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 finally made the last payment on this car, and it's all mine!!
I still haven't had any problems with it, and I've had it for
5 years now. This car is so good looking, it makes all Japanese
cars, including the Lexus, look boring. I've seen reviews that knock the Lucerne for being too old fashioned, but if you want a sporty handling car, get a BMW (if you can afford it). This car is super reliable, isn't that important? This car is also comfortable and has plenty of room, but I guess that's being "old fashioned".
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