Last post on Sep 07, 2011 at 8:13 PM
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Buick Lucerne, Sedan
#2208 of 2217 Re: 2011' RWD Buick Lucerne [hal56]
Mar 18, 2007 (10:59 pm)
GM, is going to build most of these cars in the States or in Canada, in the future. They have to get the factory's ready "retooled" which takes time to make it work and I think deep down GM, wants to test the market again before putting millions into another factory. The GTO, didn't sell as well as expected thus they want to be sure the G8 will be a hit.
#2209 of 2217 Re: 2011' RWD Buick Lucerne [rockylee]
Mar 19, 2007 (11:52 am)
"The GTO, didn't sell as well as expected thus they want to be sure the G8 will be a hit."
From what I've seen and read about the new G8 cars, I think they'll be a hit. Young and middle-aged enthusiasts are wanting a RWD performance car to be built, and sold for a reasonable price. My daughter is one of them. On the other hand, her father would be content with a FWD Buick (need comfortable seats) that's happens to have a V8, specifically the 5.3 with 303 horses.
#2210 of 2217 Re: 2011' RWD Buick Lucerne [jpstax1]
Mar 19, 2007 (6:28 pm)
Well he will then like the 08' LaCrosse Super with the 5.3 V8
#2211 of 2217 Re: 2011' RWD Buick Lucerne [rockylee]
Apr 08, 2007 (7:12 am)
Or will like the Lucerne "Super" with a 4.6 V8 Northstar from the DTS with 292 hp and a kick ass interior upgrade.
#2212 of 2217 Re: 2011' RWD Buick Lucerne [holdenguy]
Apr 14, 2007 (8:35 am)
Shame the poor sods dont have the utes. I drive a VZ commodore ute (pickup). It's only a six cylinder but has the six speed manual. Comfortably overtakes those road trains and gets over 30mpg on the open road. As for the bloody roos, been there hit one. Spent three hours stuck in the middle of nowhere after midnight. Holden actually have a crash test kangaroo that they bounce off commodores at lang lang proving ground. Apparently they are one of the biggest causes of accidents here.
#2213 of 2217 Buick Lucerne Roof Dings
Sep 07, 2011 (8:13 pm)
#2214 of 2217 Roof Dings
Jan 30, 2008 (8:36 am)
I know this is going to sound odd, but has anyone else seen any unexplained roof dings in their car? I now have 2, the second just coming in the past few weeks. I realize it's most likely from a branch falling on the car, but I've noticed no evidence of that happening, and certainly haven't had anything hit the car while I was driving it. I now have about 33,000 miles on the car, and other cars that I've parked in the same spot haven't had this issue, at least not without leaving noticeable debris. Also, the dings seem to be far smaller and precise that what is normal from a falling branch.
#2216 of 2217 Re: Roof Dings [rake2]
May 16, 2008 (6:50 pm)
Yes, above the RR door. very strange
#2217 of 2217 'Outtie' door dings
Sep 07, 2011 (8:13 pm)
I had an "outtie" door ding appear suddenly one day just after opening and closing the driver's window on a 2011 Chrysler 300C. I thought I had been hit by a shopping cart, but my dent doctor said it was an 'outtie' and that something in the door panel dented the door from the inside. Most likely a loose screw or other part from the window regulator. The dent doctor fixed the dent, but, the Chrysler dealer could not find the cause after removing the interior trim panel covering the window regulator. There was another panel underneath this one, but they did not remove it. They did take out the window and could not see anything that would hit the door.
Anyone have any experience with something like this? I had one once before on the trunk of my Mercedes when I put a large suitcase in the trunk and slammed the trunk shut without realizing the interference.
Any help would be appreciated.