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    Thread: Should the Opel Adam be offered in the U.S. as a Buick?

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      10-03-2012 11:36 AM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by Iroczgirl View Post
      Could be a Fiat 500 competitor.
      My first thought. I like it.

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      10-03-2012 11:37 AM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by jwaters943 View Post
      OMG...how will anyone ever tell the two apart?!
      OMG, they all have two doors, four wheels, and a contrasting roof color!!



      How can I tell one from the other?

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      10-03-2012 11:45 AM #53



      Cool looking car - but it just doesn't fit the Buick image IMHO.


      If only GM had a small, quirky, unconventional European brand in which a small, fun, efficient hatchback could be sold to US buyers....

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    4. 10-03-2012 11:58 AM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by mavric_ac View Post
      looks better than the fiat
      Agreed....but thats not hard to do.

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      10-03-2012 12:00 PM #55
      That other small Sonic-based Buick should have been called the Buick Eve and you'd have a gold mine.
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      10-03-2012 04:00 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by Wimbledon View Post


      The only Buick I could see such blatant hipsters driving would be this one (name that video):



      Except hipsters possess no mechanical abilities; only inane knowledge, quasi-artistic talent, and barista skills. so they would not drive any Buick.
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      10-03-2012 04:38 PM #57
      Seriously just drop Buick and bring over Opel, Buick will always be known as a geezer brand.

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      10-03-2012 04:46 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by uncleho View Post
      I think things would have been easier had Saturn not folded, but then... some had to be folded. That meant a helluvah shakeup in the product planning for the future that now requires some really good marketing to pull off given the GM history.
      If Saturn was still around, they would have made a great modern day Merkur. Though if that happened, it probably would have meant the demise of Buick. I agree with you though--the Adam would be a much better fit for the Saturn brand than any other domestic division of GM.

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      10-03-2012 04:48 PM #59
      Now that I looked at the picture harder, I think this looks way better than a 500. I would love to have one.

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      10-03-2012 04:57 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by Troike View Post
      The only Buick I could see such blatant hipsters driving would be this one (name that video):

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      Anyway, I see a bit of Ford Ka in Opel Adam.



      Yet, unlike the Ford, Adam actually looks quite nice.

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      10-03-2012 05:04 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by mike02467 View Post
      America has enough useless tiny 2 door hatches, ala smart fortwo and fiat 500. Those cars suck and don't sell, GM would stupid to bring the Adam to America.
      You mean like this?


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      10-03-2012 05:14 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by vrsexxy_GTI View Post
      Seriously just drop Buick and bring over Opel, Buick will always be known as a geezer brand.
      I'd rather drop you on your head, but gauging by some of your brilliant contributions to this forum, I'm guessing that already happened many years ago.

      Buick is doing great these days. GM would be stupid to dump them in favor a brand that means absolutely nothing to most Americans.

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      10-03-2012 05:23 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by simon_C View Post
      Why dont they just bring it here as a f**king opel? Bout time they revived the opel brand here....
      Yeah, and they could sell the Opel branded cars THROUGH BUICK DEALERS.

      Why does that seem familiar....
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      10-03-2012 05:28 PM #64
      Im sure that, even if it were manufactured in Germany, Buick can do good for its self by importing them in small numbers. Get people into the brand, and they'll "move up" to other models.

      I for one like the Adam, but I like all miniature hatchbacks.
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      10-03-2012 05:28 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by BattleRabbit View Post
      Yeah, and they could sell the Opel branded cars THROUGH BUICK DEALERS.

      Why does that seem familiar....
      Hmm, could it be because all of the current Buick line up are Opel's and Vauxhaulls?

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      10-03-2012 05:31 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by mike02467 View Post
      Hmm, could it be because all of the current Buick line up are Opel's and Vauxhaulls?
      I was thinking more because cars like the Opel Manta and GT were sold as Opels through Buick dealers.
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      10-03-2012 05:39 PM #67
      Am I the only one who thinks that ,with those devilish looking eyes and thin, upturned chrome grille mustache, it look like it wants to tie a young girl to some railroad tracks or trick her into marrying it for her inheritance? I do like it though. It's a neat looking little car.

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      10-03-2012 05:50 PM #68
      I'd like to see it come to the US, but I don't think Buick is the right brand for it.


      It would have made a nice Pontiac........

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      10-03-2012 05:56 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by justanotherusername View Post
      I'd like to see it come to the US, but I don't think Buick is the right brand for it.


      It would have made a nice Pontiac........
      Would have been a better Saturn. Pontiac was trying to get back to performance-based image, before the plug got pulled. The Adam would not have fit that too well.

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      10-03-2012 05:57 PM #70
      It's a great looking car but I think branding it as a Buick would ruin it.
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      10-03-2012 05:59 PM #71
      Hell no the interior for one will need a massive update to be a Buick. There is nothing "premium" about the Spark looking touchscreen or climate knobs.

      As a Chevy yes. The front face looks like it could easily be sculpted to support the gold badge. But with the Spark already here I'd say this will remain another grass is always greener car.
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      10-03-2012 06:01 PM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by jwaters943 View Post
      I'd rather drop you on your head, but gauging by some of your brilliant contributions to this forum, I'm guessing that already happened many years ago.

      Buick is doing great these days. GM would be stupid to dump them in favor a brand that means absolutely nothing to most Americans.
      Buick is doing great selling half their cars to discount/enterprise and the other half to 70 year olds.. Bring over the Adam and you might get the younger crowd in Buick showrooms. Nobody in their 20's or 30's would consider a Buick, no matter how good they've become.

      Just looked at how well the Amazing "German engineered" Regal is selling.

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      10-03-2012 06:01 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by whitejeep1989 View Post
      Would have been a better Saturn. Pontiac was trying to get back to performance-based image, before the plug got pulled. The Adam would not have fit that too well.
      I was going to mention Saturn, but I thought bringing up one dead GM brand was probably enough for one post.

      Pontiac was trying to create an enthusiast based image. I think a hot version of this would have fit Ok with that, but it would have worked as a Saturn too.

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      10-03-2012 06:03 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by 6cylVWguy View Post
      Neat looking car. But bring it over as a buick? No way. Chevy already has a couple of small cars. I don't see how a pseudo-upscale 2-dr hatchback will help GM or Buick. The styling of the car seems a bit too youthful and exciting for buick anyway.
      I would like to see Buick and Opel merge styling cues, or develop a common design language. The formal waterfall grille could remain for "flagship" models like the LaCrosse and Enclave, but anything smaller should get more youthful styling.

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      10-03-2012 06:03 PM #75
      Hipsters+Buick dealerships=does not compute.

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