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'06 Lacrosse improvements

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No Navigation to my knowledge. but as for improvements, the 2006 LaCrosse now has the following features standard on CX,CXL, & CXS trim levels:
  • 4yr/50k mile bumper to bumper warranty with Road Side Assistance
  • OnStar equipped with 1 Year subscription
  • Side Head curtain Airbags for front and back seats
  • Antilock Brakes
  • Traction control
Not sure of anything else that's become standard or available for the 2006MY.
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Yep, pretty much what he said--here's the full list from the ordering guide:
Deletions
Exterior color (12U) Sterling Silver Metallic
Exterior color (15U) Cashmere Metallic
Exterior color (88U) Steelmist Metallic

New Features
Exterior Color (46U) Slatestone Metallic
Exterior Color (53U) Sandstone Metallic
Exterior Color (67U) Platinum Metallic

Changes
(AY1) Air bags, side head curtain are now standard on all models
(AK5) Air bags, frontal now require a fleet or government type order
(PEB) Silver Convenience Package, is now (PDD) Comfort and Convenience Package
(PEC) Gold Convenience Package is now (PCI) Driver Confidence Package
(JL9) Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc and Traction control, Enhanced Traction System are Standard on CX and CXL
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The only cosmetic changes they made is they changed the speedometer to 140 (no idea why) put the GM badge on the fender and got rid of that ugly onstar antenna and moved it to the rear of the roof. I also noticed a couple of CXL's we've had has leather shift knobs instead of the wood.
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The only cosmetic changes they made is they changed the speedometer to 140 (no idea why) 

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The same speedometer is used for Miles & Kilometers (a button on the dash switches the measurements between the two). 140 is more appropriate for kilometers (140 km = 87 mph). Why they had 120 to begin with is beyond me.
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The only cosmetic changes they made is they changed the speedometer to 140 (no idea why) put the GM badge on the fender and got rid of that ugly onstar antenna and moved it to the rear of the roof. I also noticed a couple of CXL's we've had has leather shift knobs instead of the wood.

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From what I read like a month ago, all 2006's were going to get the leather shift knobs instead of the wood.

The same speedometer is used for Miles & Kilometers (a button on the dash switches the measurements between the two). 140 is more appropriate for kilometers (140 km = 87 mph). Why they had 120 to begin with is beyond me.

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140? Wow, you would think that since they updated their website today, they would also have 2006 pictures... the speedometers in the pics say 120mph!
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Why does a $2000 waste of money Nav system need to be offered on an entry level Buick? Save that for the 40K and up luxury cars that have drivers that can afford to piss away money like it was growing on trees.
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Why does a $2000 waste of money Nav system need to be offered on an entry level Buick? Save that for the 40K and up luxury cars that have drivers that can afford to piss away money like it was growing on trees.

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Because some people, such as myself, would like NAV and would consider it far from a waste of money as I am someone who loves to travel via car.

It is also there to compete with other cars. Hell, if the Accord, Altima, Camry, and a freaking Civic or Mazda3 can offer it, I would think a larger, more expensive "premium" sedan should offer it.
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I say put it in because people buy it. I see no need for it. I like getting lost - its how you explore and find new things.
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I say put it in because people buy it. I see no need for it. I like getting lost - its how you explore and find new things.

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See, I don't like getting lost.

And the thought of just one day, driving west... just going nowhere in particular, staying in hotels on my travels, yet always being able to find your way back.. just sounds like fun.
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Help me. I like to travel. My vehicle does not have this "NAV" system. I cannot drive very far or I am sure I will get lost. I tend to stay within a 50 mile radius of my home. Maps are for people too dumb to buy the "NAV" system, which is not me (the next time I mean). Should I sell my vehicle today and buy one that does have "NAV"?
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Because some people, such as myself, would like NAV and would consider it far from a waste of money as I am someone who loves to travel via car.

It is also there to compete with other cars.  Hell, if the Accord, Altima, Camry, and a freaking Civic or Mazda3 can offer it, I would think a larger, more expensive "premium" sedan should offer it.

