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#58 of 2053 Re: 2010 Buick Lacrosse (1bythesea) [carguy1235]
Jun 27, 2009 (10:14 pm)
by carguy1235 Jun 27, 2009 (12:27 pm)
Go buy your Buick and get to know a mechanic well because you'll be spending plenty of time there!!
I've had my '06 Lucerne for 3 years and 44,000 miles and it's never been in the shop except for oil changes. It has been flawless as have most new Buicks.
Acura quality lags behind Buick as do other Asian makes. Tough for the rice-burner fans to accept but true.
#59 of 2053 Re: 2010 Buick Lacrosse (1bythesea) [carguy1235]
Jun 28, 2009 (2:59 pm)
Holy cow, carguy1235 - you truly need anger management! I suppose you just had a bad day.
On this planet it is well known that Acura TL is a glorified Honda Accord. Acura as a brand competes with Buick and Lincoln, and may be Lexus ES which is also a glorified Toyota Camry. I means it is hardly news everybody knows that.
Regarding reliability records it is well known that Buick is one of most reliable brands in US market. Honda is nothing exceptional on this aspect so it is hardly the reason to choose Honda cars over Buick. I hope there might be better reasons to consider Acura TL because if reliability is only the reason then Acura is in trouble (and it is actually is in trouble because it could not enter truly luxury segment since it was introduced no matter how much Honda tried).
#60 of 2053 Re: 2010 Buick Lacrosse (1bythesea) [savetheland]
Jun 29, 2009 (5:35 pm)
I still think they should have renamed the 2010 Invicta or Wildcat.
#61 of 2053 Re: 2010 Buick Lacrosse (1bythesea) [berri]
Jun 30, 2009 (5:46 pm)
Wildcat is not a French name. I think Buick approach is to give French-derived names. It supposed to sound kind of 19th century sophisticated when France was a world leader, but I do not think at age of iPods and 3-series it holds true.
Wildcat sound to much oldschool though. I like Invicta more than LaCrosse.
#62 of 2053 Re: 2010 Buick Lacrosse (1bythesea) [berri]
Jul 01, 2009 (8:22 pm)
Lesabre or Elektra would have also been a better names than La Crosse. Actually, the car is called Allure in Canada, because LeCrosse has a risque meaning there.
I like the Lacrosse styling, but I think it is too heavy , 4000 pounds. I prefer a car that weighs about 500 lbs less.
#63 of 2053 Re: 2010 Buick Lacrosse (1bythesea) [carguy1235]
Jul 03, 2009 (8:50 am)
When I came to the US two years ago, I didn't even know Acura is a luxury line of Honda. Their cars looked so ugly to me. Now after living in here for more than 2 years, I know Acura is supposed to be a high scale car but believe me, still I think their exteriors are as conservative as corolla and civic. A few days ago we went to a Honda showroom and tested Accord, C-RV and Pilot. My wife truly hated all of them. I didn't hate them because I knew their engines are really good but couldn't convince her to lease one of them because the interior quality was sooooo cheap. Then we decided to try Lexus and Acura and I must admit that Acura was not an exciting car to us at all. I feel I am really driving a civic or accord with a better interior.
Last month we decided to rent a car and drive to Miami and see how they perform in long distance (my American leased car has less mileage left on it). We rented a Galant and believe me, both of us had back pain when we came back home the next day. We have driving our own car to Miami several times and it never made us tired that much.
I don't understand why people in the US buy japanese and korean cars more than their home made cars when the only advantage of them is their long lasting engines. If I am wealthy enough to drive a luxury car, I will sell it back after 3 or max 4 years. So, I don't care if the car ca run for 10 years. A 4 years old car is old fashion and rather ugly looking in the road for a wealthy person. If you want to save money, then I would say go buy a corolla or civic. Believe me, they are the most economic cars in the market.
Today we tested Enclave, both of us really fell in love with this beauty. The seats were soooo comfortable. You feel like you are at home. I am sure I can drive it for several hundred miles with my family without getting tired. I don't like Ford's cars or other chevy products. We checked for a lease transfer or a used Enclave but I found cases that a 2 year old Buick is even more expensive than a new one. Why do people say American cars don't hold their value????
