New Buick LaCrosse Avenir Boldly Redefines Luxury Segment

2018 Buick LaCrosse Avenir

The new 2018 Buick LaCrosse Avenir combines a classic sedan design with unmatched luxury to bring you incredible quality. Not only does the Avenir come with a low starting price to provide plenty of value for your money, but there are several luxury features on this sedan that will make virtually any drive more enjoyable—including long road trips.

What makes the Buick LaCrosse Avenir so special? The standard Buick LaCrosse—which you can test drive at Warsaw Buick GMC—has seating for five, a subtle and refined exterior, and earns up to 35 mpg on the highway.* According to The Drive, the new Avenir will add standard navigation, Bose® Centerpoint Surround Sound, a panoramic moonroof, and wireless charging compatibility.

Other notable features on the Buick LaCrosse Avenir include the distinguished exterior, a design that will impress both friends and family alike. The exterior has a 3D mesh grille, Avenir badging, and a special appearance package. There’s also a standard 310-horsepower engine under the hood, as well as a smooth-shifting nine-speed automatic transmission.

One major reason for this new Avenir option—a trim you’ll also find on the Enclave—is because a whopping 87% of all LaCrosse owners opted for the top two trims. The additional options available on upper trim levels are top-notch, and customers tend to gravitate toward the luxury features.

To learn more about the 2018 Buick LaCrosse Avenir, stop by Warsaw Buick GMC to speak to one of our sales reps.

*EPA estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary.

Saving for a Car: Tips and Tricks

Money with car key

Saving for a car is simple, right? Not really. For most car shoppers, saving up for a new vehicle is more difficult than it sounds, especially if you need a few thousand dollars just for the down payment. That’s why Warsaw Buick GMC has created a list of tips for saving for a car. From budgeting to shopping around, there are a few things to keep in mind when you’re trying to get a new car.

Think Monthly

One of the first steps is to determine how much you want to pay on a monthly basis. According to USA Today, most shoppers with decent credit can negotiate monthly payments with a dealership or financer. Most people should spend less than 10 percent of their gross monthly interest on a new car, but you should also leave some room for repairs, oil changes, and insurance.

Look at a Down Payment

Next, determine how much you need to make a down payment. In short, you should have 20 percent of the sticker price in cash. Some shoppers may be able to find deals that require nothing down; however, it may make the most sense to pay 20 percent down to lower overall monthly payments.

Determine How You’ll Use the Car

Additionally, you should sit down and think about when you need or want your car. Why are you getting a new car? Is it necessary for work? If you can wait to get a new car and save up a little more for the down payment, you should wait as long as possible. Naturally, however, some people simply need or want a car soon to get the process over with.

If you’re ready to take the plunge, or if you have questions about financing your next vehicle, stop by Warsaw Buick GMC.

Neil Young’s 1953 Buick Roadmaster Skylark Goes Big at Auction

There’s no denying that the 1953 Buick Roadmaster Skylark was an icon of its time, and an even rarer find recently went for a six-figure price tag. The Buick Roadmaster Skylark that went to auction wasn’t just any car, though. It had been customized for Neil Young and sold for a whopping $400,000.

This Buick Roadmaster Skylark convertible is a one-of-a-kind model. It boasts a steering wheel hub with “Customized for Neil Young” inscribed on it. The Buick code 76X Roadmaster Skylark Convertible saw a production run of just 1,690 vehicles, making this car even rarer. The model features a two-tone red and white leather interior.

Neil Young’s 1953 Buick Roadmaster Skylark exceeded expectations by selling for $100,000 above its projected value of $300,000, making it the highest-priced sale of the day. It wasn’t the only Neil Young car to be auctioned off, though.

A 1941 Chrysler Series 28 Windsor Highlander sold for $35,200 at the auction. According to Young, it was once owned by Steve McQueen. The third model, a 1948 Buick Roadmaster Hearse, exceeded expectations as well, selling for just over $31,000.

Neil Young’s lifelong collection of trains went up for sale, netting around $300,000. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Bridge School in California. The school was founded in 1986 and helps children with disabilities.

Buick Roadmaster SkylarkIf you’re interested in seeing the newest Buick models, stop by Warsaw Buick GMC for a browse of our inventory.

