2006 Buick Lucerne Consumer Reviews

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2006 Buick Lucerne
4.5
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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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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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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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the most luxury I have ever bought

by from Philadelphia, PA on October 24, 2010

I have 2 kids in college, so we drive there several times a year. The car is very comfortable for the long distance. Had to replace the brakes at 48k, but I had to do that on my Impala at the same mil...
I have 2 kids in college, so we drive there several times a year. The car is very comfortable for the long distance. Had to replace the brakes at 48k, but I had to do that on my Impala at the same mileage. Other than that, it is a great quiet car.
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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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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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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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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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Annoying rattles

by from Xenia, IL on October 26, 2006

I had been impressed by the Lucerne's exterior styling and lines, as well as it's options package. The car drives and handles wonderfully, both in town and out on the open roads. I have CXS and the ...
I had been impressed by the Lucerne's exterior styling and lines, as well as it's options package. The car drives and handles wonderfully, both in town and out on the open roads. I have CXS and the magnetic supension is definitely a plus, especially since I live in the country. The Northstar engine provides adequate power for my needs. A definite plus for quickly getting around the farm vehicles on the back roads. I get a consistent 25 mpg in my driving; something with which I am very satisfied. I like the look and feel of the interior layout. The big minus is the sound. This car is a very quiet car, and the passenger seat vibrates and squeaks on only moderately rough roads. This drives me absolutely batty! There were other BSR (buzz, squeak, and rattle) issues with the car, also. These were quickly remedied except the passenger seat. For this reason I cannot recommend this car. I haven't been able to find out if this is a common problem with this model, so it may not be common to the Lucerne line up. But I would recommend a test drive with the passenger seat empty before buying. The rest of the interior is nicely laid out and the optional navigation system is very handy on trips.
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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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