Used 2008 Buick LaCrosse

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2008 Buick LaCrosse

Pros

  • Smooth and quiet ride, powerful V6 and V8 engines in CXS and Super models, available seating for six.

Cons

  • Lackluster handling in V6 models, noisy base V6, unsupportive seats, many low-budget interior materials, cramped rear legroom, stability control not available on base CX model, middling side-impact crash test results.

Used 2008 Buick LaCrosse for Sale

Buick LaCrosse 2008 CX 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
42,372 miles
Used 2008
Buick LaCrosse
CX
CarMax
18 mi away
List$10,598
Est.Loan: $217/mo
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Buick LaCrosse 2008 Super 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
112,001 miles
Used 2008
Buick LaCrosse
Super
KARGAR MOTORS OF MANASSAS
18.8 mi away
List$6,577
Est.Loan: $135/mo
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Buick LaCrosse 2008 Super 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
84,997 miles
Used 2008
Buick LaCrosse
Super
Fast Lane Car Sales
41.3 mi away
List$9,595
Est.Loan: $196/mo
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Dealer Notes
Snatch a steal on this 2008 Buick LaCrosse Super before it's too late. Comfortable but agile, its low maintenance Automatic transmission and its durable Gas V8 5.3L325 engine have lots of soul for a budget-friendly price. It's outfitted with the following options: WHEELS, 18 (45.7 CM) PAINTED ALUMINUM (STD), TRANSMISSION, 4-SPEED AUTOMATIC, ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED WITH OVERDRIVE (Includes heavy-duty transmission.) (STD), TITANIUM, LEATHER-APPOINTED SEATING WITH DREAM WEAVE INSERTS, TIRES, P23550R18 ALL-SEASON, BLACKWALL, SUNROOF, POWER, TILT-SLIDING, SEATS, FRONT BUCKET includes 6-way power driver seat adjuster, 2-way manual front passenger seat adjuster with foreaft controls, outboard head restraints, front seatback map pockets and rear armrest with dual cup holders (STD), LICENSE PLATE BRACKET, FRONT, ENGINE, 5.3L V8 SFI (300 hp [223.69 kW] @ 5600, 323 lb-ft of torque [436.05N-m] @ 4000) (STD), CUSTOMER DIALOGUE NETWORK, and BLACK ONYX. You've done your research, Visit Fast Lane Car Sales at 5041 Williamsport Pike Martinsburg WV 25404 or call 681-353-2104 today!
Buick LaCrosse 2008 Super 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
58,734 miles
Used 2008
Buick LaCrosse
Super
M&M Auto
48.3 mi away
List$10,990
Est.Loan: $225/mo
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Dealer Notes
Thanks for shopping at M & M Auto Look at this nice 2008 Buick LaCrosse SUPER SERIES ! Check out all the options! Adjust your seat to your liking with the Power Adjustable Driver's Seat. Let them have it their way with a Power Adjustable Passenger Seat! Stay safe with Curtain Airbags! Keep warm this winter with heated seats! Keep your exterior mirrors frost-free with these Heated Exterior Mirrors! Luxurious Leather Seats will keep you comfortable for the entire ride! Who doesn't love a sunroof? Open it up and ride into the sunset! There is room for all your friends to sit with a 3 Passenger Rear Seat! Anti-Lock Braking System ensures a smooth stop. Stay on the road with Traction Control!
Buick LaCrosse 2008 CXL 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
125,982 miles
Used 2008
Buick LaCrosse
CXL
Buchanan Buick Chevrolet GMC
49.4 mi away
List$8,881
Est.Loan: $182/mo
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This 2008 Buick LaCrosse CXL is a great option for folks looking for top features like a remote starter, dual climate control, traction control, anti-lock brakes, dual airbags, side air bag system, and airbag deactivation. It comes with a 3.8 liter 6 Cylinder engine. This one's a deal at $8,881. With a 4-star crash test rating, this is one of the safest vehicles you can buy. The exterior is a dazzling dark slate metallic gra. It has the best mileage with 17 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway. Driving has never been easier with remote starter. Call today to test it out! Contact Information: Buchanan Automotive, 1035 E Main St, Waynesboro, PA, 17268, Phone: (717) 762-3141, E-mail: chevy@buchananisbetter.com. Our Guaranteed Credit approval is backed by a check for $100.00 if you don't ride home in your next vehicle or take your written approval with payments and terms home to review we will cut you a check! Many Certified Pre Owned, commission free
Buick LaCrosse 2008 CX 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
101,355 miles
Used 2008
Buick LaCrosse
CX
(45)
Alpha Motor Sports
52.5 mi away
List$4,900
Est.Loan: $100/mo
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Buick LaCrosse 2008 CXL 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
77,358 miles
Used 2008
Buick LaCrosse
CXL
(2)
Weimer Chevrolet Buick GMC
79.4 mi away
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Buick LaCrosse 2008 CXL 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
87,266 miles
Used 2008
Buick LaCrosse
CXL
(5)
Free Bridge Auto Sales
86.4 mi away
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Buick LaCrosse 2008 CXL 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
76,336 miles
Used 2008
Buick LaCrosse
CXL
(2)
Renn Kirby Chevrolet Buick
58.4 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Buick LaCrosse 2008 CX 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
122,811 miles
Used 2008
Buick LaCrosse
CX
(8)
Pearson Mazda
96.3 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Buick LaCrosse 2008 CX 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
46,008 miles
Used 2008
Buick LaCrosse
CX
M&M Auto
48.3 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2008 Buick LaCrosse offers a calm and capable motoring experience for traditional Buick customers, but lags behind most other midsize and full-size family sedans when it comes to handling, cabin space, feature content and overall refinement.

