Last post on Apr 11, 2009 at 9:01 PM
You are in the Buick Lucerne
What is this discussion about?
Buick Lucerne, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#55 of 104 Re: Wayne [paradox2]
Feb 05, 2008 (6:19 am)
>taking Friday off to look at Lexus.
You'd be much better off in your own mind with a Camry. You should look at them. I'd recommend trading today. They have cars on the lot at Toyota, so just pick one. I, for one, have have grown tired of your repetitive posting.
I am assuming you do own a Lucerne and it sounds like your problem is your dealer. They have a network, as do all dealer brands, that trades tech information among the service managers. If a problem shows up on a car that they have trouble finding, they share the solutions with other service shops. Your dealer should just give you a loaner (part of owning a Buick is free loaners at most dealers) and drive your car for several days.
You might want to read the Camry/Avalon/ES threads here on Edmunds.
#57 of 104 Re: Wayne [paradox2]
Feb 06, 2008 (7:25 am)
Well, I did have a '65 VW but that was back in college. Traded a '98 Buick Century in on the Lucerne.
#59 of 104 Folks?
Feb 06, 2008 (10:40 am)
We're wandering pretty far away from reporting real world fuel economy. Let's wander on back to the real world topic here, what say?
#60 of 104 fuel economy
Feb 07, 2008 (8:40 am)
I have an 06 lucerne with the 4.6 V8 in it. This weeks tank of gas gave me 14.8 mpg. On the road I can get as much as 22 MPG at a steady speed of 65 miles per hour. I am not unhappy about that mileage considering the weight of the car and stop and go driving. I was always told that if you have six horses you need so much feed, however if you add two more you will need additional feed. I would definitely buy this car and this engine again.
#62 of 104 MPG Update
Feb 11, 2008 (6:05 pm)
Previously I wrote "I've been manually keeping track of my mpg since January this year. I commute everday from the outlaying 'burbs of Chicago to downtown (100 miles round trip). With all the construction and traffic backups I'm averaging 22-23 mpg. During the last winter when construction ended I was averaging 24. Haven't taken a real all highway trip yet but I'm curious to see what kind of mileage I'll get."
Well 2007 is over and I ended up with the following:
06 CXL V6
Gallons used: 952.518
Total Cost: $2,782.57
Avg MPG: 23.32
Miles Driven: 22,213
Avg cost per gal.: $2.81
All based upon manual book keeping. I took a business trip to Chattanooga with the Lucerne and averaged 30mpg on the highway with cruise control set between 65 & 70.
So overal not bad, considering the different conditions I'm driving in Chicago here. 50/50 between city/highway.
#63 of 104 Lucerne engine have "shut-off" cylinders?...
Feb 13, 2008 (11:38 pm)
Does the Lucerne have the engine in which some cylinders shut off at high speed? What is this technology called and how many cylnders shut off?
#64 of 104 Taralee, how long do you warm her up?...
Feb 13, 2008 (11:58 pm)
Do you live in that cold of a state. I lived in Michigan for over fifty years before moving to Cal an seldom warmed up my car; if they windows were clear, I drove her right away.
I don't own a Lucerne but have been thinking of a bigger car like a Lucerne, but not a SUV. It's difficult to consider a full size sedan and be overly concerned with good gas mileage.I drive with people who have jerky gas pedal habits and don't seem to know it and/or care. Invest in a quality tire guage and use it every two week; run a pound or two over reccomended psi and see if it feels okay for you.