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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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With gas prices sure to rise I was considering trading one of my enclaves for an encore. The mileage looks good. I haven't driven it yet, but thought I would do a little research.
I found the encore forum, went through the registration process and THEN?
There are no entries!

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Hummm....I didn't think the Encore was going to make an appearance until next year sometime. Perhaps that is why no one has signed on. Anyway....being built in Korea makes it off our list of vehicles.

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You're probably right about the debut. It is in all the web sites, but no dealers have it in stock. It appears to be the buick version of the chevy equinox, but with a turbo that gives better performance and better economy.
The Korean assembly does not bother me as Hyuandi has become a top quality vehicle, meaning quality control can be exercised there, too.
We used to have an 05 Honda Pilot. Some were assembled in Canada, some in the US. The quality performance of the canadian built vehicles was much better.
NOt to knock US built, but my point being that quality control is the key, not the location.
Obviously, we have not even seen an Encore yet. It was the same with our 08 Enclave. I fell for it before it was available. I chased all over looking for one, finally driving the Acadia and OUtlook and pracitcally rejecting the idea based on those two.
I held out my final opinion until the finally finding an Enclave. They were rare in N. California.

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You're probably right about the debut. It is in all the web sites, but no dealers have it in stock. It appears to be the buick version of the chevy equinox, but with a turbo that gives better performance and better economy.
The Korean assembly does not bother me as Hyuandi has become a top quality vehicle, meaning quality control can be exercised there, too.
We used to have an 05 Honda Pilot. Some were assembled in Canada, some in the US. The quality performance of the canadian built vehicles was much better.
NOt to knock US built, but my point being that quality control is the key, not the location.
Obviously, we have not even seen an Encore yet. It was the same with our 08 Enclave. I fell for it before it was available. I chased all over looking for one, finally driving the Acadia and OUtlook and pracitcally rejecting the idea based on those two.
I held out my final opinion until the finally finding an Enclave. They were rare in N. California.
The Encore is much smaller than the Nox/Terrain. It is based on the sonic. For a better comparison on size I would say look at the Nissain Juke, the buick is 3 inches longer than that.

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When I performed a Google search for Buick Encore forums, I found a few. One of them had several dozen threads with some active participation.

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The Encore is much smaller than the Nox/Terrain. It is based on the sonic.
You are correct on the size -- it actually comes from the Opel Mokka. Here is the website for the Mokka:
http://www.opel.com/microsite/mokka/#/start

And of course here is the Buick site:
http://www.buick.com/encore-luxury-crossover-suv.html

The Encore is more upscale than the Mokka. It isn't supposed to hit Buick dealerships until April or May 2013.

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I find it odd that Buick will be introducing the all-new 2013 Encore so late into the 2013 production year. By comparison, the all-new 2008 Enclave entered production much earlier, in March 2007.

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Thanks for the enlightenment. I am disappointed. The Encore looked great and I guess wishful thinking, that it was big enough for us to get in and out of confortably.
I am still looking, but doubt that I can find anything that will signifcantly beat the Enclave town mileage that we can get in and out of with our limitations.
The Equinox/Terrain sounds good, but the reviews by owners are very critical of the mileage as opposed to the advertised specs.

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Thanks for the enlightenment. I am disappointed. The Encore looked great and I guess wishful thinking, that it was big enough for us to get in and out of confortably.
I am still looking, but doubt that I can find anything that will signifcantly beat the Enclave town mileage that we can get in and out of with our limitations.
The Equinox/Terrain sounds good, but the reviews by owners are very critical of the mileage as opposed to the advertised specs.
Well part of it is I think they went in expecting to have 32 mpg on the hwy but that is out of the 4-banger with front wheel drive. most opted for the AWD with a V6. The american comsumer only remembers the biggest number when it comes to specs like that.

My understanding is that GM is working on more crossover overs for buick they trademarked the name "envision" Speculation is that when the nox/ Acadia shrink next generation there will be a buick crossover to bridge the gap between what will be the compact terrain and the now mid-size Acadia. So like a sub-midsize.

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