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Old 09-10-2004, 08:29 PM   #1
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Looks really nice.
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The Lacrosse started showing up at the dealers this week.. Keep your eyes open.
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I will do that. Of coarse the the wife will claim it.
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Ah, we just recently got a Black LaCrosse with all black leather interior, wood grain dash...niiiiiice, if they weren't so expensive i would have one right now.
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Man, I really like Buicks. Got two of them but I wish they had kept the supercharged engine on at least one of the three LaCrosse models. Pontiac elected to put a 3800 Series III SC in the GTP and now the new GTX will be equipped with a 5.3L V8.

I'm old but not that old for them to have a limited choice on engine performance. I'm looking more seriously at the Pontiacs now versus the Buick.



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I'm in complete agreement with you! Sure wish that Buick would have kept the SC 3.8 for the LaCrosse. I drove the CSX before deciding on getting the CXL with the NA 3.8. Was not impressed with the new engine at all. I am missing the extra horsepower I had with the SC Regal GS I had been driving. Will be looking at different makes next time around!
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I'm in complete agreement with you! Sure wish that Buick would have kept the SC 3.8 for the LaCrosse. I drove the CSX before deciding on getting the CXL with the NA 3.8. Was not impressed with the new engine at all. I am missing the extra horsepower I had with the SC Regal GS I had been driving. Will be looking at different makes next time around!
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Hope you enjoy your LaCrosse. Still must be a great automobile, after all its a Buick. Based on what I am hearing, probably a good idea to wait and see if better engine options are offered the next model year.

My '01 Regal GS will be 5 years old then and should make for a good trade-in. I'm reluctant to switch over to Pontiac because of the flash and dash. I prefer a conservative automobile. Not getting any younger.



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Naylor,
We are enjoying the LaCrosse, however it is taking some getting use to after driving the Regal's for so many years. Some things are greatly improved, such as the firmer seats with lumbar support - finally, interior quietness, remote start, excellent sound system (concert III with 9 speakers). However, some things seem like a step backwards, or not well thought out. Just discovered that the moon roof glass (while larger than the Regal's) does not retract between the headliner and the roof but instead goes back over the roof which creates a lot more wind noise inside. Have received several comments about the car seeming to be smaller inside than the Regal. One thing that might create that feeling is the center consol is solid from the dash down to the shifter which creates a "tunnel" for your legs. I find my right knee knocking against it a lot of the time. The thin chrome strip that runs the width of the dash creates a reflection that cuts squarely across the center of both outside rear view mirrors. I find it very distracting under certain lighting conditions. Cross winds have a BIG affect on my LaCrosse. Much more so than they did on the GS's. Of course the GS had a different suspension and larger tires but I don't think this car handles nearly as well on the highway. It tends to go its own way and you have to "steer" it or it will wander one way or the other. Think I will ask to have the alignment checked next time in to the dealer. The styling leaves me a little limp - it's not bad but not inspiring either! One last thing, take a look at the emergency brake pedal. Don't you think someone could have done a better job designing it so that your foot doesn't hit it when getting in or out of the car? Lota little things like that that don't impress me for a car in this price catagory (31K). Suggest you take one for an extended test drive before buying - make sure your happy with it!
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Re: Cannot Wait to Buy One

Personally, I think this car looks OK but may tend to get lossed in the crowd. None of it makes me want to even test drive it.
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Re: Cannot Wait to Buy One

I Say Bring Back The Regal, Dependable And Durable, Mine is 17yrs old and still kicking. Even with 200,000+ on the clock
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I Say Bring Back The Regal, Dependable And Durable, Mine is 17yrs old and still kicking. Even with 200,000+ on the clock
The Regal, Lesabre, Century, and Park weren't selling that is why they are gone and now the only Buick sedan made is the Lacrosse.

If the new Buicks don't sell look for Buick to die off liek Olds did.
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I Have Also heard that Pontiac might be on the chopping block if sales do not pick up
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They ought to have all GM executives either committed or put out to pasture. Do they think Hummer and Saab are going to keep them afloat? All they have done with the cutting of divisions and introduced new dubious models is give Toyota a greater advantage. Toyota will be the next GM in less than 5 years. Mark my word! Its a shame!



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Yeah I Heard Toyota is doing great these days
So I Belive what Bnaylor3400 said you just watch
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Finally got my LaCrosse back to the dealer for alignment check. As I mentioned in my 4/28/05 post here, the car did not handle well at all! Tended to wander a lot, wouldn't track straight on its own and was especially bad in any kind of cross-wind. As usual my dealership experience was not great. Made a 9:30 a.m. appointment the day before and had the car there right on time. Handed the keys to the service advisor and started my wait in the customer lounge. (by the way I did add an oil change to the "to do list" when I talked to the advisor). 10:00 o'clock comes and goes, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30.......finally at noon the service advisor comes in, mumbles something about lunches putting him a little behind, and tells me that the tech says Buick requires that the gas tank be full before a proper alignment can be made to Buick specs. Obviously, no one has looked at the car until now. So off I go to find the closest gas station for a fill up. Then back to the dealer to continue my wait. 12:30, 1:00, 1:30....finally at 2:00 p.m, I hear my name paiged to see the cashier. "That will be $23.95 please" she says. No explaination as to what was done, if anything was wrong with the alignment, sorry for the wait, nothing. Just "please pay for the oil change". I did that, then I asked to see the service manager. "Unfortunately, he had to leave for a family emergency" I was told. I then asked to see whomever was filling in. I related to this fellow all that had happened to me, my four and half hour wait, the empty tank senerio, and how upset I was after making an "appointment" to find that It was really a "first come first serve" situation and I happened to be last that day, lack of any contact with the service advisor to inform me as to what had been done. More appologies, and excuses from this guy. He summed things up by saying that they did find a problem with the alignment and it took quite a while to get it all straightened out. I headed home. In conclusion, they did fix the handling problem. The car steers much better and does much better in the cross-wind. So, what am I to think....a $32,000.00 car that wasn't built right to begin with, and another bad service experience at a Buick dealership. Then GM wonders why their market share keeps dropping. As I have mentioned before, I will definitely be looking at other brands next time around.
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