2006 Buick Lucerne CXL V6 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
I spent a week in the Lucerne over the holidays. Two words: First-Class. The vehicle is large, but drives and feels like my mid-sized car. Smooth power all the way and car is so quiet that people on cellphone didn't realize I was calling from the car! The seats are so comfortable and supportive they feel like my overstuffed chair at home. Fit- and-Finish are superb. I stopped at a gas station and two total strangers commented to me on the looks of the car (both were over 40 however). My wife drives an 03' Lexus ES300. I use to refer to her car as the 'Smoothie Queen' because its a very smooth comfortable ride. With this new Lucerne a new day has begun.
HVAC controls well placed and very intuitive. I got in the car and was able to work the radio and HVAC controls without reading the owners manual. Rain-sensing Wipers, electronic throttle very responsive when passing or pulling from dead stop. IPOD/MP3 jack is a plus.
Rear-end could be styled a little more passionately. Make chrome grill an option on all models as it dresses the car up considerably. Fog lights should be on the front bumpers also as it looks a bit spartan without it. Consider putting a 5 or 6 speed transmission in the car.
I have only had the car for two weeks and absolutly love it. It has great comfort and plenty of power for me. I traded in a Lincoln town car and couldn't be happier. I would advise anyone to test drive this car if your looking for comfort and safety.
Stereo six disc changer. Auto lights and mirrors. Ride and power. 3800
I absolutely love my Lucerne CXS! Great ride for passengers! Day after day the Lucerne provides a comfortable and pleasing ride. If I do not drive it every day, I miss "Sophie" and she misses me! : ) This truly is an unexpected love affair with my car. I am a past multiple (14years) Chrysler mini-van Mom and was protesting my husband's strong encouragement for the purchase of the Lucerne CXS. (He recalled my delight when sitting in one at the Detroit & Grand Rapids Auto Shows) I continually receive favorable comments and inquiries from friends and complete strangers. (all ages/gender)
Great sound system. Extremely comfortable leather heat/cool seats, esp after a day in my office with a 40 mi drive home. Great acceleration, confident handling, quiet interior. Exterior design with chrome accents-I have the add on spoiler. The sporty yet sophisticated look and tri-wh/gld flash paint.
The trunk release in the glove box should be placed higher, and perhaps in the middle, a sliding console storage compartment, lighted console drink holder. These are minor! I love my Lucerne CXS!