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Old 05-19-2019, 09:58 AM   #1
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New Car!

Turned in my 2017 Buick Encore lease 2 months early. Car only had 10K miles on the clock and was in showroom condition. The dealer liked the car, bought it, and made the last 2 payments for me. The Encore was an outstanding car, and I enjoyed every minute of driving it. In fact, it was my favourite car ever!

I would have been very happy with another Encore, but no good deals at this time. I found this 2019 Buick Envision Essence... and the lease was just too good to pass up. It's certainly a different driving experience than the Encore, but I think I'll enjoy it.
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Old 05-19-2019, 02:22 PM   #2
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ah took advantage of a lease pull ahead program nice
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Old 05-20-2019, 02:14 AM   #3
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"plush" is the first word that came to mind when I saw the interior, nice....
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Old 05-20-2019, 12:11 PM   #4
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Old 05-20-2019, 12:34 PM   #5
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Very nice! The Envision is a step bigger than the Encore, right?

I agree with others, the interior is very plush looking.

Let's help break it in properly with a nice San Diego cruise
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Old 05-26-2019, 01:30 PM   #6
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Looks comfortable. =)
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Old 05-26-2019, 04:47 PM   #7
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I was sad to let the Encore go. I really liked that car. It wasn't unlike the Yaris in many respects; small hatchback with jellybean styling, go-cart like handling, and rather low on tech bloat save for push-button start and backup camera. The little 1.4 turbo and 6-speed automatic transmission performed flawlessly and provided plenty of pep, and I was able to achieve in the mid 40MPG on the open road! In addition, it was incredibly comfortable and quiet... and the build quality, materials, and paint finish were first class. Sadly, I can't say that about Toyota.

The Envision is a different driving experience altogether; it's more like driving an insulated luxury vehicle that's dead quiet and more comfortable than you can imagine. Like all Buicks, the seats are firm yet supportive... and my back is very happy. The car exhibits minor body roll and steering response is a bit slow, but neither is objectionable. The NA 2.5 and 6-speed auto propel the car invisibly, but when you get on the accelerator, the engine howls beautifully. Materials, fit and finish, and paint quality appear to be outstanding. I like the very conservative sheet-metal design with its subtle creases and flowing lines that please the eye from any viewing angle. I think I'll enjoy driving this car for the next 3 years. Clearly, I'm getting old.

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Old 05-18-2020, 08:28 PM   #8
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One year review: 2019 Buick Envision Essence

I've been driving this car for exactly one year today, and I have to say I love it!

With 12,000 miles on the clock, it has performed flawlessly, and I haven't discovered even one quality issue.

With all the trips I've taken to and from Nevada this past year, paint quality has proven next to bullet proof; not even a nick on the front end!

While it doesn't achieve the greatest gas mileage, it certainly is quiet and comfortable, and it performs very well. It's a real pleasure to drive.

I'm looking forward to another year or two with this car. I am enjoying every minute behind the wheel.
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Glad that you enjoy the Envision Essence. I'm not even sure what it is about SUV's that make me instinctively want to hate them, but I do for some reason.
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Old 05-20-2020, 07:04 PM   #10
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Glad that you enjoy the Envision Essence. I'm not even sure what it is about SUV's that make me instinctively want to hate them, but I do for some reason.
+1 on both points!
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Old 05-23-2020, 01:01 AM   #11
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Glad that you enjoy the Envision Essence. I'm not even sure what it is about SUV's that make me instinctively want to hate them, but I do for some reason.
My interest in SUV's all started with my 2017 Buick Encore. I immediately liked the dorky jellybean shape of that car; it reminded me of my '07 Yaris.

The Encore was actually just a small hatchback that was quick enough, very nimble, and had tons of interior volume. Unlike the Toyota, the paint quality was outstanding. It also had the advantage of being tomb quiet, happy to cruise all day long at 80MPH and feel like 50MPH, and it had the most comfortable seats ever. Interesting that it was an Opel (Germany) platform assembled in South Korea... without a single issue with fit, finish, and materials. I loved that car!

I wanted to get another Encore, but good deals weren't to be found anywhere. I stumbled upon the Buick Envision (Opel Platform) for an unbelievable deal that I couldn't pass up. Of course, it doesn't have the fun factor of the Encore, and it took a bit to get used to driving a bigger car, but I am really enjoying it and the extra space for toting things around.
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Old 05-24-2020, 02:38 PM   #12
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nice encore

right sized, great styling and boat anchor reliable

i miss my first year 2013
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Old 07-02-2020, 06:15 AM   #13
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I came very close to buying an Encore a few years ago because it looks so good and was well reviewed. I see they have a newer updated one called the Encore GX which is slightly larger. The Envision looks very nice too!
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