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2011 LaCrosse CXL not bad - could be better
By vakmere on
2011 Buick LaCrosse CXL 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
This is my 2nd Lacrosse. I had a 2007 prior to this one. Not a bad car to have as long as you donít try to go on long trips with lots of luggage. The incredibly small trunk is annoying. My golf clubs just about fit. What were they thinking? However this shortcoming is compensated buy the roomy interior and comfortable seating. Maybe I can put suitcases on the nice leather back seat?
Steering wheel will turn when riding over bumps, hold on to it.
Dash is laid out well and the accent lighting is very becoming. The sunroof slides back evenly with the roof unlike my 2007 which tilted up on an angle and was noisy. Gas mileage is average and the ride can be a little noisy depending on the surface you are driving on. The ride is no longer that cushy ride I had in my 2007 Lacrosse. Itís a little stiffer and bouncier. Why did I buy it? Looks great, the price was right, holds is value longer, engine is better than the 2007 Lacrosse, and it just felt like a very solid well built car.
Interior lighting, 6 way power seating, sound system, responsive engine and trans, programable comfort controls. Quiet stable ride is a plus, Bluetooth-XM radio-Onstar all are great features. Safety features are also excellent.
Needs more trunk space and interior storage but I dont think they'll do it. Tilt steering wheel can be a knee buster because it wont raise too far. You have to lower the driver seat to exit without banging a knee or head against the door. They got in and out of the Apollo space capsule easier than this. Put the gas fill back on the driver side. Put the trunk release back in the car.