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2005 Buick LaCrosse

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2005 Buick LaCrosse
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By SDS
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2005 Buick LaCrosse CXS 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 4A)


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Excellent value. Outstanding handling and pickup. Looks classy, yet sporty. Can't beat it for the money. LOVE IT!


Favorite Features

Handling, pick up, bells and whistles


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LaCrosse is wonderful
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By thedago
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2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


Review

This is my 4th Buick. The LaCrosse is everything the advertisements say. I wanted it because of the quiet and smooth ride. Quite an improvement over the Regal. I have had my CXL for 2 months and i am quite satisfied. I already have over 3700 miles on it. At first I was disappointed in the gas mileage. But after my last road trip encompassing 600 miles I was stasfied. I averaged just under 29 MPG on the highway (which the sticker indicates). However, city driving drops the MPG considerably. I really love the way the car performed in rainy conditions, and the headlamps are nice and bright.Overall I have no complaints.


Favorite Features

Remote starter, Driver information Center


Suggested Improvements

Some blind spots due to the rear head rests. Location of Cruise control on steering wheel is awkward. I need to take my eyes off the road to locate it. I liked it better on the directional/wiper control.


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Short term owner so far
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By Joni Glessner
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2005 Buick LaCrosse CXS 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 4A)


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Love the car - traded in a 2004 Rendevous - hated that one. Big trunk, OnStar, remote start, XM Radio big plus.Gas mileage still on the bubble - have only gone 400 miles. Beautiful car - Been a Park Ave. owner for years UNTIL the Rendevous. LaCrosse is perfect size. I'm a 25 year REALTOR so need a nice roomy car. LaCrosse meets the criteria so far!!


Favorite Features

XM Radio - I'd put a portable one in my Rendevous and have one at home. Can't live without it!!


Suggested Improvements

Would like a little better mileage


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I love my LaCrosse-Fantastic Value
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By justy
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2005 Buick LaCrosse CX 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought my LaCrosse a few months ago and I really like it a lot. I traded in a small SUV because I really wanted the comfort of a sedan again. I am 38, but and in a professional line of work, so I wanted to buy a car that is classy. This car fits the bill! It is absolutely beautiful inside. The wood grain is what sold me (yes, I know it's not real-but I like it). The thing I am most disappointed in the handling. The steering has some play and I think it needs to be tighter. I agree with others that the trunk is awkward to close. I wish I bought a higher trim level but it's still a great value.


Favorite Features

Auto-headlamps; radio; beautiful interior and exterior; powerful engine; comfortable and quiet.


Suggested Improvements

Tighter steeting; better gas mileage; A/C vents in the back; fold-down back seats in all models. Car would remember some radio setting for pop, classical, etc. and that A/C recirculation button would stay on. Everytime I start the car I have to turn it on again.


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Buick finally got it right
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By dago
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2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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This is my 4th Buick and by far the best. I was really disappointed in my 03 Regal. The bumpy ride and exterior noise was a turnoff. After reading about all the changes Buick made for improvements I just had to try out this LaCrosse. The ride is so much smoother and very quiet. My only regret is that I didn't get the CXS model. I have had the vehicle only 2 months so it is difficult to rate the reliability, hence the low mark for reliability


Favorite Features

I like the remote starter


Suggested Improvements

ABS should be standard. Better fuel econonmy. There are blind spots in the rear because of the head rests.


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