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Buick LaCrosse, Sedan
#569 of 2056 Re: "sufficiently convincing faux wood" [bwia]
Jun 12, 2010 (1:35 pm)
Just keep in mind, that while I don't like the ES350 or LaCrosse because of their ultra soft suspension and boring/sloppy handling and driving characteristics, just my personal taste of course, the ES350 is 4 years old now and its design/style age is really beginning to show and is in badly need of a redesign, but that most likely won't happen until the end of 2011 as a completely redone 2012 and I suspect that Lexus is going to have the new LaCrosse on the back of their mind when they redo the ES because back in 2007, the LaCrosse was no where near the competitor to the ES350 that it is today!
Also, you need to keep in mind that brand new cars, like the LaCrosse, Taurus, etc area always going to have more pomp and circumstance over older/showing their age models, like the ES. Thats just the way the car market is, and its more important with the LaCrosse and Taurus considering how long they were neglected. The real test will be what Lexus does on the next gen ES to keep up or surpass the LaCrosse! The next 2-3 years should be quite interesting, to say the least!
What is really nice though, is that Buick finally stepped up their game and are producing quality and competitive automobiles to compete with Acura, Audi, Lexus, and MB. That not only gives us consumers more options when shopping, but is going to force those latter four foreign companies to step up their game and make sure their products can compete with the stuff coming out of Buick and Cadillac and that only goes to make sure us consumers, not matter what company we go with, get the best and most competitive products!
#570 of 2056 Re: Slow response [cooleydd]
Jun 13, 2010 (7:12 am)
I agree with your question for Mariah... Please add one for me, how long are we going to have to wait for a fix for the memory seats? It's a basic option that functions normally on many GM cars, why is it taking so long?
#571 of 2056 Wheel Locks
Jun 13, 2010 (8:15 am)
I totally agree that GM/Buick is really falling down on the support. TOO busy dreaming up ideas on what to call a CHEVY! LOL
What about the wheel locks for the LaCrosse CXS 2010? I have been waiting since October 2009 to get a resolution on this one. Small minor things are the things that people get discussed about.
GM - quit changing management and just let them do their jobs.
#572 of 2056 Re: Slow response [kjs8]
Jun 13, 2010 (2:35 pm)
Please put me on the list as having "runaway seats" too.............
#573 of 2056 Re: Are Lacrosse sales cannibalizing Cadillac CTS sales? [bwia]
Jun 13, 2010 (4:04 pm)
Looks like a win for GM too, with a net increase among the two models of about 15,000 units in that Jan-May period. CTS is older than the Lacrosse, so it is natural that there will be a leveling off for Cadillac. Also keep in mind, they are still pushing more CTS's than Lincoln can manage with the MKS. Plus, the Caddy gives consumers the choice of a rear drive sedan that can really handle. The Lacrosse appeals to more sedate drivers--which is admittedly the majority, but I admire GM for offering a dedicated rear drive platform in the CTS range.
#574 of 2056 Re: "sufficiently convincing faux wood" [smarty666]
Jun 14, 2010 (11:47 am)
".....LaCrosse because of their ultra soft suspension and boring/sloppy handling and driving characteristics,"
You OBVIOUSLY haven't driven the new Lacrosse. The suspension is FAR from ultra soft, and it takes corners firm and true. Nothing like the Ultra that I replaced it with.
#575 of 2056 Re: "sufficiently convincing faux wood" [cooterbfd]
Jun 14, 2010 (12:51 pm)
Actually, I have driven it and it does, I'm sorry man, but is far from being a true Infiniti, Audi, and BMW competitor in regards to sporty characteristics and handling!
Its constantly compared to the ES350 in reviews, etc by the car mags and online car sites because of its soft suspension and mediocre handling, just like the ES has! Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to say there is anything wrong with that, its just not my cup of tea for driving and ride characteristics but for others, it is exactly what they are looking for so more power to them!
Now I haven't test drive a Regal, but so far it sounds like that is going to be an entirely different animal to the LaCrosse in regards to ride, handling, and sporty nature.
#577 of 2056 Re: "sufficiently convincing faux wood" [smarty666]
Jun 15, 2010 (3:16 pm)
Well, the Audi, BMW and Infiniti are what I'd consider Sport/Luxury. Sport being their primary function. Even My CXS Lacrosse is a Luxury/Sport, with luxury as the primary function. Believe me It is far from the "couch on wheels" that the ES is. And the car is planted in the corners. Rock solid. It's slower times can be attributed to the 2.77 final drive ratio as well as the 4000 pounds.
#578 of 2056 Re: "sufficiently convincing faux wood" [cooterbfd]
Jun 16, 2010 (7:32 am)
well have to agree to disagree