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.