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Category Archives: Opel

2018 Buick Regal GS: The End of the Line?

In many ways these are the best of times and the worst of times for the family sports sedan in America. On the good side, there are plenty of capable … Continue reading

May 6, 2018 · 1 Comment

2016 Buick Cascada: The Continued German Occupation of Buick

Whether we like to admit it or not, German has deservedly developed a reputation for making good machines. During the World Wars, their machines often were more advanced and imaginative … Continue reading

August 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

1976 – 1988 Opel Manta B GT/E: Trading H and J for B in Europe

The Manta is a car that comes to mind to only few Americans under the age of 40. Sold at Buick dealerships, the “Buick Opel” or the Buick Manta by … Continue reading

May 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

1972-1975 Opel 1900 Sport Wagon: Small Hauling Big Fun

Back when Buick leaned heavily on Opel for small cars, the German based division provided bright spots in an otherwise dull emission strangled catalog. The most versatile cars came from the … Continue reading

September 18, 2013 · 12 Comments

2009-2013 Opel Astra GTC/OPC: Back to Buick

Buick appears to be on the move, thanks to models from Opel. GM’s German subsidy has had a long history of supplying Buick with small cars since the 1960’s. Opel … Continue reading

June 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

2008-2010 Saturn Astra: From Belgium With Love

In retrospect, what looks now like another case of too little too late, Saturn had revamped its whole line of formerly competent, but often boring appliances cars. First in 2004, … Continue reading

February 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

2011-2013 Chevrolet Volt : Taking Charge of the Electric Market

It’s not everyday that one car can generate so much controversy and promise at the same time. The Chevrolet Volt is one such car. Controversy stems from the rapid development of … Continue reading

January 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

2008-2013 Buick Regal Opel/Vauxhall Insignia: From Mild to Nearly Wild

In The global parts and platform sharing world that we live in, one car can have multiple personalities. GM’s Epsilon II platform is home to cars like the Buick Regal … Continue reading

November 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

1970–1975 Buick Opel Manta: Germany to the Rescue!

Today Buick is one of GM’s resurgent brands with a string of hits starting with the Enclave SUV and ending with the new Regal and Lacrosse. Interestingly enough, life support … Continue reading

October 2, 2011 · 2 Comments

1989-1993 Pontiac LeMans: From Fame to Shame

If you were like me you were a little disappointed (if not relieved) that the end of the world did not happen last week like that internet church said it … Continue reading

May 28, 2011 · 5 Comments