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#885 of 2217 Re: Turn by turn [rake2]
Feb 25, 2006 (7:59 pm)
In answer to your question, this is part of an email I received today from a Buick Customer Relationship Manager:
"Dealerships now have ordering information for the navigation system for the 2006 Lucerne. The sound system is an ETR AM/FM stereo with CD player, MP3 playback and DVD-based touch-screen navigation, seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, speed-compensated volume and TheftLock. This option is available on CXL and CXS models, and requires the Entertainment Package. The Entertainment Package is available on CXL models and standard on CXS models, and includes the premium harman/kardon, 280 watt, nine-speaker system and XM Satellite Radio.
"OnStar 7.0 with Turn-by-Turn Navigation is scheduled to debut on the 2006 Buick Lucerne in March of 2006. Please visit www.onstar.com or consult your preferred Buick dealer to determine whether a Lucerne with OnStar 6.0 would be able to be upgraded to 7.0. If a 2006 Lucerne is produced after March of 2006, both OnStar 7.0 and the navigation system should be available. We wish you success in your vehicle purchase!
"We hope that this information is helpful to you. If you need additional information or have further questions, please let us know via email or by calling Buick at 1-800-422-8425, between 8:00 AM-11:00 PM Eastern Time, seven days per week. Again, thank you for contacting Buick!"
#886 of 2217 Cruise Control
Feb 26, 2006 (6:30 am)
Had may new CXS on its first trip yesterday and there was no control of my cruise when going downhill. Looked down once and saw I was going 90, and that with the speed set between 70 and 75.
I used to have similar problems years ago, but not in the last 15 years or so. Please tell me this is a correctable problem.
#887 of 2217 Order Guide Updates Re: Turn by turn [dandydon2]
Feb 26, 2006 (8:28 am)
Updates for Lucerne
Week of 2/27/2006
Effective 2/27/2006, the following changes will be made to the Vehicle Order Guide:
* Interior section-Added (U3U) Sound system with navigation, AM/FM stereo with CD player, MP3 playback and DVD-based touch-screen navigation, seek-an-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, speed-compensated volume and Theftlock. It will be "--" on CX, "A1" on CXL V6, CXL V8 and CXS with footnote 1 to read "Requires (PCJ) Entertainment Package."
* Color and Trim section-(15U) Cashmere Metallic, added a new footnote 3 to read "Unavailable for ordering as of 2/10/06.".
* Color and Trim section-(68U) Glacier Blue Metallic, added a new footnote 4 to read "Unavailable for ordering as of 3/3/06." old footnote 3 becomes footnote 5.
* Color and Trim Section-(23U) Sagemist Metallic, changed symbol under Titanium from "--" to "A". "
#888 of 2217 Re: Cruise Control [jbuzzerd]
Feb 26, 2006 (12:17 pm)
All my cars, GM or not, do that. It actually states in the manual that it's up to the driver to control the speed down hill.
My Dodge Stratus would down shift if the speed was way faster than the set one. I liked this feature until it down shifted in a turn and unbalanced the car, catching me by surprise.
I'll drive my cars, thank you.
#889 of 2217 Re: Order Guide Updates
Feb 26, 2006 (12:27 pm)
Why in the world would they discontinue the Cashmere Metallic paint color just when I'm ready to order it on my new CXL? Do you know if they plan a replacement color?
#890 of 2217 sales going well.
Feb 27, 2006 (4:45 am)
Ford's Fusion and Buick's Lucerne are proving to be hot sellers among the wealth of new cars and trucks offered by domestic and foreign automakers this model year.
With Buick's first V-8 in a decade along with an upgraded interior and completely new styling, the Lucerne started off with sales of 285 units in October, 2,724 in November, 5,812 in December and 6,107 last month. The surge has given it a 23.9 percent market share for the full-size sedan market, which includes Ford's Five Hundred and Crown Victoria, the Mercury Montego and Grand Marquis, and the LeSabre, one of two models it replaced.
#891 of 2217 Re: Lucerne vs Park Avenue [vic10]
Feb 27, 2006 (5:08 am)
I'm with you. My 1997 Riv has 110,000 miles on it, and I'd love a new Riviera. It needs to be a true luxury coupe with the same level of trim, etc., as a Park Avenue Ultra. If it were based on a top-level Lucerne, but with its own body (not just a two-door Lucerne), I think it could be a big seller.
#892 of 2217 Re: Lucerne vs Park Avenue [larrymit]
Feb 27, 2006 (9:28 am)
I don't think so. Your 97 Riviera was a big coupe and after the initial couple of years with good sales, the demand dropped off. I think a 4 door couple, like the 3 door Saturn coupe, might be something that would work.
#893 of 2217 Re: Lucerne vs Park Avenue [sls002]
Feb 27, 2006 (9:42 am)
I too don't think it's a big seller. It has a limited audience. The Lucerne type car with its (overly) broad coverage replacing the LeSabre and Park Ave has appeal to a large number of customers. If only they come out and try one for a test drive, rather than thinking their Camry-Avalon or Accord is a better car, well, because they used to be a better car?
#894 of 2217 Re: A6 . . . . . Re: The 2006 Buick Lucerne [sls002]
Feb 28, 2006 (9:43 am)
The GM Hydramatic 2nd is good to over 70 in hard acceleration, and even though it will be a lot better when Buick puts in the new 6spd GM-Ford transmission, the 4 spd provides plenty with the v-8. With the 3800 and a more relaxed axle ratio, the car feels a bit lethargic under some conditions. I am contemplating getting a Ming Blue CXL with V-8. It is the best deal of all the Lucerne models and gives me everything I want. With my GM Card, I have been quoted $27,500. Why buy an uncomfortable Azera? Wouldn't we really rather have a Buick?