2005 Buick LaCrosse Consumer Review: Best Bang for Our Bucks

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Best Bang for Our Bucks
By Don Boone on


2005 Buick LaCrosse CXS 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 4A)


After owning several GM cars, including a 99 Regal LS, the CXS is all I hoped it would be. Worth the money, especially as we compared it to more expensive vehicles. Drove from upstate NY to Florida one week after purchase, and loved the smooth ride, acceleration, quiet, handling, roominess, trunk space, and what a great 6 CD Concept III sound system! The exterior style and finish (Glacier Blue) are terrific. Leather seats w/ heater provided comfort even for the one 12 hour driving day. Temp system is big improvement over Regal. Safety, reliability and great style big plusses. We looked at other competitors (Mercury Montego, Saab, Honda) and know the CXS has them all beat.

Best Features

6 CD, AM/FM sound system is awesome. Very quiet. Good acceleration. Steering exceptional. Striking chrome wheels. Better steering than Regal. Transponder a nice addition.

Worst Features

Information system visible to driver only & have to lose the odometer to view the information. Why no date in display? As already stated, no trunk lever or handle is very obvious...odd they missed this. Strong wind noise with front window or sunroof cracked @ 70+ MPH. Gas mileage disappointing.
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