I have owned my Buick Lucerne CX for 4 years and had almost no problems with it at all. The engine and transmission are both very smooth, and the acceleration, zero to 60 in 9 seconds, is not earth shaking but quite adequate. I love the looks of the car, especially the grille (I got the blacked out grille with ming blue) and the side view. The ride of the car is superb and extremely quiet. My only complaints about the car would be the around town mileage (16) is mediocre and the turning radius (44ft?) makes parking in tight spaces tricky. Over the road mileage (26) is ok.
I like the console gear shift control, which has
detentes and makes up and down manual
shifting very easy. The tire pressure monitor is
very useful and has helped me catch two tires going flat with very slow leaks. The trunk is good sized and very adequate.
My car has the harmon/kardon 8 speaker sound
system, the only option I got, and it's great.
The car has been extremely reliable. I had a very
minor leak in the power steering system the first
year I had the car and my mechanic just tightened
up a connection,
and I've had no problems since.
The engine could use a little more horsepower in
certain situations, although it's usually adequate.
Turning circle is ridiculous.
I would like a semi-automatic manual shift
capabilty to make driving more fun.
Mileage isn't the greatest, especially around town. I though a V6 would be much better. I
suppose the weight of the car (3760 lbs) is the
I have owned this car for 2 years, and have had absolutely zero problems with it. It does 0 to 60 in 9 seconds, plenty fast enough for me, and has a magnificent ride. I have had several complements from total strangers on how beautiful it looks: I have the blacked out grill with ming blue. The aluminum wheels are nice. Anybody who compares this car with an Avalon or Azela(?) or Ford Taurus/Mercury Sable is completely out of their mind! My only complaint is the fuel mileage: I get 26 on the open road - not as good as the 29 I got with my 2000 LeSabre.
Looks, especially the grill. Extremely smooth transmission and acceleration. I think the brakes are good. I have the Harmon/Kardon sound system and it has a great sound!
I would like a little more horsepower. I don't know why Buick lowered it to 197 when the previous LeSabres had 205. Mileage around town is mediocre (15).
Bought new. Classy looks, smooth and quiet ride, fun to drive. Satisfied with gas mileage, e.g., 31mpg on highway and 19.5mpg suburban driving. Blind spots at center and front roof supports. DIC extremely helpful. Dimming mirror great for night time driving. Front seat lumbar supports too high. 'Had to buy seat pillows for driver and front passenger seats. Rear seats slanted too sharply, making it hard to get out...especially for elderly. OnStar system easy to use. Only one repair was needed in 14 months (steering).
Smooth, quiet, comfortable ride, DIC; dimming mirror, good looks.
To improve entry and egress, raise passenger seats a couple of inches and reduce seat angle at 5 degrees. An additional 12 volt receptacle. Reposition inside trunk release button.
Bought this car new over a year ago. Love the design, smoothness & quietness of ride. Get 18.5-20.5 mpg suburb driving and 27-31 mpg on trips. Reasonable pickup. Arrive at distant destinations rested. Somewhat difficult getting in and out, especially for elderly. Seating comfortable but non- adjustable lumbar support too high (I'm 5'll")and seat seems short front to back. A 2 1/2" seat pillow corrected the lumbar problem. Roof supports create dangerous blind spots that took six - eight months to accommodate. Inside trunk release button awkwardly located. After 14000 miles, no mechanical problems.
Bought it because it was pretty and felt comfortable. After a week of driving to and from work (40 miles per day), my lower back began to hurt. After three weeks I was unable to drive the car. Driver and passenger seats have no lumbar support. Back seat is comfortable. Traded cars with my husband. He now has to drive with cushions on back of seat. Dealer was of no help. They recommended having an upholsterer rebuild the seats which we will try. We like the very quiet ride and many of the features. Headliner is of poor design with raw edges front and back. Cup holder design is poor.
Cloth upholstery in shale color, quiet ride, OnStar, radio controls on steering wheel.
Design of front seats (seat back puts spine into a very uncomfortable position), better cup holder locations, improved installation of headliner, change location of button to unlock trunk.