Tuesday, January 04, 2011

What am I driving this week?

15 comments:

Steve Neill said...

Lexus IS?

stellar said...

Looks like a model meant for the British or the US market, since it displays MPH on the speedometer.

Anonymous said...

I'd say Chysler 200

Anonymous said...

Kizashi

Anonymous said...

little lexus?

Anonymous said...

Regal I believe.

Vince, I HATED the Regal I drove at a GM press launch event 8 months ago. The base motor is an absolute joke and is coarse and unrefined, the turbo motor wasn't much better and it was LOUD and gritty as well.

Nothing stood out about the new Buick, and definitely not the handling that they were touting so heavily.

GM says this competes directly with the TSX, A4 (FWD), etc. I'd take a TSX or an A4 a MILLION times over the Regal, at least they can sort out their powertrains.

Anonymous said...

That is easy. I don't know.....

Alexandre Gosselin said...

Kizashi, exactly

Anonymous said...

Edmunds long-term blog:

http://blogs.insideline.com/roadtests/Vehicles/2010-suzuki-kizashi-gts/

They like it but I just can't get past the bland boring styling. Plus at the price it competes with a lot of (larger) cars.

Matthew said...

Kizashi! I own one, so I would know. LOVE my car

Anonymous said...

"Vince, I HATED the Regal I drove at a GM press launch event 8 months ago. "

It's not the Regal. And if you really drove one, you'd know that. So you're not being truthful. You just took this as an opportunity to rant for some reason. I will agree that any of the engine choices are not acceptable. But everyone whose reviewed it overwhelmingly gave it high marks.

The other posts are correct. It's a Suzuki Kizashi,

Anonymous said...

Kizashi. And thank you for not doing a totally ackward super zoomed in photo of stitching again.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the previous poster's comment about the Regal being underpowered. I also drove one at GM's Regal Discovery tour. I thought my Prius was a dog until I got behind the wheel of the Regal.

Anonymous said...

To: January 5, 2011 11:24 AM

Next time you get invited to a press event, let me know.

I bitch because I know what I am talking about. I am with a well known publication that sits on news stands, and not some random schmo from the Internet.

The Regal hasn't received "high marks" and it certainly isn't hitting the high mark that GM has touted. It came in third in a three car comparo over at C&D against two vehicles that AREN'T new.

Pathetic.


Side note, the Kizashi is a fantastic vehicle.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, the New Regal does not measure up at all. The Pontiac G* was a great car, why did't that become a hot Buick? GM is pathetic for sure.