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2006 Buick Lucerne

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Life Saving but Fishtailing
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By Elizabeth Clark
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2006 Buick Lucerne CXL V8 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


Review

Safety features saved my life; in avoiding a sideswipe, my car fishtailed. It wasn't easy to correct; very slow steering feedback. My last correction may have worked, had the steering been more responsive. All safety features & OnStar worked in my wreck & helped me whenever driving. I hit a light pole & metal fence at 60 mph. I'm bruised, sore, fractured collar bone; but I walked away. Compared with other cars I owned, the Lucerne wasn't as agile in handling in tight situations. Quick steering feedback is a must, or you will over correct. The '06's slight pull right ~ at least sent me into a metal fence and pole, not an embankment of trees. I had stability control and did not flip.


Best Features

This is a quiet, comfortable car--both for rider and passenger. I loved this car and cannot replace it. Tons of safety features that work flawlessly in a wreck. The side airbags & screen protector saved me from side injury. The seatbelt & front air bag kept me from going into the windshield


Worst Features

Better distribution of front & rear weight could help with fishtailing. Improve stability control even more; I had it, but even more would help. Please get a handle on the steering responsiveness. The '06 had better fuel economy, town & highway, than the '08-- Please improve here, tool


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Low quality interior craftmanship
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By Adina
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2006 Buick Lucerne CXL V8 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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This car handles very well, doesn't get good gas mileage, but it's been reliable. But I wasted too much time in the dealership for minor but annoying fixes. Right now it's at the dealer's, again, for probably the 5th or 6th time. I had gaping wholes in the posts liner, the headliner is not trimmed at the windshield, started rattling and is ragged. I've had a rattling speaker replaced. Dashboard lights are on supposedly not because there's anything wrong with the devices they warn about, but because some absconse electrical parts are defective (unclear answers from the mechanics annoy me as well). And the latest: a bulge in the tire.


Best Features

Comfortable, with all bells and whistles.


Worst Features

Improve interior design and fixtures attachement to the chasis. Drastically improve quality inspection.


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Pleasantly Surprised
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By rmward
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2006 Buick Lucerne CXL V6 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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I've owned/own a MB C320, 2006 Infiniti M45 and a 2005 Lexus EX330. I bought the Lucerne as an "everyday" car not expecting much. It is fun to drive a great value and has been problem free. The leather seats are comfortable, XM radio is great and the park assist is valuable in this size of car. I urge to check out the Lucerne as you'll probably end up buying one! It's a great value and has a 4 year/50,000 mile warranty. Plus, it's much less expensive to maintain than any of the imports I've owned. Less expensive and the same build quality, how can you go wrong?


Best Features

XM, ride, style


Worst Features

None


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Noise
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By back bug
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2006 Buick Lucerne CXL V6 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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It was rated as the quietest sedan in it class in 2006. After a few months the wind noise around the two doors was bad and gets even worse during the cold weather up north. We love the car overall as a great car.


Best Features

Ride, leather, fit, controls


Worst Features

Wind noise around doors, Rain sense wipers react slow in combo snow/rain


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Beautiful car
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By hugh
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2006 Buick Lucerne CXS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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I'm retired so I can hardly wait to find some place to go so I can drive our Lucerne. We love the ride, handling, power, controls and I guess there isn't anything that we don't like. We live in the mountains of north central PA where we have no city driving and avg 22.5. Went to Baltimore, MD last weekend and driving 70mph for 250mi.I got 26.4mpg


Best Features

Looks, power, quietness, comfort, controls. I cannot say enough about this car


Worst Features

None


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