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[YesAuto Interview with Car Owners] Since its launch on October 10 last year, Buick Encore (Encora for short) has gained high popularity due to its stylish appearance and a minimum starting price of 149,900 yuan. In the first two months, 10,000 units were sold. Today, we invited three car owners from Angkola and asked them to talk about their car experience with everyone.

● Mr. Zhang

Encore 2013 1.4T automatic two-wheel drive leading type

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Manufacturer's guide price

17.69 million

Mr. Zhang, with 3 years of driving experience, this Angkola 1.4T automatic two-wheel drive leading model was purchased by him in mid-November 2012 and has driven 20,500 kilometers so far. Let’s listen to Mr. Zhang’s comments on himself. How is the car evaluated.

■ About buying a car:

Mr. Zhang’s Angkola is his second car. This car is mainly used by Mrs. Zhang as a scooter. When he first selected the car, Mr. Zhang was most concerned about the Volkswagen CC. It was at that time that Angkola was listed and accepted the reservation. Mr. Zhang felt that there were not many people who opened the new Angkola, and the price of less than 200,000 yuan could be Buying a very good-looking SUV, and compared to buying a Volkswagen CC, you can save about 100,000 yuan, so I bought it.

As for which configuration to choose for Angkola, Mr. Zhang's first consideration is to provide his wife for transportation. The minimum configuration is 1.4T manual two-wheel drive aggressive type because the configuration is relatively low, plus the manual transmission model is the first to be ruled out, 1.4T automatic two-wheel drive elite The configuration of the type is not high and is also ruled out. The top-equipped 1.4T automatic four-wheel drive flagship model and the 1.4T automatic two-wheel-drive leading model are not much different in configuration, and the four-wheel drive system of the top-equipped model is not very useful on urban roads, and the 1.4T automatic four-wheel drive system The guide price of the flagship drive model was 20,000 more expensive than the leading model, so the 1.4T automatic two-drive leading model was finally selected. When buying a car, due to the shortage of car sources, Mr. Zhang added a price of 10,000 yuan to the 4S shop after installing a GPS navigation system before mentioning the current car.

■ About the car:

What are you satisfied with?

Although this Angkola is mainly used by his wife, Mr. Zhang often drives this car to commute to and from get off work, mainly taking the outer ring road. The fuel consumption is generally about 7.5L/100km. When driving on urban roads, the fuel consumption is Between 9~10L/100km. Mr. Zhang likes the appearance of Angkola very much, especially the front styling is particularly domineering. The brown leather seats are also the configuration that Mr. Zhang likes very much, and the multi-function steering wheel is also very easy to use.

What are you dissatisfied with?

Dissatisfaction is mainly reflected in the rear space and trunk space, especially the rear space is not very spacious. Although there are usually only two people in the car, but sometimes they will take friends to travel together. At this time, the space in the car will appear. Somewhat cramped. In addition, the 1.4T automatic two-wheel drive leading original factory is equipped with a 7-inch touch screen, but there is no GPS navigation function. And because of the eagerness to pick up the car, the navigation system was installed after an increase of 10,000 yuan. Now think about it, it is quite expensive. of.

● Summary

After nearly a year of use, Mr. Zhang is quite satisfied with the Angkola he chose at the time. The stylish appearance and rich configuration are attractive enough. During this period of time, Mr. Li feels that this car has almost no shortcomings. The only complaint is the space inside the car, especially the rear seats and trunk space, but in most cases the number of passengers in the car will not exceed two people. , So the impact is not great.

● Mr. Lee

Encore 2013 1.4T automatic two-wheel drive elite

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Manufacturer's guide price

15.99 million

Mr. Li has 4 years of driving experience. He bought this Angkola 1.4T automatic two-wheel drive elite elite at the end of November 2012 and has run about 8,300 kilometers so far. Let's listen to what Mr. Li said about Angkola.

■ About buying a car:

When choosing a car, Mr. Li paid attention to the Nissan Qashqai in addition to the Angkola. However, Mr. Li felt that the Nissan Qashqai has been on the market for a long time and the body shape is relatively old. Fashion, so finally decided to buy Angkola.

