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2005 Buick LaCrosse Sedan

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Another Good Buick....but
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By James Lorenz
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2005 Buick LaCrosse Sedan CXS 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 4A)


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I am pleased with my Lacrosse except for local gas mileage. On the highway (trips) it gets over 30+ mpg, but around home only about 12-14 mpg. My old Century did far better than that. Also, the headrests are not angled forward like the old Century. I feel they should be touching the neck and head without having to lean your head back. Ride and performance are as good as my Century. The Lacrosse has some creaks and groans that I will be telling the dealer about at my next checkup.


Best Features

Remote starting. OnStar.


Worst Features

Better local fuel economy. Forward tilting headrests. Clothing hooks on rear seat hand holds. Put cruise control back on turn signal lever. All buttons are out of line of vision and feel the same. Have to look down to verify selection. Old turn signal location was easily operated by feel.


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Love the ride, not that fun to drive
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By Jared Ellars
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2005 Buick LaCrosse Sedan CXL 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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Very comfortable car, smooth ride and quite. Only real gripe that I have with the car is the engine. I've liked the 3.8 in the past, but I think the performance is poor in this car. Could be gearing, but engine seems to run at too low RPMs to effectively change speeds. Engine seems to labor when increasing speed. After it decides to shift down a gear or two, then the performance is there. Mileage is also extremely disappointing. Only get about 25-26 on highway. That is very poor cause my 3.5L (with more horse power) Olds Intrigue got over 30 on highway. City mileage is poor as well in my opinion, I get 18 mpg which includes two miles of stop and go traffic and 8 miles interstate driving.


Best Features

Heated leather seats, quite interior, rear parking assist.


Worst Features

Bigger, or atleast more efficent engine or better gearing. ABS/ traction control should have been standard in 05. 6 disc CD player should be able to play MP3 as well. Make the Onstar equipment optional, not standard.


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Fun to Drive
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By Biloxigirl
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2005 Buick LaCrosse Sedan CXS 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 4A)


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Fun car to drive. Love the remote start feature -- was sold first time saw it. Great stero and XM and daughter loves the dual climate control. Quiet smooth ride. Real upscale car for the price.


Best Features

Remote start


Worst Features

Trunk is weird to close -- no handle or place to put your hand.


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Better Buick
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By CXL
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2005 Buick LaCrosse Sedan CXL 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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The 2005 LaCrosse is a much better car than my previous 1997 Buick Regal. Handles and rides much better and doesn't have that old Buick float. It feels more like a sport sedan. Fit and finish is also improved and it is quite quiet. I think the old 3.8 V6 has been improved. Smoother and quiter. The gas mileage is still a downer. It gets 30 on the highway, but only 17-18 around town. Overall, its a much improved car.


Best Features

Ride, handling, and looks.


Worst Features

Put the 3.6 Litre in all models.


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American cars on the comeback trail
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By Kevin
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2005 Buick LaCrosse Sedan CXL 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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If you fancy yourself as an educated buyer, do yourself a favor. Don't overlook this vehicle. Even the most hardened Camry or Accord fan can appreciate and buy this car. I know, I was one of them. It's the best car I've owned. Go drive one and see for yourself.


Best Features

Ride, build quality, interior and exterior styling, fuel economy, extremely quiet, has world's best and most reliable V-6 engine (3800 Series III)


Worst Features

The fake wood could have been made to look more real, more legroom in the back seat, make foglamps standard on all models.


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