Originally Posted by jr's3800
Steve, you do have a lot of knowledge on the cars you have owned and drive.. But its still to each his own...
I know Jr I only began by comming clean on a few of the obvious down falls of the LSS. I never said they werent a great car just mentioned a few faults that keeps them far from being a world class Grand Torismo Sedan. Thats all - but it got complicated.
On another note I would have the Buick powertrain anyday over the Chevrolet V6 Powertrain... The 3100 and 3400 V6'* have always had issues with piston slap, GM has made attempts to correct the problems, but they have not been fixed... I remember years back GM went to a teflon coated pistons in the 3100... But I believe its still a problem... But at the same time I have seen these 3100'* go 150,000 + miles with no real trouble... But I'd still rather have the Buick 3800... But in a Pontiac, I never really cared much for the buicks... I'd take the GP, or Bonneville before any buick...
That was my point about the Buick power train. Chevy couldnt make one that could compete so now GM has given them the Buick. While Buick has had all 2dr. sport coupes deleted. Had the Riviera, Buicks long time Flagship deleted. I in fact just saw the new Impala SS commercial, it makes me sick. DO you know I never ever saw a commerial for the Regal GS. Then to top it all off they have to uses that "We'll be there" slogan. You know thats a direct comment refering to the fact that other GM'* will 'not be there' . Thats why I say no one will look at the plain Regal GS when they can have a "we'll be there" Impala or Monty with the great Buick drivetrain. It obvious what the motives are.
Buick was kickin butt in the 80'* selling lots of cars mainly because of the power train but also the 2dr. LeSabre, Riviera, and Regal were damn sexy cars. Winning race cars and race engines, then all of a sudden _ _ _ _ _ _ nothing ?
As far as my preference for styling goes its like this
Gen I FWD H -
Gen 1 FWD C -
1 Park Ave
Gen 1 FWD E -
3 Eldorado/Riviera-Riviera/Eldorado depends on my mood
Gen I FWD W -
I get confused but the TGP was the car to want for, all looked different and had great charactor of their own so I really have no favorite. However the later Regal wins out on accout of - the Buick Drivetrain and I would never buy a Buick with a Chevy drivetrain.
Gen 2 FWD H -
1 Delta 88
Gen 2 FWD C -
3 98 Regency NOT , The Seville STS would be my choise of high dallor GM'* in another life
Gen 2 E if thats what they still were -
Riviera/Aurora - Aurora/Riviera depends on my mood, the Eldorado is kinda kool, but kinda strange with the NorStar who cares ?
Gen 3 H if that what they are?
3 LeSabre NOT
Gen 3 W -
4 Chevys NOT
The Seville STS would still be my car of choise if I were rich
it just looks great and is a great silioutte of the 86-91 2 dr. LeSabre.
Must really have hurt not to be the first :o The Seville and 2dr. Lumina got the LeSabre 2dr. looks five years after and then not until they deleted the damn butt kickin Buick -
damn thats gotta hurt
Seriously not as bad as we Buick and Oldsmobile fans are hurting though. Theres just nothing left.
How about this - "Take a look at the new Impala SS - powered by Buick" - " The Buick drivetrain "it will be here at Chevy now because we wont let Buick design a sexy or racey car ". :(
Edit: Jr - I was going to put it in columns like that but tried to save room, made sence to me. I've got to get out of this one somehow, I really dont have the energy to spare that seems to be necessary to be understood.