When you think of ‘old people cars’ what brand(s) come to mind? I am guessing Buick and Cadillac just rolled off of your tongue. And, you are probably somewhat accurate in that judgment given the biggest Buick sales peak was 1984. However, in a recent conversation regarding cars with co-workers it was suggested that owning a Buick indicated that you were not only of old age but also a conservative Midwesterner. While that also may be true, I can’t believe that I am the only 30-something (conservative, Midwestern or otherwise) with an affinity for Buick. For the record, I am not an old, conservative Midwesterner. I would prefer trendsetter with vintage taste.
My first Buick was a hand-me-down from my grandpa that I took to college. It was a 1983 LeSabre, maroon and pointy on both ends, similar to the one pictured. I will say that I was highly embarrassed to drive it but it was nearly 2 decades old by that time.
Move over grandpa, Buick’s got a brand new swag!
With a great lineup of cars and SUV’s, Buick is partying like it’s 1984. So grab your energy drinks, TOMS, and iPhone 5 and hop on the new 2012 trend! The Enclave is my personal favorite but I also love the LaCrosse! The more trendy Encore (see below) was recently revealed and will be available in the 2013 line-up. It is a super sleek crossover, perfect for the young spontaneous type. The quality and luxury of the whole line-up is tremendous. It has to be, with supermodel Marissa Miller and the King of Cool, Shaq and real-person, me as spokespeople.
Write your own definition of cool.
If you haven’t seen a Buick in a while, it’s time to take another look. Buick has a great history of cool and this is just another chapter. Yes, those pointy Buick’s were, at some point in time, cool. They even have a club dedicated to restoring them. The goods are there but ‘old person’ reputation just seems to precede them. Decide for yourself – it’s time to stop “keeping up with the Jones’” and start setting your own trend in the neighborhood.
If the new aesthetics aren’t enough, the list below is a little more solid (without the car jargon that I don’t understand).
5 real reasons to jump on the Buick bandwagon even if you are not a conservative Midwesterner:
2. Listed as the best cars for the money in 2012
3. IIHS 2012 top safety pick
4. Made in America
5. They are H-O-T-T (ok, 4 real reasons and a cherry on top)
The LA Times even said that the “Lacrosse blows the Lexus out of the sky” – powerful words.
I am patiently waiting to purchase my very own Buick Enclave but until then, I’m buying the t-shirt 🙂 Please take our quick survey to weigh in!
*Disclaimer – I am not being paid by Buick, I just get jazzed up about their cars!Brought to you by Mills Apartments