Used 2008 Buick Lucerne Sedan

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2008 Buick Lucerne
List price range
$6,599 - $9,496

Pros

  • Quiet and comfortable ride, spacious cabin, available V8 engine, user-friendly interior controls.

Cons

  • Sloppy handling on CX and CXL models, long braking distances, weak V6 for this class, inconsistent build quality, high pricing.

Used 2008 Buick Lucerne Sedan for Sale

Buick Lucerne 2008 CXL 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
84,912 miles
Used 2008
Buick Lucerne
CXL
List$7,500
Est.Loan: $153/mo
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Buick Lucerne 2008 CX 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
63,732 miles
Used 2008
Buick Lucerne
CX
List$7,995
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Buick Lucerne 2008 CXL 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
74,917 miles
Used 2008
Buick Lucerne
CXL
List$8,873
Est.Loan: $181/mo
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Dealer Notes
DRIVER CONFIDENCE PACKAGE,LUXURY PACKAGE,SUNROOF; POWER; TILT-SLIDING,SEATS; HEATED AND COOLED,Sun/Moonroof,Leather Seats,SEATS; 6-PASSENGER,STEERING WHEEL; HEATED WOOD WITH A WALNUT BURL FINISH AND MOUNTED AUDIO AND CRUISE CONTROLS,Cooled Front Seat(s),AUDIO SYSTEM; AM/FM STEREO WITH CD PLAYER AND MP3 PLAYBACK,CUSTOMER DIALOGUE NETWORK,CXL V6 PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP,ENGINE; 3.8L V6 SFI,MEMORY SETTINGS,PLATINUM METALLIC,REAR PARKING ASSIST; ULTRASONIC,SEAT ADJUSTER; 8-WAY POWER DRIVER,STABILITRAK,TITANIUM; CUSTOM PERFORATED LEATHER-APPOINTED SEATING,TRANSMISSION; 4-SPEED AUTOMATIC; ENHANCED ELECTRONIC,WHEELS; 17 (43.2 CM) BRIGHT SILVER FINISH ALUMINUM,WIPERS; FRONT INTERMITTENT; RAINSENSE WITH STRUCTURELESS WIPER BLADES This vehicle includes a Money-Back Guarantee* and passed our precise inspection process. Best of all the price you see is the price you pay. No haggling. No back and forth. No pressure. And this price is so good it is guaranteed. ONE OWNER** CARFAX BUYBACK GUARANTEE** 6 CYLINDER** ALLOY WHEELS ** HEATED LEATHER SEATS** KEYLESS START** SUNROOF AND MORE ** LOW MILES** WELL CARED** CLASSY & RELIABLE** !! GREAT COLOR !! GREAT PRICE !! AUTONATION CERTIFIED WITH 125 POINT INSPECTION AND A 90 DAY/4000 MILE POWERTRAIN PLUS WARRANTY !! MD. STATE INSPECTED AND DIAMOND DETAILED !! *Money-Back Guarantee is valid for 5 days or 250 miles, whichever comes first. Subject to certain terms and conditions. See store for details. Some restrictions apply.
Buick Lucerne 2008 CX 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
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Used 2008
Buick Lucerne
CX
Kern Motor
38.4 mi away
List$7,400
Est.Loan: $151/mo
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Recent Arrival%2521 Clean CARFAX. This 2008 Buick Lucerne CX in Gold is a great choice and features%3A %2A%2A%2ALOCAL TRADE%2A%2A%2A, 3.8L V6 SFI, FWD.Proudly serving you for 70 years%2521 Call 540-667-1500 to schedule a test drive today%2521 All prices plus tax, title, lic, and dealer processing fee. 6 Speakers|AM/FM radio%3A XM|AM/FM Stereo w/XM Satellite/CD/MP3 Playback|CD player|MP3 decoder|Radio data system|XM Satellite Radio|Air Conditioning|Rear window defroster|Power driver seat|Power steering|Power windows|Remote keyless entry|Steering wheel mounted audio controls|Auto-leveling suspension|Four wheel independent suspension|Traction control|4-Wheel Disc Brakes|ABS brakes|Dual front impact airbags|Dual front side impact airbags|Emergency communication system|Front anti-roll bar|Low tire pressure warning|Occupant sensing airbag|Overhead