Driving is not my favorite thing. For a few years there, cars and I did not get along very well. I, luckily, have finally landed on a reliable car that I like, but it is pretty standard (and white, which the dents and dings in this city have not been very forgiving of). I have wanted to try an SUV to be higher off the ground (and over those potholes), but I thought getting one while living in a neighborhood that requires parallel parking would be crazy.
Earlier this year, I was invited to hang out with my friends from Buick at the Philadelphia Auto Show. I had mentioned my instant admiration for the Buick Encore, so I was super excited when Buick offered to let me drive one for a week as part of their Drive the District program. I am not, nor do I claim to be, a car expert of any kind. I mean, I’m actually pretty much the opposite. However, I do know what’s okay and what’s not okay if you know what I mean. You see, I had a friend who had a dodgy encounter with a car dealership and she actually had to take it further because it was so bad. It’s lucky there are many lawyers against car dealerships in the world today. What would we do without them? It made me careful whenever getting a new car, I have to know all the information before I start to invest. Like anyone I suppose. However, while I don’t know about all of the in’s and out’s of what makes one car better than the other . . . I do know what things really stood out to me while driving the Encore. And if car features can get me excited, then I think it’s worth sharing with you.