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Old 02-22-2013, 06:05 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by Guano11 View Post
Guanowife needs a new car and the Buick Encore is at the top of her list for the reasons above -- Quiet is a top priority.
The Encore, new for 2013, is a rebadged Korean import that's been upscaled and "silenced" commensurate with the brand. It even incorporates noise cancellation via the "hi-fi" to counter the 1.4L turbo's buzziness. We drove one; it wasn't as serene as we'd been led to beleive, but waaay better than the 16-yr-old Rav4 it'll replace. It was also quieter than the 2013 CTS-V wagon we drove (salesman insisted.....) -- but not NEARLY as fun.

Still, $30K+ is a lot of coin for a Buick-ized, Korean-built, mini-SUV -- but for small, quiet, & upscale, it's the only game in town.
That got a nice write up recently as well...

Interior looks very nice...
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