2018 Buick Enclave: A Family Vehicle

2018 Buick EnclaveThe Buick Enclave boasts a new design for the 2018 model year. The three-row model arrives with a sleeker, more conservative style and an interior that screams luxury. Thanks in part to its additional technologies and upscale comfort, there’s no denying that the Buick Enclave is a family vehicle from start to finish.

Designed to meet the needs of larger families (or smaller families that want a bit more space), the 2018 Buick Enclave features seating for up to seven passengers. Unlike competing models, the Buick Enclave features a spacious third row that can accommodate taller passengers, too.

A long list of premium amenities puts the Buick Enclave well ahead of competitors. Standard tri-zone climate control, various USB ports, and keyless entry and ignition are just a few of the features that help the three-row crossover climb to the top. Combine those with its innovative technologies, like a built-in Wi-Fi® hotspot and an available Bose® 10-speaker premium audio system, and there’s simply no topping it.

The latest Buick Enclave features a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces an impressive 302 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. It comes paired to a nine-speed transmission that boasts responsive throttle and smooth shifting. That powertrain, combined with major weight loss, ensures that the Buick Enclave brings a dynamic driving experience unlike any other.

If you’re interested in taking a closer look at the 2018 Buick Enclave, stop by Warsaw Buick GMC for a test drive.

First Buick GNX Ever Sold Heads to Auction

The Buick GNX, short for Grand National Experiment, was the powerhouse version of the standard Grand National of the 1980s. Its turbocharged engine and rear-wheel drivetrain made it a hit with enthusiasts that had a need for speed. Now, the first Buick GNX ever sold is heading to auction in search of a new owner.

A 3.6-liter turbocharged V6 engine paired to a performance-tuned four-speed automatic transmission powers the beast. The 1987 Buick GNX ran a quarter-mile stretch in just 12.1 seconds and boasted a 0-to-60 mph time of just 4.6 seconds. In their day, both of these stats rivaled supercars like the Ferrari F40.

While it may have been a speed demon, the Buick GNX was hard to spot for most drivers. There wasn’t much of a difference between the standard Grand National model and the GNX. The power-packed model featured special 16-inch wheels and “GNX” emblems on the grill and trunk as well as vents on the front fenders.

The first Buick GNX ever sold will head to auction via Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale in January. While it may be the first ever sold, it was the third off the production line. The original two models are owned by General Motors and currently reside in museums.

If you’re interested in a newer Buick model, stop by Warsaw Buick GMC today for a test drive.

Christmas Towns in Indiana

Happy Holidays

If your town is lacking Christmas spirit, the next best option is to visit a town that takes pride in the holiday season. Check out these Christmas towns in Indiana to make this holiday season one to remember.

Santa Claus

Let’s be real here: a town named Santa Claus is a shoo-in for our first pick as one of the best Christmas towns in the state of Indiana. Like one would expect from its name, the town features a spectacular Land of Lights and Santa Claus Village. It’s Christmas all year-round in the town of Santa Claus, so pack up your Buick and hit the road.

Muncie

Muncie, Indiana is a festive town all year, with celebrations depending on the holiday. Downtown lights and a stunning Minnetrista Luminary Walk create a festive experience no family will soon forget. Wander through Muncie with your eyes open for some great light displays!

Shipshewana

Shipshewana may not be the largest town in Indiana, but it certainly offers a unique Christmas experience. Take a lit carriage ride and enjoy the snow-covered scenery of the countryside. Shipshewana celebrates Christmas the old fashioned way and offers an unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages.

Happy holidays from all of us here at Warsaw Buick GMC!

Introducing the New 2018 Buick Enclave

2018 Buick Enclave

For years, the Buick Enclave has been the go-to mid-size SUV for those looking for a luxurious option. This model year, the brand takes its popular vehicle to an even higher standard of luxury with new standard features, updated design, and a high-end Avenir trim level.

The 2018 Buick Enclave is as capable as it is sophisticated. Available all-wheel drive provides confident handling in any situation. A new standard 310-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine gets paired with a new nine-speed automatic transmission for a fun ride. With this powertrain, the Buick Enclave can tow up to 5,000 lb.

