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Buick Lucerne, Sedan
#1670 of 2217 Buick may lose a good customer
Aug 09, 2006 (6:02 pm)
I hope GM make changes to the Buick Lucerne for model year 2008, such as a more modern V6 engine like the 3.9 Liter or 3.6 Liter and other refinements the car needs as noted in some car review websites. If no changes are made by model year 2008, I will leave Buick (I currently drive a Buick LeSabre) and might buy a 2008 or later Ford 500 or Mercury Montego with its new 3.5 Liter V6 engine, with 250 HP, split folding rear seatbacks and other amenities currently not available in the 2006 Lucerne with the 3800 V6 (an outdated engine for 2006).
#1671 of 2217 Re: Buick may lose a good customer [jh1977]
Aug 09, 2006 (6:42 pm)
The problem I have with the 3.9 is that it has a cast iorn block, and aluminum heads. I think that is asking an awful lot from a head gasket.
The 3800 is reliable and efficient. A solid engine.
If you would like more HP than the 3800, why not go with the Northstar?
#1672 of 2217 Re: Buick may lose a good customer [hjw1]
Aug 09, 2006 (6:50 pm)
Have you heard the latest news. The 3800 is being phased out by GM in calendar year 2008 and the 3.9 Liter engine is its successor. I prefer a strong V6 engine in a car the size of the Lucerne. A V8 engine burns to much gas for me.
#1673 of 2217 Re: Buick may lose a good customer [jh1977]
Aug 09, 2006 (6:56 pm)
Yep, thats why I'm planning to purchase either a Lucerne or Lacrosse in 2007.
#1674 of 2217 Re: Buick may lose a good customer [jh1977]
Aug 10, 2006 (4:01 pm)
The 3.9 is hardly what I would call a modern V-6. It's roots come from the old 2.8 Chevy V-6 found in the Citation and it still uses pushrods. I wouldn't go near one.
#1675 of 2217 Re: Buick may lose a good customer [ab348]
Aug 10, 2006 (4:50 pm)
The LS7's roots come from the 1955 Chevy 265 small block and it still uses pushrods too. What a piece of junk! LOL!
#1678 of 2217 Re: Buick may lose a good customer [1997montez34]
Aug 11, 2006 (3:09 pm)
The Chevy small-block's main virtues are low cost and ubiquity. It is hardly a technical tour de force. In fact, back when each GM division had its own V-8 engine architecture, it was generally considered the weakest of them all.
#1679 of 2217 '07 price increase
Aug 11, 2006 (5:00 pm)
Saw '06 and '07 Lucrene CXL's side by side on the dealers lot Wednesday. Identical except the '07 was $12,200 more