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#2079 of 2335 Super announcement
Jun 12, 2006 (3:23 am)
At a press conference here, Buick unveiled its "LaCrosse Super," a high-end trim version of its mid-sized LaCrosse that will be available in the summer of 2007. Buick General Manager Steve Shannon called Super "a freshening of the LaCrosse" that's designed to give LaCrosse customers bolder styling and performance.
The Super will include a 5.3-liter, 300-plus-hp V-8 engine; upgraded brakes and suspension; plus new front and rear fascia. Buick spokesman Darovitz said the product content of the Super will be exclusive to that trim line.
Said Shah, "It's like what Denali is to GMC
Jun 12, 2006 (1:33 pm)
Does anyone else think the Aura is making the Lacrosse look overpriced? Full pricing is out and fully loaded the aura will be at least $4000 cheaper than a loaded CXS model. On top of that you get more features and power and a 6 speed auto. The only advantages I can think of for the Lacrosse are quietness and better warranty. Not that I dont like the Lacrosse, but facts are facts.
#2081 of 2335 Re: Super announcement [62vetteefp]
Jun 12, 2006 (1:37 pm)
where did you find that info about the super Lacrosse? I have been waiting to see a picture of this car.
#2082 of 2335 Re: Super announcement 
Jun 12, 2006 (1:43 pm)
Posted in autoweek.com no pics that I know of.
As far as pricing compared to Aura, it will depend on features. LaCrosse is a bit wider but does have less rear leg room. LaCrosse will also ride much smoother and quieter. I guess they would have different customers.
#2083 of 2335 Re: Super announcement [62vetteefp]
Jun 13, 2006 (4:25 pm)
They may have different customers to some extent, but the bottom line is the price difference is too large considering the features are so close. THe lacrosse has always been a little pricey, even when compared to the Impala and Grand Prix, but this makes it look even worse. The only difference is that the Aura will have minimal incentives and Saturn has no haggle pricing while Buick dealers can negotiate.
#2084 of 2335 Lacrosse vs. Aura
Jun 16, 2006 (9:06 am)
I'm not sure the Lacrosse is so overpriced. My wife's car is a CXS we custom ordered. It has all the good stuff such as stability control, XM radio, sunroof, etc. Sticker was just under 30k and we paid 27k. It is far superior in ride and noise to the mid-size stablemates like the Impala and Grand Prix. Feels much roomier than a G6, too.
Nevertheless, I like new technology and the Aura has plenty of it. I have ordered one with the 3.6 and 6-speed auto. This Fall we have them both in the stable. It should be interesting.
#2085 of 2335 Re: Lacrosse vs. Aura [rwisem]
Jun 16, 2006 (1:31 pm)
27K is an excellent price. What made up the difference? Incentives, haggling?
Jun 18, 2006 (12:39 pm)
I dont doubt that the transaction prices paid for the Lacrosse are reasonable considering the content of the car, but the MSRPs are too high considering what you get. A fully loaded CXS shouldn't be more than $31k in my opinion, especially since the car doesnt offer nav. I think the pricing is the main thing keeping sales down on this car, I dont think it has anything to do with the styling, the 3800 or the 4 speed auto. Most people could care less about those things.
Buick is lucky that most people wont cross shop the Aura and the Lacrosse.
#2087 of 2335 Price ( 62vetteefp)
Jun 19, 2006 (4:19 am)
I believe there was a $500 regional cash back and we did get a discount from the dealer - I'm a good customer.