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#1107 of 2056 Re: Not a Phone Forum [ab348]
Oct 16, 2010 (7:48 pm)
OK children or anyone else in this forum.
Please take a look at added forums, as described by this forum, but BTW is not universal wording as to what it means across many if not all sites like this which mostly known as a forum.
Forums have Rules. And let us act as gentlemen who wish to share knowlodge, not personalbe.
The new forums are under Buick, 2010+ Buick Lacrosse. There is one titled "Rants & Raves" for those who want to get personal with their car. Praising or criticizing of your car might be appropriate here. The one place for our cars that anyone can talk it up.
#1112 of 2056 Re: Aluminum oil pan & RPM's at 70 mph[e_net_rider] [crankeee] [e_net_rider] [crankeee] [e_net_rider]
Oct 17, 2010 (1:52 pm)
GM will apply the I-4 where they can, but the 40+ upscale market is indifferent to the initial cost or the mileage, within reason, IMO. Your comment on Cadillac controlling their engines is right on. Ford & GM still sell over 40% trucks and truck like SUV's, with predictable mileage so the "average" is hinged on lots of little cars with 4's. I read the V-8's are declining and the big 4 cylinders e.g. Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, GM are the fastest growing powerplants in popular models. I don't see a 4 cylinder Yukon, Silverado Expedition or F-150- does anyone else?
Longevity is an open item for the newer GM DI/DOHC engines. Nissan, Toyota and Honda seem to have the designs down cold, so hopefully the old reverse engineering paid off for GM and Ford. We have had many 3.8L GM V-6's and other than the intake/plenum issues they were great designs, again IMO soo...
Check the final drive ratio on the I-4 equipped Lacrosse - 3.23 vs 2.77 on most V-6.
The Ecotec I-4 gets rave reviews and no past issues with oil coolers, intake gaskets or sealing problems that we have read about. Good engine designers in most GM cars with certain exceptions. The variable intake on the 3.0/3.6L was specifically aimed at the plastic plenum design sitting on an aluminum intake sitting on an iron engine in the "old days". Talk about mixed expansion coefficients!
Insurance rates on new Lacrosse is stellar- with O/S safety ratings all around.
Great car so far with all the high points, hopefully durability will be the standard for the new GM designs.
#1113 of 2056 Re: Aluminum oil pan & RPM's at 70 mph[e_net_rider] [crankeee] [e_net_rider] [crankeee] [e_net_rider] [crankeee]
Oct 18, 2010 (5:11 am)
This car has some good points but has shortcomings as well if it is a Luxury car.
I'm working on a list of issues. Many have been mentioned by others besides me. When I finish it, I'll post it in the Rants and Raves.
Oct 18, 2010 (7:48 am)
Personally-directed posts are prohibited. Those who choose to make them risk their own posting privileges. Enough said - this discussion is about the LaCrosse, not about what one thinks of other members.
PS - e_net_rider - Sorry, that discussion doesn't really work for us. I have been around long enough that I know where they lead. This is a perfectly good discussion in which to talk about things you like or dislike.
#1115 of 2056 Cell Phone Book
Oct 18, 2010 (7:56 am)
I read on the forum that the 2011 LaCrosse will load ones cell call list into the car's memory for callup on the Nav when making outgoing calls. Can this software upgrade be loaded into the 2010 models at the GM dealers service facility? This is how it was to work as part of the bluetooth features on the 2010 originally.
Oct 18, 2010 (8:00 am)
Since we're getting quite a few questions and comments about this specific feature, I've created a LaCrosse Bluetooth discussion, and will ask that future conversation and questions about that feature be posted there - thanks!!