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Cons: My wife say's I'm an old man for buying it. (I'm 35)
Advice: Buy itGreat care all around in the design of this whip. Rides and handles better than anything else in the class. GM finished this thing and did not miss a detail. The Germans and Japanese have fallen behind this time.
Pros: Incredible ride plus fun.
Cons: Complex option packages.
Advice: Forget everything you ever knew about Buicks.This ain't your daddy's Buick. The ride is great, and it's fun, too. It has more features than anyone could use -- and they're relatively easy to use (compared with the Acura MDX, for example). It's my first Buick since I had an aging '51 when I was a teenager. Never thought I'd have another one...
Pros: overall appearance
Cons: color selection
Advice: we drove the honda accord, nissan maxima, and camry. all were 1000's more and the Buick was the better car of the lot.its a great car. quiet, outstanding fuel economy, 30 mpg highway, very tightly constructed, excellent interior, large trunk, ONSTAR, 3800 V-6 was named one of the 20th century's best engines and theres none better.
Pros: Heated seats
Cons: Design of car, very poor visibility of the road
Advice: Keep looking!Visibility limited in side windows, hard to see oncoming traffic--visibility VERY limited in tiny rear window. Difficult to get in and out, I am used to the LeSabre which I love. I hit a pothole, blew the tire, and then discovered that the tires are the bottom of the line, low quality junk; costed $700 to replace the rim. Guzzles gas like there is no tomorrow. No room for a full size spare tire in the trunk. Cannot pop the trunk from the driver's seat, have to go into the glove box. No coin holders in console. I have been buying Buicks for 20 years, but this was my last.
Pros: The seats. They fit me perfectly.
Cons: The angle of the rear window restricts visibility a bit.
Advice: If you're in the market for a full-size car, this one is well worth a look. Consider the V-8 models. The gas mileage penalty isn't as much as you'd think, and the performance from the milkshake-smooth Northstar V-8 more than makes up for it.My Lucerne is the CXL V-8. I spend a lot of time in the car and this one is quiet and comfortable. Gas mileage has been a pleasant surprise, averaging 24.9 mpg in mostly highway driving. At 6' 3', I find the seats extraordinarily comfortable and the trunk space very adequate. Mine is equipped with the Harman-Kardon sound system, and this feature makes long trips more pleasant. Build quality is very good.
Pros: the seats make long drives a joy and I'm getting excellent gas mileage city traffic and highway.
Cons: a little low to the ground when going over speed bumps
Advice: drive it. It is a sensible, luxury car.I was going for comfort and safety in this purchase because of all the driving I have to do. I also wanted something mid-sized that can park just about anywhere. I test drove the small Cadillac first and felt I couldn't move in the seat. The Buick seats are like luxury leather furniture.
Pros: Good power
Cons: Sensitive steering on the road
Advice: Go for itI first saw the car in a parking lot and was attracted to it; only had one other GM car before that, a used Caddy STS. I checked out the car at the dealer, was very impressed, it has a reliable proven engine/transmission, and I bought at 2005 new. It has now 10K miles, not any problem and hasn't seen the dealer yet. Very comfortable seats, climate control good, seat warmers great. Good power. I'd recommend it highly and feel its a great competitive vehicle.