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Old 05-31-2016, 11:45 PM
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Default Buick Estate



Taking it's moniker from the aptly-named Buick Estate of the past, this modern-day Buick Estate is a compact station wagon based on the European Vauxhall/Opel Astra Sports Tourer.

The car takes inspiration from American motorcars of old, but keeps things modern by giving the 20th-century design cues a contemporary twist. One such retro detail is the wood-finish roof-line which references the wood panelling of old station wagons. The liberal use of chrome and the portholes on the front wing are also other nostalgic touches.

The latest Buick grill is well and present, and ensures there is a visual connection to the rest of the Buick family.
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what's with the hideous roof treatment?
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Old 06-01-2016, 05:14 AM
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Doubt buick would intro the astra wagon into the NA line up, i know the verano exists, as does the cascada in the US but a hatch or wagon, unlikely.

I'd lose the wood treatment, feels like something from the 80s or 70s.
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what's with the hideous roof treatment?
It's a nod to classic American station wagons.
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Old 06-02-2016, 01:20 AM
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It's a nod to classic American station wagons.
Source photo is much better.


http://www.vauxhall.co.uk/content/da...31-992x500.jpg
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I think the wooden roof is neat. It's a nice change from all the blacked out parts companies are throwing around on their cars.
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I think the wooden roof is neat. It's a nice change from all the blacked out parts companies are throwing around on their cars.
Agree, imho the idea of moving the pwood to the roof is very interesting
tho I might like it even better if
- the paint was black or white/cream instead of blue
- had the vertical trim on a C-pillar instead of the D
- maybe had some faux-structural elements/framework
- which possibly could give it some feeling/look of a (wooden)convertible? (the near-inevitable glass&black roof panels could play to that too)
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