Saturday, August 14, 2010

Reload: Buick Lacrosse test drive video

Buick Lacrosse test drive. from Vince Burlapp on Vimeo.


I thought I'd post again my Buick Lacrosse test drive video from a few weeks ago.
The quality from Youtube was so bad.
Vimeo is a much better place to host these.

I just drove the 2.4 Liter CX base version of the Lacrosse, and will report on that soon.

9 comments:

john m said...

What a GREAT looking car!

Anonymous said...

Buick Beats the BS out of those Lousy Lexus Lemons -- on SO MANY levels!!!

Anonymous said...

Boooring... This is just as boring, if not more so, than any Lexus I've ever encountered. There is absolutely nothing exciting about this car except for the fact that it's nicer than previous buicks. But then again, so was the previous Lacrosse and does anyone even remember or care about that car? No, because it was invisible. As is this. The only current Buick that brings anything unique or interesting to the table is the Enclave.

Anonymous said...

I like it a lot. To Anon 7:02... what do you want, Spinners and LED fog lamps? It's not flashy like a Maserati or a Roller, but it's conservatively stately and will look good in front of a Hamptons estate or a home on a modest cul-de-sac. I would say that it's better looking and more distinctive than a Lexus LS, which is Lexus's only attractive vehicle at the moment. I've seen a lot of fully optioned Lacrosses on the road already, so I have a feeling that they are selling like crazy. There are only a couple standout sedans that have been introduced to the market recently, and this is one of them. They seem like a bargain compared to the alternatives.

There are a couple areas for improvement. The use of shiny plastichrome needs to be reigned-in. Matte chrome, like Audi uses, is much less cheezy looking. And the overuse of brown fake woodgrain makes this car a non-starter for me. Plus, Buick needs a sportier version that will compete against an E500.

Anonymous said...

"To Anon 7:02... what do you want, Spinners and LED fog lamps?"

Somebody thinks they're clever... Cute. How can anyone honestly think this car is any more interesting than an ES350? It's almost a direct copy. I'm sure they will sell well in Florida.

john m said...

"Somebody thinks they're clever... Cute. How can anyone honestly think this car is any more interesting than an ES350? It's almost a direct copy. I'm sure they will sell well in Florida."

I personally don't think this car looks like an es350 AT ALL. However I do agree with you that the car will sell well in Florida....in addition to the rest of the country. If somebody else does'nt like it though, that's cool, I can respect that. Myself, I think the es350 has very bland and overly conservative styling that I think appeals to seniors, which is good for them. The LaCrosse however, I feel, has bold character lines and an aggressive stance without being obnoxious or faddy looking. I feel the interior is also very tastefully done with new and modern styling. Overall I think the car will appeal to a lot (not all) of people. I do have some gripes with the car though, as much as I do like it. I think it should have better mpg numbers and be a little lighter. I do realize it is a big car but I was expecting more from a d.i.v6 engine with a modern 6 spd auto. I think, I'm not sure, the es350 has better mpg. Also, what's up with the smallish trunk? The Regals trunk will be bigger!

Anonymous said...

"How can anyone honestly think this car is any more interesting than an ES350? It's almost a direct copy. I'm sure they will sell well in Florida."

Speaking of geriatrics, you might want to get your eyes checked. This looks chiseled and distinguished, while the exterior of the ES looks like a half used bar of soap. The ES's interior design looks like it has the silhouette of a tombstone in the middle of the dashboard. Very appropriate. Give me a f-ing break.

Anonymous said...

"How can anyone honestly think this car is any more interesting than an ES350? It's almost a direct copy. I'm sure they will sell well in Florida."

Speaking of geriatrics, you might want to get your eyes checked. This looks chiseled and distinguished, while the exterior of the ES looks like a half used bar of soap. The ES's interior design looks like it has the silhouette of a tombstone in the middle of the dashboard. Very appropriate. Give me a f-ing break.

Anonymous said...

Buick LaCrosse more interresing than an ES350? No kidding--but isn't EVERYTHING???

If Buick's aim was to beat Lexus on every level; then I guess they accomplished their objective--AGAIN!.

As if the Enclave hadn't already made (Buicks superiority) rather obvious.

What's next? A Buick that handles like a BMW M5 but rides like a Rolls and gets better mileage than a Chevy Aveo???

I guess at this point nothing would shock me.