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.

What’s New for the 2018 Buick Encore?

2018 Buick Encore

The Buick Encore made waves when it was first released in 2013; five years later, is has some pretty stiff competition in the luxury crossover category with models from rival foreign automakers.

Luckily for Buick fans, an updated 2018 model reestablishes the Encore as a top pick for those in the market for a great luxury crossover.

Most noticeable is the 2018 Encore’s elegantly updated exterior. A new winged chrome grille has a more modern look; the narrowed LED headlights pair well with a less-busy fascia, resulting in a more chiseled front end.

Inside, premium appointments look stellar and include soft-touch surfaces, a large infotainment system, smartphone connectivity, blue ambient lighting, and available Bose audio system.

Additionally, the 2018 Encore is available in all-new Coppertino Metallic color, giving buyers more options when picking out the model that’s right for them. Further increasing the 2018’s appeal are new custom-molded splash guards and cap-less fuel filler feature.

Finally, the updated Encore boasts an available ionizing air cleaning system for an ultra-luxurious ride.

Stop by Warsaw Buick GMC today to see everything that’s new for the 2018 Buick Encore.

Scenic Drives In Indiana

While some out-of-towners might assume that Indiana is filled with nothing but dusty, country roads, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, Indiana is a day-trippers paradise, offering plenty of truly scenic drives. Here are some of the best to explore.

Salt Creek Lick Road

A beautiful drive through a rural area of Indiana, Salt Creek Lick Road affords delightful views of the central part of the state. Expect to see picturesque family farms, old general stores and unique shops along this route.

Indiana Salt Creek Lick Road

South Nineveh Road

This leisurely drive winds through a scenic portion of Indiana’s countryside. Varying between forested regions and beautiful farmland, this is also a great drive for those interested in local art galleries and shops.

Indiana South Nineveh Road

Indiana SR450

Snaking along the White River, SR450 provides a wonderful day of driving with great views of the river, stunning natural formations, and a charming covered bridge. This is the perfect route for photographers looking to capture the essence of Indiana.

Indiana SR450

Indiana’s Historic Pathways South Spur

No matter the time of year, this route offers incredible views for nature lovers and history buffs alike. Passing through Hoosier National Forest and ending in historic New Albany, this is drive has something for everyone.

Indiana's Historic Pathways South Spur

Whitewater Canal Scenic Byway

If you find yourself in southern Indiana, this drive is a wonderful way to spend a day. Full of rolling hills, small towns, and awesome views, this route is especially nice in the fall when the colors are at their best.

Canal Scenic Byway

Indiana’s Historic Pathways North Spur

If you must choose just one drive in Indiana, you can’t go wrong with this iconic tour through historic landmarks and beautiful landscapes.

Whether you’re in search of unbeatable natural views or inspiring historic sites, small towns or winding country roads, Indiana has a scenic drive for you. For the perfect vehicle for your next excursion, stop by Warsaw Buick GMC.

Indiana’s Historic Pathways North Spur

Things You Should Tell Your Car Salesman

Car Salesman
When buying a new car, a lot of anxiety goes into talking to the car salesman. However, there are a few things that should be sure to say, if they apply.

1. “I’ve got bad credit.”
Got bad credit? It’s not the end of the world, and not something you need to hide from your car salesman. In fact, it will save you a lot of time if you’re upfront about your credit so that your salesman can do what they’re there to do: match you with the car that’s right for you.

2. “If you sell me the car for ‘X,’ I’ll buy it right now.”
If you have a car and a price in mind, don’t be afraid to tell your salesman just that. Being candid will save everyone a lot of hassle. Don’t wait to see if the salesman offers something lower than your target price. It could happen, but it probably won’t. Start by sharing the price you want instead of waiting for a price that’s too high.

3. “I love this car!”
Conventional wisdom might say that your salesman will use this information against you and overcharge, but things don’t have to play out like that. In reality, you can use this information to your advantage. This will signal to your salesman that you really will buy the car if they can meet you closer to your target price. A good car salesman should know that there is no better advertisement for them than a customer who got the car they love.

Buying a car may not be as easy as some shoppers would like, but sharing the right information early on will make the whole process a bit easier. If you are looking for a new car, contact our sales department at Warsaw Buick GMC today!

GMC Acadia Limited and Buick Enclave Ranked Most American Cars of 2017

2017 Buick Enclave

As manufacturing becomes increasingly global, with foreign cars being manufactured in the U.S. and domestic cars sourcing parts and labor overseas, which cars are really the most American? A recent study puts the GMC Acadia Limited and Buick Enclave at the top of the list.

Car and Driver ranked the GMC Acadia Limited and the Buick Enclave as tied for first place in their recent list of the most American cars of 2017. Car and Driver’s list isn’t simply a matter of opinion, either. Their ranking system is based on a new formula developed by a professor at American University. If you’re looking for cars built in America and from parts sourced from the U.S., look no further than the GMC Acadia Limited and the Buick Enclave.

Both models are built at General Motors’ Lansing, Michigan assembly plant, which GM says has turned out more than 2 million vehicles to date–and these cars aren’t just put together in the US; they’re constructed from parts largely sourced in the US, too. The Acadia Limited, for example, sources an incredible 71% of its parts from the U.S. and Canada.

Compared to other cars—even those we typically think of as classically American—the GMC Acadia Limited and Buick Enclave stand out above the rest. Check them both out at today!