2010 LaCrosse 3liter cxl
By 1st Time Buick Owner on
2010 Buick LaCrosse CXL 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)
This is an impressive auto and in my area it was only appx $4K more than the Accords and even closer in price to the new Malibus list so I got the Buick. Insurance same as the Malibu. Appears large on the inside but sporty and stylish on the outside. This is due to the small trunk which some have panned but which I think was wise. Ext dim is somewhat wide and you sit tall (if desired). The steering is very responsive and smooth. The acceleration is not linear or quick. It's slow at first (weight?) but will then kick in. Eventual high speed very easy. Everything seems very tight and made of quality. Currently 17.7 mpg mixed. Back seat is too large for me. Rear auto sun screen is nice.
Interior styling, quality, features and all the trekky buttons. Exterior styling. The brakes appear large and solid. Steering and maneuvering. Wide tires and stance give good handling for solid car. No sway. Styling and size at expense of trunk. Price-luxury far exceeds Malibus and Accords imho.
Need to loose weight and lower the side door panel and front hood height even if it impacts ride. Not a 0-60 sports car. Shrink the backseat to save weight and size? Perhaps that would allow a slightly smaller v6? Side view mirrors stick out too far. Soften center con where driver leg rests.