2009 Buick LaCrosse User Reviews
- $11,396 - $15,087
- 24 in town, 31 on the road.
- I have found no cons except the tires
great car for the careful drive 3.8 liter good on acceleration and cruising. Comfortable and great styling. All in all best car I have ever owned including my Caddies.
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- V8 5.3 LITERS VERY STRONG, NICE RIDE, RELIABLE CAR IF TRANY NOT PUSHED
- 4T65E-HD not the proper transmission to drive power to front wheels. 3.8 old engine
GM has taken the Regal, Century package and slightly converted it to the LaCrosse.
Where is a new front end. The lamps are outdated, and look like the Ford Taurus, many years ago.
The V8 5.3 liter engine is strong and powerfull. But the 4 speed 4T65E-HD trany can typically only support up to 280 foot pounds of torque. Thus, pushing the V8 5.3 hard shows the ECM is programmed to ramp up at a certain rate, as to not damage the transmission. A good move by Buick. The Impala SS has the same feature. But than, why purchase a V8, if ramping up is heavily mellowed down. 330 Pounds of torque may be too much for the trany, if constantly abused of. But than, Buick owners are rather old, so chances are they wont puch the car hard.
Buick typically offer a good product for the price paid. The LaCrosse respects that. Its a very good car offering many years of reliability for familly use, or business men travelling all day long.
The 3.6L V6 with 6 speed transmission should have been offered. Maybe there are too many of the old engines and older transmission on the shelves that need to be moved along. Thus Buick is still offering the 1987 four speed transmission, and 1987 V6 3.8L series engine.
We may think this places the Buick LaCrosse in back of the competition. Well it doesn't. Some of its competitors have major problems with drive by wire Motorola E67 systems. Pushing hard on their accelerators turns out nothing. Morever, chances are there wont be any rattles in the Buick. Many cars from Japan may have a better name, but drive one for 131,000 km and 39 months, and you may come back to GM.
LaCrosse is well recommended for everyday driving. Comfortable ride, good handling, good size, and reliable....read morehide
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