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#1960 of 2056 2011 CXS 12000 mile update
Mar 01, 2012 (9:37 am)
Driving my 2011 CXS has become as comfortable as wearing an old pair of shoes. I sit behind the steering wheel push ignition button and voila the engine roars to life. Put the car in reverse and my backup camera gives the all clear signal to back out of my garage. This has been my daily routine for the last 18 months with my Buick LaCrosse.
The car has been flawless, quiet and smooth as the first day I drove it off the dealership parking lot. No squeaks, no rattles, no torque steer. I have been averaging about 18.5 MPG as I do mostly city driving and on one tank-full I got a disappointing 13 MPG. Perhaps due to driving my 330-pound brother to physical therapy. I know weight is a problem to the airlines but I didn’t think it had such a dramatic effect on cars.
All in all I am very happy with my LaCrosse. It looks brand new inside and out (still has the new car smell) and after 12,000 glorious miles of driving bliss I have no reportable conditions. Wow! what a feeling.
#1961 of 2056 Re: 2011 CXS 12000 mile update [bwia]
Mar 01, 2012 (10:55 am)
I'm so happy to hear that you're having such a great experience in your LaCrosse! If we can ever be of assistance, please don't hesitate to send us an email at the address located in my profile here on the forum.
Many more blissful miles,
GM Customer Service
#1962 of 2056 Re: 2011 CXS 12000 mile update [gmcustsvcsarah]
Mar 01, 2012 (12:45 pm)
If we can ever be of assistance, please don't hesitate to send us...
Sarah, since you asked, it would be a nice gesture to send me a gas card as petrol prices are so high these days. In the Boston area Shell premium is selling at $4.20 a gallon. If that trend continues pretty soon I'll have to hitch a ride with my wife or the neighbor.
#1963 of 2056 Re: 2012 Hyundai Azera serious LaCrosse competition [dodgeman07]
Mar 31, 2012 (6:12 am)
The new Azera has finally arrived and here is what a poster said about the new Azera in comparison to the LaCrosse
“..There’s definitely some resemblance (in profile especially) to the Buick LaCrosse, a direct competitor, but the Hyundai looks sleeker and less slab-sided. It’s also nicer inside, and my immediate thought is that the Azera presents a host of problems for Buick’s flagship sedan.
Both cars are attractive and roomy, but the Buick’s instrument panel is a jumble of poorly arranged, indistinguishable buttons (this problem extends to Buick’s smaller sedans as well). The Azera is better in this respect, with more logically organized controls cascading down the center stack. Like the Genesis Coupe, the USB/AUX jacks are hidden behind a door at its base, but the spacious cubby is big enough to hold your phone, the required cables, as well as some other odds and ends, and let you close the door to keep it all out of sight….
…The new Hyundai Azera is brilliantly executed: elegant, comfortable, user-friendly and very enjoyable to drive. It’s a well-defined step up from the Sonata, a better “near-Lexus” than the Buick Lacrosse,and it has a lot more panache than the Toyota Avalon.”
#1964 of 2056 Re: 2012 Hyundai Azera serious LaCrosse competition [bwia]
Mar 31, 2012 (7:25 am)
Oh My I can't believe they would compare that thing to a Lexus or a Buick. When I googled photos of it and saw the instrument panel and dashboard I at first thought the center stack bore a similarity to Darth Vader's Mask. I've never heard of Carstood.com until now. It would be interesting to see what the more reputable people, such as MT, C&D, think. I'm sure it's a nice and well built vehicle but I don't view it in the same category of prestige.
#1965 of 2056 Re: 2012 Hyundai Azera serious LaCrosse competition [bwia]
Mar 31, 2012 (10:06 am)
Really, that's exactly what I would expect from a bunch of Hyundai fanboys. That forum site is possibly the home base of all the Hyundai cheerleader trolls that infest every other automotive forum on the net. Hyundai cannot touch the intrinsic qualities of cars like the Lacrosse despite how many geegaws they tack on. It's like buying a Walmart knockoff version of something.
#1966 of 2056 Navigation Disk Updates
Apr 09, 2012 (1:23 pm)
Well it didn't take long. I just received an email from GM to update my 2011 LaCrosse GPS. However, for the 2011 it is showing two update disks:
2012 Global A High Nav Disc part # 22827639 for $199.99 and
2011 SRX/Lacrosse/Terrain/Equinox/Regal/Volt/Cruze part # 20977834 for $199.99
I am unclear if you need both disks or just one. If so, which one? For model year 2012 it is showing only one disk (part # 22827639) though.
Since I also have OnStar turn-by-turn navigation does it make sense to buy the upgrade disk/s?
#1967 of 2056 Re: Navigation Disk Updates [bwia]
Apr 10, 2012 (4:40 am)
Good morning bwia,
My best recommendation would be to call the number provided for the Navigation Disc Center (877-628-3472) as I don't have the resources available to me to answer this question. I'm sorry about that!
All the best,
GM Customer Service
#1968 of 2056 Re: 2012 Hyundai Azera serious LaCrosse competition [bwia]
Apr 11, 2012 (5:02 am)
bwia: We have a 2010 Lacrosse CXL with 3.0L V-6 and a 2012 Sonata GLS with 2.5L I-4. both beautiful functional vehicles. Lacrosse is a $30's level car and the Sonata is a low $20's car with lots of value for the price. The Lacrosse is the most quiet car we have ever driven in. Interior is first class and the mileage & driveability with our small V-6 is oustanding. high 20's MPG on the highway with regular fuel. Luxury car for reasonable price.
The Sonata is much different as to the price and therefore the amenities. Great value and many options included. No leather seats, dual climate control and other features but all the basics and more. Great driver with 24-25 MPG city and 34-37 highway. The Azera will fill the gap for those willing to pay more.
Great cars and great choices available to us. Enjoy.
#1969 of 2056 Re: 2011 Buick LeCrosse vibration [djaa]
Apr 16, 2012 (10:36 am)
I have a 2010 Buick LaCrosse with 32,000 miles. I am experiencing a similar vibration (felt in stearing wheel) at 70+mph. Noticed it first last summer when I bought custom 20" rims/tires, the firmer tires exaggerated the problem more. My car has been at dealer for 35 days now. They've done nothing but loosen/tighten motor mounts, switch tires around, road force balance. Have your issues been addressed yet?