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Buick LaCrosse Questions
No Power To Either Of The 12 Volt Auxiliary Power Sockets ("cigarette Light...
From looking at online parts diagrams I cannot figure out what fuse or relay might need to be replaced (or where it is located) but that is my suspicion as to why there is no power to either 12 volt s...
My Car Works But It Cut Off When It Gets Hot
Radio Stays On After Car Is Turned Off
All Gauges Stop Working While Driving
While driving my 2005 Buick lacrosse, the lights and needles from all would stop working and restart. This continued happening while car was in off position. The next day, all gauge meters stop work...
Having Hard Time Removing Air -filter From Air -box
air filter box has 6 hex screws, do i need a special screwdriver to remove them? Do I have to remove the throttle body? It won't remove with just the 6 screws loose.
About the Buick LaCrosse
With the departure of the Regal and Century mid-size sedans, Buick introduced the LaCrosse in 2005 to fill their shoes and hopefully attract a younger audience to its lineup. Though it uses the same platform and engine choices (a 3.6 and 3.8 V6) as the older models, the exterior and interior have been redesigned, with a focus on comfort and quality.
Three trim offerings vary from base to sporty to luxury and carry a good deal of standard features, such as ABS brakes, OnStar, remote keyless entry and start, and power driver's seat. The LaCrosse is trying to compete with more luxurious, but also more expensive sedans by loading up on features. Buick has reinforced the steel body paneling and added sound insulation for more safety and less road noise.
A retuned and stronger suspension improves handling and turning ratios, and traction control is standard across the line. Long saddled with the stigma of being an old person's car, Buick is hoping its updates and active nameplate will entice a new generation of drivers. But despite the reported styling changes, the LaCrosse looks very similar to older style Buicks and though its improved handling does help add to its sportier aspirations, an outdated 4-speed automatic is not likely to be a big selling point. Inside, the backseat can get cramped, with limited headroom due to a sloping roofline.
It still may be too early to tell how the new Buick LaCrosse will fair in the mid-size sedan market. It certainly has a cheaper price tag than other well-appointed competitors and is generally believed to be one of the best U.S.-produced cars on the market, but it still lags behind in style, performance, and upscale features.