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The 2010 model year marks the first complete redo of Buick's LaCrosse since the competent but uninspiring midsize sedan made its 2005 debut. Though it shares aspects with the Chevrolet Malibu and Saturn Astra, the LaCrosse is intended to compete with premium or near-luxury models like the Vo... Read Full Report
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As I get older, it's getting harder and harder to surprise me, so Buick deserves a golf-clap-style round of applause for accomplishing this difficult task. The 2010 Buick LaCrosse wowed me by living up to all its hype. The new design is modern and curvy. Its exterior looks much less geriatric than past models, and it maintains a roomy interior that’s defifnitely about comfort and s... Read full review for the 2010 Buick La Crosse
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After years of leasing various Lexus ES models, I switched to the new LaCrosse. After reading a car magazine test comparing the two, with the Buick winning, I was persuaded to test drive the LaCrosse.... Read Full Review
Roadside Assistance Coverage
What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.
Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.
Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.
Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).
Free Scheduled Maintenance
Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.