2006 Buick Lucerne Overview

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CX
Avg. Price: $9,132
CXL V6
Avg. Price: $10,046
CXL V8
Avg. Price: $10,016
CXS
Avg. Price: $10,278

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Average User Score

4.65 stars

Based on 8 reviews

This Car Has Everything I Was Looking For! by KJB
 — I originally was looking for an SUV, but fell in love with the Lucerne. It is big enough for a big guy like me and it has much better gas mileage than SUV's. The handling in snow is excellent! I w... Read More
2006 Buick Lucerne Cxl Pga Tour Edition Northstar V8 by Chris
 — I love this car, it has great acceleration but not a sports car by any means. The build quality is superior to other models in its class. It has a smooth yet controlled ride that is extremely quiet.... Read More
Buick Quality by scottz99z
 — Build Quality has been excellent. I purchased this new and have only had to have the headliner and lumbar pillow replaced. This car reversed my option about American quality. The v-6 has great perf... Read More

2006 Buick Lucerne Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 8 reviews

2006 Buick Lucerne

Not sure what Switzerland has to do with reliable full-size luxury sedans, but the name Lucerne does flow smoothly over the tongue and evokes the same syllabic and phonetic tones of the old Buick LeSabre, the extremely popular luxury sedan that the new Buick Lucerne replaced this year.  With a longer wheelbase, and sleeker, more flowing exterior lines, the 2006 Lucerne tries to reinvent Buick in a more youthful light.
Four trims are available for the 2006 Lucerne.  Base CX comes with the old Buick 3.8-liter, 197-hp V6, but it is well loaded with curise control, OnStar, power seats, ABS brakes, six airbags, and a trip computer.  The CXL is available with either the 3.8 V6 or a much more aggressive 4.5-liter, 275-hp V8.  This engine is also offered in the sporty CXS trim, and it is the first time (since the '90s) that a V8 is offered in any Buick.  The CXS has a stiffer suspension, bigger anti-sway bars, 18-inch tires, and is the first Buick to offer a combination of Magnasteer electric steering and Stabilitrak for premier handling and maneuverability.  
The full-size 2006 Lucerne seats five, with plenty of legroom in the back.  The trunk was actually made smaller than the previous LeSabre to add more rear legroom.  Six can fit with an optional front bench.  A rear armrest doubles as a trunk pass-through for oversize objects.  Lots of extras, such as remote start, parking assist, and a sunroof add to the overall luxury feel.
It's hard to find anything bad to say about the Lucerne.  Its inaugural year yields praise from drivers about its quiet ride (thanks to QuietTuning), luxurious interior, European styling, and lots of cabin space.  Gas mileage fares well too.  Some bemoan that it has less standard features than the old LeSabre.  Steering is a bit light and the suspension can feel soft and airy.

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Buick Lucerne Questions

Lee Jackson
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My Battery Charging System Light Came On

Shortly after my battery charging system light came on my buick Lucerne 2006 cut off on me while driving. What is the problem.

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jbreese
25

Replaced Cooling Fans And They Wont Turn On,

radiator fan went out on way home from work, replaced fans and they wont turn on.

29 views with 6 answers (last answer 2 days ago)
astewartct
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Where Do You Add Power Steering Fluid In 3.8l V-6?

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44handyman
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Whinning Or Bussing Sound Coming From Front End, Not Trans, Or Alternator, ...

mostly hear the sound at lower speeds when cold, does not do the same all the time, changed the serpentine belt but did not help, all pulley check ok. can sometime hear the noise when parked & rpm up ...

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Wyolaw
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06 Lucerne Wont Start, But Starter Turns When Jumped Directly, Power Not Ge...

Friend has tested from battery to fuses, all fuses good, key turns fine, all sounds come on, but will not turn over starter. Also, his very expensive diagnostic computer will not sync with or communic...

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