Just ordered a 2020 Encore GX

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    Just ordered a 2020 Encore GX

    My wife's 2017 Encore lease is ending (she had a 2015 Encore and 2012 Verano previously). The new Encore GX will be PERFECT for her needs. She loved her Encores because of the maneuvarability and smooth, quiet ride. There have been a few occasions where a little more room inside would have been appreciated. The GX solves that issue without losing the benefits of its nimble nature.
    We ordered the top Essence trim level, FWD, in Deep Azure with Whisper Beige interior. Options added are the "Premium" 1.3L turbo engine and Power Liftgate. Only option we would have liked is the reverse sensors, but that's available only as part of the "Advanced Technology" package for $1,935, which includes a bunch of other stuff she doesn't want/need. The back-up camera will have to suffice.
    Dealer couldn't say when it would get here. No rush as GM Financial is allowing us to extend the current lease. I'm going to buy the GX and plan to keep it for 6-7 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    3 banger... Has she driven it?
    No, I don't think there are any around to drive yet. But it's got more HP and torque than the 1.4L 4-cyl turbo in her current Encore. Her car is used for around--town driving 95% of the time.

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    Re: Just ordered a 2020 Encore GX

    Good luck on the new car!

    Quote Originally Posted by longislander View Post
    Only option we would have liked is the reverse sensors, but that's available only as part of the "Advanced Technology" package for $1,935, which includes a bunch of other stuff she doesn't want/need. The back-up camera will have to suffice.
    Always fun to order, but I find this absolutely criminal! You have to buy $2,000 option package on the the top trim, to get back-up sensors!?

    My wife's 2007 Rendezvous CX had standard back-up sensors.

    I was kind of surprised that our Cruze didn't have the sensors. I too thought it would be "OK" we managed, but they were sorely missed, it's like seeing with one-eye vs. two, you can still see, but lacking. Mirrors and Camera are similar/redundant. Mirrors & Sensors or Camera & Sensors gives you 2-dimensions; something to think about.
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    Re: Just ordered a 2020 Encore GX

    Ed I don't disagree but the rest of the package - head-up display, 360-degree camera, adaptive cruise control, nav - are all of no value to us.

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    Re: Just ordered a 2020 Encore GX

    I hope you enjoy it. Let us know how it is when it gets there.

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    Coolness. New cars are fun! I too like zippy maneuverable cars.
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    Re: Just ordered a 2020 Encore GX

    Enjoy the new ride! Post some pictures when it's delivered.

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    Re: Just ordered a 2020 Encore GX

    Quote Originally Posted by longislander View Post
    Ed I don't disagree but the rest of the package - head-up display, 360-degree camera, adaptive cruise control, nav - are all of no value to us.

    have to say for $2k that is a DECENT "tech package" - but it SUX that a "premium" brand makes you PAY for park sensors and 360 camera system it is stuff like that that makes PREMIUM cars PREMIUM over the "BASIC" stuff from Chevrolet and Toyota

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    Quote Originally Posted by richmond2000 View Post
    have to say for $2k that is a DECENT "tech package" - but it SUX that a "premium" brand makes you PAY for park sensors and 360 camera system it is stuff like that that makes PREMIUM cars PREMIUM over the "BASIC" stuff from Chevrolet and Toyota
    To me that is why GM and Buick struggles with this premium brand stuff. They are unwilling or inept enough to give their products the competitive edge in this manner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richmond2000 View Post
    have to say for $2k that is a DECENT "tech package" - but it SUX that a "premium" brand makes you PAY for park sensors and 360 camera system it is stuff like that that makes PREMIUM cars PREMIUM over the "BASIC" stuff from Chevrolet and Toyota
    Quote Originally Posted by 1958carnut View Post
    To me that is why GM and Buick struggles with this premium brand stuff. They are unwilling or inept enough to give their products the competitive edge in this manner.
    Many makers, maybe all, love these packages. Gone are the days when individual options could be checked off the order sheet. So you can end up with a bunch of crap you don't want/need. Some things can be added aftermarket. Backup cam, sensors https://www.autoguide.com/buyers-gui...arking-sensors , HUD https://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/b...d-up-displays/ , on and on. A search will reward you with much data.

    You can also order factory parts and get someone to install them. Like Ed753!
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    Re: Just ordered a 2020 Encore GX

    Somewhere there is joy to be founf in this post,but all I can see right now is a person that is not only voting with his purchasing power in causing sedans and coupes to be wiped off the face of the earth,but also in smaller engine choices.

    Now that I have that bit of Cee yoU Next Tuesdayness out of my system.

    Congrats! on the new purchase!!!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Buttons View Post
    Somewhere there is joy to be founf in this post,but all I can see right now is a person that is not only voting with his purchasing power in causing sedans and coupes to be wiped off the face of the earth,but also in smaller engine choices.

    Now that I have that bit of Cee yoU Next Tuesdayness out of my system.

    Congrats! on the new purchase!!!.
    This will be my wife's car; my 2017 Lincoln MKZ will be replaced with a 2020 Dodge Charger AWD when the lease ends in April. I am NOT giving up on sedans.

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    Re: Just ordered a 2020 Encore GX

    Quote Originally Posted by richmond2000 View Post
    have to say for $2k that is a DECENT "tech package" - but it SUX that a "premium" brand makes you PAY for park sensors and 360 camera system it is stuff like that that makes PREMIUM cars PREMIUM over the "BASIC" stuff from Chevrolet and Toyota
    I just had to check what year it was

    Reverse sensors are standard on entry level cars ....
    Who the hell approved this abomination? Hidden Content

    I bet it was some dumbarse in Detroit Hidden Content

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