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Thinking abou a Lucerne CXL

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gm_rocks    0

I'm thinking about getting a Buick Lucerne CXL V6 model for my next car.

I've read some reviews (not too detailed though) and it seems it is a good buy. I'm very interested in it's features, comfort and of course the quietness.

The other car I was looking at was the Impala LTZ, but this does not offer the features that I like.

I was wondering if anyone else own a CXL or if they had any comments on it?

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razoredge    0

If I was getting a Lucerne V6, I'd wait for next year when it gets the 3900.

Its getting the 3900 not the 3.6 ?

fine print

it would still be much nicer with the L32 260/280

Will we soon see the 3900 forced fed ?

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The O.C.    2

I'm thinking about getting a Buick Lucerne CXL V6 model for my next car.

I've read some reviews (not too detailed though) and it seems it is a good buy. I'm very interested in it's features, comfort and of course the quietness.

The other car I was looking at was the Impala LTZ, but this does not offer the features that I like.

I was wondering if anyone else own a CXL or if they had any comments on it?

The ONLY LaCrosse I'd consider is the CXS. (3.6L HF V6, tighter suspension, 17-inch wheels/tires.

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Flybrian    0

The ONLY LaCrosse I'd consider is the CXS.  (3.6L HF V6, tighter suspension, 17-inch wheels/tires.

Um...

Replying to Thinking abou a Lucerne CXL

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gm_rocks    0

If I was getting a Lucerne V6, I'd wait for next year when it gets the 3900.

Tell you the truth I would be happy with the 3.8, I'm not really thinking buy a car for it's "total" performance. As long as it has some power and it is smooth.. I'll like it :)

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gm_rocks    0

The best way to learn about a car your interested in is to drive it and look at a few.

I think I will be doing this Saturday, which should be fun :P

On another note, I went to this one local dealer down the street from me to look at it and they didn't have the CXL I wanted (with my options and floor shifter).

Well the guy said that the Lucernce CXL doesn't come with the floorshifter and only the CXS does (liar) then he took me into the showroom to show me an ugly color Lacrosse (umm.. this isn't a Lucerne) and it was a base model at that.

I just thought I had to add that in there :)

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gm_rocks    0

My advice is to wait until GM puts some incentives on the car or holds another fire sale at year's end.

Well from all the automotive "hype", if you would call it, suggests that GM doesn't plan on doing this for the Lucerne.

Not to mention I will need to make a decision and put it in my driveway within 2 months (current old Grand Prix won't last).

I priced it at $31,175 with all the options I want.

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gm_rocks    0

The Lucerne... :idhitit:

It's the best sedan Buick has put out in quite a while, IMO. If you really can't wait, I'd say go for it. :thumbsup:

Yeah.. I think I just might.

On a sad note, I'm trying to find wall paper for a CXL.. and I can't find any.. just CXS :(

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ponchoman49    23

I have heard that the 3800 base models move along pretty well but the CXL versions weight almost 200 lbs more than the CX versions. They all use the 2.86:1 axle and have the 197 hp engine. I'm curious to see how a Lucerne responds with this setup. I have driven many 2000-2005 LeSabres and Bonnys with this same setup with the slightly more powerful 205 hp series II motors. They get up to speed in first gear pretty well but feel quite tame on the highway or in second gear in general. I heard that the LaCrosse was getting the 3900 and the Lucerne the 3.6 HF. Not sure if this is true.

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The O.C.    2

Um...

:P

OH damn sorry.....

Thanks Fly.....

LUCERNE CXL......well, I'd vote for a CXL NorthStar. I'd have to drive it first as AutoWeek just had a short drive and someone said it was a bit too wallowy for them. (CXL V8 chassis is a bit softer than CXS with MagnaRide.)

Ulitmately, I'd go CXS because of 18-inchers, MR, bit tighter suspension, more attractive front fascia (with foglamps) etc., etc.

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razoredge    0

anyone that cant get the 3800 to move needs a driving lesson, the '99 I had was very quick

fine print

It is absolutely wrong for Buick not to offer the SC L32 260/280 in its last years of production. It will smoke the 3900, the 3.6 and nearly competes with the N*. It is an advanced engine and it is a Buick "based" engine. Its also in production and is not that much more expensive in hardware anymore from the NA3800. It should be an inexpensive option on all Lacrosse and Lucerne models. How in the hell did it become a Pontiac engine only !!!!!! Damn it !!!!!

Furthermore a suspension upgrade option should be available without buying the CXS. Call it what you want, it used to be F41 option. GM is blowing it with these "base" model cars and mandatory "packages" to upgrade a car.

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gm_rocks    0

OH damn sorry.....

Thanks Fly.....

LUCERNE CXL......well, I'd vote for a CXL NorthStar.  I'd have to drive it first as AutoWeek just had a short drive and someone said it was a bit too wallowy for them.  (CXL V8 chassis is a bit softer than CXS with MagnaRide.)

Ulitmately, I'd go CXS because of 18-inchers, MR, bit tighter suspension, more attractive front fascia (with foglamps) etc., etc.

I understand your thinking, but at $39,000, a little less mpg and higher insurance cost.. I dunno.

The CXS does offer the front looks, turn signal indicators in the mirrors, tighter suspension (I don't really care about this one, I rather have the other suspension.. I like the "lux" feel). The things I care the most about (UltraSonic, Quiet, Features) are all in the CXL V6 :)

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titan    0

If I was getting a Lucerne V6, I'd wait for next year when it gets the 3900.

... ?

When did this happen? From what I understand it'll get the 3.6L HFV6 and will get the around the same $270HP that is found in the Enclave V6.

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titan    0

Tell you the truth I would be happy with the 3.8, I'm not really thinking buy a car for it's "total" performance. As long as it has some power and it is smooth.. I'll like it :)

That's all I needed to hear... Go for it. My only advice would have been to wait if you wanted a bit more power. But if that really doesn't concern you, go for it.

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Flybrian    0

You'll still get great economy with a 3800 CXL - reports of naturally-aspirated 3800 IIs in Bonnevilles and LeSabres netting 25-30mpg+ as a mixed average isn't unheard of. Plus, there's a world of aftermarket mods if you choose to go the performance route in the future.

Lucerne CXL is perhaps the best trim for most people since it offers so many a la carte options of the CX and CXS for an attractive price.

I say, go for it and let us know! :)

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