2012 Buick Verano 2.5L I-4 from North America
Reliability way worse than on old Buicks. Electronic system is a huge Achilles heel
Problems so far:
2 tires popped (Continental Conti Pros - garbage; get Goodyear Eagle LS - cheaper and can actually drive over potholes).
Headlight connector partially melted at the plug.
StabiliTrak wire corroded along the harness near the firewall.
Steering sensor going crazy and needed resetting (cost me almost $1000 out of pocket).
Oil change unreasonably difficult (very tight spaces, need special tools, adapters and extensions).
Body panels impossibly hard to screw together (especially fender and bumper).
The car is a nightmare to work on, the electronic system is junky, the wheels are crap from the OEM, headlight failed after 1 year.
Did I mention the cloth insert in the leather seat is already showing sign of wear after a year?
Never buying another Buick.
Creature comforts, A.
Suspension and steering, A-.
OEM tires, C-.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 21st October, 2014
24th Oct 2014, 22:28
I have to admit I really don't like the direction Buick is heading. If it wasn't for the Enclave, it wouldn't even be on my radar anymore. I haven't really had issues with the reliability on my late model Buicks, although the transmission on my 2012 Enclave seems to be a little "hairy" at times, but the dealer says it checks out normally. I liked them a lot better when they were traditional, nice sized cars targeted at older mature adults.
19th Nov 2014, 20:07
To the last comment, I have driven GM's new tranny in quite a few cars, and at first I had issues getting used to it. I found out it has a "smart/learning" transmission/transaxle. This is the reason it shifts so oddly. It's supposed to get better fuel economy, but I prefer the smoothness of the old 4 speeds.