2005 Buick Lacrosse
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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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Does recommend this car!!

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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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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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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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My 05 Buick

by from Martins Ferry, OH on March 9, 2017

I had a 05 Buick Lacrosse in 2009 and LOVED it. It was my baby, until my ex-husband totaled it in 2013. Since then I've driven a Sierra, Mountaineer, and a Malibu. None of which I loved. I started sea...
I had a 05 Buick Lacrosse in 2009 and LOVED it. It was my baby, until my ex-husband totaled it in 2013. Since then I've driven a Sierra, Mountaineer, and a Malibu. None of which I loved. I started searching for a used vehicle with low miles that was in good shape and reasonably priced. I found just that at Dream Deals on Wheel. I went there looking at an Impala and then I seen the Buick and it was fate! they had already sols the Impala and the Buick was almost identical to my old one. Took it for a test drive and 3 days later its mine. I got my Silver Bullet back. Love the way it rides, handles, looks, feels, everything about it.
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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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Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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Beautiful car

by from Clinton twp, Michigan on November 3, 2017

My 3rd day of owning this car, so far so good. Im still getting accustomed to the touchy gas pedal and brakes. Comfortable ride, extremely quiet and its just what i wanted. It has just about every opt...
My 3rd day of owning this car, so far so good. Im still getting accustomed to the touchy gas pedal and brakes. Comfortable ride, extremely quiet and its just what i wanted. It has just about every option for the base model. Great buy at 107k... i got it at a steal! Car looks great!! Zero rust, beautiful blue metallic paint and chrome wheels to add to the look! I would definitely recommend this to anyone that wants a safe comfortable and reliable car for a good price! The 3800 is a beast too!
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Never owned a car for so long.

by from Cleveland, OH on November 3, 2017

I purchased this new as a lease and decided to buy it out. I thought a few years and I would trade it in, but I had almost no issues except tires and brakes which in 12 years is nothing compared to o...
I purchased this new as a lease and decided to buy it out. I thought a few years and I would trade it in, but I had almost no issues except tires and brakes which in 12 years is nothing compared to other cars I have owned. Has to be the most reliable car I have had and I've owned 2 Lincolns (Marc IV), Olds, Pontiac, Chevy, Ford and an English car that I can't name!
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just dont

by from huntington on August 3, 2017

in the car was the water would come threw the antenna on the roof and come in threw the dome light. hard rain storms did the same. the seal was fine btw so figure that one out. the ac did what it want...
in the car was the water would come threw the antenna on the roof and come in threw the dome light. hard rain storms did the same. the seal was fine btw so figure that one out. the ac did what it wanted, the radiator was junk the alternator was junk, the transmission was horrible when backing up it would about snap your neck while shifting into gear, then once turned into drive it would again shift HARD. the high beams were pathetic (lenses not faded) in the winter forget it just park it.
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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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