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#1484 of 2056 Re: CXL White Diamond Tricoat paint 2011 CXL [bwia]
Mar 13, 2011 (7:32 am)
The Red has a lot of metal flake and likely why it is more money. The white tricoat is likely as implied, three coats. Allowing dry time between coats probably slows production.
Also the White Diamond is not always the same. My Aurora was white diamond which is a brilliant white with just a slight blueish hue. And that is what seems to be what white diamond should be. The Aurora was also available in pearl white which has a nice appearance but after awhile it seems to look dirty quite frequently to many eyes. The pearl white was also available in some recent Buicks. I don't know if they had an excess of that paint left but in October the dealer had a fair inventory of Regal, Lacrosse, & Lucernne. The only ones listed as white diamond were Lacrosse, but they were not what I'm familiar as white diamond. They were the pearl and the salesmen had noticed it too. The other white vehicles were summit white. The true white diamond is more brilliant than summit white and I'd definitely prefer the white diamond over the summit especially if there is any chrome on the vehicle.
I just thought you should know if considering the white diamond that you might want to check which version of it you actually are getting.
#1485 of 2056 Re: Down shifting [cooleydd]
Mar 15, 2011 (10:20 am)
Can you please email me with your concerns and VIN and I will look into this for you.
GM Customer Service
#1486 of 2056 Chrome Plated Wheel Corroded
Mar 15, 2011 (11:19 am)
I bought 2010 CXL with Chrome Plated Wheels in March 2010, it looks very nice. After Minnesota winter 2010-2011, the chrome wheels appear to get corroded. I try to clean it up, but no luck. I did wash regularly one a month even during winter time to get rid of salt etc. but it still shows sign of corrosion.
1. Is this considered cover by warranty for corrosion
2. Do you experience the same thing after winter?
3. Any of you switch to alloy wheels because of this? If yes, it covers by warranty or do you pay extra?
#1487 of 2056 Re: Down shifting [gmcustsvc]
Mar 15, 2011 (1:25 pm)
Thanks - the email is on its way to you. Hopefully we can solve the problem but am happy with the car either way. I have lost track how many Buicks and other GM cars I have owned through the years but it started in the seventies and have no complaints. Right now I own 5 GM cars.
#1488 of 2056 Re: Chrome Plated Wheel Corroded [enphan]
Mar 15, 2011 (2:02 pm)
Funny you mention this. Last fall I had my OEM chrome wheels removed and replaced with my winter wheels and tires at the tire shop I use. The counter man mentioned that I was smart to do that, because they saw a lot of GM cars with chrome wheels that suffered from what he considered premature corrosion compared to other makes after use during the winter. He said it must be something about how they are made.
#1489 of 2056 Re: PWR Seat Module [kjs8]
Mar 16, 2011 (5:19 am)
Can you please email me with your VIN and more information about your situation? I would like to look into this.
GM Customer Service
#1490 of 2056 Reply: Chrome Plated Wheel Corroded [ab348]
Mar 16, 2011 (9:16 am)
Strange comment about GM chrome wheels. We have a 98 B'viile with the chrome wheel option and they have lasted 12 years in Illinois, Texas, Wisconsin, PA salt states with only a spooty rust/discoloration on on of the wheels. The used to electrostaticly chrome plate their wheels and they held up better than most. We opted for alloy (gunmetal grey color) this time due to the silver color of our 2010 CXL. Also wanted 18" option to get the Michelins. So far so good AND they hold air pressure, which is not alsways true for alloys.
#1491 of 2056 Power Steering feeling heavy
Mar 17, 2011 (3:16 am)
Yesterday, suddenly my steering wheel started to feel heavy, requiring more driver effort. Not sure if my mind is playing tricks on me or if I'm having a power steering failure? I checked my tires but inflation is okay and there is no difference in sound level when I turn the steering hard either left or right. On the road the car is well aligned with no drifting to the left or right. The weather has warned up significantly so I am wondering if it is a weather related issue or the power steering problem in some Malibus.
#1492 of 2056 Re: Power Steering feeling heavy [bwia]
Mar 17, 2011 (5:04 am)
I notice the same thing when I go faster on the freeways. However on the city streets it is light. It seems to be built into the car for higher speeds to hold the car in its lane. Does this make sense.
#1493 of 2056 Reply: Power Steering feeling heavy [bwia]
Mar 17, 2011 (5:18 am)
cooleys comment after your post explians the electric steering system operation. My understanding is that it "helps" less at greater speed and is more assisting in town due to lower speed requiring more feedback. It would also make sense that if it acted up it would be more noticeable at slower speeds in town than on the highway as cooley commented on.