2005 Buick LaCrosse Consumer Review: Not your father's Buick!

2005 Buick LaCrosse - Consumer Review

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CXL Sedan (3.8L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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Not your father's Buick!
By GM 3.8 fan on


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


I bought this CXL with the legendary 3.8 engine. It had 37,000 miles and was lightly used. I have driven it 7,000 miles. I love the 3.8 engine and GM got it right with the last of the series. Great around town mileage and good highway mileage. The original tires are about shot and I intend to upgrade with premium rubber. GM needs to put better original tires on its premium models. No problems and my mechanic has raved about the good deal I got from a VW dealer. The car depreciated to where a guy with two kids in college can afford a top line car for the cost of a tin can. My only complaint is that I wish the front leather seats were as nice as the European-style seats on my 1994 Bonneville.

Best Features

Powerful, thrifty 3.8 engine big trunk, handling

Worst Features

European-style seats from the Bonneville, premium tires
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By iamgeorge69
on 05/26/14 14:07 PM (PDT)

Too funny! The Lacrosse is one of the cars I'm looking to buy, AND I currently own a 1994 Bonneville.

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