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#4768952 - 05/26/18 07:12 PM Becoming a Buick Family
yesthatsteve Offline


Registered: 06/27/11
Posts: 722
Loc: Kansas City, MO
In addition to the '13 LaCrosse eAssist in my sig, my parents have a '14 LaCrosse eAssist and '05 LeSabre. And today we added another one: a 2006 LaCrosse for my son to commute to college. CXL trim, 3800 Series III, 113k miles on the odometer. It's nice enough I briefly considered selling my '13 and buying this one for myself.

Before anyone gets too far with the whole "Kids today are too spoiled. I bought my own car when I was nine years old with money I made from mowing lawns and searching sofa cushions." ... my son's scholarship package means that he will not pay a dime out of pocket for tuition, fees, and books as long as he maintains a 3.0 grade point average. The least I can do is buy him a $3500 car to get to class since he decided to live at home instead of going in debt to live in a dorm.

A few pics below.



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#4768966 - 05/26/18 07:30 PM Re: Becoming a Buick Family [Re: yesthatsteve]
SubieRubyRoo Offline


Registered: 05/14/12
Posts: 1141
Loc: Winchester, Indiana
That car can't be sold in Canada. Turns out that LaCrosse is a French slang term for, well, personal enjoyment. smile

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#4768973 - 05/26/18 07:36 PM Re: Becoming a Buick Family [Re: yesthatsteve]
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Registered: 09/25/09
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Loc: OH
Buicks may just be one of the best kept secrets in good and cheap used cars.
The old 3.8 V-6 may also be one of the best kept secrets in engines, offering durability, power and fuel efficiency.
Not everything old GM was bad.
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#4768980 - 05/26/18 07:44 PM Re: Becoming a Buick Family [Re: yesthatsteve]
HM12460 Offline


Registered: 05/26/07
Posts: 2072
Loc: West Michigan
Nice car. I think the older Buick's are more reliable than the newer ones.
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#4768987 - 05/26/18 07:50 PM Re: Becoming a Buick Family [Re: yesthatsteve]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 32668
Loc: ME
Should keep him out of trouble and speeding tickets.

BIL's wife had one. She insists on fingertip power steering. laugh

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#4769013 - 05/26/18 08:17 PM Re: Becoming a Buick Family [Re: HM12460]
andyd Offline


Registered: 09/25/04
Posts: 7162
Loc: Marshfield , MA
Originally Posted By: HM12460
Nice car. I think the older Buick's are more reliable than the newer ones.
Cheaper to fix anyway grin2
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#4769015 - 05/26/18 08:18 PM Re: Becoming a Buick Family [Re: yesthatsteve]
PeterPolyol Offline


Registered: 03/06/16
Posts: 1345
Loc: toronto
..and they were actually Buicks!

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#4769020 - 05/26/18 08:23 PM Re: Becoming a Buick Family [Re: fdcg27]
maxdustington Offline


Registered: 01/21/17
Posts: 683
Loc: Toronna
Originally Posted By: fdcg27
Buicks may just be one of the best kept secrets in good and cheap used cars.
The old 3.8 V-6 may also be one of the best kept secrets in engines, offering durability, power and fuel efficiency.
Not everything old GM was bad.


Biggest cliche on this board.
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#4769033 - 05/26/18 08:32 PM Re: Becoming a Buick Family [Re: yesthatsteve]
simple_gifts Offline


Registered: 07/26/04
Posts: 11950
Loc: Middlesex County CT
I had a buick in college.

Good chance he won't fit 8 people in it like i did in my 73 lesabre.

What does a 9 year old do with a car?
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#4769092 - 05/26/18 10:37 PM Re: Becoming a Buick Family [Re: andyd]
DevilsRule Offline


Registered: 12/07/12
Posts: 149
Loc: NJ
Originally Posted By: andyd
Originally Posted By: HM12460
Nice car. I think the older Buick's are more reliable than the newer ones.
Cheaper to fix anyway grin2


Typical dig from a Toyota owner
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#4769098 - 05/26/18 10:48 PM Re: Becoming a Buick Family [Re: yesthatsteve]
dishdude Offline


Registered: 11/14/08
Posts: 8759
Loc: Phoenix
Buicks of any vintage are great cars. It'll serve your son well.
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#4769122 - 05/27/18 12:20 AM Re: Becoming a Buick Family [Re: yesthatsteve]
daves87rs Offline


Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 16981
Loc: Michigan
Like that color!!
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#4769224 - 05/27/18 07:22 AM Re: Becoming a Buick Family [Re: maxdustington]
fdcg27 Online   content


Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 15728
Loc: OH
Originally Posted By: maxdustington
Originally Posted By: fdcg27
Buicks may just be one of the best kept secrets in good and cheap used cars.
The old 3.8 V-6 may also be one of the best kept secrets in engines, offering durability, power and fuel efficiency.
Not everything old GM was bad.


Biggest cliche on this board.


No more a cliché than TGMO. LOL!
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#4769232 - 05/27/18 07:42 AM Re: Becoming a Buick Family [Re: yesthatsteve]
marine65 Offline


Registered: 11/27/14
Posts: 452
Loc: Denver
Teenage kid going to College driving a Buick?
He may get beat up and girls will avoid him.
Bad move.
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#4769234 - 05/27/18 07:46 AM Re: Becoming a Buick Family [Re: fdcg27]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 5263
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
A neighbor who, ironically, is beyond being the most mechanically disinclined person in the world (he actively and relentlessly destroys ALL things) has had nothing but Buicks for years.
I helped him sell his previous one by listing it on craigslist.
I pulled the car out of a shallow, grassy grave and took pictures after a test drive. It felt so solid I couldn't believe it.
Surprisingly, many people contacted him but a neighbor down the street saw the FOR SALE sign and bought it quick.

That his Buicks last several years each is scientific proof they're good. He has a white one now.

"Ask the man who owns one", was a Buick slogan. "Buick, the better buy!", was another.

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