PM


Two American automakers have topped the J.D. Power U.S. Customer Service Index (CSI) Study for the first time.

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 |  Mar 28 2014, 9:28 AM


Buick will soon be able to market itself, at least in part, as a company with “German car quality.”

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 |  Mar 24 2014, 11:37 AM


The internet is moving into our cars, with many automakers are fitting mobile hotspots to allow owners easy wireless connectivity anywhere they go. 

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 |  Mar 02 2014, 11:44 AM


After a full year on the market, the Buick Encore has turned in impressive sales numbers with 97,311 units moved worldwide.

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 |  Feb 26 2014, 1:02 PM

Buick's Resurgence

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?

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 |  Feb 25 2014, 6:04 PM

2014 Consumer Reports Brand Report Card

Consumer Reports’ 2014 Car Brand Report Card has been published and not surprisingly luxury automakers dominate the top of this list.

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 |  Jan 27 2014, 9:45 AM


Buick will continue offering a 24-month promotional lease program that it began in March, 2012, to boost its business. 

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 |  Jan 08 2014, 8:03 AM

2013 Buick Encore

Riding on strong demand in China, Buick broke its global sales record for the first time since 1984.

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 |  Jan 06 2014, 7:32 AM


General Motors has registered the Cascada and Calibra names with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, hinting that the Buick lineup is about to get new additions.

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