AD #1643 – Buick Cascada Details, Fisker Mounts A Comeback, JLR Wants to Read Your Mind

June 17th, 2015 at 11:43am

Runtime: 6:46

- GM Finds New Life for Volt Batteries
- Fisker Mounts A Comeback
- Kirk Kerkorian Passes Away
- Toyota Conducts i-Road Trials
- Buick Reveals New Cascada Details
- JLR Wants to Read Your Mind
- Remanufactured Parts Bill Proposed

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19 Comments to “AD #1643 – Buick Cascada Details, Fisker Mounts A Comeback, JLR Wants to Read Your Mind”

  1. RumNCoke Says:

    That Cascada looks very nice. But, is it just me or does the front end look a little VW-like? And Buick should re-think all those buttons on the console. Reminds me of an 80′s Allante in there.

    Re: Fisker – Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

  2. Lex Says:

    I do not understand why GM is wasting valuable resources on bring a rebadged Opel to the US under the Buick Cascada nameplate. Who wants a ragtop anyway? The sales volume is probably not even 1/2 of 1% in the total GM Sales Number. I realize rebadging is easy but that is what got the Old GM into trouble. GM / Buick should be going like gangbusters to get the Buick Envision into US Dealerships. That along with an updated Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain will definitely generate increased sales for GM in the CUV/SUV segment of the US Vehicle Market IMHO.

  3. Lex Says:

    The Fisker Brand is so tarnished that anyone thinking of buying one should have their head examined.

  4. Tony Gray Says:

    I could think of several vehicles that went out of production before their time (Saturn Sky Red Line for example). The Fisker is not one of them.

  5. Rob Says:

    Just hope that GM convertible is never in an accident during a parade or homecoming with some girl sitting on the back seat (like they do) with an exploding roll bar/pole. OUCH!

  6. Gene Says:

    #5…I would imagine that the system would not be active till around 25 MPH or so just like the airbags are supposed to be…One would be amazed by how many people are not aware of that and think that their airbags are defective when they don’t go off in a slow or minor accident.

  7. Puremoose Says:

    Cascada–Has all the safety features that my 2005 SAAB 9-3 convertible has. Wonder were GM got there’s ??? SAAB maybe

  8. Rob Says:

    #6 Yes! if everything works as its supposed to. Hopefully the airbag technology to deploy wasnt developed by Takata.. I’m sure they’ll have a few stickers stating its not to be used as a seat, just in case..

  9. Kit Gerhart Says:

    2 The Cascada should be a decent car, as is the current Regal, also an Opel based car. If they didn’t have to spend a lot of money making it sellable in the U.S., Cascada makes sense to me.

  10. Kit Gerhart Says:

    7 Yep, there would be a lot of shared DNA. Saab was basically a division of Opel from about 1990 to 2010.

  11. cwolf Says:

    Kirkorian’s legacy in the auto world is meaningless. He lost his a$$ with Ford, so one epitaph should read, ” thanks for the use of your money, you big money hungry idiot!”

  12. HtG Says:

    Off Topic

    Say Pedro, the cloth lining in the Civic door panel has separated from the plastic backing. Do you know what glue to use to repair it?

  13. pedro fernandez Says:

    It hasn’t happened to me, but you need something that will stand the heat and wont get all softy after awhile. I would try the one they use for headliners.

  14. HtG Says:


  15. C-Tech Says:

    3M makes a spray on adhesive for cloth.

    Until Fisker builds a car they aren’t back yet.

    The Cascada looks nice and there is a market niche for it at under 30k.

  16. C-Tech Says:

    3M 38808 adhesive. Clean the panel, spray adhesive on the panel and the fabric. Be careful working the fabric onto the panel.

  17. pedro fernandez Says:

    c-tech reminds me of You-tube’s Scotty Kilmer, mechanic extraordinaire who has an answer and a solution for everything automotive.

  18. C-Tech Says:

    Pedro, I wish! Thanks for the compliment.

  19. Bob D Says:

    Rebadging to make the low-volume Cascada would seems to be cheap, but I suspect there is a huge overhead for marketing, spare parts, training, specialty tools, etc for the dealers as well as EPA certification and crash requirements. It is one thing to rebadge a Chevy to a Buick. It is quite a different matter to rebadge an Opel that doesn’t share a US based platform. GM needs to focus on their core products and forget trying to be everything to everybody (it didn’t work the last time).

    Also, while the Cascada is a nice looking car, it doesn’t seem to have much of the current Buick design philosophy. It looks closer to a Chrysler front end to me.