2006 Buick Lucerne
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Love this Buick

by from Boston, MA on July 22, 2011

I purchased a 2006 Buick Lucerne CX, with moonroof, remote start, and six passenger seating. I love the ride and comfort of the car, it is very quiet and the road noise is very minimal. The 3800 Serie...
I purchased a 2006 Buick Lucerne CX, with moonroof, remote start, and six passenger seating. I love the ride and comfort of the car, it is very quiet and the road noise is very minimal. The 3800 Series III engine is smooth and gets decent gas mileage. Although, I think I would want the Northstar V-8 next time. I love this car! I am very happy with it and could definitely see myself buying another one after this.
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Best car I've ever owned.

by from Washington, MI on July 9, 2009

Love the ride. Smooth and quiet. Nice pickup too. Averaged over 26MPG (mostly highway) - great for a 6 cyl. All the luxury features are great - remote start, heated seats, auto-dimming rear view mirro...
Love the ride. Smooth and quiet. Nice pickup too. Averaged over 26MPG (mostly highway) - great for a 6 cyl. All the luxury features are great - remote start, heated seats, auto-dimming rear view mirrors (inside and out), reverse assist sensors, automatic headlights, etc!
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better-than-average

by from Lakewood, NJ on January 28, 2009

I purchased a 2006 Lucernne new in 4-06 and have accumulated 30,000 miles. I have found the vehicle to be very pleasant in every aspect, and have not had any mechanical problems other than an ongoing ...
I purchased a 2006 Lucernne new in 4-06 and have accumulated 30,000 miles. I have found the vehicle to be very pleasant in every aspect, and have not had any mechanical problems other than an ongoing problem where the airbag light comes on intermittently. The diagnosit equipment can't seem to ascertain the source of the problem. I have brought it to the dealer three times, and the light keeps coming back on. Other than that I am very satisfied with the vehicle.
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Very nice!

by from on July 18, 2011

A pre-owned Lucerne is an excellent value, especially the CXS version! You're getting a lot of car for the money. Good power and handling, yet fuel efficient for a V8 as long as you don't drag race it...
A pre-owned Lucerne is an excellent value, especially the CXS version! You're getting a lot of car for the money. Good power and handling, yet fuel efficient for a V8 as long as you don't drag race it. I average 24 MPG with the Cadillac Northstar V8. I had a Dodge Magnum R/T with the HEMI--Yes, it had more power but I averaged only 20 MPG with that. The Lucerne is a great car, but people are smartly trending towards smaller cars with better fuel efficiency.
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Extremely Dependable

by from Minneapolis, Mn. on May 8, 2011

I purchased my 2007 Lucerne CXL used with only 9,000 miles on it.and I now have driven it for an additional 20,000 miles. It handles extremely well.. Quiet and smooth.. Great in the snow.. Great optio...
I purchased my 2007 Lucerne CXL used with only 9,000 miles on it.and I now have driven it for an additional 20,000 miles. It handles extremely well.. Quiet and smooth.. Great in the snow.. Great options,heated and A/C seats,rear park assist,navagation,,all of which work superbly.. The only issue, which I have read on some other reviews is the airbag light comes on ocassionally,but based on the overall mechanics/style/options/performance and price tag,I can live with that light coming on every once in a while. Now my question to General Motors is,why have they decided to stop production on the Lucerne.?,,as I have learned 2011 is the last year of its production of the Lucerne??go figure,once they really get something right,they discontinue its production..
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My 4th Buick

by from Wellsville, NY on September 6, 2011

I DO love this car ...except for 2 things : The "posts" between the windshield & the front windows are much wider than other cars, obstructing the view of things or oncoming cars from the side. Also, ...
I DO love this car ...except for 2 things : The "posts" between the windshield & the front windows are much wider than other cars, obstructing the view of things or oncoming cars from the side. Also, this car is a little too "low-set". the front bottom (airdam) will scrape the road, even at small dips or driveway unevenness. I'm not too concerned about either problem because I've learned to look from in front & back of the posts, and I haven't driven it during our NY winters yet to see if it bottoms out even more. Nice, beautiful car though !
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Excelant value for the money!!

