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You are in the Sedans
What is this discussion about?
Buick Lucerne, Chevrolet Impala, Dodge Charger, Ford Taurus, Hyundai Azera, Toyota Avalon, Nissan Maxima, Pontiac G8, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#3052 of 6854 Re: 2007 Buick LUCERNE [jimmy2x]
Aug 26, 2007 (9:49 am)
I was really only talking engines... you are right the IS has no place here. I was only using it to show what V6's are capable of today. (BTW wish Yota would drop the more powerful 2GR-FSE in the Avalon)
If you are driving a Camry now I suspect you will like the Avalon. Nice ride, tons of room and great economy for the power and size. My '06 is my 2nd Avalon and 3rd Yota in a row and they have all been fabulous. You mention trunk space as a concern and you may be a bit disappointed there, the Avalon's trunk is not huge. Although, I recently got 3 30" bar stools in mine with no problem.
"Hell, if I had the money I'd buy a Lexus 430"
#3053 of 6854 Re: 2007 Buick LUCERNE [tjc78]
Aug 26, 2007 (10:37 am)
sorry Tjc here where I disagree with you. More Torque in lighter vehicle translates to better 0-60 acceleration as well as 30-50.
Power delivery is better and smoother in V8 vs V6
#3054 of 6854 Re: 2007 Buick LUCERNE [alexstore]
Aug 26, 2007 (11:06 am)
You can disagree... I have no problem with that but the days of a V8 being so superior to the V6's is in the past. You should know you have a Maxima with the VQ right?
FWIW the Impala SS is heavier than an Avalon (even the Limited).
#3055 of 6854 Re: 2007 Buick LUCERNE [alexstore]
Aug 26, 2007 (11:25 am)
I disagree. Ever hear of the 231 cu in Turbo Buicks of the '80s?
#3056 of 6854 Azera vs. 2008 (Full Size) Accord [bruneau1]
Aug 26, 2007 (1:30 pm)
Oh, pardon me. Hosts typically do the monitoring around here (that's their job), and since someone wanted to compare an Azera to a large car (according to the EPA), the Accord, I carried on the conversation. I'll bet you never drive 51MPH in a 50 MPH zone? Lighten up a little.
No need to be snippy about it, its not like I was talking ONLY about the Accord.
#3057 of 6854 Re: 2007 Buick LUCERNE [tjc78]
Aug 26, 2007 (2:49 pm)
It is certainly a change of pace to have a civil discussion without resorting to the "Mine is better than yours and yours is a POS" mentality that sometimes pervades ALL forums.
FWIW - we haven't even decided yet on whether in will be a sedan or a SUV/CUV type of vehicle. Took my wife by the GMC/Buick dealer this afternoon and she was very taken by the Enclave. I must admit it was absolutely gorgeous and of course it is a V6 .
#3058 of 6854 Gosh great times.
Aug 26, 2007 (6:20 pm)
All of these you are discussing sound like great cars. What a golden age of automobiles we live in
These things are great, with choices to satisfy so many different wishes. I wish I could try all of these cars out: Avalon, Azera, Maxima, Lucerne, Impala. I'm sure they are all nice. When buying I compared Avalon and 300, didn't look at Maxima, but maybe should have. The Lucerne, Azera, and Impala SS were not available at the time. LaCrosse did not impress the wife and me. The Five Hundred was big and all, but that 3.0 seemed overburdened. I suspect the Taurus with the bigger V6 is nice.
We're liking the C.
#3059 of 6854 Re: 2007 Buick LUCERNE 
Aug 27, 2007 (2:38 am)
I have to assume that the Chrysler numbers you cite are the SRT8 versions of the 300 and Dodge cars; they are very quick cars, but are low volume vehicles that are thousands of dollars more than the Impala or even the standard Hemi vehicles, for that matter.
The garden variety Hemi cars that proliferate the road run 0-60 in the mid 5s.
#3060 of 6854 Re: 2007 Buick LUCERNE [jimmy2x]
Aug 27, 2007 (3:36 am)
It should be a civil conversation. We all get a little intense sometimes, but that is what makes it fun. I have my opinions of which vehicles are better and express them quite frequently. Having said that you can't go wrong with almost any car in this discussion. The only one I would stay away from would be the base Impala and I don't know much about the KIA. I haven't driven a Taurus yet, but did drive the 500 and the only thing that car lacked was power. The Taurus seems to have corrected that.
If I were interested in SUVs the Enclave (Acadia too) would definately be on my list.
#3061 of 6854 Re: 2007 Buick LUCERNE [jimmy2x]
Aug 27, 2007 (3:41 am)
Well jimmy my guess a more powerful engine will be available in the near future for these vehicles. Though GM shares 3.6 in variety of cars/ SUVs, I believe that in a 5000 lb vehicle it is out of place. BTW where were you? I was CUV shopping this weekend too for my wife.