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Old 11 Jul 2016, 04:37 pm
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Curious what you all think of the Buick Encore
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I can't imagine that Buick looking very "hot-rod", even with big fat tires...

Somebody pointed out the Fiat has more HP for less bux : 2016 Fiat 500x vs 2015 Buick Encore
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Old 11 Jul 2016, 06:16 pm
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there's always the sound thing with the fiat though. i mean people laughing and little kids saying it sounds like tire popped can't be very "hot rod" either. it surely wouldn't bolster my ego

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Old 12 Jul 2016, 01:48 pm
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Curious what you all think of the Buick Encore
My oldest son, and his Fiancee each bought one. Her's is a 2013 (black) and his is a 2014 (blue). They both love them and they do NOT like PT Cruisers.

I've driven both. Both turbos, and both auto-stick. They're OK, and like I said in another post, they are nothing more than gussied-up PT Cruisers with more upscale options.

They are not as comfortable or as cool-looking to me, but better than a Kia Soul. I've driven them as well. Eh, they are OK. Nothing great.
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Old 12 Jul 2016, 03:59 pm
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I've always thought that PT Cruisers established the crossover SUV category. I think one of the mistakes by Chrysler was not doing an AWD PT.

Everyone else focused on the retro styling while I think the crossover SUV concept was really where it was at.

Most all the later crossovers are just generic from the PT.
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Old 12 Jul 2016, 07:26 pm
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Lots to consider. Thanks for the input.

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Old 05 Aug 2017, 11:36 am
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A old 30's ford with mordern guts=new car old body
There is, in the area of Hakes Grocery, a 34 or 35 Ford V8 roaming about - nearly original everything .. what a black beauty .. no rust !
A retro Ford , a great idea !
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Old 06 Aug 2017, 12:19 pm
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I can't imagine that Buick looking very "hot-rod", even with big fat tires...

Somebody pointed out the Fiat has more HP for less bux : 2016 Fiat 500x vs 2015 Buick Encore
Both grotesque , maybe the ''Buick'' slightly less so ..
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Old 08 Aug 2017, 10:48 am
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Let's settle this.

The Chrysler PT Cruiser was replaced by the Fiat 500.

The 500 is made in the same factory where the PT was once made, it's sold at the same dealership, usually sits on the dealer lot in the same place and it's supposed to be for the same demographic.

Like it or not, here be thy new PT Cruiser.

UGH!
The PT's strong suit is styling quality - the Fiat 500 has this NOT .. It is downright UGLY ! Appears to be a toy .
The Cruiser .. what went wrong ? improvements were not made !
engine accessibility
turning circle
quality(too much rust)
all my opinion, of course .
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