- Buick Ownership
- 1967 Wildcat Convertible, 2019 Regal TourX Essence
I’m not buying one; it just has a look that closely resembles the TourX in my garage, outside of the color. It almost looks like some parts would swap over. Makes me wonder if MB contracted out the design.The E450 wagon is available if you're interested in paying about twice as much as the TourX.
No argument.There are some similarities for sure, but as pointed out, it's more similar to existing MB products than the Opel/Buick.
The difference between a true luxury car and the Buicks is considerable and readily apparent in the attention to detail and assembly quality. I often hear from those who have never owned one that the cost difference is not warranted because another vehicle offers the same features for much less (usually the one they own or are planning to buy). If shopping by spec sheet only, the argument is valid, but if you appreciate things done right rather than done well enough, and translating that to the design, engineering, production and assembly of thousands of parts to create a final product that is exceptional in comparison, the cost difference starts to become more justified. Sure, they have a higher profit margin, but they also put a lot more money into the car. I bought the TourX knowing full well it is lacking in many of the finer details, but knowing that from an overall design and utility standpoint, it's an excellent value (at 25% off MSRP).
Yes, traditionally a shooting brake is a 2 door wagon. But similar to the term "coupe" auto companies are now calling anything with a sloping rear a coupe for sedans or CUVs, or shooting brake for wagons.A few months ago, on this forum, it was pointed out to me that a “Shooting Brake” was a Two Door Wagon. The above photos are Four Door Wagons.
Which is it?
Which summer cottage in the background is yours?The label derives from the horse drawn carriage days - basically would be enough to take your gear and some friends out for hunting (literally shooting stuff). The auto purist will always refer to the early Rolls Royce’s as the proper shooting brake...candidly a modern SUV or Truck (w/crew cab) would be closer to the intended function...
some good stuff here on the 1910 RR Silver Ghost...
ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50-HP SILVER GHOST CROALL & CROALL SHOOTING BRAKE
As I’m not a purist, I tend to lean more towards Ferrari’s interpretation with the GTC4Lusso
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