Don't they do focus groups?What's up with the one armrest? Will wait for push button start, also. Like your wife, mmadden, I have not had to take my keys out of the bottom of my purse!
I just got my $2000 top off as well and also noticed the Encore not listed on there. How many reward bucks did you have before the top off? I was at $1250. I'm under the impression that between $10 and $1500 they take you up to $2000 and between $1501 and $2000 they'll round you up to $3000 but if you have over $2000 you get nothing.I have seen it twice, at the Texas State Fair and the Ft Worth Auto Show. Both times it was on a podium or behind ropes so you couldn't get up close. I thought that was kinda dumb if they want people to be able to really check it out, instead they were treating it like a concept car or a Viper.
Also, I just got a note from my GM card that they are rounding up my earnings to $2k, but the Encore was not included in available 2013 models :-( They did a $3k roundup last year and I used that when I bought my GS.
Another car that popped up on my radar is the new Ford C-Max. To me, it seems about the same size and dimensions as the Encore... Leaning a bit more toward a hatchback niche than CUV niche, but I was looking at a 2wd Encore anyway so the capabilities are comparable. For about the same price you get all the same features plus some extras like a power liftgate AND it is a 47mpg hybrid to boot. Definitely something to consider.
Any way to double check that? I'm hoping for $3,000 next year (fell short this year when my $1250 GM bucks turned into $2000)Last year I believe I had around $900 when they rounded me to $3000.