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Buick: Then and Now: Utility

Posted September 3rd, 2009 at 3:20 PM by Elite Overlord LeSabre™
Updated March 6th, 2010 at 2:05 AM by Elite Overlord LeSabre™

And you thought my Buick rants were done

Then: Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon:

Now: Buick Enclave:

The Enclave was Buick's first step at reinventing its image (with the 2010 LaCrosse being the second) which has me concerned. Oldsmobile tried to reinvent its image in the late '90's, and guess where it is now. Yup, dead. In any event, I'm not a fan of crossover vehicles in general. As well as the Enclave might perform in automotive review tests, it isn't for me. For starters, it lacks two things that the Roadmaster Estate has in abundance: beauty and elegance. And those qualities seem to be lacking in most contemporary vehicles, sadly. With that said, I might consider buying an Enclave if I ever needed seven-passenger seating - it is, IMO, the best of the crossovers, and since the Roadmaster has been dead since 1996...

Sadly, the Enclave's looks would likely NOT benefit from the faux wood side treatment that suits the Estate Wagon so perfectly.

See what I mean? XD

And if you really want to go old-school, here is the 1977-1990 Estate Wagon (sometimes sold under the LeSabre and Electra names):

Until next time!

P.S. I'm not even going to go into how similar "Enclave" and "Canalave" sound XD
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  1. Old Comment
    Jude Mathis's Avatar
    Wow, I really dislike the older models. D: Never have found them attractive in any way. 2010 Enclave ftw.
    Posted September 3rd, 2009 at 3:34 PM by Jude Mathis Jude Mathis is offline
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    Buoysel's Avatar
    I have a friend who works at a dearship, he says that the Enclaves are a total pain in the ass to change the oil on.
    Posted September 3rd, 2009 at 4:05 PM by Buoysel Buoysel is offline
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    Bay Alexison's Avatar
    I actually like the look of the 2010 Enclave, but yeah wouldn't look good with the faux wood side treatment like the Roadmaster. XD
    Posted September 4th, 2009 at 8:52 PM by Bay Alexison Bay Alexison is offline
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    Haruka of Hoenn's Avatar
    Buicks ftw :D
    The newer models would NOT look good with the wood, I'm sorry
    Posted September 7th, 2009 at 11:58 AM by Haruka of Hoenn Haruka of Hoenn is offline
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    EvilTelevision's Avatar
    I like Buicks, but much much older ones!
    Posted September 12th, 2009 at 11:01 AM by EvilTelevision EvilTelevision is offline

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