Used 2018 Buick Cascada Convertible Consumer Reviews

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Much Nicer Than They Say - And 3 Years Later....

willie, 08/13/2018
Premium 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
50 of 50 people found this review helpful

I bought one of these 3 years ago, and regardless of the negatives that people point out, I absolutely love it. My wife loves it, and my daughter loves it. Much more room and comfort than in the BMW 4 Series we drove. So much is standard on this car. It is roomy, comfortable, and does everything I want it to do. The rear seats are actually usable for average-size people. I can fit a set of golf clubs into the trunk if I take the woods out of the bag and put the woods in the back seat. You can't put the clubs in or out with the top down, though. I put the clubs in, then lower the shield and the top. When I get to the course, I raise the top and the shield, then remove the clubs. I love that the rear seat backs fold forward to increase the trunk space. As for being a dog, it really isn't. I used to own a Pontiac Firebird 400 4-speed back in the day, so I'm no stranger to a performance car. 0 to 60 in 8.3 seconds? So what? I never do that, and I doubt that you do either. I go from maybe 20/25 to 70/75 up an acceleration lane to merge on a highway, and it handles that just fine, thank you. Passing on the highway? Again, no problem. The turbo handles that with barely a touch of the gas peddle. Actually, if anything, the turbo is a little too responsive. The other knock is all the buttons on the dash. These buttons are redundant functions found in the on-screen menus. Well guess what? When I want to do something while driving at 70 mph, I much prefer pressing a visible labelled button to drilling down through on-screen menus (even though the Cascada responds to voice commands for calling, changing radio stations, etc. It has a hard time with that due to road noise on the highway with the top down). And secondly, on a bright sunny day with the top down, the sun washes out the screen and it can be impossible to see. So again, give me those redundant buttons. Once you know what they do it's no big mind-boggling confusion factor like everyone seems to think. Someone did mention that with the top down and no one in the passenger seat, the passenger seat belt clip rhythmically hits the door post and it's irritating. Well it does - lol. I took care of that by putting a thin strip of self-stick furniture pad on the door post. No more noise. My only knock is I really, really didn't like red interior lighting on the dash. But I wasn't going to not buy the car for that, and I've gotten used to it after 3 years. As for the ride, it is nowhere near as harsh as I expected with the 20-inch wheels. It's even better after breaking in for 3 years. And finally, since I started looking for a convertible a couple of years ago, I see so many BMWs and Audis. It's nice to stand out from the crowd a bit, and everyone that sees it tells me what a beautiful car it is. Oh, sorry, one more thing: I chose the 2018 instead of the 2019 because they changed the backup camera. They went from a nice big view on the dash screen with guidelines to a tiny video in the left corner of the rear-view mirror, without the guidelines. I hated it, and it was a deal-breaker for me and my wife. So that's my 2 cents. Color me a happy camper.

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5 out of 5 stars

Mid life crisis car

Coachwendys, 08/25/2018
Premium 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
21 of 21 people found this review helpful

Looked at lots of convertibles and picked this one as it really gives you more bang for the buck. Really eye catching on the road, and very comfortable to drive. Yes, the rear window is small (some equated it to trying to look through a mailbox slot)....but put the top down and enjoy the ride!!! Have enjoyed the car totally and I feel very safe driving it.

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4 out of 5 stars

GREAT FOR WHAT IT IS

ELLIOT GEIMAN, 04/15/2018
Premium 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
30 of 31 people found this review helpful

Having traded in a 328i hardtop convertible our expectations were high. This car is everything the BMWis not; roomier, quieter, more comfortable seats and a more relaxing ride. The Buick seems to be an easier car to live with even with some of the shortcomings mentioned. If you do not need a European performance car this is worth looking at.

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5 out of 5 stars

Better than most of the previous reviews

Ellyn Bess, 03/22/2019
1SV 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
14 of 14 people found this review helpful

I was looking for an affordable, comfortable convertible and definitely found it when I purchased this car in October of 2018. The salesman and dealership were very helpful including during the purchase and the ongoing service. I continue to receive compliments from unsolicited bystanders of how pretty the car is and I have really enjoyed the comfort, reliability and feel of this car. I recommend that you drive the car before you discount this car after reading some of the negative reviews. I have never previously owned a Buick but now am a fan of this car and Buick

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This car is half the cost of the MB and BMW

Lars, 09/23/2018
Premium 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
6 of 7 people found this review helpful

The cost is so good compared to MB and BMW that this car looks like a super hero.

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