Regarding the choice of configuration, on the one hand, considering the budget, and adding 10,000 yuan to the purchase price of all Angkola cars at that time, we did not choose the more expensive 1.4T automatic two-wheel drive leading model and 1.4T automatic four-wheel drive flagship model. , But chose the cheapest 1.4T automatic two-wheel drive elite type among automatic transmission models, with a manufacturer's guide price of 159,900 yuan.

■ About car

What are you satisfied with?

Like the previous Mr. Car Advocate, Mr. Li is most satisfied with the appearance of the Angkola, especially the design of the front of the car looks very impressive, and he feels that driving an SUV will also look very stylish. In addition, the sound system is also a configuration that Mr. Li likes very much, with simple operation and good sound quality. In daily use, the fuel consumption is not very high, at 8.2L/100km.

What are you dissatisfied with?

Speaking of dissatisfaction, Mr. Li felt that Angkola was more “flesh” at the start, but the acceleration in the middle and late stages was okay, and he drove more smoothly. In addition, the configuration of the 1.4T automatic two-wheel drive elite model is relatively low. Many of the configurations are retrofitted by itself, including reversing images plus four-point radar, steering wheel leather, chrome trim, etc. All counted as a total of 3000-4000 yuan. . Although the ride space is not spacious, it is basically sufficient.

● Summary

Although Mr. Li's driving mileage this year is not long, he is generally satisfied with this car. It has good handling in urban driving conditions. The power is slightly insufficient at the start, and the driving experience is biased towards the pursuit of comfort. The audio system is simple to operate and has good sound quality, but the elite model has a low configuration and many things are added later, especially if the original factory is not equipped with a reversing radar. It should not be, but Mr. Li still said that from the perspective of cost performance, he still I think the 1.4T automatic two-wheel drive elite type is the most affordable, and other configurations can be added as needed.

● Mr. Zhang:

Encore 2013 1.4T automatic four-wheel drive flagship

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Manufacturer's guide price

19.69 million

Today, the third owner of the car is also surnamed Zhang and has 4 years of driving experience. His Angkola 1.4T automatic four-wheel drive flagship is the top model of the whole series. It was purchased in early November 2012 and has been running for about 21,000 kilometers. Let's listen to how he evaluates Angkola.

● About buying a car

    Mr. Zhang had been driving an Excelle before buying the Angkola and had a better understanding of the Buick brand. At that time, Excelle adopted a 4-speed automatic transmission (the 2013 Excelle model began to use a 6-speed automated manual transmission), and the fuel consumption had to reach 13L/100km, so I planned to replace this car. When the car was selected, Angkola had just been on the market. Mr. Zhang felt that a small SUV with timely four-wheel drive function was more fun to drive, so he chose the flagship model with the best option. other types of cars? Mr. Zhang said that he had never considered it before, and that he came to Angkola.

● About car

What are you satisfied with?

What are you dissatisfied with?

We have done a comparison test of fuel consumption between the leading 1.4T automatic two-wheel drive and the flagship 1.4T automatic four-wheel drive. When driving in a smooth loop, the fuel consumption of the four-wheel drive version is 0.5L/100km higher than that of the two-wheel drive version. When entering congested loops and urban sections with traffic lights, the fuel consumption of the four-wheel drive version is 0.6L/100km more than that of the two-wheel drive version. To understand the whole process of Encora's fuel consumption test, please click on the following link: “Story of Cars and Fuel (6) Comparison of Fuel Consumption of Two-Wheel/Four-Wheel Vehicles”

● Summary

Mr. Zhang’s Angkola is the most equipped model among the three cars, and is quite satisfied in terms of appearance design and configuration. Because this car is often blocked on urban roads in the morning and evening rush hours during use, and the 1.4T automatic four-wheel drive flagship is four-wheel drive, the overall fuel consumption of 10.1L/100km is still acceptable. In terms of interior space, Mr. Zhang thinks that this car is just right for 4 people, but the trunk space performance is not ideal, especially after the child seat is placed in the trunk, there is not much space left.

● Full text summary

The three car owners interviewed today were quite satisfied with the overall performance of Angkola. The three car owners spoke highly of the car's exterior design, interior styling and workmanship. However, the three car owners mentioned the space problem of Angkola at the same time, especially the lateral space of the rear seats is more restrained, and the volume of the trunk seems to be insufficient, but this is also an unavoidable problem for small SUVs. Therefore, you must think carefully before buying a car.