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BUICK LACROSSE

The first all-new Buick in seven years, the LaCrosse replaces both the Regal and the Century at the bottom of the lineup and offers traditional luxury at a more affordable price, starting at around $23,000 for the V-6 model. Older buyers like Buick, and they should love the front-wheel-drive LaCrosse. As for the rest of us, we're all aging too, but will a car like this make us feel older?



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it looks ok. the front is still not too great. i don't get why buick is so afraid to try something new...this is the same basic design we've ween for the last 12 years. they think they're gonna get new, younger buyers with this? it's probably a good car and will sell ok...but it's nothing that's gonna help them make progress. quite disappointing. buick has a great heritage and i think they could put out some really great designs if they just tried a little harder and thought outside of the box for once...
 

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you guys are optimistic...
yes, it's better, but here I can see more of the taurus headlamp.
yes, it robably sell well, but this car is no competition with the lexus
 

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Originally posted by 3eb@Jan 28 2004, 07:35 PM
buick has a great heritage and i think they could put out some really great designs if they just tried a little harder and thought outside of the box for once...
well said, but not as much outside of the box as to create oddities like the last riviera!
 

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Actually the attempt to add the traditional Buick rear flare, looks even more pathetic from this view.

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Forget the whole LaCrosse looks issue.....read the rest of the Fortune article...

If you think that regular automoblie magazine writers are morons....read some of the coments from the brain donors at Fortune...


WOW!

The fact that they did not put the Solstice on the list...but they did put a streched Wrangler on it...leads me to believe that these guy know nothing about cars..

The Wrangler/Jeep ceased to be relevant to the US economy after we won WWII.


Also notice how they did not have anything nice to say about ANY car on the list?

The top 10 list could have been made up by GM cars alone


1- 2005 Corvette
2-Chevrolet Cobalt
3-Chevrolet HHR
4-Cadillac STS
5-Buick LaCrosse
6-Pontiac Solstice
7-Pontiac G6
8-Chevrolet/GMC Colorado/Canyon
9-Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid
10-Cadillac CTS V
 

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Looks like it has more of a point then a Taurus curve at the C piller side glass then I thought.Ime likeing it a little more each time I see it yet I still dont like FWD so I wouldent buy it.
 

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Originally posted by MCGARRETT@Jan 28 2004, 07:59 PM

The fact that they did not put the Solstice on the list...but they did put a streched Wrangler on it...leads me to believe that these guy know nothing about cars..
But the Solstice doesn't come out for the 2005 model yr. That's probably why. Calm down.
 

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Originally posted by coolcaddy@Jan 28 2004, 06:58 PM
Better from this angle? Be honest. B)
holy ****!!!!! it looks good from this angle its not very often that a car looks that different from two different angles. im still not digging the grill that much. but i like this much much more.
 

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How can this car compete with the Lexus ES 330 when it's so massive??
198.3 inches, I guess it covers the ES and GS Lexus models??
 

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better picture, but I liked the car in the first place. I hope the interior is exactly how it looks in that other picture.

oh yeah, and this made me feel all warm inside. beat my chest with a 300hp v8 :rolleyes: man, if they only knew how weak the motor is stock.

The venerable Mustang is in its 41st year but still going strong. Ford has reworked it again, creating a modern chassis and engine and wrapping them in the best design features from the 1960s. Wimps can get a V-6 for under $20,000; the hairy-chested will opt for a pavement-ripping V-8, starting at $25,000. Now that GM's Camaro and Firebird muscle cars have been retired, Mustang can roll up rich profits all by itself.
and maybe you havent seen a ES recently(how could you not, there all over) but this car looks to be about the same size.
 
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It "looks heavy". I would like to see it more sleek and a bit lighter. Buick needs to apply performance across the brand. True, older buyers like it. But older buyers are also buying other brands.

The kids today driving VW's will not buy a Buick in 10 years. Unless Buick improves performance and styling..

I really liked the concept. Where is that? Pontiac will be competing with BMW in a few years, but Buick needs to step it up in order to compete.

Buick should NOT go to flashy styling. Keep the oval waterfall grille. And keep the styling understated. Too many cars today are in your face.

Overall, I'm disappointed.

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I do like it better from that angle, but I also noticed how similar it is to current Buick designs. I hope this is just a stop-gap upgrade until Buick gets the budget for a legitimate revitalization.

As for the "Top 10 to Watch" article, they definitely got a few wrong.

1. The Cobalt looks like a great entry for its market segment. If the author thinks this is too bland to make it, he has never seen a Civic, Elantra, Corolla, etc.

2. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited should not be in there. Its success or failure will be a drop in Jeep's bucket. Product-starved Jeep dealers need a new Grand Cherokee, an update to the Liberty, and a fourth model based on the Rescue concept.

3. Chrysler 300/Dodge Magnum should be considered as one product. I really can't see one of them booming and the other bombing. They rise or fall together. Am I the only one in the world who doesn't think the switch to rear wheel drive makes sense? I'm in New Hampshire right now, and I don't see too many rear wheel drive cars making headway up local hills. There's a reason front-wheel drive debuted on GM's premium Oldsmobile and Cadillac brands: it's better for everyday drivers.


On a side note...

Lincoln is conspicuous by its absence. To think that people were writing Cadillac's epitaph five years ago on account of the Navigator...
 
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