airbag|Rear anti-roll bar|Delay-off headlights|Fully automatic headlights|Panic alarm|Speed control|Bodyside moldings|Bumpers%3A body-color|Power door mirrors|Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror|Cloth Seat Trim|Compass|Driver door bin|Driver vanity mirror|Front reading lights|Illuminated entry|Leather Shift Knob|Leather steering wheel|Outside temperature display|Passenger vanity mirror|Rear reading lights|Rear seat center armrest|Tachometer|Tilt steering wheel|Trip computer|5-Passenger Seating|Front Bucket Seats|Front Center Armrest w/Storage|Passenger door bin|16 Machined-Face Aluminum Wheels|Variably intermittent wipers|%2A%2A%2ALOCAL TRADE%2A%2A%2A|PROFESSIONAL DETAIL
Buick Lucerne 2008 CXL 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
101,890 miles
Used 2008
Buick Lucerne
CXL
Z Motors
48.3 mi away
List$6,599
Est.Loan: $135/mo
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Buick Lucerne 2008 CXL 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
54,719 miles
Used 2008
Buick Lucerne
CXL
List$8,495
Est.Loan: $174/mo
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Buick Lucerne 2008 CXL 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
74,011 miles
Used 2008
Buick Lucerne
CXL
List$9,496
Est.Loan: $194/mo
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Dealer Notes
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Buick Lucerne 2008 CX 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
149,098 miles
Used 2008
Buick Lucerne
CX
Patrick Buick GMC
88.5 mi away
List$6,995
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Dealer Notes
Power Door Locks|Power Windows|Power Drivers Seat|Gauge Cluster|Trip Odometer|Tachometer|Air Conditioning|Tilt Steering Wheel|Cruise Control|Climate Control|Front Bucket Seats|Reclining Seats|Compact Disc Player|Clock|Interval Wipers|Rear Defroster|Auto Headlamp On/Off-Delay|Cloth Upholstery|AM/FM STEREO RADIO
Buick Lucerne 2008 CX 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
0
Used 2008
Buick Lucerne
CX
List$8,500
Est.Loan: $174/mo
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Buick Lucerne 2008 CXL 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
89,525 miles
Used 2008
Buick Lucerne
CXL
M&M Auto of Towson
55.4 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Dealer Notes
Visit M&M Auto Towson online at usedcarsmaryland.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 410-825-0440 today to schedule your test drive. Air Conditioning,Alloy Wheels,Automatic Headlights,Automatic Load-Leveling,Cargo Net,Child Safety Door Locks,Cruise Control,Daytime Running Lights,Driver Airbag,Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat,Electrochromic Exterior Rearview Mirror,Electrochromic Interior Rearview Mirror,Front Air Dam,Front Side Airbag,Heated Exterior Mirror,Interval Wipers,Keyless Entry,Leather Steering Wheel,Passenger Airbag,Passenger Multi-Adjustable Power Seat,Power Windows,Rain Sensing Wipers,Separate Driver/Front Passenger Climate Controls,Side Head Curtain Airbag,Steering Wheel Mounted Controls,Tachometer,Telematics System,Tire Pressure Monitor,Traction Control,Trip Computer,Trunk Anti-Trap Device,Voice Activated Telephone,Alloy Wheels,CD Player,Power Door Locks
Buick Lucerne 2008 CXL 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
95,716 miles
Used 2008
Buick Lucerne
CXL
Whitmoyer Ford
91.8 mi away
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Buick Lucerne 2008 CXL 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
0
Used 2008
Buick Lucerne
CXL
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Edmunds' Expert Review

