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FIRST LOOK: Buick Lucerne Super


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They are charging extra for a new grille and some wood and some chrome trim?? Come on.. They CXS had a the V8 already. The grille puts it more in line with Enclave. Does it make the Lucerne Super a cheaper alternative to the DTS?

Now now... it has 17 more horsepower! :rolleyes:

(even though it has less torque than the CXS model)

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I love the new rear but will have to wait to see how I like the front grill. As of now it does seem slightly out of place but it could just be the newness of seeing it. I suspected most here would trash it....you trash everything. Now the inside needs an update on the gear shifter area and the top of the center stack.

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Love the Lucerne, and always thought *maybe* it'd be even better with a more detailed nose...but that grille with a point just looks like a mishap. The larger size and better detailing is nice, but it'd be better with a more appropriately curved lower side.

Otherwise, like the Lucerne, they tried to mask the black center stack syndrome with silver, which is actually an improvement. Not huge, but still better than the terrible black.

So now Buick is on grille overload...guess getting away from all their horrendous wheel designs for the past decade and a half had them chomping to screw something up. Then again, with the worst in world GM photography, it could be a lot better in person.

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Then again, with the worst in world GM photography, it could be a lot better in person.

My fingers are crossed. :unsure:

I like most of the changes... the rest, I need time to become comfortable with. I'm sure the Lucerne will look better in person.

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.....and I'd get this over a CXS.....because?

More HP, suede seats and door panels, leather dash? I'm not sure really. I guess it depends on the price difference and if the rest of the Lucerne models get a telescoping steering wheel.

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Wow... I guess Buick must have gotten lucky with the Enclave... Because this and the LaCrosse clearly show that Buick is clueless. :blink:

No, they didn't get lucky... The LaCrosse and Lucerne are from the generation before Enclave. This is just to bridge the gap between then and the near future. The next LaCrosse and Lucerne will carry the Enclave/Velite inspired styling much better... they're not that far away.

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The grille shape does not go well with the car at all. Really, the front was OK as is.

I'm not too thrilled with this. Maybe, as with the pics of the LaCrosse, it'll look better in lighter colors.

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The grille would be fine if all they did was make it a little wider and less tall...filling in the gaps on either side between the grille and headlights. Also as I said if it were shorter by maybe an inch or so, or if the point wasn't so....well...pointy...damn and the Lucerne Super was something I was dying to see, I envisioned a knockout in terms of adding some minor details to the existing car and thus making it a truly classy car....now it looks gaudy :angry:

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No, they didn't get lucky... The LaCrosse and Lucerne are from the generation before Enclave. This is just to bridge the gap between then and the near future. The next LaCrosse and Lucerne will carry the Enclave/Velite inspired styling much better... they're not that far away.

That's not at all what I meant. I'm talking about the "improvements" made. They suck regardless of what the actual car is like.
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