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1972 Buick Centurion Overview
1972 (announced)
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Buick Century Overview
2005 - 1936 (used)
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2011 - 2006 (used)
Buick Park Avenue Overview
2005 - 1991 (used)
Buick Riviera Overview
1999 - 1963 (used)
Buick Super Overview
1952 - 1948 (announced)
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Buick Rainier Overview
2007 - 2004 (used)
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2007 - 2002 (used)

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2007 - 2005 (used)

Buick Questions

Antoine Finch
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Will A Late 60's 430 Engine And 400 Turbine Trans Fit In A 1984 Buick Lesab...

Will this fit in a 1984 Buick Lesabre Limited 5.0 L a 430 Buick engine late 60's model and a 400 turbine transmission

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tkramer
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I Have A 1976 Buick Regal Sr With The Hurst Package, Bucket Seats, All Orig...

I am looking for information on the 1976 Buick Regal RS with the Hurst T tops and bucket seats. I just bought one in near mint condition and I can't find any information on them at all and have onl...

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TheDravenator
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What Are The Following Three Plugs On My Car?

Well I have a couple of electrical plugs throughout my engine bay that I have absolutely no clue what do! The first one (http://i913.photobucket.com/a... enPlug_zpsd1d310cb.jpg) is a green plug loc...

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TheDravenator
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What Is This Part Beneath My Windshield Between The Wiper Arms On My 1981 B...

I have always wondered as to what this part may do, and have only recently taken it off. Beneath it is a hole, and a gasket is around it, or at least I think it is a gasket. Top View: http://i913.p...

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Banks Oates
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What Mount Do I Need For Buick Lesabre 2000

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Buick History

Though David Buick gave his name to the company he founded in 1903, his unsuccessful management skills were replaced by the powerhouse that was Will Durant, who turned Buick into one of the top-selling cars in the early 1900s.  Durant later founded GM, which brought Buick and other carmakers into its fold.
The Buick nameplate was originally known for its powerful engine, technology innovations, and speed.  It displayed its durability and reliability in long-distance competitions and tug-of-war matches with elephants.  Over the years, it also became associated with upscale luxury and hot-rod performance and looks.  Innovations included the first V6 engine in production vehicles, the first four-wheel brakes, and the unique pillarless hardtop, that drew on the popularity of its convertible lines.
By 1940, it had the reputation for having the fastest cars on the market, and in the 1950s it introduced its first V8.  But the V6 was the engine of choice in Buicks, and almost all their cars housed one.  Many of the cars from these decades are considered classic and are very popular with the mopar crowd.
The name Buick immediately conjures up conservative sedans.  After the gas crisis and downsizing of the 1970s, the 1980s proved to be a big success for Buick.  Luxury sedans such as the LeSabre and Regal were popular for their comfort and their engine power, and often topped surveys and consumer ratings for quality.  In terms of speed, Buick engines powered one-third of the Indy 500 cars in 1990.  Despite these feats, Buick reliability and conservatively posh looks made the cars attractive to the older crowd, and Buick soon became thought of as an old person's car.  In the 1990s, the high-end Park Avenue furthered that image, while the more economy-focused, but bland Century tried to lure first-time buyers into the Buick fold.
Today, Buick is looking to reestablish itself as a performance car, aimed at a more youthful market.  Gone is the traditional Buick oval grille (though the Tri-Shield remains) along with the classic sedan names, which have been rebranded as Lucerne and LaCrosse.  To show it's kept up with the changing needs, Buick has also introduced the Terazza minivan and two SUVs, the mid-size Rainier and crossover Rendezvous.  Neither of these have found their niche, and will be replaced by the Enclave in 2008.