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Becoming a Buick Family #4768952
05/26/18 06:12 PM
05/26/18 06:12 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 722
Kansas City, MO
yesthatsteve Offline OP
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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.





'13 LaCrosse eAssist, 50000+ miles | Magnatec 5w30 & Fram EG
'11 Accord I4 Sedan, 95000+ miles | Mobil1 0w20 & Fram EG
Re: Becoming a Buick Family [Re: yesthatsteve] #4768966
05/26/18 06:30 PM
05/26/18 06:30 PM
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Posts: 1,761
The land of USA-made Subies!
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The land of USA-made Subies!
That car can't be sold in Canada. Turns out that LaCrosse is a French slang term for, well, personal enjoyment. smile

Re: Becoming a Buick Family [Re: yesthatsteve] #4768973
05/26/18 06:36 PM
05/26/18 06:36 PM
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OH
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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.


18 Accord Hybrid FF
17 Forester 18K VME 0W-20
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Re: Becoming a Buick Family [Re: yesthatsteve] #4768980
05/26/18 06:44 PM
05/26/18 06:44 PM
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West Michigan
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West Michigan
Nice car. I think the older Buick's are more reliable than the newer ones.



2018 Chevy Colorado



Re: Becoming a Buick Family [Re: yesthatsteve] #4768987
05/26/18 06:50 PM
05/26/18 06:50 PM
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ME
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Should keep him out of trouble and speeding tickets.

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

Re: Becoming a Buick Family [Re: HM12460] #4769013
05/26/18 07:17 PM
05/26/18 07:17 PM
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Marshfield , MA
andyd Offline
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Originally Posted By: HM12460
Nice car. I think the older Buick's are more reliable than the newer ones.
Cheaper to fix anyway grin2


'16 Camry LE STP synth 0w20 and STP filter. the Fridge

1994 Ranger ,the Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

'16 Camry SE, Valvoline HM 0w20 and OEM filter
Thick oil is better grin2
Re: Becoming a Buick Family [Re: yesthatsteve] #4769015
05/26/18 07:18 PM
05/26/18 07:18 PM
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Toronto
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..and they were actually Buicks!


...as more root causes are discovered, and as events that seemed spontaneous have their origins revealed...
Re: Becoming a Buick Family [Re: fdcg27] #4769020
05/26/18 07:23 PM
05/26/18 07:23 PM
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 1,784
VW Fanboy Island
maxdustington Online content
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VW Fanboy Island
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.


03 Jetta AWP/09A 205k kms
Edge 0W40 + Mann 719/30
Re: Becoming a Buick Family [Re: yesthatsteve] #4769033
05/26/18 07:32 PM
05/26/18 07:32 PM
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Posts: 12,054
Middlesex County CT
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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?


2004 Prius; 102K; ASL
2007 Yaris 78K 0w-40 Castrol
2006 B2300;132K;ALM


Was driving an ox cart; Now on the USS Enterprise
Re: Becoming a Buick Family [Re: andyd] #4769092
05/26/18 09:37 PM
05/26/18 09:37 PM
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NJ
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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



Re: Becoming a Buick Family [Re: yesthatsteve] #4769098
05/26/18 09:48 PM
05/26/18 09:48 PM
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Posts: 9,201
Phoenix
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Buicks of any vintage are great cars. It'll serve your son well.


2018 Challenger SRT
2018 GTI
Re: Becoming a Buick Family [Re: yesthatsteve] #4769122
05/26/18 11:20 PM
05/26/18 11:20 PM
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Posts: 17,253
Michigan
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Michigan
Like that color!!


Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

Henry Ford
Re: Becoming a Buick Family [Re: maxdustington] #4769224
05/27/18 06:22 AM
05/27/18 06:22 AM
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Posts: 16,175
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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!


18 Accord Hybrid FF
17 Forester 18K VME 0W-20
12 Accord LX 96K SSO 0W-20
09 Forester 95K M1HM 10W-30
01 Focus ZX3 118K PP 5W-20
96 Accord LX 104K T5 10W-30
95 318i
Re: Becoming a Buick Family [Re: yesthatsteve] #4769232
05/27/18 06:42 AM
05/27/18 06:42 AM
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Posts: 522
Denver
marine65 Offline
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Denver
Teenage kid going to College driving a Buick?
He may get beat up and girls will avoid him.
Bad move.


2006 Nissan Sentra 195K miles
2010 Hyundai Elantra 85K miles
Re: Becoming a Buick Family [Re: fdcg27] #4769234
05/27/18 06:46 AM
05/27/18 06:46 AM
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Posts: 5,820
Champlain/Hudson Valley
Kira Offline
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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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