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GM Plans Hybrid Option for Buick Regal & Lacrosse

GM has a new hybrid system they think can raise fuel economy about 25% higher. It's called eAssist. GM already plans to offer this technology in the 2012 Buick LaCrosse and now, they've announced it for the Buick Regal.

eAssist is a power management system that aids a gasoline engine. Normal power comes from a 180 hp 2.4-liter Ecotec delivered through a 6-speed auto. Also, there is a 115V lithium-ion battery that powers a 15 KW motor-generator unit to provide up to 15 hp and nearly 80 lb-ft torque of assist during acceleration. Having a motor-generator also allows for recuperation during braking and the battery allows for auto start-stop of the engine at idle.

Other modifications to the Buick LaCrosse eAssist include improved underbody panels and an active front air-flow shutter to keep the sedan's coefficient of drag as...

Desean Jackson captures GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Year

The votes are in, and the winner of the "2010 GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Year" goes to DeSean Jackson, wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles. ESPN's Mike Tirico and two-time Super Bowl champion Deion Sanders presented the trophy to Jackson at the Super Bowl XLV Media Center Wednesday as part of this week's festivities. Jackson's Week 15 performance earned 24 percent of total fan votes for eight finalists at After being hobbled by a foot injury that week, Jackson improbably returned a punt 65 yards for a touchdown on the final play of the Eagles' comeback victory over the New York Giants.

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Review of the Week: Kevin Richardson

Reason for Visit: Sales (Used)

I recommend this dealer: Yes

Employee(s) Dealt With: Kevin Richardson

My Review of Dave Arbogast Buick GMC:

Best double trade-in (truck & RV) and used car purchase experience! Received fair trade-in values and purchase price for used vehicle! I never thought it would be possible to go to a dealership, receive fair values of two trade-ins, and find a car at fair price within a 5-hour period! Great staff with customer satisfaction definitely their goal...they've earned my loyalty as a future customer! I'll be looking for Kevin Richardson at Arbogast for my next big purchase after return from my overseas assignment!

Buick Regal Fueling Brand's Growing Cross-Generational Appeal

When 24-year-old Caley Webber of Florida first saw the all-new Buick Regal CXL Turbo she couldn't believe it was a Buick. The recent college graduate and insurance adjuster said she'd never considered buying a Buick, but the sleek sporty sedan Webber test drove changed her perception.

"I knew I had to have one," Webber said of the Regal Turbo. "It's cool and young and looks way more expensive than it actually is. Now, all of my friends love my car."

Such positive word of mouth about the Regal, not to mention the Buick LaCrosse and Enclave, helped to boost Buick's total annual sales 40 percent last year, making it the fastest-growing major automotive brand in the United States.

"One key to Buick's recent success is the execution on the products," said David Cole, chairman emeritus of the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor, Mich. "They are terrific and the word is getting around."

Buick Regal Named Best Upscale Sedan for the Money

General Motors' 2011 Buick Regal recently made the news and in very big way.
The U.S. News and World Report has named the Regal the "Best Upscale Sedan for the Money."

The Regal squared off against vehicles from BMW and Lexus for the competition, with the award being based on a total of 27 published reviews of the Regal, according to a press statement from GM.

"This award confirms what many Buick Regal buyers have already found out," said Tony DiSalle, U.S. vice president of Buick Marketing.  "The Regal delivers a dynamic driving experience which competes with the best import sport sedans in the mid-size car segment. Just as importantly, this sleek, smart, top-safety-rated car is attracting new customers to the Buick brand."

Review of the Week: Richard West & Steve Haines

Reason for Visit: Sales (Used)

I recommend this dealer: Yes

Employee(s) Dealt With: Richard West, Steve Haines, Vicki Tipps

My Review of Dave Arbogast Used Cars:

I asked many questions about the truck I wanted on the on-line chat, which was always quickly answered by Richard West. I had some strange title issues that needed addressed and he found the proper people and told me what I needed to do to get the deal done. We drove in from Fort Wayne, IN to get the Terrain and Richard came from his office across the lot (in the rain, mind you) to introduce us to a salesman. Not only did we get the best deal from Arbogast, we also got great service and friendly employees all around. We wouldn't hesitate to buy from Arbogast again or recommend friends and family to them. Thanks again!

Buick Sales Surge into Overdrive in December

This press release came across my desk this morning and I thought I would share it with you! Exciting things are happening with the Buick brand, and this article proves it. I'm excited to see what the new year will bring for the new and improved Buick brand.

Buick sped to the finish line at the end of 2010, posting a 40% gain in year-over-year sales in December and overall retail sales growth of 48% over 2009. Sales were led by the Buick LaCrosse, which posted a retail sales gain of 112% for the year.

Buick Enclave retail sales grew by 40% in December and 27% for the year. The completely redesigned 2011 Buick Regal had its best sales month since its launch, growing month-over-month retail sales by 54%...

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Review of the Week: Salesman TJ Johnston

Reason for Visit:
Sales (New)

I recommend this dealer: Yes

Employee(s) Dealt With: TJ Johnston

My Review of Dave Arbogast Used Cars:

My wife and I have purchased new vehicles across the state of Ohio, and by far Dave Arbogast Buick GMC is the best of the best in dealerships we have dealt with. With their friendly professional salespersons, who cater to our needs, without the pressure sales. For the first time we felt…

Spy Shots: 2012 Buick LaCrosse GS?

One of my daily to-do's includes heading over to to see the latest news taking place in the automotive world.  Yesterday I'm came across these spy photos of what looks to be the 2012 Buick Lacrosse GS. Check out the article:

Wherever cars are produced or tested, there will be spy photographers waiting to snap photos. Michigan is a hotbed of such activity, and one shooter's lens has just caught?