Buick Lucerne Super – front fender ports back, a Buick to remember

By Ted Biederman and Jim Meachen

We know people who long for the good old days. Perhaps that’s because the old days always seem better than they actually were in the rearview mirror of life.

And those same people think they long for the good old days when cars were big, softy sprung, cozy and comfy, and powered by big V-8 engines.

For those who do we have something from Buick that will bring those good old days back to life, but in a modern suit of clothes and with modern technology.

Buick Enclave a CUV worthy of its size

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

General Motors saved its best for last.

That was a conclusion easily reached after a few miles behind the wheel of the 2008 Buick Enclave, a full-sized crossover sport utility vehicle.

The Enclave is the third of General Motors’ vehicles off the so-called Lambda platform to reach the showroom. The Enclave is entering the marketplace about six months after its platform mates, the Saturn Outlook and GMC Acadia, made their initial appearance.

Buick LaCrosse — A move to the upside

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

When we first saw one of the latest Buick LaCrosse television ads, we thought how outrageous.

As the LaCrosse comes to a stoplight on a busy city street, it draws a crowd of curious and obviously admiring onlookers as the voice over intones, “It’s not the new Lexus. It’s not the new BMW. It’s not the new Audi. What it is, is impossible to resist. It’s the new class of world class.”

General Motors, we thought, is climbing out on another of its infamous “the-goods-don’t-match-the-hype” limbs.