So far this has been the 2nd worst car my family has ever owned. We once sent a neon to the scrap yard with 60,000 miles on it. This car gets poor gas milage. On a good day I can get around 22mpg. I've had at least 3 v8 cars that could get around 25 mpg, and they all had a lot more power. There is a clunk in the steering that can't seem to get fixed. There is also a vibration in the front end that won't go away. The front sway bar snapped. The drivers door leaks in the rain. The headlights are always burning out. The transmission slips and then suddenly slams before it takes off. It has needed a four wheel alignment. It was just eating tires. The writing has rubbed off of the buttons for the radio and the heating and air. The letters fall off of the outside too. It just say la rosse. The CXL is totally gone. The back seat is very cramped even for children. When you pop the trunk it is difficult to open unless you have really skinny fingers. The air bag light goes on and off as you drive. The traction control and ABS light come on and go off whenever they feel like it. That doesn't bother me though because when it's slick out the traction control and ABS gets in the way more than it helps on this car. I like having traction control and ABS usually. This car is downright dangerous in the snow. The ABS comes on almost as soon as you touch the pedal. It will make you miss turns. Then when you get back on the gas the traction control is there to cut the power. I feel safer in my 2 wheel drive ford ranger pick up in the snow. The brakes are not powerful enough even on dry pavement really. I'm ready to junk this thing with only 120,000 miles on it. The ranger by that way has 200,000 on it without skipping a beat. I have tried hard to maintain this car, but its useless. To me it is obvious why GM needed a bail out and Ford did not.
I have to say I like this car. Despite it needing some work since I've owned it, anything I've had done is to be expected with owning any car. I like the design of the newer models, so if this one continues to be a good car for me, I may trade it in for a new Lacrosse when the time comes.
The a/c and heat works very well, heated seats are nice. Despite it being a Buick, the feel and pick up is very nice.
The cloth interior is hard to keep clean, more legroom in the backseat.
I have a 2007 Buick Lacrosse, bought a few months old, with 6,000 miles on it. No problems except replaced the cabin air filter, & battery. It now has 23,000 miles on it. Then a month ago, the headlights started going off, then back on about 10 minutes later. How many have had that problem? I was told it was the BCM, a few hundred dollars. Any other ideas that have worked? This is scary!!!!
I neither love or hate this car. Exterior looks great with chrome package, except rear end is too bland. Interior is typical with fake wood from Buick. More road noise than I expected. Handles well with a firm ride, not plush, you feel the road. This is not an old mans car. The 3800 series 3 is an outstanding motor despite its unrefined feel. Most of the reviews are, as usual, from newbies and problem cars. For those of you with steering/pulling issues please consider replacing the intermediate shaft. There some bad tires out there but tires are frequently a symptom of another problem. Note the difference in alignment with a loaded vehicle if there is a persistent alignment issue.
3800 series 3 Seat shape
Road noise. The car is not refined by any stretch. Low grade cloth is junk.