I just decided to treat myself, and while shopping came across an 07 with 15k miles on it, beautiful car, but the transmission was bothering me by the way it shifted on the test drive. The sales rep swore it was normal, but after driving for the last 33 years, I know what a transmission should feel like. Decided not to get this one, but will continue to look.
This vehicle has a beautiful interior, but that is about all I can say good about it. Handling is reminiscent of my 10 year old Rolls. I thought this car would be much tighter, and squeak free, just not the case. Electronic gremlins, including a very slow downshift automatic transmission. Dealership says "everything is normal". We will now be selling a pretty new car.
Leather Interior, Seating position, Center Clock.
Go study BMW or AMG front end suspensions. This car handles awfully. MPG Real World 8MPG. Although the car looks good and interior is beautiful, the rest of this car should have a "BUICK" Logo on it.
I've owned a GT, Spur and now the GTC and this is the best of all three. Better drive/ride/handling than the GT and Spur - AND, as of 2008 model, they've eliminated all the kinks/idiosyncs out of the electronics, esp. the phone and nav. system from the earlier models. The GTC is a joy to drive and a head turner. Build quality is better than ever and the sound system, in a word, spectacular. The GTC is, in a word, masterful. Even the Breitling clock is improved!
Handling. Styling, both interior and exterior. Sat Radio (now standard for life). Massive power and smooth as silk drivetrain. Though top isn't metal - it is amazing -- and interior sound level is amazing for a convertible. No wind noise.
Wish they had "Onstar"/"Teleaid" assist button (got used to them on the ole Benz's --and another 6" in backseat legroom! (but hey- it's a convertible). They got rid of the free maintenance though a BIG bummer!