vehicle overview

The 2008 Buick LaCrosse is a decent midsize sedan operating at a disadvantage: Despite representing one of the new and improved GM product designs of late, it does battle in the highly competitive $25,000-$30,000 bracket of the family sedan segment. Import and domestic brand rivals keep getting faster, more agile and more upscale, while the Buick soldiers on with an aged platform, outdated drivetrains, and a staid design and image. As such, the LaCrosse typically doesn't make it onto the radar of mainstream midsize sedan shoppers.

In an attempt to boost its visibility in the marketplace, Buick has reached back into the 1950s and resurrected its premium "Super" moniker for a new V8-powered variant of the LaCrosse. While all 2008 models benefit from a freshened, reshaped "waterfall" grille, the top-drawer Buick LaCrosse Super is engineered by the GM Performance Division and features unique styling with exclusive portholes on each side and a deck lid spoiler out back. Chrome-tipped dual exhaust and 18-inch wheels offer further evidence of the enhanced hardware that lies underneath: a powerful 5.3-liter V8 packing 300 horsepower along with upgraded suspension and brakes to match. Lesser LaCrosse models continue to use a pair of V6s: an aging 3.8-liter 200-hp V6 (CX and CXL) and a more modern 3.6-liter DOHC V6 putting out 240 horses (CXS).

Inside, the 2008 Buick LaCrosse is a mixed bag. Its acceptable fit and finish and pleasing blend of wood and chrome trim are offset by cheaper plastic pieces. Seating comfort and rear passenger room are marginal, and the overall combination probably won't hold much appeal except for more traditional customers. For them, the quiet cabin environment, lively engine performance (at least in the CXS and Super) and smooth ride quality will probably add up to an acceptable package. Others looking for a truly premium experience will be less impressed by the LaCrosse's compromised interior, uninspiring handling and lack of high-tech features. Before committing to this Buick, we suggest these shoppers check out the many better-performing alternatives, including the Chrysler 300, Ford Taurus/Mercury Sable, Hyundai Azera, Nissan Maxima, Toyota Avalon/Camry, Volkswagen Passat and even GM's own Saturn Aura.

2008 Buick LaCrosse configurations

The 2008 Buick LaCrosse is a midsize family sedan offered in four trim levels: CX, CXL, CXS and Super. Five-passenger seating is standard, but an available front bench seat in the CX and CXL increases capacity to six.

The base CX comes well equipped with 16-inch steel wheels, a power driver seat with memory, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, a six-speaker CD stereo with satellite radio, fully powered accessories and remote vehicle starting. The more upscale LaCrosse CXL adds alloy wheels, leather upholstery, wood-grain trim, heated front seats and a driver's power lumbar adjustment. Further upmarket, the fully equipped CXS provides a smoother and more powerful V6, 17-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, a quicker steering ratio and a split-folding rear seat. Many of the CXS model's features are available on the CX and CXL. Other noteworthy options include a sunroof, rear parking assist, a power front passenger seat and an upgraded nine-speaker audio system with an MP3-compatible CD player. An in-dash CD changer is available as well, but popular high-tech features like a navigation system and Bluetooth are not.

The new top-of-the-line Buick LaCrosse Super offers most of the above features as standard equipment. In addition, the Super has V8 power, 18-inch wheels, a further upgraded suspension, larger brakes and leather seating with unique woven inserts. The only options on the LaCrosse Super are a sunroof and CD changer.

2008 Highlights

The big news this year is the arrival a new La Crosse Super model with a 300-horsepower V8, sportier suspension tuning, and larger wheels and brakes. It's further distinguished from lesser LaCrosse variants by fender "portholes," unique front and rear styling and dual chrome-tipped exhaust outlets.

Performance & mpg

The LaCrosse CX and CXL are powered by a 3.8-liter V6 that makes 200 hp and 230 pound-feet of torque, while the CXS is equipped with a 3.6-liter DOHC V6 good for 240 hp and 225 lb-ft of torque. More enthusiastic drivers will want to head straight for the new LaCrosse Super, with its 5.3-liter V8 pumping out 300 horses and 323 lb-ft of torque.

All models are front-wheel drive and make do with an antiquated four-speed automatic transmission -- a liability in a class where rivals offer modern five- and six-speed automatics, as well as continuously variable units. Fuel mileage ratings are respectable but not class-leading. The CX and CXL have 17 mpg city/28 mpg highway estimates, while the CXS comes in at 17/25 and the Super rates 16/24.

