2006 Buick Lucerne Overview

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2006 Buick Lucerne Overview

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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    JustPat1950
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    Can I Replace My 6cd Radio With A Single Cd Radio In My 2006 Buick Lucerne ...

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    How do you know when you need a new water pump

    8 views with 3 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
    Brian Smith
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    I Just Bought 2006 Buick Lucerne, The Lights For Speedometer Won't Light Up...

    Is there a fuse for just this, or is this the instrument cluster going bad or simply blown bulbs in there?

    93 views with 6 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
    jfk34
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    Muffler For 2006 Lucerne Cxs

    Anyone found a muffler that can replace just the muffler on the all in one exhaust system? I can cut it off and replace, just need to find one that fits. Any help is appreciated as I do not want t...

    6 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)
    jfk34
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    I Have A 2006 Lucerne Cxs That Sounds Like The Air Compressor Kicks On For ...

    2006 Lucerne CXS, just bought and air compressor makes whining noise everytime I start up for approximately 20 seconds, then goes off and makes no more noise...

    35 views with 4 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)