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Buick LaCrosse, Sedan
Aug 06, 2006 (6:18 pm)
In March I bought a 2006 Lacrosse from Goldstein Buick in Colonie, NY. So far I have been very pleased MPG is 20.6 my commute is 2.5 miles one way to work it could be better but the short miles kill mpg.
The drivers side door handle stopped working around 2k miles but was fixed by the dealer on the first trip in and hasn't given me a problem since then. Never had anything that simple break that soon before.
I am now ready for the second oil change and time to rotate the tires for the first time. Hopefully that goes smoothly as well.
The Onstar seemed like a total waste I called for directions to a restaurant usng one of my free calls for directions and even though I was eight miles away they directed me over a route that took me thirty two miles. I have a TomTom 300 and I'll stick with that for navigation.
I did get the one hundred minutes for the built in cell phone and that works well enough and sounds good when coupled with local Verizon Wireless service. Unless the price is really good I probably won't renew that service either.
#2124 of 2335 06 LaCrosse
Aug 10, 2006 (9:56 am)
I'm thinking about buying a new 2006 Lacrosse. Can anyone who owns a Lacrosse tell how they like it, the ups and downs of having one, and your avg. gas mileage.
#2125 of 2335 First official announcement of next LaCrosse I have seen
Aug 12, 2006 (5:10 am)
Mary Barra, executive director-global manufacturing engineering since July
2004, says growing globalization at GM is a sign the auto maker is
addressing its long-term challenges as well as its short-term crisis of
As an example, she points to the forthcoming next-generation global midsize
vehicle architecture (formerly called Epsilon) that will be used for
high-volume cars such as the Opel Vectra, Buick LaCrosse, Chevrolet Malibu
and Saab 9-3, among others.
#2126 of 2335 Re: Advice for dash board treatment [frankk]
Aug 13, 2006 (6:45 am)
Just some mild soap and and water using a non lint cloth should do the trick. The key is the non lint cloth. It's best to live with the dash on how it was design to look.
#2127 of 2335 Re: 06 LaCrosse [jeff50]
Aug 16, 2006 (4:38 pm)
My overall experience with my 05 CXS is good except for the poor gas mileage. I average just under 21 mpg with 75% highway mileage. I have gotten just under 25 on extended trips. I haven't seen anyone bragging about their mileage. Certainly stay away from the CXS with the 3.6L engine. The 3800 is a dog, but gets around 25 mpg if you can stand the poor performance. The common complaint in this forum seems to be squeeks and rattles especially in the winter. Other than that the car is very quiet. Back seat room is marginal at best. There is talk of an 07 with a V8. With cylinder deactivation that could be a good bet. If I had it to do over I would look at the Impala SS. I took a five hour trip recently in a Chrysler 300C, nice car. Very quite and comfortable. Mileage is about 17 mpg though. Look at the 3.5L V6 before opting fot the hemi.
#2128 of 2335 Re: 06 LaCrosse [sscott3]
Aug 16, 2006 (5:13 pm)
Car is so quiet inside that every squeak sounds like a loid bird!
#2129 of 2335 Re: 06 LaCrosse [jeff50]
Aug 16, 2006 (9:51 pm)
I have 2005 MY base CX model and I am quite happy with it, I wish I had 2006 with standard additional airbags and blue color but black onyx looks fine too... After 20K KM/12K mi I had average for Toronto metro area around 23-25 mpg but traffic here is just terrible (winter or construction at summer). If you drive like an old lady 60 mph on the highway you can get easily 33-34 mpg, otherwise 30 mpg. In the first month dealer replaced front bearing assy, I could hear some noise from there but inside even with old pushrod engine was very quiet. Trunk release is a bit weird and rear seat space could be better i.e. child seat fits right on but without base.
3rd. gen. 3.8L with 4 speed is a bit lazy but I believe that GM detuned the engine to meet SULEV emission standards for CA and other five states. My 91' Regal powertrain with 1st. gen. 3.8L was way more aggressive. Not a car to burn the tires and road rage but very comfy at all speeds. I have 8 month old baby and she falls asleep in no time regardless road conditions and speed. Great value for the price, even import haters at Consumer Report recommended this model.
If I have a second chance (with best equipment/options combo) my preference would be MY 2006 CXL but I got my for unbeatable price during Employee Discount frenzy.