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2005 Buick LaCrosse Sedan

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Good car for the money
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By Sandra
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2005 Buick LaCrosse Sedan CXL 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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The car is roomy and comfortable with great trunk space. Good quality leather - after almost 5 years still looks new. The only three problems are the low oil pressure warning comes on sometimes - taken to two different dealers who could find nothing wrong - hasn't caused any problems, goes off after a few seconds. The other issue is the clunking noise that comes from the steering column when I hit bumps. An the last issue is the A/C which I need to have checked because its unreliable - sometimes cold as the arctic going to warm as the desert back to cold as the arctic within a matter of minutes; however, when it does work, it's very cold :)


Best Features

Body design. A/C when it works. Electric controls on drivers seat. Radio sound quality.


Worst Features

Cheap plastic could use improvement - the black has worn off some of the buttons.


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Not your father's Buick!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By GM 3.8 fan
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2005 Buick LaCrosse Sedan CXL 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought this CXL with the legendary 3.8 engine. It had 37,000 miles and was lightly used. I have driven it 7,000 miles. I love the 3.8 engine and GM got it right with the last of the series. Great around town mileage and good highway mileage. The original tires are about shot and I intend to upgrade with premium rubber. GM needs to put better original tires on its premium models. No problems and my mechanic has raved about the good deal I got from a VW dealer. The car depreciated to where a guy with two kids in college can afford a top line car for the cost of a tin can. My only complaint is that I wish the front leather seats were as nice as the European-style seats on my 1994 Bonneville.


Best Features

Powerful, thrifty 3.8 engine big trunk, handling


Worst Features

European-style seats from the Bonneville, premium tires


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Totally mediocre
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By totally mediocre
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2005 Buick LaCrosse Sedan CXL 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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I purchased this car used with 22,000 miles. Initially, I was very impressed with the design of the exterior and the interior materials. However, with time I have been mildly disappointed. No major complaints, just room for improvement. Like every other review, I am also disappointed with the fuel economy. Also, the 3.8 liter engine is not nearly as quiet or refined as other reviews suggest. The seats are unsupportive and stiff, although the leather is of very good quality. Have had an ongoing problem with the airbag light coming on for no apparent reason. Finally, the trunk lid has no handle to pull it up. Sounds minor but is very inconvenient.


Best Features

Quality of the leather interior, stereo has good sound, acceleration is more than adequate, very nice exterior aesthetically.


Worst Features

More supportive seats, handle on the trunk lid, quieter powerplant, especially on cold winter mornings, roomier rear-seat


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Not dissapointed
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By AmJohn
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2005 Buick LaCrosse Sedan CX 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought this car a year ago and have been very happy overall. Trunk space holds our stroller, a pack and play and still has room for a few bags of groceries. The sound system is very good. Very quiet and comfortable ride, good gas mileage. Only complaint is the intermediary joint is needing serviced or replaced, but other than that I would have no problem buying another one.


Best Features

Gas mileage, trunk space, sound system, comfort/lumbar support.


Worst Features

Radio control on wheel needs to be able to switch from radio to CD. Intermediary joint issue.


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First Year Flaws
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By GM Brat
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2005 Buick LaCrosse Sedan CXL 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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I have now owned this Buick for 3+ years and have put 75k miles on her. She is still very docile, quiet and well mannered, just what you would expect from a Buick.


Best Features

I really like the body lines. The CXL with chrome package is very easy on the eyes.


Worst Features

This is the second V6 I have owned, and both have pulled hard to the left under heavy acceleration. The suspension is not responsive (nothing to do with firmness) enough to give confidence in driving. Going over grates during a corner causes the car to jump around.


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