2011 Buick Lucerne CX 3.9
Great car with Buick's old school dependability
Nothing so far!
Was looking at BMW or Lincoln when I found this sitting out front of the GM dealer. One owner car, full dealer maintained from new with only 18,000 miles on it!
These cars are super quiet and are the last of the full size GMs; wasn't even what I was looking for, but after testing driving it I bought it.
The interior is straightforward and nice; it reminds me of the last gen Town Car dash (not as nice though). The ride is very good, one of the better cars I have been in, but not the best. The seating position is possibly the best I have found, however the actual seats could be better.
Performance is acceptable, but not great. The big push rod V6 gets where you're going, but isn't gonna win any races. Averaging 9.8 50/50 mix driving in winter.
All in all, it's a very nice car, with a good mix of MPG and luxury. I started my search looking for a 2011 Town Car, however I had a hard time finding a good one in my area without fleet service. I was then looking at Lincolns or BMW, when I found this car, but can't complain about a now 5 year old car with 18,000 miles on it for 1/3 what I would have paid new, still with dealer warranty. Would definitely recommend this car unless you are looking for spirited driving; then you will definitely hate it LOL. I would have liked something a little more exciting to drive, but couldn't pass this up!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th January, 2016
10th Oct 2016, 05:31
60,000km, it appears the intake gasket has massively failed along the driver's side. Taking it back to the dealer Tuesday.
28th Apr 2017, 04:16
Sounds like old school GM, alright!
18th Aug 2019, 18:51
Sounds like current GM, too. The bailout only rearranged the deck chairs on the Titanic.
20th Aug 2019, 01:18
I highly recommend grabbing a loaded LaCrosse with 6 cylinders while you can. We now own 2 and it's a great daily driver that’s cheap to buy. Park it anywhere and service it anywhere. We have bought 6 figure cars and you can’t take them to malls, grocery stores etc without worrying over them. I am tired of crossovers and SUVs. But people like them over versatility. Buick’s are nice full size cars.
20th Aug 2019, 17:18
The 2020 models are out. What current GM is your beef about?
22nd Aug 2019, 17:40
2005 Park Avenue/Lesabre were the last of the traditional full size Buick line with the 3800 V6 under the hood. Probably the best and most durable V6 ever produced.