Twitter Helps Kill Ugly Buick Hybrid

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 19, 2009 4:33 PM CDT
A 2009 Saturn Vue Green Line two-mode hybrid is shown.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Irate Twitterers appear to have forced General Motors to scrap a proposed Buick plug-in hybrid based on the Saturn Vue, Jalopnik reports. “VUE, with a touch of Buick,” tweeted one hater. “I dub thee the Vue-ick.” GM cited “the overwhelmingly negative response to this vehicle” in its decision to cancel the model. “yea GM saw our tweets on the #Vuick and they listened” tweeted one enthusiast.