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1982: Buick Skylark is the best-disguised econobox

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - As the 1970s ground on, General Motors desperately needed an economical and roomy front-wheel-drive compact car. For the 1980 model year, it was ready: the X-Body, best-known as the Chevrolet Citation. Pontiac called their version the Phoenix, Oldsmobile had the Omega, and Buick's X-Body got the much-recycled Skylark name. These cars were indeed fuel-efficient, and they had much more interior space than their rear-drive Chevy Nova/Buick Apollo/Olds Omega/Pontiac Ventura predecessors… but quality problems dogged these cars from the beginning.

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