- Buick Ownership
- 2017 LaCrosse Base
The 2020 LaCrosse Avenir refresh (I guess, for China only now) is really gorgeous. If your go to GM Authority website, you can see it if you haven’t already.
I will have to look for it. I like the current LaCrosse more than the one it replaced. It's sleeker and both the front fascia and the rear tail lamps are nicer aesthetically. I wish there was more of a defined trunk lid zone. My only complaint is how high the console and shifter are. I'd like to be able to crawl over it more easily if I had to. I don't like feeling like I'm sitting so low when I'm really not.The 2020 LaCrosse Avenir refresh (I guess, for China only now) is really gorgeous. If your go to GM Authority website, you can see it if you haven’t already.
I see what you mean about the current LaCrosse. The 3.6 V6 is currently GM's workhorse, selected to power the Cadillac CT6. If you are going to buy a Buick, you say to go all out. However, the price point on many LaCrosses makes for sticker shock. The sticker on my 2008 CX was about half that of a decked out new LaCrosse.Well that’s a good question. I feel the LaCrosse should perform as well as it looks. Meaning the performance although not in the 12 second trap time 1/4 mile bracket is just fine with the V6. It’s peppy and will get you out of the way.
2008 Buick LaCrosse Specs & Performance Think the V8 with FWD had too much torque so it was dropped. So if spending the money why skimp on the HP or motion?
Air conditioning repairs can be a bad experience Was it about $1,500 at the dealer? Compressor, other major components?So I've had my 2013 LaCrosse eAssist hybrid since mid-December last year.
The styling, interior and exterior, is anything but stodgy and boring and it has a number of touches one would expect to find on a Cadillac. The ride and handling are very comfortable and thankfully not the mushy, sloppy driving experience of Buicks gone by. The little four-banger, even with the little boost it gets from the hybrid system, is mostly adequate, if a bit anemic, especially when going uphill on an on-ramp and trying to achieve highway speeds so I can merge into traffic. It's just a little scary. Fuel economy is a good tradeoff, though. I get about 27 or 28 in town and mid- upper-30s on the highway. Not Prius mileage, but not too shabby, either. I have no complaints for the size car. By comparison, my Impala had a 3.5L V6 and would do about 22 in town and 28 on the highway, 30 if I was lucky. All that said, I certainly wasn't happy this past August when the air conditioner suddenly quit working and the system needed to be almost totally replaced to the tune of $1,500. I sure hope that sort of repair doesn't become a regular occurrence.