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  1. Goodbye LaCrosse, it's been a good ride.

    I'm moving on. My thanks to all the other LaCrosse drivers who made this forum fun. Lot of good information learned and shared. About a month ago I decided it was time to get something new. I looked at a LOT of different cars, North American, European and Japanese. I wasn't really set on...
  2. Washington, DC infotainment issue - Is there an actual fix?

    I know this has been discussed many times before - it's a known issue. The car (2010 LaCrosse CXS) works fine for some period of time, then you start seeing the "disclaimer" screen when you first get into the car and have to tap "OK' each time, navigation defaults to Washington, DC each time...
  3. Calling all 2014+ owners... especially those who upgraded from an earlier model year

    Question for anyone driving a 2014/15: Would you recommend it? I currently have a 2010 - do I go for a 2015? I'm currently researching what's out there which is comparable to the current LaCrosse and for someone like me who has to have a HUD, the choice isn't great. Each car maker I check...
  4. New car must-haves

    With my 2010 LaCrosse approaching it's 4th year of operation, I'm now thinking toward my next vehicle (still at least 2 years out) and over the past year have been compiling a list of features that my next car must have and ones that I'd like to have. These are largely based on stuff my...
  5. 2010 LaCrosse outside temp display

    This is mostly for 2010 owners, but I'll welcome answers from anyone who has insight on this. I've got a question which has been nagging me for quite a while. When I first got my 2010, the outside temp would show in the Infotainment screen as well as the HUD. When I got the radio firmware...
  6. You drive a Buick?

    On a lighter note... I was having a couple of new windows installed in my house. During some idle time the salesman asked me who drove the car outside and what kind it was. I told him I did and that it was a Buick. He pause briefly and said "You're in real estate, right?". I'm not, but...
  7. The latest glitch

    I had another of those gremlins pop up on the way to work today. First one in quite a while actually... I was stopped at a red light waiting. Suddenly the dash went dark, all gauges reset to 0, then a pause and the cluster lit up again and did the needle sweep (same as if you had just got in...
  8. Looking for a creative solution to Infotainment dimming issue

    Some people around here have come up with creative solutions to some of the LaCrosse's shortcomings so I'm hoping to take advantage of that here. On my 2010, the Infotainment center display is way too sensitive to the lack of light outdoors. When driving in overcast weather (not at all dark)...
  9. Tpms

    I bought a set of winter rims and tires last year but decided to pass on the tire pressure monitoring sensors due to cost. With winter coming up I was thinking that if I can get them at a reasonable price, it may be worth doing. I called the local dealer and the cost, parts included, after tax...
  10. The future is approaching quickly!

    Check out the article below. It talks about upcoming advances in automotive technology, and some of these are coming very soon. With cars being aware of other cars, infrastructure and pedestrians, then using that information to avoid collisions, tell you how fast you need to drive to make that...
  11. Has GM sold out to China?

    I got the following emailed to me. It definitely made me think. I'm curious as to your thoughts on it. Does this video portray an accurate assessment of the GM/China situation? We know that the new LaCrosse is a "world" car, partly designed in China - this video makes reference to that as...
  12. Road Force balancing, vibration questions

    I know there have been several threads about this but I can't recall as to whether any conclusions were reached. I'm experiencing a mild vibration when I go over 90 km/h (about 56 mph). I feel it mostly in the seat but also a bit in the steering wheel. Sometimes it's more apparent, other...
  13. Brake pad life

    Can anyone tell me if there's an average expected brake pad life for the LaCrosse given original brake pads and normal every-day driving, mix of city and highway (about 60% city)? I'm now at just over 40,000km (about 25,000mi) and am starting to experience vibration when braking (the sort of...
  14. New tech to look forward to

    I was in getting my car serviced and while waiting, ended up talking with the sales manager, who tells me there's really cool tech coming soon. Apparently Cadiallac will have this in the coming model year and within a few years it should be filtering down to the Buicks. Check out the video...
  15. Possibly the coolest aftermarket addon for my 2010 LaCrosse

    Just ran across this on eBay. It appears to provide remote window lower and raise functionality via the FOB, functionality my Maxima had which I miss on the LaCrosse. It also goes one step beyond. The Maxima only had remote window lowering whereas this provides raising as well. I'll be...
  16. Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist issue

    In the past week or so I've notice that the URPA system isn't working as it used to. It used to be that as I was backing up close to an object, I'd get the yellow triangle and slow beeping. As I got closer, I got faster beeping still with the yellow triangle. Then the triangle turned red and...
  17. If GM doesn't learn, my next car may be a Ford!

    Check out this article... JUST the sort of thing I hope all car manufacturers start doing soon. This will be a huge factor in deciding which car I buy next. The concept of upgradable electronics is long overdue...
  18. Most under-appreciated feature

    I'm curious if any of you have taken note of a particularly under-appreciated feature. You know, one of those features on the LaCrosse which you realize been making your life convenient and you didn't even notice. Here's mine: Driving on my way somewhere, reasonably cold outside, I suddenly...
  19. Heated steering wheel

    Now that we're finally getting some cold temps up here, I'm taking more notice of the steering wheel heater. Mine seems to heat the steering wheel to about room temp, maybe a little warmer. Is this normal for the LaCrosse or are you guys seeing different performance? I have a 2010 but I'd...
  20. Excellent dealer experience

    Wanted to share with you all my latest dealer experience. I was due for an oil change and also several minor warranty issues (small power steering leak, radio/nav issues (same ole Washington DC issue, nav disclaimer screen, etc - came back after being fixed over a year ago), driver's rearview...
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