The interior of the 2018 Buick Enclave is filled with amenities like QuietTuning™ noise cancellation, available leather-appointed seating, and smart technology like the Buick Infotainment System with an 8-inch color touchscreen.

There are plenty of generous, standard features in even the lowest trim of the 2018 Buick Enclave. But drivers who want the ultimate luxury experience should opt for the Avenir trim, a new Buick line of ultra-luxurious vehicles. The 2018 Enclave Avenir gets unique design touches, like chrome accents, 20-inch alloy wheels, leather-appointed seating, and wood accents in the cabin.

With so much sophistication across every trim level, the 2018 Buick Enclave is really like no other SUV. Stop by Warsaw Buick GMC to take a closer look at the all-new, elegant Buick Enclave.

Vail Resorts and GMC Partnership

Family in snow

When we think of GMC, we think of many things—advanced technology and safety, family comfort, and strong capability. We can easily picture any one of the GMC SUVs or pickups in urban settings, outdoor settings, and everything in between. That’s why it came as no surprise when we heard about the partnership between Vail Resorts and GMC.

Vail Resorts, Inc. is an extremely successful world-wide mountain resort company. Their resorts welcome hundreds of visitors every year at Park City in Utah, both Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado, California’s Lake Tahoe, Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada, and more.

With the start of this partnership, 13 of the ski resorts owned by Vail Resorts will us GMC vehicles for all hospitality and transportation for customers for both every-day use and special events. The GMC Yukon XL Denali will become the go-to vehicle for complimentary vehicle service at these locations all year long. This is an ideal partnership because both GMC and Vail Resorts value combining adventure and experience with comfort and luxury.

At Warsaw Buick GMC, we are happy to hear that the world’s top mountain resort company has chosen the most sophisticated line of SUVs as its standard.

Why Buy Buick

 

2018 Buick Enclave Interior

Many Buick drivers have been loyal to the brand for years, and you might be wondering what it is that keeps them coming back time after time. Whether they value superior technology, unparalleled luxury, comprehensive safety, or stylish design, Buick owners find plenty to love about their cars. Ready to join the ranks? Read on to learn more about the perks of Buick ownership.

Buick Safety

New Buick models offer advanced safety features designed to increase the security of drivers and passengers alike. Each Buick model is built with high-strength steel for increased sturdiness, while offering state-of-the-art safety features like side blind zone alert, forward collision alert, lane departure warning, parking assist, and rear cross traffic alert.

Buick Style

Buick has been pushing the limits of automotive stylishness since its inception over a century ago. Today’s models provide Buick owners with a timeless yet unique style of vehicle that will always let them drive with confidence, no matter where the road leads. For accessible luxury, there is no better brand than Buick.

Buick Technology

Every new Buick offers the best of the best in terms of modern in-car technologies. Whether it is the available 4G LTE Wi-Fi powered by OnStar or the comprehensive IntelliLink infotainment system, Buick drivers can always expect to find the latest technologies at their fingertips.

Are you ready to take the next step in becoming a Buick owner? Visit Warsaw Buick GMC to learn more!

 

What’s New for the 2018 GMC Acadia?

2018 GMC Acadia

For 2018, GMC took a winning vehicle—the Acadia—and fine-tuned it for added versatility, functionality, and style. The changes made to the 2018 GMC Acadia are improvements on an already stellar vehicle, rather than a total overhaul. New buyers still have plenty to be excited about, though.

Perhaps the most exciting change to come in 2018 is the additional selection new buyers have at various trim levels. The SLE-1 can now be outfitted with a beefier 3.6-liter V6 LGX engine, while the All Terrain package can be configured with five, six, or seven-passenger seating instead of the five-passenger limitation of the 2017 models. GMC shows its commitment to great options further by introducing a new exterior color: Blue Steel Metallic.

Brand new to the 2018 models is Tire Fill Alert technology, which provides visual and audio alerts when filling an underinflated tire. Additional changes include improvements to the heated steering wheel and a new exterior wheel design on some models.

GMC might not have completely rebuilt the Acadia for 2018, but it didn’t have to! Rather, buyers can look forward to greater customization and improved features on an already incredible vehicle.

Stop by Warsaw Buick GMC to take a test drive today and see for yourself what’s new for the 2018 GMC Acadia.

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