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Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer vs. a GMC Yukon


Times are changing, and Santa Claus hasn't lived through hundreds of Christmases to be left behind when it comes to new advances in transportation. As he sits sipping cocoa by the fire and purusing a 2013 GMC Yukon brochure, the reindeer outside in the stable grow anxious.

They've seen the pamphlet with its glossy photos and vehicle information. The Yukon has power, stability and control, a GPS navigation system and even...

Christmas Shopping in a Buick


December...

I'm waking up at 9 a.m. on a Saturday.

The plan to spend an entire day hopping from store to store in relentless pursuit of presents for in-laws and third cousins. (I didn't even know I had third cousins.) I'm curious as to what part of their rehearsed reactions is supposed to justify these days filled with icy roads, freezing cold, and general discomfort. If only there was some magical?

2013 Buick Enclave Has Arrived!



Since its debut during the 2008 model year, the Buick Enclave has been at the forefront of the ascendancy of General Motors' (GM) Buick marque. And now, the 2013 edition of the full-size luxury crossover SUV is here--with enough updates to ensure its place as one of the best choices in the market.


The 2013 Buick Enclave is split into three models: Convenience, Leather and Premium. Each SUV is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 that generates 288 horsepower at 6,300 revolutions per minute (rpm) and 270 pound-feet at 3,400 rpm, which is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. A dual stainless-steel exhaust is integrated in the fascia. Customers have a choice between a front-wheel drive (FWD); and all-wheel drive (AWD), which enhances driving control over a variety of road surfaces. With the FWD, fuel economy is estimated at 17 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city and 24 mpg on the highway (17/24 mpg). With the AWD, it's 16/22 mpg. Standard towing capacity is estimated at 2,000 lbs, with the peak capacity of 4,500 lbs.
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Grand National, T-Type and GNX Models Are Returning to Buick



Edmunds Inside Line is reporting that Buick is planning to revive the Grand National, the T-Type and the GNX models in the near future. These three models were popular in the 1980s.

The Grand National debuted in 1982 as an appearance package on the Buick Regal. It was named after NASCAR's Grand National Series. Buick was successful in the series in 1981 and 1982, winning the Manufacturer's Cup in both years. General Motors?

Buick Encore Gets Innovative All-Wheel Drive System

The latest model of the Buick Encore SUV will feature an innovative Active On-Demand all wheel drive system. The new system will send torque to the rear with every start. If there is not any slippage detected, the new system will return the Encore back to primarily front-wheel drive. The traditional system only sends force to the rear when it is a detected that the torque has slipped.

Buick's new AWD system first came to light when engineers were developing an AWD system for the luxury SUV model Buick Enclave. Due to the success of the AWD system on the Enclave, Buick made the decision to apply the system to the smaller Encore. Buick also decided to team up with Borg-Warner to produce a compact coupling system that is triggered by a magnetic charge, which allowed engineers to fit an all-wheel drive system into a compact front-wheel drive system.

The lighter weight of the Buick Encore allows the AWD system to react faster. In addition, the lighter weight makes it easier for the vehicle to control and transmit torque...


20 Things You Didn't Know About the Buick Verano


Everybody knows that the Buick Verano is the newest compact sedan from the respected American company. But there is so much more to learn. Here are twenty things that you did not know about the Verano.

1. Verano is the Spanish word for summer. The Buick corporation would like you to think of summer when you think of their vehicle, but they're afraid to come right out and say it.

2. Advanced security features...

The History of the Buick Brand


The history of the Buick brand is almost a statement of the history of the American automobile industry.

Founder David Buick had to hang on tight in the early days as Buick rode the unpredictable roller-coaster of world events to become not only a pioneer, but a frontrunner of automotive manufacturing.

Along with Walter Marr, Buick built his first automobile in 1900. Horses were still the norm and most people were wary of making a speculative investment in automobile manufacturing. But enough cars were appearing on city streets by 1903 that several businessmen were keen to take the plunge. In 1903, Buick found a group of wagon makers in Flint, Michigan, willing to take the risk and buy his company...

The Angriest Buick Model

Road rage...

We've all had it. At one time or another, we've all found ourselves steaming mad behind the wheel. It can get ugly, but thankfully, we are tucked safely inside of our cars...where our tirades (and gestures) are not immediately noticed by other drivers.

Imagine for a second if your car had a personality of its own and threatened to blow a gasket because of other cars or drivers...

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with the 2013 Buick Verano, and I must admit the interview took some interesting, unexpected turns. That being said, with the 2013 Buick Verano's new handling capabilities, those turns were pretty smooth. The interview is just below.

Dave Arbogast: Thank you for taking the time...

How To VAPORIZE Ice From Your Vehicle


Winter is good for all sorts of transformations.

With that said, getting your car ready for winter can be a daunting task.

Gentle morning dew, for example, turns into tenacious ice. Sure, ice is pretty to look at and is sort of fun to slide around on, but it also uses its tentacles of strength to penetrate every crevice of a vehicle and make it all but impossible to open car doors some mornings. And scraping the stuff off windshields is a task of strength and determination.

So...I...