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Buick Lucerne, Sedan
#1331 of 2217 future Buicks
Apr 15, 2006 (11:06 am)
The zeta platform seems to be back. The Camaro will be on this platform, as well as a GTO. However, more to the point, so will some RWD sedans. In particular, the W-platform is to be replaced (Impala, Grand Prix, LaCrosse). So, Buick may have a RWD LaCrosse (said to be the Invicta), which may be larger than the FWD LaCrosse. These new cars are to be 2009 models. I can see dropping the Lucerne for model year 2010 if the RWD LaCrosse is nearly the same size. I am guessing about this though, and I may be completely wrong.
#1332 of 2217 Speaking of historic engines
Apr 15, 2006 (11:56 am)
What happened to the old 350 V8 engine. Now that dates way back. Talk about years and numbers produced. Is this currently used in any GM car? I know it is in lots of classic Fords, like the hod rods, I see at car shows. Must be a decent, if not only inexpensive good power choice. When they put the 3800 engine in the Camaro, I thought that was a good choice indeed. Cheap power, good gas mileage. Using it in a heavier car, I am less enthused about. -Loren
#1333 of 2217 Re: future Buicks [sls002]
Apr 15, 2006 (12:21 pm)
I have read that the LaCrosse will be on the Epsilon 2 architecture.
Eps 2 will have about the same interior space as the current LaCrosse except a bit more rear seat leg room and smaller on the outside.
Lucerne should be the RWD Zeta.
#1334 of 2217 Annoying crackling sound
Apr 15, 2006 (1:21 pm)
I recently purchased a Lucerne CXL with the 6 cylinder and I feel the car overall is a fantastic value for the money and I am very satisfied with my Lucerne.
I do have one concern and that is I hear a light popping or snapping sound either coming from the center console or the driver seat and it almost sounds like an empty paper bag being squeeezed together and is quite annoying and I was wondering if any one else was hearing a similar sound from thier Lucerne. I have wedged a small towel between my console and right bucket seat and it appears to have cut the sound considerably.
#1336 of 2217 Why in 2006 do some cars have a 4-speed automatic?
Apr 15, 2006 (5:47 pm)
Why are these cars still offered with 30 y.o. technology? Even economy cars now a days have 5-speed autos, and they go up from there.
And never mind the liter/hp ratio....
Why can manufacturers see how primitive they are compared to foreign cars?
#1337 of 2217 Re: Speaking of historic engines [m1miata]
Apr 15, 2006 (5:48 pm)
>What happened to the old 350 V8 engine
Now that's a can of worms to make our engine discussions of 3800, 3.9, 3.6, 3.5, etc., look simple.
I had an Olds 350 in 77 that was tremendous with a quad 4 on top of it. Buick had a 350; Chev had a 350; Pontiac had a 350? Right Andre?
#1339 of 2217 Re: Why in 2006 do some cars have a 4-speed automatic? [rick_burns]
Apr 15, 2006 (9:37 pm)
Low displacement engines NEED 5 or 6 speeds.
A 4 speed is okay around town with a larger torquey engine. Unless you are racing or something. Excessive shifting is for the birds.
Saturn's Outlook SUV will come standard with a 6-speed engine FWIW.