And finally, about this LaCrosse, you know... from what I can see in the pictures, we love the curved line between the driver and passenger seats. With that blue light, it reminds me of Minority Report and SciFi movies. I can't wait to drive one of them
#64 of 2053 Re: 2010 Buick Laacrosse [bobgwtw]
Jul 06, 2009 (9:46 pm)
Dear Bob, your ’78 story is tear squeezing and because it’s true, it appears even more dramatic.
Why you should pay for features you don’t need? Keeping this logical question in mind, lets add to your story something like that: You love the car – it reminds you old days, when GM dinosaurs were bossing around. 10 La is gorgeous. Maybe it’s new beginning for BU – not too big, not too small – exactly what you need. But problem is … in short, you need this back up damn cam!
They actually push you to buy on $2645-495=$2150 stuff. I have no doubts - you’ll get 2K off.
Just watch inventory. If you will see your car is sitting a while – at the end of the month go for it.
I don’t think that LaCrosse will produce a hit like 300C. The car sale still is falling.
By the way, new generation hard drive based nav. is way better, than you have – quickness, picture quality and on… It’s like reg. and HD TV. You will drop on 40G hard drive your entire CD collection. It can store 12000 songs. You’ll never regret, specially with sound of hi-end Harman-Kardon.
I remember less than two years ago, I was looking for a car for my wife. I wanted small CUV, she – sedan. EX35 was an answer. Concept was stunning. Here on a forum people were chewing every detail, every news or video. But when it came to production Infinity decided to make it 3” shorter to save a gallon or two of gas. (Gas was over $4 at the time). As result, the smallest rear legroom number in class. Some people were turn down. Rest of them went to the showrooms. Some were count on base models – price for these model was actually OK and included a lot of good stuff. But there were not such a thing as base models – everything came dressed up in packages: Premium, Tech., Luxe Elite, Luxe Style and combo of them. Some people, who were crazy about EX and have money, took their candy home right away. But most people went home empty-handed. I don’t know what is going on now, but back then people turned out from SUV/CUV and were standing in line for hybrids. Few weeks were gone - EX sale got stuck. Infinity, who declared a new wonder as small crossover, became warred about their new breed. And that was the time to buy. People came back to showrooms and did whatever they want: 3-3.5K below Dealer Invoice. They got for free not just Nav, but never seen before exotics, such as: Around View Monitor System (with 4 cameras), Lane Departure Prevention System (not just warns you, but automatically applies one side brakes to push you back to your lane). Others were grabbing different goodies: Intelligent Cruise Control (also applies brakes, if you too close to a vehicle ahead), Adaptive Front Lightning System (headlamps move in the direction of a turn) or Bi-xenon Auto-leveling Headlights. Did I mention, that all of those cars had power fold/unfold back seat and self-healing paint – small scratches will escape with time?
I just checked forum “EX35 buying experience” – 5-7K off from MSPR is everyday think. But two guys are clamed - they've got almost 10k off.
Jul 08, 2009 (7:55 am)
So why haven't we seen a bunch of road test reviews of the new Lacrosse yet? There are dozens on the new Taurus already, and the 2010 Subaru Legacy has already been driven by everyone and his mother. What gives with this silence on the 2010 Lacrosse?
#66 of 2053 Re: Review? [gregg_vw]
Jul 08, 2009 (12:12 pm)
With GM in Ch 11, maybe it's possible that the factories are simply shut down until they emerge from Ch 11...are GM and Chrysler making ANY cars at this time???...as I drive past local dealers, their lots are showing more and more empty spaces, as tho they are selling but not replenishing...
#67 of 2053 Priced way to high
Jul 14, 2009 (8:31 pm)
The CX starts at $27,835 with the 3.0-liter V-6. Not sure how much cheaper the 2.4L will be, but who is going to buy a 4cyl 3900lb car for $26-7000 made by GM. As nice as the car is anything over 26k needs to be a V6 only. This 4cyl model will end up being the rental special just like the 4cyl G6 and Malibu 4cyl are.