After dad pasted, I had to step up my game and take care of the mechanical things around mom's house. I installed new locks and deadbolts, changed almost all the incandescent lamps to LED, cleaned gutters, washed this, mowed that, and serviced everything that needs to be serviced. Her beautiful Cadillac DeVille needed some tires and shocks so we did that. Mom wanted to trade her car off. Okay. Sure. What do you want? She had several Cadillacs so I assumed that is what she wanted. She sorta likes my wife's Equinox. So we drove some different ones. Na. She drove a Chevy Captiva. I kinda like that. Really? Mom, you might want to think about that one. That is a big jump from a DeVille to that little thing. So summer came and went. I aways scan the GM lots. I came across this little Buick Encore. Man, this thing is neat. Took mom over to look at it and drive it. She fell in love. While much smaller, it has that Buick ride and all the bells and whistles you would expect from Buick. It is the Encore Premium AWD. It has the lane change alarm, the blind spot alarm, the your about to hit the car in front of you alarm and of course the big back up camera with alarms there too. Perfect for a 75 year old lady. Plus heated seats and steering wheel, sunroof, remote start, and navigation. Plus the usual XM radio pushing through BOSE speakers and OnStar.
Now it is somewhat peppy. I did not tell mom about the sport model with the turbo charger. Mom is one of those ladies you hate to have behind you. She can't pass you fast enough. She travels 65 mph on most roads and 80 on the freeway. She had no problems whatsoever with her NorthStar Cadillacs loading up on her. She keeps the carbon blown out. When I was a young teen she had a couple of Trans Ams and a Corvette. Took very little to get her to power brake those babies!
She did state it is not has fast as her Cadillac. I for one am glad to hear that.