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2010 Buick LaCrosse

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Hey look, is that an XM antenna that's color coded?

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I have to say, that I really like that interior. Note the HUD and that the gauges appear to be digital.

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It's beautiful! I can't wait to own a stylish Buick. Or a Buick again for that matter. I may have only had a Skyhawk, but it was my favourite J-body car and mine had a four on the floor, manual steering and everything else, no clock in the radio, but it had kick ass cool headlamp covers and it was fun to drive. Very real and connected. Especially that unassited steering. Fabulous.

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One of the few sets of GM photographs which looks good. The front looks good, and so does the interior. The rear gives a vibe of a Lexus, cannot pin point which one - but just as Balthy says, rear ends are getting anonymous anyways. I will say it is a very decent effort. The subtle blue light in the door handles and center console looks good.

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One of the few sets of GM photographs which looks good. The front looks good, and so does the interior. The rear gives a vibe of a Lexus, cannot pin point which one - but just as Balthy says, rear ends are getting anonymous anyways. I will say it is a very decent effort. The subtle blue light in the door handles and center console looks good.

Rear looks like original GS---the best looking one by far.

Car looks great---it'll be interesting to see if Buick fans ignore the other crap going on at GM and buy it. Excellent job by the design (and finally) the photography teams.

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Uh-oh...to me, it looks like a Chrysler Sebring from the rear...BUT, the LaCrosse proportions are much better than the Sebring's. In other words, it looks REALLY nice.

Love the interior.

Hope it isn't too heavy.

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AWD! 6 Speed! Direct Injection! BUICK???

THAT is a beautiful automobile. Love that it is AWD! The package they gave us looks to be light years ahead of the car it replaces. Hate LaCrosse name though, sorry - no heritage. Invicta would have been better, or Regal.

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I like the exterior, it's quite nice. But it's the interior I love. Just beautiful. The sculpting of the doors is wonderful. I hope the ambient lighting stays, quite nice.

Agreed on the name though. GM changes model names too often, so why stick with this one?

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Uh-oh...to me, it looks like a Chrysler Sebring from the rear...BUT, the LaCrosse proportions are much better than the Sebring's. In other words, it looks REALLY nice.

Love the interior.

Hope it isn't too heavy.

Why yes it is heavy. Weighing more than the new Equinox to a mind blowing 4000 lbs.

is there even the slightest chance this beauty would be available in AWD?

THAT is a beautiful automobile. Love to see it RWD or AWD, but the package they gave us looks to be light years ahead of the car it replaces. Hate LaCrosse name though, sorry - no heritage. Invicta would have been better, or Regal.

Yes it is available with the AWD.

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Well, as a 2008 buyer and one who likes more conservative styling, I give it an "eh."

The two things I like are the front grille (nicer than mine) and the dash is kind of interesting, though I don't like the "strapped in" astronaut feeling.

The things I don't like are the flattened roofline, and resultant shrinking of the greenhouse, and a rear end that looks like a combo of a Lexus and a Yaris.

I like mine way better.

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I liek how t doesn't have ungodly overhangs like the old car. Hell I like it better than the old car in every possible way. I would never have even wanted to rent the old LaCrosse, but this....this I could see myself owning.

But to each his own. :)

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In a field of other good looking cars, does it stand out? I don't know.

Well it competes with the ES, TL, and MKS. So ask yourself it it stands out among them. :wink:

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I like the port holes, but why are they in the wrong place, looks like something a kid would do to a Honda with those PepBoys plastic ones you can get for $20.

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The interior manages to look distinctly American/Buick... I think because of the way the door panels meet with the dash. Wasn't the Riviera like that? The Park Avenue? I'm not a fan of that particular detail, but overall, the interior looks excellent.

At 4,000 lbs, I know it's insanely heavy... but how about the Equinox's DI 2.4? Both weigh about the same, and the availability of a four-cylinder will improve fuel economy for those consumers who want it.

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I am not easily impressed and this car re-affirms that. The exterior looks dumpy, plain and ill-proportioned, the back end looks like a Lexus and the front is ok save for the weird location of the portholes where you can't see them from the side. But that is the current fad, removing every conceivable piece of trim, cladding, molding etc from the sides of the vehicle for that oh so plain boring look. If it wasn't for the exaggerated character line, I really would not know what I was looking at if the badge and grille was covered up. Exterior aside, the interior looks promising if you spring for the most expensive model. The base CX gray interior is very uninspired. Kudos for offering AWD finally but it is restricted to the mid level and base 3.0 liter V6 only. Speaking of V6's the new Di engines have decent HP figures but the torque on the 3.0 liter is only 211 which is 19 short of the old 3800 V6 and gas mileage seems to have suffered yet again. The 3.0 is rated for 18/27 and the 3.6 is good for only 17/26 according to press coverage. You would think that with such a big displacement difference, DI, 6 speed automatic and a newer more aerodynamic design that Buick could have at least matched last years 3800 mileage of 18/28. Press coverage pegged the FWD CXS at 4016 lbs or in reality a 500 lb increase over a 2008 LaCrosse CXS. Now I haven't seen all the specs for interior measurements or trunk space but this car is not much bigger in overall length than the current car. On the positive side, GM is finally getting serious about keeping competitive with other automakers with bluetooth, NAV screen option, USB ports, rear camaras and the like and i'm sure this thing rides with the typical Buick tomb like quietness. If only they could think outside the Lexus/BMW box and give us something modern but Buick looking at the same time.

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I'm going to deduce from what we have heard of how these upcoming cars portend to be on the road in driveability, that one main reason for the weight increases is structural improvements/stiffness. While I am disappointed with how heavy these vehicles are, I am going to take the good with the bad, so long as the suspension and road handling are vast improvements then the heavy weight isn't so big an issue. GM seems to be doing really well as of late with this issue. I'm more disappointed in the estimated fuel economy someone above is quoting than the weight issues, though obviously these are interrelated. heavy weight plus structural improvements plus low cash funds for plus outstanding improvements = GM made all the right compromises in designing these vehicles. yeah they're obese, but average joe luxury sixpack won't know that.

Now on to the rest.

Well it competes with the ES, TL, and MKS. So ask yourself it it stands out among them. :wink:

More of the same?

I won't go as far as saying it's dumpy, ill-proportioned, or plain though.....not that I'm criticizing anyone for doing that.... :unsure:

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it isn't so much that Buick didn't design a good looking, refined, classical looking beast. it's all of these. it is that Buick is redefining itself and in need of a star to rebuild the brand and differentiate themselves with a cause from other good looking luxury cars. it is that Buick is looking at a segment now, that it previously had no chance of competing with, the same entry level luxury category the CTS competes and dominates in. This truly is the Lexus ES counterpart to the CTS' more sport focused theme all from GM. I love that they went this far, and I do think they'll be able to easily command the $35k+ bracket. this really is all that much car. [now i haven't seen the base interior yet to be disappointed with it so....]. so my point is, they have succeeded in making a compelling luxury vehicle, and there is no disappointment in that, but the exterior could stand to be a bit less generic.

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I have just six simple words... "Holy $h!, now thats a Buick!"

This thing looks great, actually excellent, hell I might own a Buick one day after all. They now along with the Enclave and Lucerne have just justified to me there existance. Now give a car like this to Pontiac.

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Its up on Buick\'s Website with a video and more photographs. I have snagged via screen print all the images most of them are small but it is better than nothing.

2010 Buick LaCrosse

Here are 16 the photographs direct from the Buick Website... Enjoy as always...

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Wow, it looks fantastic in those pictures. I like the interior in that color and the exterior continues to grow on me.

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