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2005 Buick LaCrosse Consumer Reviews

4.4
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Great Car

by from on September 9, 2010

Bought mine in 08 with 60k miles and here in September 0f 2010 it has 161k. Replaced one wheel bearing and two sets of tires. Runs great and is good on gas. Average 29-32 hwy. Sales keeps me moving. ...
Bought mine in 08 with 60k miles and here in September 0f 2010 it has 161k. Replaced one wheel bearing and two sets of tires. Runs great and is good on gas. Average 29-32 hwy. Sales keeps me moving. Only down side is the blind spots. Hard to see behind and to the sides.
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Nice ride

by from Twin Cities on October 20, 2009

One of the nicest cars I've owned. However, I miss the hood ornament! Rides smooth and handles well. Standard audio system is a real trat.
One of the nicest cars I've owned. However, I miss the hood ornament! Rides smooth and handles well. Standard audio system is a real trat.
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Nicest dream car I have ever owned!

by from Detroit, MI. on January 13, 2010

I have owned my 2005 Buick LaCrosse CXS since February of 2007. Bought it new for about $9000 off the sticker since it was still on the lot for two years. It's been a very reliable car. It has no ratt...
I have owned my 2005 Buick LaCrosse CXS since February of 2007. Bought it new for about $9000 off the sticker since it was still on the lot for two years. It's been a very reliable car. It has no rattles...even after it got rear-ended two years ago. Love the traction control...especially on slippery roads! The FACTORY remote start is really great to have, too. There's lots of room for my long legs. It's just an all-around well-built car....and BUICK IS #1!
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Great Car so far

by from Ohio on December 25, 2009

This car has been a great one and the reliability has been rock solid. It now has 65K and still runs like a gem. The engine is smooth and a strong performer. I would buy another in a heartbeat. The ca...
This car has been a great one and the reliability has been rock solid. It now has 65K and still runs like a gem. The engine is smooth and a strong performer. I would buy another in a heartbeat. The car is still nice and tight with no rattles. I have had cars from all makes and this one has been one of the best.
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Uses car for Commuting

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Real Smooth

by from Birmingham, AL on January 7, 2012

I would have to say that my LaCrosse is one of my best investments. It is smooth, extremely reliable, and gets good gas mileage. I put it on the highway for the first time a couple weeks ago and got 3...
I would have to say that my LaCrosse is one of my best investments. It is smooth, extremely reliable, and gets good gas mileage. I put it on the highway for the first time a couple weeks ago and got 34 mpg. I kept my speed between 63-67 mph. I love the gas mileage computer; keeps you informed about everything going on with the car. The car is extremely comfortable.
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exceptional vehicle

by from Peru, NY on September 1, 2006

love this car. it rides smooth and quiet. Wished it got better gas mileage, and a handle to assist in opening the trunk. Only problem ive had with this car is in the past year, ive had to replace ...
love this car. it rides smooth and quiet. Wished it got better gas mileage, and a handle to assist in opening the trunk. Only problem ive had with this car is in the past year, ive had to replace 3 hubs and wheel bearings.
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Senority Car

by from Ulster, New York on March 25, 2010

Good car in gas, confortable to drive in any weather. Also it is the perfect size for peolpe to drive.
Good car in gas, confortable to drive in any weather. Also it is the perfect size for peolpe to drive.
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My 05' LaCrosse

by from Rock Island, Illinois on February 17, 2009

I've had the car for nearly two years. I traded a 92' Park Avenue with nearly 250,000 miles. I figured how can I go wrong with another Buick? It is a fine touring car and gets 29-30 mpg on the hwy usi...
I've had the car for nearly two years. I traded a 92' Park Avenue with nearly 250,000 miles. I figured how can I go wrong with another Buick? It is a fine touring car and gets 29-30 mpg on the hwy using cruise. Around town, it gets around 20, assuming you are light on the pedal. Overall, it is a great car.
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GREAT CAR

by from Peru, NY on March 27, 2009

Love this car. Its quiet, smooth ride, and has plenty of pickup. Only downfall is the trunk lid needs a handle to assist in opening it. Otherwise, ive had NO problems with this car. I love the built i...
Love this car. Its quiet, smooth ride, and has plenty of pickup. Only downfall is the trunk lid needs a handle to assist in opening it. Otherwise, ive had NO problems with this car. I love the built in phone and On-Star. It has plenty of room. Would recommend it to anyone.
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Good solid vehicle

by from Lawrence, KS on December 12, 2014

I bought my 2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL in 2009, with 50,000 miles on it. It is now up to 122,000 miles without any serious problems. Other than typical maintenance issues like new brake pads and oil chan...
I bought my 2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL in 2009, with 50,000 miles on it. It is now up to 122,000 miles without any serious problems. Other than typical maintenance issues like new brake pads and oil changes, the main repair has been a bad left front wheel ABS sensor at 115,000 miles, which was not cheap to fix, but otherwise the car has been reliable and economical. It still gets 30 MPH on the highway, 20 in the city, and has plenty of power. The 3800 Series III V6 engine remains strong and the transmission is still smooth, all of the electricals still work properly, and the body is showing no signs of rust or excess wear. The only thing I don't like about it is that the trunk doesn't have a key! You have to use the electric opener without a key backup. That's a silly design decision by the GM beancounters no doubt. Overall, however, the Buick engineers did their job with this one.
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