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#14 of 23 Re: V8 Super [jpstax1]
Apr 14, 2007 (6:27 pm)
Good point. The DI 3.6 has about 270 pounds -foot but it is a very flat curve which is good. The V8 seems to have a little less flatter of a curve.
No doubt the V8 will be more powerful but not very sophisticated/modern.
#15 of 23 Re: V8 Super [62vetteefp]
Apr 17, 2007 (9:35 am)
Too much torque for a front drive. It will be powerful, but hard to manage. Dumb idea on Buick's part.
#16 of 23 Re: V8 Super [bruneau1]
Apr 18, 2007 (6:12 am)
We will have to wait and see what it test like. hopefully they have electronically controlled the torque at low speeds (did that with the supercharged 3.8L) and make it controllable.
#17 of 23 Re: V8 Super [62vetteefp]
May 03, 2007 (10:21 pm)
For their 2007 models, Chevy and Pontiac engineers modified the half shafts to better balance power to the front drive wheels. This reportedly reduced torque-steer significantly.
#19 of 23 LaCrosse Super
Apr 03, 2008 (6:51 am)
Actually, the Super makes sense if you think about it. If anyone can put a V8 in front-wheel drive car and pull it off....it's GM. The late Cadillac Eldorado, Seville, and Oldsmobile Aurora cars were pretty good handling cars and got better through the years. Sure, they weren't BMW's, Mercedes-Benz's, etc. but they were not designed to be. Neither is the Buick LaCrosse Super. What they were designed to be were powerful, efficient, smooth driving quiet cars that were of a quality not found elsewhere in the GM product portfolio.
While quality at GM has certainly improved, and thus, blurring the lines a bit, a V8 is what Buick needs to get some attention from the public. Will it set sales records at Buick? No. But what it will do is get customers to look at Buick when they normally would not.
Personally, I kind of like the idea of having a vault-like quiet ride in a well assembled car with 300HP on tap to remind the import humper in his Lexus that Buick is still Boss. (especially in China....don't see too many Lexus cars there.)
#21 of 23 Re: 2009 La Crosse [62vetteefp]
Apr 24, 2008 (11:39 am)
Today, I talked to my salesperson at a local Buick dealership. I wanted to test drive a LaCrosse Super. They don't have any and won't get one for me to test drive. The salesperson told me that the head of the dealership declined to trade for a Super unless I commited to buy it. Not a chance!!
The salesperson also told me that the head of the dealership said that I should wait for the new and improved LaCrosse that will be out in October, 2008. Everything I have read says the new LaCrosse will be out in Spring, 2009. Can anyone shed any light on this?? We want to buy a new car but we could probably wait six months. Waiting until Spring, 2009 is not an option.
Thanks in advance for any input.
#22 of 23 Re: 2009 La Crosse [horns1976]
Apr 24, 2008 (12:50 pm)
#23 of 23 Re: 2009 La Crosse [horns1976]
Apr 25, 2008 (8:16 am)
The are already several used Supers available by searching www.cars.com nationally. You would receive a great deal as someone else (rental company most likely) has eaten the initial cost. I love my 2006 CXS very much.
That said. Check out the Invicta concept which will be very close to the production LaCrosse next Spring. If you ride is not falling apart. It may be best to wait another year.