If you're looking for a full-size American luxury car with a V8 and acres of interior space, the 2008 Buick Lucerne is worth a look. Less nostalgic buyers will be better served by this segment's more capable competitors.

vehicle overview

The 2008 Buick Lucerne has quite a standard to uphold. As Buick's flagship car, the Lucerne represents the American brand most synonymous with big sedans. It also carries the responsibility of retaining the loyal customer base that likes Buicks just the way they've always been: soft, roomy and comfy.

For those buyers, this full-size sedan lands pretty close to the target. The Lucerne is one of the largest cars on the road, featuring enough room for five adults (six with the optional front bench seat) and an interior with easy-to-use controls. It rides quietly and reacts to bumps with the gentle motions its older customers prefer. Finally, Buick stands above much of its import-brand competition by offering a V8 engine in addition to a V6.

For 2008, the Lucerne gains features that widen its appeal. Drawing inspiration from the original Buick Super line of the 1940s, the new Lucerne Super will settle in at the top of the model line when it arrives in the spring of 2008. The Super has a more powerful 292-horsepower V8, firmer suspension tuning, suede-trimmed seats, a wood steering wheel and various other cosmetic touches. New safety technology also spreads throughout the Lucerne line. Stability control is now available on V6 models, and all but base CX Lucernes can be ordered with lane-departure and blind-spot warning systems.

Even with these upgrades, however, the Lucerne continues to disappoint in key areas, many of them related to its behavior on the road. Its handling and braking are both subpar. Its large turning circle makes it cumbersome, and its abrupt steering response feels mismatched to its otherwise lazy reactions. The four-speed automatic transmission shifts smoothly enough, but its tall, widely spaced gear ratios hurt both performance and mileage -- not a good thing in a class where competitors' transmissions offer five or even six forward gears. Lucernes equipped with the base 197-horsepower V6 feel especially rudimentary alongside the powerful V6 family sedans available at this price point.

The Buick Lucerne is far more pleasant to drive with its Cadillac-sourced V8. Unfortunately, for 2008 that engine (in two levels of power) has become restricted to the high-end CXS and Super models. The former costs nearly $37,000, vaulting the Lucerne into luxury-class territory when it lacks common upscale features like xenon headlights, power-adjustable pedals and Bluetooth connectivity.

All things considered, the 2008 Buick Lucerne may please brand loyalists, but buyers in search of more refined performance and digestible pricing would be wise to cross shop it against other large sedans like the Chrysler 300, Hyundai Azera, Toyota Avalon and the Ford Taurus/Mercury Sable twins -- all of which offer better driving dynamics, more feature content and a more refined overall feel. Low pricing on the Azera, Taurus and Sable makes these cars a much better value as well.

trim levels & features

The 2008 Buick Lucerne is a large sedan available in four trim levels: CX, CXL, CXS and Super. The CX comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, full power accessories, cruise control, power driver seat, OnStar telematics, an MP3-capable CD stereo with an auxiliary audio jack, satellite radio, steering-wheel audio controls and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The CXL adds 17-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated outside mirrors and a power passenger seat. The CXS comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, the Magnetic Ride Control adaptive suspension, driver-seat memory, heated front seats, a power tilt-telescoping steering wheel, a Harman Kardon audio system, a heated steering wheel, rain-sensing wipers, rear parking sensors and remote vehicle start. The Lucerne Super adds a more powerful version of the V8 engine; a firmer version of the adaptive suspension; unique wheels; chrome waterfall grille and other Super-specific exterior styling touches; leather-wrapped instrument panel and a heated wood steering wheel. Optional on all Lucernes are a CD changer, a sunroof, a lane departure warning system and a system that warns the driver when other vehicles enter the Buick's blind spots. Available on all but the base CX model are heated and cooled seats and a navigation system, while the CX and CXL can be equipped with a front bench seat that increases capacity to six people.

performance & mpg

The Buick Lucerne CX and CXL are powered by a 3.8-liter V6 that provides 197 hp and 227 pound-feet of torque. Standard on the CXS is a 4.6-liter V8 rated at 275 hp and 290 lb-ft of torque; on the Super it's tuned to make 292 hp and 288 lb-ft. Both engines send their power to the front wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission. Our test of a Lucerne with the 275-hp V8 yielded a 0-60-mph time of 7.7 seconds, which is slightly slower than some V6 competitors like the Avalon and Azera.

safety

Standard across the 2008 Buick Lucerne line are antilock disc brakes, traction control, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. Stability control and brake assist are standard on the CXS and Super, and optional on other models. In National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash tests, the Lucerne earned a five-star rating (out of five) for protection of the driver and front passenger in frontal impacts. A four-star rating was given for side-impact protection of front and rear occupants. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests, the Lucerne scored a "Good" rating (highest of four) in frontal-offset testing and an "Acceptable" (second highest) in the side-impact test.

