2009 Buick LaCrosse Consumer Review: Last of the great 3800 engines

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Last of the great 3800 engines !!!
By Fred on


2009 Buick LaCrosse CXL 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


Purchased this 2009 Buick Lacrosse in April 2009, after selling my great 2006 LaCrosse to a relative. This new vehicle proved to be as good as my older one. Only reason I bought in 2009 is to get the last of the 3800 engine. Newer engines might have more HP but are no more reliable than this last of a great breed. The vehicle is quite, responsive and very comfortable. My only concern is the fact the battery ran completely down while sitting for 3 days. Dealer found no problem and it has not happened again. Still, there is the concern it might happen when I am a long way from home. The 'antiquated' 4-speed transmission is smooth, responsive and gives as good a mileage as 6-speeds.

Best Features

Quiteness, smooth acceleration, and comfortable interior. The driver's information center is also great.

Worst Features

Suggest a more comfortable driver's side door panel be developed so ones left arm can rest comfortably on the door, where most men put it when driving.
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