4th May 2012, 14:22
I agree. The LaCrosse is too small to be considered Buick's flagship. But I'm thinking with the new Cadillac XTS coming out, Buick will follow up with something similar.
4th May 2012, 14:26
I believe the V8 was only available on the CXL in 2006 and 2007. I think after that, you had to get the CXS in order to get the Northstar. However, I've seen some CXS models without the air conditioned seats and rain sense wipers. Since I bought this car used, I have a feel that it was custom built. Like I said, it has every option except the navigation and the turn signals in the side view mirrors. I know that Stabilitrak and the Magnetic Ride Control were optional too.
I really like the Park Avenues that were out prior to the Lucerne. But I've never been in one. So if they are as nice as you say they, I better stick with my Lucerne or I'll get jealous! I compare the comfort of my Lucerne to my old 1992 Cadillac DeVille. It just feels good! But good luck with your Enclave! My fiance and I are actually looking into the Enclave for when we have children one day.
6th May 2012, 17:50
The new XTS is not that big either, and if I'm not mistaken, it is built on the same platform the LaCrosse already uses. Unless fuel prices go back to at least around $3 per gallon and the EPA is abolished, I don't think we will ever see even moderately large cars like the Buick Lucerne/Cadillac DTS again.
19th Oct 2014, 13:30
The CXS was the only model with the V8. The problem was with the Northstar engine in it; sooner or later it would leak oil. They wanted $4000.00 to fix my 2006. I sold it.
19th Oct 2014, 13:39
You have your facts wrong. Mine was a 2006 CXS with the Northstar V8. It started leaking oil in 2013. The best mileage I ever got was 22 MPG. It was over $4000.00 to get it fixed, which I did not do. The car had 48,000 miles on it when I traded it in.
18th Aug 2015, 05:17
My Buick Lucerne 2006 ran well for 9 years; after that everything broke down on it. In 2014 Aug. problems started. First a gas line was leaking, then had to replace engine mounts, 3 tires (treads good, bubble in inner rubber due to a too heavy car), brake oil leaking, shift stuck in park (car had be towed), cooling leaking water pump went, head gasket burned due to broken water pump. So far... I am scared what comes next. Total spending on car repairs in the last 12 months: $3,350, and I have a feeling that's not the end of it.