Safety

The 2008 Buick LaCrosse features standard full-length side curtain airbags, OnStar communications and antilock disc brakes. Front-seat side airbags are not available. A stability control system is standard on the more powerful CXS and Super models, and optional on the CXL. The base CX comes with traction control only.

In frontal-impact crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Buick LaCrosse earned five stars out of five for driver and front-passenger protection. In NHTSA side-impact tests, the LaCrosse received just three stars for front-occupant protection (a low rating in this class) and four stars for the rear seat. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing, the LaCrosse achieved a best-possible "Good" rating for frontal-offset crash safety, but only a "Marginal" rating in that agency's side-impact crash test.

Driving

Like its Regal and Century predecessors, the Buick LaCrosse was engineered to offer an agreeable balance between a supple ride and confident handling. On the highway it rides smoothly and soaks up bumps with little drama, as you'd expect a midsize family sedan to do. But the sedan's handling capabilities leave much to be desired. The retuned 2008 Buick LaCrosse Super is a step in the right direction with its revised suspension, but other models exhibit excessive body roll and generally numb steering.

Although noisy and unrefined for this class, the standard V6 in CX and CXL models offers adequate power and decent fuel economy. But the more refined CXS is a better choice with its smoother overhead-cam V6. Asphalt-burners will want to slide behind the wheel of the new V8-powered Super, but bear in mind that the old-school V8 has a gruffer delivery than the more modern V6 in the CXS.

Interior

For those who need to carry more people, the five-passenger LaCrosse is also offered in a six-passenger seating configuration. Its broad, flat seats make ingress and egress easy, but lack support for taller adults. Rear-seat legroom is tight for larger individuals, too. The dash design is clean and elegant, with a long expanse of faux wood trim sweeping across its length, interrupted only by a simple gauge cluster directly in front of the driver. Tasteful chrome accents along the dash and around the gear selector add a splash of style. Although the leather upholstery is soft, the plastics used for the door panels, console and most controls have a low-rent appearance and feel. To its credit, the cabin offers lots of storage bins and cubbies, and the trunk volume measures a generous 16 cubic feet.


Consumer reviews

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Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Great Car on Base Price
Tammy,11/07/2008
Purchased this 08 LaCrosse in April, 2008, have 20,000 on it already and love it! Got the base model, but it's a Buick! So it has all the creature comforts--power windows, door locks, and driver seat; cruise, tilt--and great gas mileage. Good git-up-and-go and plenty of room inside. Nice sized steering wheel for a womans hands. Only knock is the trunk is a little narrow to get a large suitcase into and out of easily, but I love the trunk release design! Overall, a great vehicle for the money.
Great Car
Eric,03/28/2010
My car is now two years old, 36,000 miles and no problems. Just finally took it back to the dealer for the first time to have the breaks checked, need new pads on the front. I do have the oil changed about every 8,000 files. Best car I've ever owned for quality and reliability. Not happy to see the 2010 model has the gas on the passenger side yuck. I think I'll keep my 2008 for a while.
too many annoying quirks
guest21,06/20/2013
cloth interior holds lint impossible to vacuum. Rotors warped after 10,000 miles ( now buy expensive brakes and rotors, to fix. problems with the transmission clunking into drive. took to get fixed, they said it didn't exist. Still clunks into drive after being in reverse passenger locks quit working after 50,000 miles. gas mileage was great at first, now get no more than 20mpg on highway 16mpg town Supposed to come equipped with a radio that tells the name of the song. Nope. My 2006 Nissan van does that. The tire pressure gauge kept going off and the interior light on the gear shifter went out 10,000 miles. door seal leaks sometimes.
Worst Investment I've ever made!!!!!
StickWithFORD,09/23/2010
This car has caused me nothing but problems. The day after driving it off the lot my "service tires" light came on. When I had it checked out at the dealersship I was told the pressure sensor was cracked. The dealership refused to pay for the repairs claiming it was my fault. The tires wear too easily due to the faulty rear struts. The car rattles horribly like its going to fall apart, the doors are 2 low, always hitting my head getting in. Now the car whines like a dying cat & I have gone from replacing fluid monthly to daily. The keyless entry hasnt worked since the 3rd month of me having the car. I see im not the only 1 with these issues. Entire car should be recalled. Back to Ford for me
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Features & Specs

MPG
17 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
200 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
17 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
200 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
240 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
16 city / 24 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
300 hp @ 5600 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Poor
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2008 Buick LaCrosse
Used 2008 Buick LaCrosse Overview

The Used 2008 Buick LaCrosse is offered in the following submodels: LaCrosse Sedan, LaCrosse Super. Available styles include CX 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A), CXL 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A), CXS 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 4A), and Super 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A).

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Save up to $300 on one of 8 Used 2008 Buick LaCrosse for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $4,900 as of11/17/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from3.4 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2008 Buick LaCrosse trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 Buick LaCrosse CXL is priced between $8,881 and$8,995 with odometer readings between 77358 and125982 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Buick LaCrosse Super is priced between $6,577 and$10,990 with odometer readings between 58734 and112001 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Buick LaCrosse CX is priced between $4,900 and$10,598 with odometer readings between 42372 and101355 miles.

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