by from Long Isalnd, New York on January 31, 2007

I bought my Lucerne CX and drove it the next day for a 10 day road trip from NY to Fla. The car was superb in its overal performace and gas milage. The car drove well in cold January weather into hot...
I bought my Lucerne CX and drove it the next day for a 10 day road trip from NY to Fla. The car was superb in its overal performace and gas milage. The car drove well in cold January weather into hot south Fla. weather [a/c on] then back to NY and hitting snow and ice in Va. and the D.C. area. I clocked just under 3100 miles overall. It's been a pleasure so far with no problems. This is my first Buick. I upgraded from a 2001 Honda Accord. The Buick is much quieter and smoother riding with confident road manners than my Accord and I'm now looking forward to my next trip back to Fla. in the Buick. I will update this review if I should find any problems .. so far so good! btw.. for those who have not found the trunk handle .. it's not on the outside. When trunk is fully open look up [right of center] and you will see along the bottom of the trunks edge an indented rectangular molding for your hands four fingers to slip into. You close the trunk by pulling downward with one quick motion. It will take a couple of times of practice to get the feel of it .. not closing the trunk to hard. One last comment, my Lucerne is black with titanium grey interior. I got so many nice comments from people while out one night for dinner in Boca Raton Fla. These were Lexus and BMW people who couldn't get over how beautiful my car looked parked next to their shiny black, waxed, buffed cars. You should have seen the surprize look on their faces when they saw it was a Buick Lucerne they were admiring!!
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First Buick hits the spot.

by from NC on June 25, 2006

I bought the CXS after shopping the Chrysler 300C, the Toyota Avalon, the VW Passat and the Cadillac STS. I had been driving a 99 Chrysler 300M. The Lucerne is very quiet, rides well and has great fe...
I bought the CXS after shopping the Chrysler 300C, the Toyota Avalon, the VW Passat and the Cadillac STS. I had been driving a 99 Chrysler 300M. The Lucerne is very quiet, rides well and has great features with pretty practical controls, including those on the steering wheel and column. The sound system is outstanding, and I'm sold on the XM/OnStar combination. The parking assist and rear obstacle detector are great, particularly in parallel parking and tight parking lots. This is my first V8; it delivers the power. Highway passing is a breeze, and it maintains highway speed on fair grades in the mountains without any difficulty. It has a cavernous trunk. Some of the other conveniences like the remote start and the rain-sensitive windshield wipers are great, though probably not critical to a satisfactory driving experience. If I had my druthers, the rear seats would fold down instead of just having the little passthrough port. You'd expect the cargo net in the trunk to be standard on a $30+k car, and the 18 inch chrome wheels look great but make for a fairly wide turning radius. If the reliability and build quality prove out over time, this is a real keeper.
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excellent overall

by from tn on August 13, 2009

Nice ride very comfortable, interior easy to reach insturments, best overall buy for the money, and for a what I call a real car. Had many postive comments on the car from others riding in it. For me ...
Nice ride very comfortable, interior easy to reach insturments, best overall buy for the money, and for a what I call a real car. Had many postive comments on the car from others riding in it. For me from now on a Buick.
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Never buy another car that's not a Buick.

by from Scottsburg, In. on February 18, 2015

I recently bought my 06 Buick Lucerne and it is the best car I have ever owned. The drive is smooth, great handling. I bought the CXS version so I have all the bells and whistles that go along with it...
I recently bought my 06 Buick Lucerne and it is the best car I have ever owned. The drive is smooth, great handling. I bought the CXS version so I have all the bells and whistles that go along with it and totally love the car. I get around 25 mpg highway which I feel is great for a V8. Mine is silver and chrome outside and beautiful dark wooden trim and the heated black leather seats with the sunroof which goes all the way back or raises up in back makes this car one of the best looking cars on the road. Only issue, which is not a big issue, is the the bar between the front window and the passenger window block a little of the view as you turn. Other then that, this is the best car I have ever owned and I am totally happy and will never own another car not name buick.
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