Solid Comfortable Commuter Car
March 24, 2019
I bought this Buick Verano Leather Group to replace my ailing 2000 Chevrolet Silverado that had reached 230K. This car averages around 28 mpg on my commute, but 32 mpg if I am on a highway trip. The power is solid at 180 hp (my 79 Trans Am V8 was 185). This is an extremely comfortable ride for the price point. Extemely quiet (better than my wife's Cadillac SRX). The Bose Premium Sound System is really nice. I also love my sunroof. There are three things on the 2013 that I do not like. The passenger seat is manual adjustment. The trunk does not have an outside button to open. There is no Homelink (corrected in 2015 year). I have 120K miles now and still solid. I have replaced two failed items. O2 sensor $70 and VVT Solenoid $42 (did my own work). I also have just started having issues that another person mentioned with the AC switching from cool to hot. The coolant is fine, so it is something else. I have also been experiencing intermittant issues with my seat warmer. Both of these issues are controlled from the center control panel, which is a high possible issue. (This part is $125 from GM Parts Direct...I will let you know if it fixes the issue). All in all this has been a solid car that I would by again. The used ones out there are a good value.