Whenever I see different makes & models – like Buick models & factory Buick wheels – in Mexico, I get excited. I really don’t know why. I think it’s cause by little things like cars, it just makes it a better place, you know?
Anyway, Buicks had originally been sold in Mexico from 1921 all the way to 1962. The reason why they stopped selling these models in Mexico was because there was a protectionist policy passed that stated there was a limit on imported cars; and Buicks were imported back then. I mean, if they didn’t pass it, I’m sure that they could have sold so many more Buick Century wheels by now… but then again, it wasn’t my decision; it’ll probably never be my decision… but I definitely think we should get input on something like this.
In 1990, after there was some modifications done to the policy, GM was allowed to start making their cars & 2003 Buick Century wheels in Mexico. The plant was in Ramos Arizpe, in the state of Coahuila, just south of Texas. By 1997, they stopped making cars there and then they resumed their selling of models & Buick wheels in 2009.
Boy what a mess,