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ORLANDO, Fla. -- General Motors Corp. (GM) announced some additions and subtractions to its Pontiac and Buick lines to dealers here a few days after its sales chief vowed a "renaissance" for the two model lines.

Buick will get an "uplevel version" of the Buick LaCrosse sedan that will include new exterior trim and a new engine, Buick spokesman David Darovitz confirmed Tuesday. He said no price has been decided.

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Wait, I thought the LaCrosse Super was supposed to be a 2008 model?

Maybe for 2007, the 3.6 is standard and on the CXS and/or uplevel trim, a new engine?

I hope the interior gets the new radio.

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I mentioned this "Super" to my father and we entered a 15 minute discussion about Buicks from his day. Compare that to ones I have with him about Nissans or Toyotas that are about 15 seconds and are pretty much "They had a GT or something and that Z. Those were great. But all that crap they have now is junk."

Just a nice little thought I suppose. :)

I suppose this is a 5.3l V8 shoehorn a la GXP and SS? Man, would I love for it to be a blown 3.6l, but I'm deaming too much.

Who else hopes for ventiports?

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I mentioned this "Super" to my father and we entered a 15 minute discussion about Buicks from his day. Compare that to ones I have with him about Nissans or Toyotas that are about 15 seconds and are pretty much "They had a GT or something and that Z. Those were great. But all that crap they have now is junk."

Just a nice little thought I suppose. :)

I suppose this is a 5.3l V8 shoehorn a la GXP and SS? Man, would I love for it to be a blown 3.6l, but I'm deaming too much.

Who else hopes for ventiports?

I'd like ventiports and a grille change please.

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I agree 100%.  That's all the exterior needs, IMO.  I really like the rear.

The rear grew on me A LOT in the past year. Illuminated, it looks pretty classy in my opinion--when illuminated, it looks NOTHING like a Taurus.

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Hopefully this will result in lower pricing throughout the LaCrosse range. Currently there's just $2000 between a Lucerne CXL V8 and a LaCrosse CXS V6.

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Hopefully this will result in lower pricing throughout the LaCrosse range. Currently there's just $2000 between a Lucerne CXL V8 and a LaCrosse CXS V6.

I agree with the pricing. I feel the LaCrosse CX should start at around 22,500, CXL around 23,995, and CXS at 25,500.

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Portholes are a must! I'm sure there'll be portholes, hopefully it will get an engine upgrade!

Well, with the 3800 on its way out, maybe 2007 will be the year o change? And with the engine upgrades, I'll assume the 6-speed auto will be thrown in. Put in some of that Lucerne plood on the dash... new radio/hvac, car's good to go :)

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Say more about the LaCrosse Super.  I am clearly in the dark on this one.  It sounds interesting.

Refreshed front end with Velite style grill and probably new head lights. 5.3 DOD V8 from Grand Prix GXP and Impala SS. Quiet tuned interior and hopefully Magnaride. Maybe a small change in interior, like the 06 GP got.

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I think 2007 will be a good year for this car. That is if they usher in the 3900, 6 speed auto, new grille and headlights and that new V8 Super version. The things keeping me from purchasing the current LaCrosse is the lackluster 3800/4 speed auto 2.86:1 axle combo which in my weekend rental of one just left a bad taste in my mouth, the way too light seat fabrics and the bland wimpy looking front end treatment. Also the CX and CXL need steering like my 02 Intrigue which is far superior and precise to the darty vague setup in the LaCrosse. All they need to do is fix a few simple things with this car to make it a success.

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Here's what I think Buick should do with the current LaCrosse: drop the CX trim, turn CXL into Reserve (make cloth and/or velour upholstery standard, drop the price a little, leather a low-cost option, front split-bench seat standard-buckets no charge), make CXS the Super with the 4.6-liter DOHC Northstar 280hp V-8, 3 portholes per side on both models, revise the rear taillamps to look like those of the 1998 Signia concept, maybe add a lightly indented sweepspear bodyside curvature, reduce the overall length a little bit without any passenger or cargo room sacrifice, and you have a nice updated LaCrosse. And keep adding the standard equipment and options!

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I think 2007 will be a good year for this car. That is if they usher in the 3900, 6 speed auto, new grille and headlights and that new V8 Super version. The things keeping me from purchasing the current LaCrosse is the lackluster 3800/4 speed auto 2.86:1 axle combo which in my weekend rental of one just left a bad taste in my mouth, the way too light seat fabrics and the bland wimpy looking front end treatment. Also the CX and CXL need steering like my 02 Intrigue which is far superior and precise to the darty vague setup in the LaCrosse. All they need to do is fix a few simple things with this car to make it a success.

There is no plan at GM to EVER put a 6 speed auto in a W body. It would be nice if they put some work into the 3.6l V6 to get it to a competetive 300 HP (see Lexus 3.5l)

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All this car really needed was a better front end.  So if Buick is putting money into cleaning things up, I hope that is at the top of the list.

Well, the LaCrosse will get a revised grille as we've seen from the LaCrosse Super spyshot pinned at the top of this forum. I definitely want to see a few other changes... just some simple changes will go far. Out with the radio/hvac, in with the new tranny. Out with the plood, and in with the Lucerne's plood. Lower each trim's price by between 1000-1500. Then, I think we're talking.

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There is no plan at GM to EVER put a 6 speed auto in a W body.

That's just sad. The W-body LaCrosse is going to be around for at least 3 more years.

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There is no plan at GM to EVER put a 6 speed auto in a W body.  It would be nice if they put some work into the 3.6l V6 to get it to a competetive 300 HP (see Lexus 3.5l)

Thats strange because GM was reportedly going to offer the 6 speed auto on the Impala next year which is a W-body. Although knowing GM you are probably right in that the 6 speed won't ever see the engine bay of a W-body. Time will tell.

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Thats strange because GM was reportedly going to offer the 6 speed auto on the Impala next year which is a W-body. Although knowing GM you are probably right in that the 6 speed won't ever see the engine bay of a W-body. Time will tell.

If GM has to pick vehicles to dedicate the six speed to, I would prefer it show up in the Lucerne, DTS, and the Epsilon cars. The rumor is that the next Pontiac GP will be on a different chassis, possibly RWD. Don't waste money on the current GP. Also, it is also rumored that the next Lacrosse will be on the Epsilon II platform - which will get a six speed for sure.

Just updating the grill and interior combined with GM's proven 5.3L V8 would do enough to boost sales.

Put the six speed autos in the cars that have the most future:

All GMT900s

All Lambdas

All Epsilons

Lucerne

DTS

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Great... another W-Body which will likely get the V8 treatment... I'm glad those 5.3's don't have feelings or feel pain because I'd be pretty bummed if I was to be detuned, shoved into a front-wheel drive W-Body and be bolted to an ancient four speed automatic.

:nono:

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Thats strange because GM was reportedly going to offer the 6 speed auto on the Impala next year which is a W-body. Although knowing GM you are probably right in that the 6 speed won't ever see the engine bay of a W-body. Time will tell.

This is very strange! Where did you see a that GM "reported" that the '07 Impala will have a 6 speed auto? They have not even done the engineering to modify the W body to accept the FWD version of the 6 speed, much less the engineering for the engine/drive train management software. If it was coming out on the '07 they would have to be in final testing.

Please state the report this was in!

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sounds good to me. It would be nice if they did a minor overhaul to all Lacrosse but maybe its not worth it when developing new platforms are of greater importance. Still a new facia, how much could that cost ? It would be inline with Buicks new look rather than having two very different appearences.

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