Bought 2012 Verano new a month ago. As a car it is great in all terms - extremely quite, good performance, responsive auto transmission, very good climate control. Disappointing are 2 things: 1) lack ...
Bought 2012 Verano new a month ago. As a car it is great in all terms - extremely quite, good performance, responsive auto transmission, very good climate control. Disappointing are 2 things: 1) lack of accessories and 2) entertainment system.
No trunk liner or body side moldings to protect doors from dings are available from Buick, had to find and buy aftermarket products. Stupid on GMs side as they loose income and uncomfortable for owners.
Entertainment system (I have a Bose that comes with Leather group) has 2 major flaws: phone book entries that have letters other than basic Latin are not supported (such entries are displayed as whatever phone numbers they have in them) and iPod Classic is not supported (just cannot read it). Called Buick and they confirmed they have no intention to support non-Latin characters and that they do not support iPods earlier than generation 6. For comparison - 2013 Mazda CX-5 no-navigation touchscreen entertainment system correctly handles both the phonebook and iPod. Voice control is awful - even digits spelled to dial a number are recognized 50/50. OnStar turn-by-turn navigation is sluggish (does not display direction for the next turn even if the car has already passed the previous turn) and is plain wrong sometimes - it tried to direct me into a 1-way street against the traffic.
Ergo - good car but expect to design your own workarounds for entertainment (copy music to USB drive or to a supported Bluetooth streaming phone - check Buick's website for a list of compatible devices, you'll be surprised how small the list is).