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#779 of 2335 $1,000 Rebate
Nov 07, 2004 (2:12 pm)
Per the GMBuypower website, there is now a $1,000 rebate on the 2005 Buick LaCrosse.
My wife drove a CXS on Saturday. She wants a CXL. The salesman told her he had a CXL in stock, so we took a ride to the dealer. The salesman said he made a mistake. They are supposed to have a CXL in this week.
I did not drive the car, but my wife thought it was too hard a ride for her. She currently drives a 98 Regal LS, and she says she can feel every bump in the CXS. I think the interior is an improvement over the Regal.
Nov 07, 2004 (8:52 pm)
ABS should be standard on Buicks.
I guess they wanted a stripped base though.
Nov 08, 2004 (6:19 pm)
Well, it seems the LaCrosse is being launched very, very slowly, at least in my town. Saw a CXL the other day, the only LaCrosse they had on the lot. This in early November, after an "October" availability has been advertised.
Anyway, this silver CXL was cleaned up and looked pretty sharp. Had a black leather interior. I liked the exterior design, though it is certainly evolutionary, not revolutionary, and that's probably just fine with many Buick customers. I certainly like it much better than the Regal it replaces.
Nov 08, 2004 (6:38 pm)
I went to a nearby dealer and they had one maroon colored CXL model for $28K. Thats all they had. I wouldnt expect to see many on the road anytime soon because the advertising wont kick off until Thanksgiving. I havent see one on the road yet. I guess the east coast is slow to get them from the factory.
The inside is definitely a step up from any other GM midsize car. The doors are very well damped like a european luxury car and the car seemed very quiet with the doors closed, like a tomb.
Nov 16, 2004 (7:38 am)
I think the CXS is the way to go with this car. Base is just too entry level. I hate plastic wheel covers.
Nov 16, 2004 (6:12 pm)
I agree. I could not see getting a lower level LaCrosse. The engine is another reason, the 3.6 liter is simply a more powerful, modern engine than the old 3.8. I only wish they made the CXS with the front flip-and-fold seat. I need a car that can seat 6 since I have 4 kids, and they only offer the folding front seat in the lower trims. The CXS is only a 5-seater. Why would they offer that feature on the LOWER trims and not the HIGHER trim? Typical GM.
Nov 18, 2004 (3:55 pm)
most potential CXS buyers wouldnt care about seating 6. It was the same way with the Regal GS, it was the sportiest model and it only seated five.