Much like Cadillac and Oldsmobile, Buick was long considered to be one of General Motors' stodgier nameplates. Automotive barges like the '70s-era Buick LeSabre and Buick Century only served to solidify such impressions.
Times changed, and Buick adapted to meet the demands of the modern car buyer. Contemporary front-wheel-drive models including the Buick Lucerne and Buick LaCrosse replaced rear-wheel-drive sedans dripping with sheet metal. The Buick Enclave crossover is a far cry from the wood-paneled Buick wagons of yesteryear. However, as a gesture of respect and reverence to Buick's history, some used Buicks feature portholes on the hood - indicating a powerful V8 engine.