Ours was the first Encore that out local dealer ever sold/ leased
16780 of 20K miles driven
no problems of any kind
2 routine service appointment included with the lease
love the included XM radio ... it's all we listen to now
A superb long distance road trip vehicle ... wish I coulda...
Wanted to see how far down I could go -- kinda like the classic Seinfeld episode
The fuel range reads down to ~30 miles, then the DIC shows this:
Continued driving produced this:
and a series of 3 chimes
I lost my gall and filled up before actually needing Onstar or AAA
Doin' some spirited driving ... no, this thing ain't slow
Came into a corner hot and yikes! stopped traffic!
Jam the pedal, full on, 4 wheel, modulated, non skid, computer optimized, brutal deceleration
Steer around the obstacle with reasonable control while avoiding impact
Averaged 28.7 mpg with lots of high, (very high) speed cruising on some of our nations most remote roads
The little Encore performed flawlessly
Near Scotty's Castle
Bonnie Claire dry lake
Amargosa Valley NV
Tioga Pass Yosemite
USB Powerstick+ with built in 4gb memory
Includes all adapters to charge all my devices - ipod, android phone/ tablet
Nice little toy
Yea, it's a near lease end marketing ploy and that's OK because I'm ployable
The BMW lease ended, so we're now a one vehicle family
Not sure of its replacement ... maybe a CLA250
The Encore's only down 9 of the 20K miles the 2 year lease allows 18 months in
She's been boat anchor reliable with no problems of any kind
So, yep .... I'm gonna take some road trips...
There were a handful of '13's recalled for a faulty steering wheel early on
I haven't heard of any others
We're a year and a half in with no problems of any kind
The BMW lease ends in a few weeks and since there will be no immediate replacement, I'll be driving the Encore a lot more...
Dealer wants me to trade the '13 for a '14
Got the Early Lease Termination letter where I can be released from the current lease if I lease/ buy any new Buick.
The wife says "do it! and maybe try a new color Encore".
My problem now is that we would be getting a very late '14 when the 15's...