The Buick Verano compact sedan is the latest step in General Motors total makeover of the formerly stodgy brand.

Instead of being a car that grandpa might drive, the Verano looks and feels like it would be much more comfortable living in the garage of the 30 something car buyer that is looking for luxury but not looking to pay the luxury car price.

Fully loaded, the Verano doesn’t go over the $30,000 mark yet comes with things like a heated steering wheel and Bose sound system, options that you would expect to find in a car north of  $35,000.

Buick expects the Verano to go toe to toe with the imports in the same class and I think it does a pretty good job of doing just that.

Click below to hear my review…

2012 04 17 08 36 15 Drivetime With Vinnie Richichi Road Test:2012 Buick Verano

The 2012 Verano interior with two tone leather

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Vinnie Richichi has been driving vehicles of all kinds and covering the automotive scene for over 20 years. His Drivetime-radio vehicle reviews have aired on radio stations across the US as well as his website You can hear Vinnie weekdays on The Vinnie and Cook Show on Sportsradio 93-7 The Fan.

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