2008 Buick Lucerne
There are 5 user reviews for the CXS trim shown below
- Great looks, excellant handling, reaponsive steering, Northstar V8, quiteness.
- 4 speed tranny, Bridgestone tires, gauge visability,
Purchased As Used
Replaced a Park Avenue with the CXS. Impressive - after three weeks the more you drive the more you want to drive.
Handling is crisp with no wallowing or wash out, steering is on a par with my MX5 Mazdaspeed, brakes dead on, the Northstar V8 can pin you back and has just enough exahust note during accerlation while being whisper quiet at idle. As a matter of fact I find I am leaving the radio and CD turned just off or down to enjoy the mechinals and quiteness of the CXS.
Interior is tasteful with most of the doo-dads and gee gaws you need and more than enough room to carry five comfortably.
To quote others; my brother who owns a Lexus and two Volvos and prior car was a 3 series Mercedes - Man I love it, the most awesome car I have ever driven. This was after a 600 mile plus trip on all types of roads.
Another friend who is SCCA insturctor licensed and competes in the One Lap. "A 'Vette with a back seat."
Another friend who owns a 5 series BMW and Porsche Cayene; Great! quicker and quiter than my Bimmer.
To appreciate this car you need to drive it. The more miles you cover the more it grows on you.
Gas mileage is not a good as my last 3.8 engined Buick but it acceptable for a nearly 300 horsepower V8. On the first trip picking up the car the other vehicle was the MX5 with a 1.8 four banger. first fuel stop the Buick took 9,9 gallons and the Mazda 9.1. The next 10.8 versus 8.9 a result of higher speeds and the air turned off in the speed.
I had read a lot of "expert" reviews and was leaning towards another vehicle until I put my cheeks in the seat. Glad I did. I found the reviews I read to contradict each other and my personal experience. For example; one reviewer did not like the quick steering. Funny as how the steering is on a par with my Mazdaspeed which was praised by his mag for great steering.
One reviewer stated handling was lackluster while another quoted crisp. I found the Magitronic suppension kept the car flat and stable while offering comfortable ride. You can feel when the system adjusts to your driving style. Hey if this suspension was lackluster why would Ferrari use it?
Buick needs to change a few things. The first is to ditch the Bridgestones. Second more speeds in the tranny. Six speeds would improve gas mileage. The gauges are sometime a little hard to read in the daylight. Drop in a 6 disc holder for the sound system. Bllue tooth would be nice. I really don't care but some folks love it. You can use the On-Star but they charge $18. a month to couple with my AT&T.
To sum up Buick Lucerne CXS - a luxo cruiser that can gallop....read morehide
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- Comfort ,Good Looks, Fun to drive
- Center arm rest to short , storage bin under arm rest to small
Good value for the money and you don't realize how good this Buick is until you have spent 16 hours behide the wheel non stop. The comfort is excellant and the Nortstar performs flawlessly. The mileage is good if you don't beat it to hard. I can't speak for the other models but they sure got it right with the CXS. It is better in many ways than my 1998 deville was....read morehide
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- Fuel economy, performance, comfort, quiet, solid
- Minor trim problem (driver door interior panel has loose upper retaining clip)
I never thought I would own a Buick. I always stereotyped it as a car for older people, but test drove it at the recommendation of a friend. I love this car ! I bought a leftover 2006 model (demo) with 8,000 mi on it about a year ago, for about half the price of MSRP. This CXS model has all the bells and whistles. Especially like the parking assist feature of the outside mirrors, it's so easy to park when you can see the curb. Great ride and precise handling. The Northstar V8 is smooth, quiet, economical, and has plenty of punch. City/hwy mileage approx 20/29. The hands off phone is a nice convenience. I get lots of looks and compliments. A lot of car for the money. Built on the same assembly line and just as luxurious as a Cadillac DTS, but for thousands of dollars less....read morehide
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- onstar, every bell and whistle (cooled seats...ahhhh)
- terrible blind spot where front window separates from the door window. My gas mileage. GRRRR
I have a v-6. Why am I only getting 23 MPG??
I drive interstate miles every single day (80) with a short jaunt thru town to get to the onramp.
Im really ticked about my mileage, since that was the entire reason I bought the car. The window sticker said 27 mpg...
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- Very smooth ride and very quiet. Like the bells and whistles.
- V8 gets poor milage, dash board layout not as good as my 97 LaSabre, trunk open in glove box is bad
The dashboard and environmental display is hard to read. I like the door in the back seat to the trunk for long objects. 4 wheel disc brakes are great. Car handles well, turning radius could be tighter. The soft ride, comfortable seats and the quietness are the best features. I compared this car to the Cadilac DTS, very similar in ride so that makes the Lucerne a bargain in my eyes...read morehide
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