Buick has been supposed to be a bit of a prestige brand. Now the headline of an ad in the Ottawa Sun, Feb. 26, p. 6:
Buick Allures for sale…Cheap!!
Heck, one could get the whole company…Cheap!!
As GM losses deepen, bankruptcy fears grow
By the way, Consumer Reports in its January 2009 issue (p. 51, not online) ranks the Allure (US Lacrosse) 20th out of 22 family sedans; only the Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Avenger are below it. And the Chevy Impala ranks 17th–Car and Driver review here. The Impala and the Buick are the only cars that GM now makes at Oshawa.
Damian earlier pointed out (first link in post) that the 2010 Buick looks a lot better than the current iteration. But it will be produced “at the Fairfax Assembly facility in Kansas City, Kan.”–not Oshawa. Meanwile, I can’t find anything definitive about the 2010 Impala.