I would like to purchase a Buick Cascada Premium convertible. The car in question has 45,000 km and was imported by a Quebec dealer. Is this a good buy?
Since the Buick Cascada was not officially sold in Canada, this means the car spent the first part of its life in the United States before arriving here. This is not a problem as such, but it would be a good idea to check the vehicle’s history to make sure it has not been in an accident or that its odometer has not been rolled back.
You don’t put the car’s selling price, but it should probably be around $ 30,000 CAD. The fact that the car is very rare with us makes its resale value rather uncertain in the long run, which could cost you money.
We asked GM Canada about parts availability for this model. They have confirmed to us that there is no problem placing orders at this time. Technically, the Cascada is an Opel, derived from the Astra that was sold in Europe. Except that in the meantime, the German manufacturer left the fold of GM and was bought by PSA, which recently became Stellantis.
If you plan to keep the car for a few years, maintenance shouldn’t be a problem. Rather, it is for a very long term purchase (10 years and more) where some parts might become more difficult to obtain.
In conclusion, if you have fallen for this car and you don’t like any other convertible sold on our market, do yourself a favor, but keep in mind that it is a more uncertain purchase than a Mazda. MX-5 or a Volkswagen Beetle, for example.
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