2010 Buick LaCrosse

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I am the car guy in the family and everyone ask for my recomendation when they are going to purchase a new car. My sister had an 03 Accord I4 Sedan she gave to her son when he turned 21. She now drives an 06 Honda Pilot 2wd. She now wants a midsize sedan. It has to be an American nameplate. The striking price has to be under $30k. So that does not include tax,license, and things like transportation fees. So what does the board think of the new Buick LaCrosse? MSRP starts at just under $28K ---------------------------------------------------------------- 2010 Buick LaCrosse Dimensions Summary TRIM: Sedan CX Sedan VEHICLE EPA Classification Mid-Size ENGINE Engine Order Code LF1 Engine TypeGas V6 Displacement 3.0L/183 ci Fuel System SIDI SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 255 @ 6900 SAE Net Torque @ RPM 217 @ 5100 TRANSMISSION Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Trans Order Code MH2 Trans Type 6 Speed Automatic Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD First Gear Ratio (:1)- TBD - Second Gear Ratio (:1)- TBD - Third Gear Ratio (:1)- TBD - Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)- TBD - Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)- TBD - Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)- TBD - Reverse Ratio (:1)- TBD - Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)2.77 MILEAGE EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)18 (est) EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)27 (est) ELECTRICAL Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)512 Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)- TBD - COOLING SYSTEM Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)- TBD - WEIGHT INFORMATION Base Curb Weight (lbs)3948 TRAILERING Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)1000 Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)100 Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)1000 Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)100 SUSPENSION Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut Suspension Type - Rear 4-link BRAKES Brake Type Power Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)- TBD - Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)- TBD - TIRES Front Tire Order CodeQFV Rear Tire Order CodeQFV Front Tire Size P245/50R17 Rear Tire Size P245/50R17 Spare Tire Size Compact WHEELS Front Wheel Size (in)17 x - TBD - Rear Wheel Size (in)17 x - TBD - Spare Wheel Size (in)17 x - TBD - Front Wheel Material Aluminum Front Wheel Material Steel Rear Wheel Material Steel Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Spare Wheel Material Steel STEERING Steering TypePower Rack & Pinion Steering Ratio (:1), Overall- TBD - Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)- TBD - Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)- TBD - Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)- TBD - FUEL TANK Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)18.4 EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS Wheelbase (in)111.7 Length, Overall (in)196.9 Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)73.1 Height, Overall (in)59.2 Tread Width, Front (in)61.7 Tread Width, Rear (in)62 Min Ground Clearance (in)- TBD - Liftover Height (in)- TBD - CARGO AREA DIMENSIONS Trunk Volume (ft³)13.3 INTERIOR DIMENSIONS Passenger Capacity5 Passenger Volume (ft³)- TBD - Front Head Room (in)38 Front Leg Room (in)41.7 Front Shoulder Room (in)57.4 Front Hip Room (in)55.2 Second Head Room (in)37.3 Second Leg Room (in)40.5 Second Shoulder Room (in)56 Second Hip Room (in)53.9 SUMMARY Vehicle Name LaCrosse Body Style4 Door Sedan CX
 

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 Originally Posted By: ravenchris
Why US nameplate?
She is feeling less than patriotic driving Japanese. She works for Honeywell. Every once in a while I know the Big Wigs give mid level people *&%( for not driving Detroit steel. Although Honeywell's automotive divisions do supply Japanese companies most of their OEM sales are to Detroit.
 

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 Originally Posted By: lewdwig
Nice car. A couple other ideas: Chev Malibu, Ford Taurus.
I think Malibu is based on platform Epsilon I and LaCrosse is based on Epsilon II. So the Buick should have a better unibody? The Taurus is nice but maybe a little too big. I imagine their will be 10 Tauri(? LOL) on the road for every LaCrosse. Its kinda nice to have something a little more rare all else being equal.
 

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 Originally Posted By: GMBoy
I like that looks of that car - I posted info about it about a month or so ago.
I could not find that thread using the search feature maybe you could post a link? Thanks.
 
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It's got 255 hp out of 3 liters? Wow. The 18/27 mpg sounds bad, but that's the rating of my big Buick with the 3.8, and I usually see 21/30. The LaCrosse may do as well if driven gently, and the 6-speed tranny should help with mpg on the highway. It weighs more than my Park Avenue does! If you live where the streets are poorly paved, though, the extra weight will make for a better ride. If it's anything like the '06 I test-drove two years ago, it'll be a pleasant car, and the 2010 has a nicer interior.
 
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If she likes the Buick, she should buy it. But tell those fine gentlemen at Honyewell if they don't like it to quit making all those parts for the Honda's she owns that are made here.
 
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Same mileage as my LeSabre. And 500 lbs more weight. Should be good for low 30's on the highway if she keeps her foot out of it. It's a Buick, so the interior will look pretty. Won't say much about functionality as I haven't seen the car.
 

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The '10 LaCrosse has laminated windows and some extra sound deadning material. The Lexus ES350 was benchmarked. The Buick is supposedly quiter. That is where the weight is mostly located.
 

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 Originally Posted By: Johnny
Well, out of curiosity I went down to my local Buick dealer this afternoon. Seems to be a very nice car. Drive real well.
I thought they start arriving at dealerships in early January? I did a search of local dealer inventories through buick.com and autotrader. I got nil inventory. Glad to hear you liked it.
 
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