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#59 of 63 New Lucerne--buying experience and impressions
May 04, 2009 (5:39 pm)
Helped my mother, aged 84 look at new cars over the last few weeks.
Having family who fought the Japanese, foreign cars were out...
Ford had zero Taurus' on the lots. Fusions too small.
Lincoln wasn't dealing, at all.
Stopped at a Pointiac dealer. She loved the looks of the G8 V-6, but the rough ride turned her off.
Test drove two different loaded Impalas, but on both, the ride was jittery and the interior just seemed very cheap.
To be honest, I hadn't given Buick a thought, but the dealership was across the street from the Chevy dealer.
The Lucerne we drove instantly impressed. Tomb quiet. Smoothest ride I've ever experience.
And the dealer was dealing. $31,000 sticker on this CX, instantly offered it to us for $23,000.
Even though this isn't my car, I did the test driving and was impressed.
- The 3.9 was so quiet, smooth, and powerful, I assumed it was an OHC engine. 227 HP with the 3.8 heritage is good enough.
- The car is just quiet. The quietest car I've ever driven.
- Smooth ride. Once again, the Caddy underpinnings smooth out bumps that unsettle other cars.
-Impressed with Onstar--especially the hands free phone and directions.
-Nice stereo system
-Big trunk, spacious cabin
-still a four speed tranny? A great transmission, but when everyone else has 6 speeds....
-the dash is nice looking, but too much hard plastic. Even the Lacrosse had a padded dash.
#60 of 63 Lucerne Ownership
Jun 25, 2009 (6:29 am)
I bought my wife a 2008 Lucerne last June. I really like the car a lot...my only complaint is that actually it's not very invilving to drive..It is a bit floaty...But on a nice day,with the windows open,it's such a serene,quiet car. The ride is very sort.
#61 of 63 Re: Price on 2008 Buick Lucerne CXL [lane2]
Aug 01, 2009 (6:22 pm)
I have over 11,000 miles on my car now and feel very familiar with it. As to the gas mileage, I have the Northstar V-8, a very smooth reliable engine. On the trip down from New Jersey to Florida it got 24-26 MPG. Now that I have it in routine service it gets approximately 18-22 MPG in combination driving, depending upon how much I am on the expressway. I use 93 octane because the manual recommends it. I believe that there is too much junk in the 87 octane and it will be bad for the engine in the long run. I do believe it gets better mileage with the 93 octane.
Aug 04, 2009 (1:20 pm)
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#63 of 63 Just purchased 2009 Buick Lucerne CXL-5
Oct 23, 2009 (3:15 pm)
I couldn't find any like I wanted in my area (Phoenix, AZ.) and wanted to take advantage of the $5,000 rebate plus an additional $500 customer cash Buick sent me. I found a dealer with a sister operation in California who had one exactly like I wanted except for the color (CXL-5, no moon roof or navigation) and bought it yesterday. I am now waiting for it to be delivered from California. It's a dark gray with a titanium leather interior (I would have preferred the Diamond White with a tan interior).
Once I get the vehicle and have the opportunity to drive it, I will give a review.