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Buick Lucerne, Sedan
#1952 of 2217 Re: Lucerne vs LaCrosse [twinb]
Sep 02, 2010 (3:46 am)
I test drove both the Lucerne and LaCrosse before purchasing a new 2011 LaCrosse earlier this week. The Lucerne rides like the Cadillac DTS I recently had- very comfortable ride. I have heard the Lucerne is going to be phased out soon for another model. I have not heard the LaCrosse is going to be replaced. I liked both cars very much- but the LaCrosse handles like a sports car ( hugs the road and excellent control)i on tight curves, winding roads etc. and still gives me a comfortable ( Buick) ride. I also preferred the actual looks of the LaCrosse over the Lucerne- but would have been happy with either one. Most of the available options are the same- navigation system, rear parking assist, etc. Other LaCrosse owners have had visibility/perception issues with rear and parallel parking- its still too new to credibly comment on this, but do believe the rear parking assist will help if this is an issue. The headrest on the passenger seat takes away some visibility when looking out the back right side window while driving. Both are priced nearly identical so this was not an issue. I have had good results with GM quality- also own a 2008 Buick Enclave and 2010 Malibu. I did compare the LaCrosse with the Acura TL and Lexus 350 and the LaCrosse won hands down- for the mid 30's, this is one nice car!
Mar 13, 2006 (11:12 am)
Stats on Camry v6 2007
V6 Horsepower: 268 hp
Max Horsepower: 6200 rpm Torque: 248 ft-lbs.
Not bad, starting at $23,000, with some resale value two to twenty year down the road.
#1956 of 2217 Re: stats [m1miata]
Mar 13, 2006 (11:26 am)
Torque 248 lbs-ft at 6200 rpm???
3800 puts out 210 approx at 1500 -2000 rpm!!! IIRC
#1957 of 2217 Re: stats [imidazol97]
Mar 13, 2006 (1:09 pm)
So? What RPM will you be at when passing a car on the highway?
#1958 of 2217 Give me the Lucerne
Mar 13, 2006 (1:27 pm)
Let's add premium fuel to the Camry to get that 268hp. Let's also be get into a vehicle with less interior room for it's passengers. You also probably don't want to expect any low end torque out of that V6.
But if you are looking for a nice vanilla car that blends in with all the rest you just might have something with a Camry.
Myself, give me the Buick and it's 4 year warranty and comfort and size and ride and make it a Northstar.
#1959 of 2217 Re: stats [m1miata]
Mar 13, 2006 (1:34 pm)
Depends on what stats you want to compare. The Camry has less front head room, less front leg room, less front hip room than the Lucerne. Obvioulsy, the Lucerne would be a more comfortable car for a driver and passenger to ride in than the Camry.
Most people don't buy either a Camry or Lucerne for RPM - they want a comfortable 4-door sedan - and the Lucerne is "head and shoulders" above the skimpier Camry in that regard.
Mar 13, 2006 (1:41 pm)
Small bit of info. Saw the new Camry. It's ugly. The front end looks like a car mated with a Chinese paper dragon.
#1961 of 2217 Re: stats [m1miata]
Mar 13, 2006 (1:58 pm)
Well 6200 in a Camry, 4000 in the LaCrosse.