I bet there’s probably some study out there from the 1980s or ’90s that has statistics like “if you see an elderly person walking out of an American grocery store, there is a 99.7% chance they’re heading home in a Buick” or “eight out of 10 Buicks on American roadways are driven by someone who can’t see over the steering wheel and traveling at least 15 MPH below the speed limit.” I’m no mathematician by any means, but I can say with certainty that I was embarrassed precisely 100% of the times in which I had to be seen in my grandfather’s boat-like Park Avenue.
It’s been well over a decade since Buick changed its reputation as the official vehicle of those who drive with Tyrannosaurus Rex-like arms, though, and I can officially say it’s absolutely not my grandfather’s Buick anymore. I like this youthful, modern and sleek side of the iconic brand I’m seeing today, and I especially like the fact that they’re encouraging folks like you and me to take a new Buick for a 24-hour joyride just for the heck of it.
Yes, you read that right. When you take the Buick 24 Hours of Happiness Test Drive in Lexington, you’ll get the keys to experience everything the all-new 2015 Buick Verano features (or whichever model from the 2015 Buick lineup you prefer) for a full day. That’s one of those special offers from Buick you simply can’t refuse, guys. Just think of all the things Jack Bauer did in 24 hours. I suppose you could do all those things, too, provided they don’t involve foreign enemies or missiles (though the 2016 Buick Cascada convertible would be perfect for launching those).
I know what you’re thinking. “I wouldn’t be caught dead driving a Buick even for a day, you silly author of this blog post.” Well, let me tell you something. My beautiful 27-year-old best friend (who could easily pass for a model, has dated professional athletes and is very successful in the public relations realm) is now on her second Buick Regal Turbo. Those head-turning babies are opulently appointed with all the bells and whistles, and they’re seriously fast. Trust me: It’s time you looked at this lavish (and surprisingly affordable) brand with a new set of shades. Take your bad self on over to your Lexington Buick dealership, Glenn Buick GMC, to experience the luxurious treatment you’ve been missing!