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#1839 of 2335 warranty
Jul 06, 2005 (2:25 pm)
Gm will extend the warranty on 2006 Buicks and make onstar standard. I am thinking the Lacrosse's price will be dropped by $1500-$2000. I just priced a fully loaded 2006 CTS and it is about 5K cheaper than a 2005. I expect the same thing will be true with the lacrosse. If you look at the impala's pricing you would think Buick will make some adjustments to the lacrosse. an '06 Impala LTZ with 17s, remote start, leather, power seats and Bose can be had for less than $27K.
#1840 of 2335 XM Satellite Radio on the LaCrosse
Jul 06, 2005 (3:16 pm)
Buyers of the LaCrosse who are considering XM satellite radio should be aware of the fact that although there are no commercials there are a number of announcements and commentary concerning the songs . It is NOT nonstop music. It is sort of like a radio station without the commercials. I had it briefly on a Toyota that I drove for a month and got rid of. I will not get it again on anything -I'd just as soon play CDs with no commentary.
Jul 07, 2005 (4:39 am)
Depends on your personal preferences whether XM is worth it or not. My wife is a news junkie and loves the ability to listen to CNN, etc in the car. I'm a music lover and can play my whole collection without talk from my ipod with an FM modulator. I listen to XM radio to get turned on to new music artists and the info provided is invaluable to me. I hate the way commercial radio will play a song and not tell you the name or artist most of the time.
#1842 of 2335 Re: XM radio [rwisem]
Jul 09, 2005 (4:54 pm)
Well, you will be certainly be able to hear the name of the artist and song title with XM radio. I agree that the news is important but frankly I'm tired of all these monthly options - OnStar -agreed that it would be important if the air bag went off but I've had my Cadillac for a year and a half and have NEVER used On-Star. XM Radio is another monthly cost of dubious (to me) usefullness. I certainly won't bother with it again on a LaCrosse or anything else.
Jul 09, 2005 (5:01 pm)
You know, I've been thinking about gas mileage again with gas prices going up to $2.24 here in New Mexico. I'll probably scrub the LaCrosse plan and get a Honda Civic EX coupe. I drove one the other day - it obviously isn't a mid size car but rides smoother than an Accord coupe and is rated at 38 on the road and is 31 in town. It also is $18k and has lots of standard equipment. The good old 3800 does well on the highway but is no great shakes around town. I doubt that gas prices are going to come down anytime soon.
Jul 10, 2005 (4:45 am)
How do you go from a LaCrosse to a little Civc compact?? They aren't even close to being in the same league.
#1845 of 2335 buick le sabre 1997 ltd
Jul 12, 2005 (10:17 am)
I just bought a Buick le sabre 1997 ltd. Ofcourse it runs great. And for a change, I am under 30 .
I wanted to know how long lasting are Buick engines. I have 85k miles on it and the rate at whcih I drive, it will be near 92k by the end of year. Am wondering how long do Buicks (1997) go before they start coming up with repairs every now and then.
#1846 of 2335 Monts: Buick Engine Life
Jul 13, 2005 (3:21 am)
Buick 3800 engines last a long time. I see used ones on the web for sale with 200,000 miles. Of course they love clean fresh oil and a good oil filter. Some people overlook the transmission fluid and filter, but I have heard that the engines as so good that the transmission is sometimes the first major thing to go. Enjoy your car!
Jul 25, 2005 (7:53 am)
pretty dead here but here is some data to chew on.
LaCrosse 6000 10600
Grand Prix 9600 9500
300M 13000 11500
Ford 500 8900 8600
ES330 6000 6000
TL 7000 6200
LaCrosse is sizzling. The employee pricing seems to have made quite a difference. Bet for '06 GM reduces the price like they keep saying. 300M is starting to drop off. May be due to folks finding the laCrosse pricing to good to pass up.
Also if you add up the Grand Prix and LaCrosse sales you can see that the plant is running at capacity if the sales continue at this level. Of course sales will fall off when the pricing stops. Then again, when there are more out there folks will see them and might keep the sales going.
#1848 of 2335 Re: June sales [62vetteefp]
Jul 25, 2005 (12:59 pm)
>300M is starting to drop off.
maybe the ugly or unusual car buyer market has been saturated -- depending on your point of view. A lot of drivers in 300s that I see seem to watch to see if they're getting attention or not. I keep remembering all the unusual, earth-changing designs out of Chrysler through the decades--wonder how many months this one will last before taste catches up.