This car is great! It has a lot of power! Never broken down. I drive a full car almost everyday and never have any issues with room or storage. It has leather seats and clean easily. Also the butt warmers take less then 3 minutes to get hot. One thing badly placed is the cup holders. When I have my drink in it I can't get to the shifter without knocking it over. I love the car. I would not trade it if I was got a brand new car! I got it from my grandmother when she stopped driving and had 28,000 in 2015. I hope to keep the car for a long time and put lots of miles on it! I now have 41,579 and still runs like new! I have a heavy foot and it does not disappoint me. Great car overall and well built. Lastly the navy blue color looks fantastic and still looks well! Thanks Buick for such a well made car!
Never was a GM fan but heard others brag about the 3.8 motor so much thought that I would give it a shot. Let just say this car put the nails in the coffin as far as having GM vehicles in my household. Engine stalled out while going down highway @ 75 mph and had to manual steer the vehicle to the shoulder during heavy traffic was a scare to say the least. After some research, apparently it is a common problem with the 3.8 motor!? I don't know how people are okay with a vehicle can just stall out in any giving time and feel safe having their love ones driving it. I was glad it was me driving it when it stalled out and not my pregnant wife. Got it "fixed" and few days later problem reoccurred.
-When the engine runs good, it gets decent power and fuel economy. (That's only when it runs good)
-Transmission shifts smooth.
-Leather seats are comfy.
-Sound is decent.
-Quiet ride (with that being said, you can hear all these cheap plastic trims vibrate and rub against each other)
(crack fingers) Here we go,
-Front seat cup holders are junk (common problem)
-Trunk button is in the glove box?
-Dual climate control doesn't always work (common problem)
-Steering wheel control buttons are flicky
-Odometer doesn't work (common problem)
-Just expect CEL is always going to be on for something. Matter of fact, you are lucky if CEL is the only light that is on.
-Overall choice of material is sub-par
-And if you didn't read my review, THE ENGINE CAN STALLS OUT IN ANY GIVING MOMENT!!!
In sum, if you are poor like me only have $3000 to spend on a car. Go buy yourself a Camry or Accord. Quality is proven through time not advertisement.
I bought this car because we already had a 1996 gran sport that is a dream to drive especially for long trips, so i was kinda curious as to the new version. It is just right for power and comfort but there has been lots of added or improved features by the competition so it is feeling its age. Joseph Abboud spec has a sports set up I think, and it does not come close to the gran sport for ride comfort.Albeit a great family hauler.
The power and reliability.
Fog lights that make a difference to road visibility and redisign those cupholders please.
This car is bulletproof. I was a loyal acura/honda owner. I bought this car to resell. I bought if from a private owner. All I can say is wow, I can't believe an american car is this good. Needless to say I won't be selling this car for a loooonnnngggg time.
Rock solid. Killer motor, a real stealth machine, the police don't even notice me.