2006 Buick Lucerne Consumer Review: Looks good, but not a Park Ave

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Looks good, but not a Park Avenue
By Ed Sheehy on


2006 Buick Lucerne CXL V6 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


I bought this car to replace my wife's '99 Park Avenue (the best car that we ever owned). It looks wonderful (red w/ tan leather). The 3.8 is a solid performer. However, there is a fair amount of torque steer on acceleration. Over the highway, it does not seem to have the stability that the Park Avenue had. The biggest issue is the flimsiness of the interior door panels-they creak any time that you pull on them. Also the seat belt guides have become worn where the seat belts have sliced into them. It is hardly noticeable but it should not happen! To make matters worse, the parts needed to correct this are on "nationwide back order". I guess it is more common than the dealer wants to tell me!

Best Features

Good power with plenty of room. Looks great!

Worst Features

Better interior build quality! Bring back the Park Ave! Haven't we fixed the fan belt squeal when you go through a puddle yet?
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