I think that it’s safe to say that when you have a kind heart and nice smile you can change the world. At least you can try to change your world. Melina Salazar was just an ordinary waitress who did her job everyday and put up with all the customers that she had. One of her regular customers was WWII vet – Walter “Buck” Swords – who was described by Melina as “kind of mean”.
The 2005 Buick LaCrosse is an elegant and good alternative to the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, champions of the midsize sedan category, but doesn’t match their quality or refinement. It does, however, represent a monumental improvement over the boring duo it elbows from the lineup the Century and Regal. The LaCrosse is Buick’s harbinger of change.
This svelte yet unexciting midsize sedan signals a new direction for the company bolder and better. It happens to be both, compared with previous Buicks. But the cars it replaces were so inferior that even a quantum improvement hasn’t elevated the LaCrosse to Accord and Camry territory, despite Buick executives who say otherwise.
General Motors is trying its best to hide the fact that the new Buick Terraza and Saturn Relay are minivans. In a press release in 2006 about the vehicles, General Motors calls the Terraza a “crossover sport van,” and follows with the abbreviation “CSV” in parentheses, as if this were a recognized expression.
The company repeatedly describes the Terraza as a “truck,” and replaces the apparently gauche “minivan” label for both Terraza and Relay with the curious, less-known moniker of “mid-van.”