mmadden...what was your prospective of the 7" screen "up" on the dash? How about the "ONE" armrest? Seats look a little hard in the pics. Were they comfortable? Did passenger side have power seat?
If we buy an Encore it will most likely be an AWD model and become my wife's daily driver and our snow car. Our take on the Encore is skewed towards "does the wife thinks it's cute and will she be happy driving it." I would drive our LaCrosse, which is awesome and I already enjoy, so the only real concern here is will this little car make my wife happy. We already knew about the having to use a key, which we both think if terrible but wanted to see them in person so they could either be scratched off the list as a future maybe or if it was good enough to see how they develop over time. Long story short, wife loved it but at this point it's not coming home with the keyhole. I offered to bring one home, but she said she was willing to wait and see if they add passive entry next year. I guess it's a pretty big deal for her, but we have it on the LaCrosse and she has a work badge in her purse that she just holds up to the door at work. Needing a key on a brand new 2013 model feels like going backwards (especially if we were to keep the car a decade) so I guess it's a big enough deal to wait a little longer and see if they add it next year. My wife works close to home so she comes back to the house for lunch most days. If she works 250 days a year, that's having to get the keys out 1000 times a year just for work. Maybe it's a crossover/SUV thing, I also sat in a GMC Terrain Denali, it too has a keyhole- I don't get it. I'm also not a huge fan of buying 1st model year cars, as I think maybe they'll work out some kinks by the 2nd model year but that's all conjecture on my part.mmadden...what was your prospective of the 7" screen "up" on the dash? How about the "ONE" armrest? Seats look a little hard in the pics. Were they comfortable? Did passenger side have power seat?