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I will give the Fusion Hybrid some credit.

I've been beating the SHIT out of it and try as I might I'm still averaging 36mpg. I have no idea how

It's quite comfortable, and is chill at 100.

My only complaint are the low rolling resistance tires means that it under steers pretty bad. Combine that with high torque from 0 rpm with the electric motor and you can roast those bad boys easy!

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Hahahaha light em up.

electric power is pretty neat. Even in high end golf carts you accelerate ahead quickly.  

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Drove down to Staunton, Virginia today. Third bull certainly does love a wide open road and a 70 mph limit.😀

 

 

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Kevin, you may enjoy this article: http://www.caranddriver.com/buick/regal-tourx

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2018 Buick Regal TourX

Rather surprised to see GM trying out a station wagon in the states like this. According to the article, it's aiming to compete against the Audi and Volvo wagons. I wonder if it sold good enough if Ford might drop a Fusion wagon on us. Something tells me this might only fill just a niche market and probably won't become a volume seller.

Admittedly, it isn't terrible looking in it's design. Being derived directly from an Opel probably helps some.

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4 hours ago, Kodachrome Wolf said:

2018 Buick Regal TourX

Thats.. disappointing compared to the Euro one:

 

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I appreciate the effort, but it looks small... I wouldn't mind seeing one in person, so when it does get built, I'll probably drive out to go look at one. Thought GM learned station wagons were a bad idea. Mid-$30k-40k - I can't see folks just flocking to Buick Dealers to buy em up. Needs to be in the $20k range, so it should have just been a Chevrolet. :(

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The upper middle class and high society members do buy wagons. Walking around downtown Columbia, Charleston and Greenville SC in the super nice neighborhoods you see the German and sweedish wagons out and many of them are new or like new.  There is a market there, granted smaller than crossover and SUV, but maybe enough of a money maker to warrant this.

thr CTS wagon doesn't look bad - not sure what sales were like but maybe it'll work with Buick. Enclaves are popular.

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CTS wagon was discontinued with the latest body style change due to poor sales. But most luxury makes that offer them, especially BMW and Volvo, have a solid stream of buyers for luxury estates/wagons that aren't CUVs. 

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10 hours ago, SHOenough said:

Thats.. disappointing compared to the Euro one:

 

Opel.jpg

 

Because the Buick "TourX" variant for NA was given some extra body cladding and other styling elements that are meant to say "crossover" to consumers. GM was moderately brave to bring a midsize near-luxury wagon into our market, but not brave enough to outright advertise that it's a STATION WAGON. 

TaurusKev- It's not huge like the wagons you prefer. The Regal is basically Ford Fusion sized, and the Opel that they've been based on for a few years is in the same segment in Europe as the Mondeo so expect it not to grow any bigger for 2018. 

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On 5/13/2017 at 5:30 PM, REDTRUCKCHASER said:

Drove down to Staunton, Virginia today. Third bull certainly does love a wide open road and a 70 mph limit.😀

 

 

Careful with those speed traps, use Waze.

On a 70mph limit, at 79mph you get a free pass, for 81 you can get a reckless.

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