driving

Though the suspension gets progressively firmer with each trim level, a plush, serene ride is clearly every Lucerne's top priority -- and its highest achievement. The cabin stays admirably tranquil, too. Acceleration is never more than adequate with the V6, and just about any six-cylinder sedan you can name delivers better performance. Lucerne V8 models are more competitive, but the outdated four-speed automatic transmission takes some of the spirit out of the Northstar engine and real-world fuel economy often falls well below the 20-mpg mark. Handling is mediocre on the softly tuned Lucerne CX and CXL models, which exhibit considerable body roll during cornering. The high-line CXS and Super models are somewhat firmer and more controlled, due largely to their magnetic shocks and 18-inch wheels. Steering is problematic on any Lucerne: It's slow and wobbly on V6 models, yet overly quick on V8 models. Finally, the brakes are disappointing. Pedal feel is fine, but panic-stop distances are the longest of any full-size sedan in this price range.

interior

The Lucerne's cabin is handsome and cleanly styled, and boasts simple, friendly controls. The leather upholstery is soft, and the optional Harman Kardon stereo sounds great. Unfortunately, there are still a few low-grade plastic pieces thrown into the mix, and fit and finish needs improvement. The Lucerne comes standard with seats for five, but a split front bench seat can be ordered on the lower-level CX and CXL for six-passenger capacity. Room is abundant in any position, though seat comfort is only average, and the front heating devices can make the seats torturously hot. In addition, the rear seat's head restraints aren't adjustable, and there is none in the center. The trunk holds up to 17 cubic feet of cargo and features a ski pass-through.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2008 Buick Lucerne.

Great car, maybe a touch expensive
rohkey, 8/5/2014
A little baffled by some of the poor reviews I have seen. I'm 24 and have been driving this car for 2 years now, and I enjoy it. It's spacious, comfortable, quiet, and powerful enough. Never noticed any major handling issues other than the large turn radius, and sometimes it can be difficult to park in large spots. Also there seem to be a few blind spots that can get you in trouble if you're not cautious. The interior isn't as fancy/elegant as I would expect, but it's not bad, and I like how the exterior looks. The trunk is pretty huge, and there is plenty of room for my 6'5'' frame (something I've had problems with in other cars like the Malibu and Impala). MPG's are pretty low, however.
Lucerne
buicklucerne, 11/2/2010
For people complaining about the speedometer being hard to see in day light, turn the lights on. It really helps. My Lucerne has day running lamps so the exterior lighs are already on. Very nice a comfortable car.
nice car
lei, 3/2/2010
one year ago I bought a used 2008 Lucerne and was so pleased with it, It's ubiquitous 3.8 litre engine provides all the power one could want unless they are a "drag racer" and the car handles beautifully. I have always gotten 30-35 MPG at the 55-65 miles per hour on the high way and 20-24 mpg in local driving which amazes me in so big a car.then the Lucerne is the most satisfactory one I have ever owned.
Follow up since buying
Anthony Vrsalovich, 6/3/2010
This is my follow up review since acquiring the car. Still delighted in all areas. My drive to work is 17 miles each way - I average 20 MPG. Went out last weekend between averaged 60 and 70 mph over a 186 round trip. Computer showed 25.9 MPG. Not bad for a V8. Problems - the tire pressure monitored showed an inaccurate reading. Took it in and they rebooted the computer - Problem fixed. Apparently the fact the car did not move for a couple of months when I was abroad was the problem. Everyone that gets in for the first time is very impressed with the drive comfort and lines of the car. I am one chuffed owner. I cannot praise the car enough. The new La Crosse and Regal WOW!
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Features & Specs

MPG
16 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
197 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
16 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
197 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
16 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
197 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
15 city / 23 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
275 hp @ 6000 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
    Rollover5 / 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
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2008 Buick Lucerne
Used 2008 Buick Lucerne Sedan Overview

The Used 2008 Buick Lucerne Sedan is offered in the following styles: CXL 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A), CX 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A), CXL Special Edition 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A), CXS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A), CXL Special Edition 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A), and Super 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A).

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Price comparisons for Used 2008 Buick Lucerne Sedan trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 Buick Lucerne Sedan CXL is priced between $6,599 and$9,496 with odometer readings between 54719 and101890 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Buick Lucerne Sedan CX is priced between $6,995 and$8,500 with odometer readings between 0 and149098 miles.

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