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Buick Lucerne, Interior, Sedan
#15 of 92 Re: Attn: Buick Owners! [loyalbuickfan]
Mar 18, 2006 (7:41 am)
Hi, sorry, I think we've had a misunderstanding.
You replied to this message KarenS, "Buick Lucerne" #1046, 16 Mar 2006 11:20 am where the Edmunds.com public relations officer was inviting loyal Buick owners to email her if you were interested in talking to a reporter about your experiences.
If you'd like to talk to the reporter, you need to reply to the email address listed in that post.
In any case, you are welcome to post here. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
#16 of 92 Re: Attn: Buick Owners! [loyalbuickfan]
Mar 19, 2006 (12:13 pm)
The widest seats are to be found in the Marquis, but they don't hold you in very well. The Lucerne's seats are still a lot better than the Azera's which are too small and flat. Has anyone compared the CX and the CXL for ride and handling? i notice Buick uses the CX in its noise comparisons with competitors. I suspect it's because of the softer and quieter tires on the CX.
#17 of 92 Re: Attn: Buick Owners! [bruneau1]
Mar 19, 2006 (5:52 pm)
Thanks for your comments about the seats in Grand Marquis.
I was glad to see someone else agreed with my observations, in the Edmunds column CONSUMER REVIEWS on 1/07/06 Sarge writes: Not as nice as Park Ave. Small seats"
I guess we all are entitled to our opinion, and to repeat the seats in the MID SIZE Lacrosse DO measure a full 2"wider, so they give up some comfort for eye appeal.
I will very likely still buy the Lucerne because it is heads above all competition when it comes to it's ride dynamics.
I have driven CX,CXL V-6, and CXL V-8. The CX has 16" tires and is bit quieter,with more road isolation.Buick describes it as"Premium ride". The CXL was only slightly more firm,and I, who like a soft ride, liked it also,however at highway speeds a little more tire noise made it's way into the cabin.Buick calls this type their "Ride and handling" suspension, and comes with firmer 17' tires.
#18 of 92 Re: Attn: Buick Owners! [loyalbuickfan]
Mar 21, 2006 (9:59 am)
I just sat in a Lucerne and the seats are a bit skinny. If you have a slightly larger than trim tush it may not fit as well as you would like! (I am 5'10 and 180#)
#19 of 92 Re: Attn: Buick Owners! [62vetteefp]
Mar 21, 2006 (8:00 pm)
I have trouble believing that. I'm 6'3", 265 pounds and have never been uncomfortable in them. I'm approaching 6,000 miles in the car.
#20 of 92 Re: Attn: Buick Owners! [rake2]
Mar 22, 2006 (4:24 am)
Seats are very subjective. I was part of the GM seat test team. We drove for hours and hours for days and days in seats and scored them using quantitative numerical scores.
I never tested the Lucerne though. But they are just a bit tight. I think the reason is that the space between the door and the seat was widened to allow better hand access to seat controls. Also the edges of the seat seem to be stiffened up by the plastic and console on the sides.
I am pretty sure the bucket seats are the same as the "bench" seats with a console in one and a convertible seat/storage in the other.
#21 of 92 Re: Attn: Buick Owners! [62vetteefp]
Mar 22, 2006 (6:09 am)
Is the dash of the Lucerne the same one as the DTS? Somehow it looks like a recycled dash.
As for the seats, I've never been fond of bench seats. I've been driving BMW now for 10 years and I think they have the best seats in the industry. Although I have to say that Audi has been making an amazing car with the A4 and A6 lately. The Lexus IS 350 has also made a finely crafted interior. The Lexus is an amazing performance car- but BMW will always be the ultimate driving machine- from the seats to the motor. If it's not too late, GM needs to stop badging cars, stop recycling engines (they put the corvette engine into numerous cars), build better interiors, stop making cheap horsepowered cars, bump up Cadillacs performance so it can compete with Lexus and BMW and lastly supply dealers with cars to meet public demand on the Solstice. No offense- but GM will never compete with Lexus and BMW.
#22 of 92 Re: Attn: Buick Owners! [jvpr]
Mar 22, 2006 (8:22 am)
"bump up Cadillacs performance so it can compete with Lexus and BMW "
What is wrong with Cadillac's performance? Horsepower wise they are very strong, and their driving dynamics are good too. They offer the euro features at a cheaper price. As for Lexus, they have never been performance cars so Cadillac is hardly a competitor. They dont even have a performance division like AMG or M. If anyone needs to focus on performance, it is Lexus.
And about interiors, you probably havent looked at a GM car recently. Very few GM cars now have cheap looking interiors. Most are pretty good.
#23 of 92 Re: Attn: Buick Owners! [jvpr]
Mar 22, 2006 (9:35 am)
Cadillac's current performance offerings leave Lexus in the dust. Cadillac has always had a car with more performance than a rebadged Lexus.