Couture Cars: Not Your Grandfather’s Car.

Buick 1No, this isn’t your Grandfather’s Buick- that big, gas-guzzling hearse he’s been driving faithfully since General Motors wasn’t owned by the American government. For you Philly people out there, this isn’t the “hood Buick” that about 100 of your friends have come to own. This is the all new, 2010 Buick LaCrosse, an indication of where the automaker is going. Lexus, get yourself ready for battle!

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2010 Buick LaCrosse CXS

The LaCrosse is the second generation of the entry-level model, which made it’s debut in 2005, replacing the aging Century/Regal models. While the first generation was a great seller for Buick, I’m so expecting great things from this current model. Aimed at category mate, the Lexus ES, the LaCrosse comes equipped with a standard V-6 engine, producing 255hp. There’s another V-6 (this one is direct injected) as well,  pushing out 280 American thoroughbreds on tap. For you out there experiencing all weather conditions, it does come in All Wheel Drive form as well. Additionally, to further pull buyers away from the Lexus showrooms, the LaCrosse starts out under 30 grand.

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Being a Philly kid to the core, I’ve always had a thing for Buicks, especially since they’re basically the most affordable “starter car” here in my city. But, I’ve never really looked at the company beyond that. However, if Buick/GM continues to produce models like the LaCrosse (FYI: Look out for what may be the next-gen Regal… I’m hearing great things!), I may have to reconsider pursuing a Japanese luxury marque!

How about you?!?

Stay Classick!



6 Responses to “Couture Cars: Not Your Grandfather’s Car.”

  1. 1 AR
    July 30, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    My mom loves Buicks–the only car brand she’s ever bought over the last 30 years– and her car was just totalled.

    I’m emailing her this post.


  2. 2 George J Marshall
    September 19, 2009 at 12:20 am

    I just got done test driving a new 2010 Buick Lacrosse CXL in Silver here today:September 17th,2009!
    I am here to tell you that all of the world’s other car makers had better watch their backsides now! This new
    2010 Buick Lacrosse is so utterly fantastic on all levels that I feel that it can complete with any sedan made
    anywhere in the world! I feel that this car is better than the Cadillac which won The Motor Trend Car Of The
    Year Award just 2 years ago in 2008! This new 2010 Buick Lacrosse has a sophistication never attained before by
    not only Buick-But by any General Motors product given its very reasonable MSRP! It has the perfect balance of Size,Ride,Handling,Performance,Luxury,Economy and Price! General Motors has finally arrived with this fantastic
    new 2010 Lacrosse; and finally realizes what world car buyers expect from an American Icon in the making of a
    truly fine World Class Automobile. Yes-I do believe that The new 2010 Buick Lacrosse can and will compete with
    any other World Class Automobile at any and all levels! And it will do so at a very reasonable price level which
    can not be matched by many other of the world’s car makers! George-Venice,FL

  3. 3 nick
    September 24, 2009 at 1:34 am

    Year, lets kick the japanese car to the curb. Congratulation Buick team.


  4. 4 JAY JONES
    October 15, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Now if they’d just bring back the “Grand National” i’d be in!!!!! Make mine black & turbocharged!!:-)

  5. 5 Mark Long
    December 10, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    I hear that this generation of Buick LaCrosse is actually designed in Shanghai China. It incorporates elements of Chinese art and FengShui. Does anyone know this is true?

  6. 6 Henry Ekberg
    June 12, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    For an even moooore luxurious -Scandinavian version, look at new Saab 9-5. Same base, muuuuuch hotter design!!

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