Ok maybe not always…but most of the time.
Random I know, but I had to post about this. Driving to work today I was caught behind 3 slow cars…and they were all Buicks. Considering my drive is only 20-25 minutes, I found it very odd that I was stuck behind so many…
It’s inevitable when I drive so much that I’ll encounter someone going 10-15 mph below the posted speed limit at least once.
And 9 times out of 10, that slow car is a Buick. Specifically, one like this:
It’s also been my experience that the driver of said slow vehicle is more than likely past the age of 65.
My question is this: what is so appealing about the Buick that the older folks love it so much? I mean, it’s a boat of a car and probably not the easiest to manuever. Is it the interior features? Or what exactly? Though the Buick is the most common that I’ve seen, other larger “boat” cars are also a regular sight along the roads. It’s very rare I see an older person driving something small.
Because of said experiences, when I see a Buick, I always try to pass it, unless it’s actually going within 5 mph of the speed limit. And I can spot one of these from a pretty good distance now 😛
Of course this may change in the next few years as the newer Buicks are a bit sportier looking.
It makes me wonder what the next “elderly” car will be. 😛
Anyone have any ideas why cars like this appeal to the older folks?