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Dealership Stalking: Buick Cascada Edition

So I got to see my first Opel Vauxhall Holden Buick Cascada over the weekend. Saturday evening my wife and I made a trip down to the coast to have a nice dinner (Dungeness crab legs ftw!) and do a little stalking. I wanted to see if the Buick dealer had a new Cascada on the lot. Sure enough, they had exactly one.

First off, let me say this. It doesn’t matter if I think the car/truck/whatever is the greatest thing since sliced bread or utter garbage, I still go out and have a look whenever anything new comes out. Seeing one in person is much different than looking at pictures. A car may look pretty cool in a picture but pretty meh in person. This is an example of just that. My wife and I came away very underwhelmed by this car.


I’ll give GM credit for slapping a Buick badge on a convertible. Correct me if I am wrong, but the last time Buick made a convertible was the Reatta. This car is a sign that Buick is trying to get away from the older crowd, but I really don’t think this will be a success. Maybe it was the color, I don’t know, but I just didn’t like it. The back seats are fit for a small child and that’s about it. The interior was okay but nothing spectacular. The car is very small but looks like it weighs a lot. There’s approximately 10 miles of panel between the door and the rear of the car.

Maybe it’s just me, but I just wasn’t too impressed.

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