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#187 of 2217 I've been thinking about the Buick Lucerne and cross shopping it with......
Oct 03, 2005 (4:31 pm)
I've been looking at the 2006 Buick Lucerne too.....guess what I'm 26' so the new style has reached out to a little younger generation.....I like the Lucerne for it's big, bold, Quality appearance, and since I have a wife and 2 kids I need a sedan. The 4 yr. 50k Bumper to Bumper is attractive too....The reliability of Buick is a factor also in my purchase decision.....This may seem weird, but I was cross shopping it with a sporty 06' Lexus IS 350. The Lucerne has the advantages of room. It lacks the performance, and Gadgets of the IS 350. When I do decide to finally purchase my next car, it's going to be a very very tough decision. I want to buy a American Made car, since my family works for GM/Delphi and I get a employee discount.....I just want all the bells and whistles like 5.1 DVD Surround Sound, Voice Recognition with Navigation, heated steering wheel, AC seats, etc etc.......... and the only American Made Cars that have those features are Caddy's like the STS which are $60+K I guess all I can do is wait for the next generation Caddy CTS and
CTS-V which is rumored for 2007 sometime and see if GM has delivered.....However the Buick Lucerne, will defintley stay on my shopping list even though it lacks some of the creature features I was hoping to see on it.....
#188 of 2217 Re: I've been thinking about the Buick Lucerne and cross shopping it with...... [rockylee]
Oct 03, 2005 (4:45 pm)
I think some of the features you are looking for are going to be rare on a car under $40K. I think the Lucerne has most of the features one would expect for a non-Cadillac luxury car. If it had many more features it would make the more expensive DTS redundant. A fully loaded Lucerne CXS has more features than the base model DTS. The only think it lacks is the HID lights.
#189 of 2217 rockylee
Oct 03, 2005 (5:11 pm)
Actually, most of the features you mentioned are going to be available on the Lucerne, although you may have to spring for the top of the line CXS. Navigation will be available mid way through the year, heated and air conditioned seats will be offered in both CXL and CXS, Heated wood steering wheel will also be available later in the model year, and while it may not be the 5.1 system like the STS, there is a Harmon/Kardon uplevel system available, even in the base model CX.
I ordered one today - a ming blue w/cashmere CX base model, equipped with the driver confidence package, entertainment package (XM radio & harmon/kardon stereo) six passenger seating (I too have two kids) and comfort & convenience package. Im only 37 and this is my 4th Buick. They must be doing something right!
#190 of 2217 Re: rockylee [jb7227]
Oct 03, 2005 (5:53 pm)
and to 1487 ......Thanks guys for the comments......I'm happy you guys like the new Lucerne, it's a GM demostration of Quality with Fit and Finish.....I didn't know all that.....I have a brochure, and like it.....The DTS just lacks the 5.1 surround sound I want.....It has the voice recognition system too....I will definitly go see one in person when they come available....are local small town dealership mainly sells buicks and caddy's and most of the time has them in stock.....The Lexus IS 350 does have all those features for a rumored Motor Trend $38-39K....I wished the Lucerne would of gotten a little more Northstar grunt at around 315 or horsepower and a 6 speed auto....All wheel drive would be cool with a DOD system....perhaps in the future ?????......The 5.1 or better surround sound was important to me, because most of my CD's are in DVD-Audio or DVD Music formats.....Trust me, my home theater is 7.1 and once you hear it, you will not want to settle for less..... ANYONE KNOW ANYTHING ON THE BUICK VELITE ROADSTER ?????.....GM says it's dead at the momment, but might get the Sigma II archtecture....anyone got anything more to add ?????
P.S. guys what color is that bluish gray color ???? is that sharkskin....it kinda looks like the Acura TL Anthracite color.....The Lucerne has a very similar color.....
#191 of 2217 Re: rockylee [rockylee]
Oct 04, 2005 (3:55 am)
rocky, go drive a bmw with the HK system. Take along your DVD-audio and you will be satisfied. HK does wonderful things with their logic 7.
#192 of 2217 Lucerne v. Avalon
Oct 04, 2005 (6:46 am)
As a long time Buick owner, I've just about been converted to the Toyota Avalon. It has virtually all the features of the Cadillac STS for about $10,000 less. I'll be looking at the Lucerne when it comes out, but it will have to be something special to beat the Avalon, especially considering the mechanical problems I've had with my last two Buicks.
Oct 04, 2005 (9:44 am)
The Avalon is nice and has good value I suppose but it's dull. Can't compare a Caddy to a Toyota either, Toyota is not a luxury marque.
#195 of 2217 Re: larrymit [vanman1]
Oct 04, 2005 (11:18 am)
frankly the Avalon looks piggish. It's built on the old Toyota chassis which has been "improved" to carry the Avalon. That's how they call it an all new car.
I don't want bucket seats. I don't like arrogant, pushing salesmen. But the car just looks oversized for it's wheels or something, sort of like the recent Camrys look.
Oct 05, 2005 (8:08 am)
this car in person. Now if only buick designed the LeCrosse like it did the Lucerne.
I still can't figure out why they dropped the Park Avenue name.
What were they thinking?