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^ Agreed. Though I'd never option for a navi, I think it should be there for those who want it. I'm a pro at using maps, so a navi is lost on me. But if one is offered in "lesser" cars, Buick should see fit to put it in the Lacrosse.
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Help me.
I like to travel.
My vehicle does not have this "NAV" system.
I cannot drive very far or I am sure I will get lost.
I tend to stay within a 50 mile radius of my home.
Maps are for people too dumb to buy the "NAV" system, which is not me (the next time I mean).
Should I sell my vehicle today and buy one that does have "NAV"?

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Yes you must have NAV

DO you realize that after a few decades of NAV people will no longer know the shape of the states, have any natural instinct as to N,W,E or S

I never get lost because I can look at a map and get the visual of what Im doing before I leave. Realation ship to towns or through them, ect.
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From what I read like a month ago, all 2006's were going to get the leather shift knobs instead of the wood.
140?  Wow, you would think that since they updated their website today, they would also have 2006 pictures... the speedometers in the pics say 120mph!

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I'm driving a 2006 CXL and the shifter on it's wood and I know we have a CXS that's wood.
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I'm driving a 2006 CXL and the shifter on it's wood and I know we have a CXS that's wood.

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That's good to hear because I liked the wood knob. Albeit fake, I think it's a classy touch.
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I think the 140 speedo was a mid 2005 change. The car my dad bought this summer (on July 1st) was built in 6/05, and has the 140 speedo. I did a double take when I first saw it, because up to that point I had been accustomed to seeing them with the 120 speedo. Below is a picture of the gauges in my Dad's car.
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Interesting... that's a CX, no?
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Paulie, you are correct it is a CX model. You are very observant. The fact that it doesn't have a D.I.C gives it away in that pic.

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Thanks... it's rare I pick up on these things! lol

Is the back plate behind the gauges metallic? It looks reflective but I can't figure out if that's the flash reflecting off the chrome rings around the gauges?
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Hey, GM1, could you take some pics of the interior of the CX? I would like to see what the cloth looks like, and the car as a whole as I'd probably either get a CX with an option package or the base CXL.
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... The Lacrosse's interior looks so spartan to me. I don't really like the design, and it doesn't look as rich as it should be, IMHO. I look at the ES, and I think, "The Lacrosse should be more like that." Maybe not so much the design, but the look of the materials, layout, etc. Just me...
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Other then the lack of wood on the steering wheel, I think they almost look similar. You can see that Buick was aiming for them.

Would a stylized L on the wheel improve things?


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... The Lacrosse's interior looks so spartan to me.  I don't really like the design, and it doesn't look as rich as it should be, IMHO.  I look at the ES, and I think, "The Lacrosse should be more like that."  Maybe not so much the design, but the look of the materials, layout, etc.  Just me...

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You want richer? I got your richer right here!

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You want richer? I got your richer right here!

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Not bad, and quite an improvement around the center stack, but I'll never understand why people think adding stick-on wood pieces to areas like the door pull surrounds or a strip around the vent in that pic looks good.

Center stack--VERY good, and much better than the strange black
Added "extra" pieces--stupid. If the part doesn't naturally seem like something that could have or would have been molded out of wood, fake or real, in the first place, you shouldn't go sticking it on.

Actually, some silver pieces in addition to the wood, like used in the ES's interior (seen above), would look even better, IMHO, and not give "wood overload". Edited by caddycruiser
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Not bad, and quite an improvement around the center stack, but I'll never understand why people think adding stick-on wood pieces to areas like the door pull surrounds or a strip around the vent in that pic looks good.

Center stack--VERY good, and much better than the strange black
Added "extra" pieces--stupid.  If the part doesn't naturally seem like something that could have or would have been molded out of wood, fake or real, in the first place, you shouldn't go sticking it on.

Actually, some silver pieces in addition to the wood, like used in the ES's interior (seen above), would look even better, IMHO, and not give "wood overload".

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Exactly. But you've got to admit, that center stack needs something done STAT. That mass of black, cheap plastic is an eyesore. Note the contouring on the pieces in the Lexus. It just looks sharp. The contrasting aluminum is getting cliche, but something needs to play Moses and part that sea of plastic.

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