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2010-2011 Buick LaCrosse

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  • cooterbfdcooterbfd Posts: 2,770
    "......Never - the - less They have been out maybe 4 or 5 months and I have yet to see one on the road around here. Same for th 2010 Subaru Legacy. Plenty of Ford Fusions though. Decisions decisions ... "

    I've seen 5 or 6, talked to one of them and they love it.
  • I've had my CXS for a month and love it. (and I had a Lexus ES previously) I've seen 3 others on the freeway this week.
  • doc15doc15 Posts: 37
    2010 Buick Lacrosse CXL 3.0 v6 FWD with comfort and convenience pack #2 and chrome wheels. Picked off dealers lot. I drive 35,000 miles per year so ride and quiet are # 1 priority for me.( Previous cars Infinity I 35, Avalon, and 2008 MKZ.) My opinion---The Buick Lacrosse surpasses all in the ride and quiet category. The Ice-Blue ambient lighting is a great touch. The car handles well, has enough power and is great on gas too. No initial quality problems to speak of, I will post after first 7500 miles.
  • cooterbfdcooterbfd Posts: 2,770
    "......No initial quality problems to speak of, I will post after first 7500 miles. "

    So, we'll be hearing from you next week? ;)

    Seriously, good luck and we look forward to hearing from you.
  • doc15doc15 Posts: 37
    :) Funny and your right, The miles do go by quickly.
    We'll see how it holds up. I'll be writing "soon"
    It's a long commute, but it is all highway (I sound like a car salesmen)
    Really I'm not!!!
  • I finally found out the other day that my Lacrosse CXS was built last week. It's been almost 14 weeks since I ordered a midnight blue loaded CXS minus the rear entertainment. Should be delivered to Florida in 10 to 14 days.The dealer here in Tampa printed me an actual window sticker with my VIN. The one difference I noticed was that the price of the sunroof. The price went from $995 to $1195. I checked Buick's website and it has changed to this. That's something that I will have to work out. In the whole process, I am appalled that the system to keep you apprised of your cars status doesn't really exist? I was told by several different people that a sold car like mine has priority over dealer inventory cars. This can't be true because I saw too many inventory loaded CXS's in the wrong color for 2 months.
  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 17,705
    >I am appalled that the system to keep you apprised of your cars status doesn't really exist?

    I suspect there's something about the blue color wasn't being painted or an item on the car was low in supply, e.g., the wheels, that caused the longer wait. There isn't a computer that's accessible for customers that gives a wait time would be my guess.

    The Just-in-time type of delivery for the factory means that until the car is scheduled to be built, there's actually no record of its progress: it's just an order waiting to be assembled. Or there may have been a change to one of the items to improve it, i.e., the sunroof. Which might be the case since the price increased for that item. You will never know what the holdup was if there was a delay unless you have a savvy salesman who keeps up on the information on production.

    I watched the just-in-time production at the Moraine Assembly a couple years ago. Cars (SUVs) to be built that day are assembled with seats in colors and options and roof liners and lots of other things that arrive that day assembled at the plants nearby that morning and placed on the trucks in the order for assembly. So when they come off the delivery semis, they are in order to slide into the moving racks for the production line. Two hours later they are in an SUV moving down the assembly line.

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  • verdugoverdugo Posts: 1,977
    I was told by several different people that a sold car like mine has priority over dealer inventory cars.

    Really? I have never heard such a thing. Hopefully there are salespeople here who can chime in.
  • cooterbfdcooterbfd Posts: 2,770
    I've been wondering if some dealers aren't playing games (or GM playing games with dealers). My friend is looking for a 2010 Equinox. One dealer has had over 15, while another dealer can't get any (or just a couple). Are there any other Buick dealers in your area to check to see if a car has come in in the combination you are looking for? Does that dealer have more in stock than yours?
  • When I ordered the Lacrosse we looked all over the U.S. and couldn't find any at the time matching my specs. I check online every week or so around the southeast, and have never seen one listed in inventory. My dealer told me this was because dealers wont' usually order blue for inventory because it isn't as easy to sell. In fact the only midnight blue I have seen was at the auto show in Tampa in November. Funny, it was a CXL and ended up at my dealer and they sold it in less than a week. My dealer seems to be moving them quickly , but I don't see hardly any driving around town. I dont think the other dealers are getting more than mine from what I can see.
  • kjs8kjs8 Posts: 53
    I have been waiting for 16 weeks for a custom ordered CXS all options except rear video. Just got build date of 1/19/10 a few days ago. I would assume shipment takes 2 more weeks minimum? Looking forward to seeing it finally. My dealer told me if he ordered it as sold it goes to the back of the line. GM wants unsold dealer stock to move first. They wonder why they are bankrupt. Buick will never equal the dealer experience of a Lexus, Mercedes or BMW. Worst problem, no one can answer any of your questions and your standing in line to spend $36K ?????
  • cooterbfdcooterbfd Posts: 2,770
    "..... Worst problem, no one can answer any of your questions and your standing in line to spend $36K ????? "

    Not that you should have to, but did you try to call Buick customer service?
  • sounds like your dealer has got it wrong. All mfg's build orders for stock and sold customers in the order that the dealer priortizes it. ex stock order priority 11 and sold order priority 13 stock will be built first if everything is equal. If your car has an option that is on constraint mfg. will not build the car during that production cycle. Another issue is , did the dealer who you ordered from have availability from the factory when you ordered the car? Most customers will order from the dealer who gave them the lowest price....however that dealer may not have had the car available to him. No Mfg will give a dealer unlimited cars to order. So the dealer you ordered from took you
    'out of the market until he receives an allotment from GM, he then places the order and hopes it takes 6-8 weeks.
  • Same thing happened to me!! 15 weeks!! I got the loaded CXS. I couldn't get any answers from anyone!!! So, I got my VIN number and started calling the companies that deliver the cars from the kansas city plant. They told me the day that they got the car and the day it was on the truck.... I had to tell them that I was a dealer.. Shhhh It work. Good luck and It was worth the wait! Great car.
  • Can someone explain why there are ZERO aftermarket wheels that fit the 2010 Lacrosse? Do a search. Go to any wheel site, or call them. Despite millions of wheel models on the planet, they will be unable to find a single one that fits the 2010 Lacrosse. Unless one of you owners knows something I don't.

    Basically all I wanted to do is buy a 9 or 10 spoke chrome wheel for the CXL. The CXS does have a 9 spoke wheel in 19", but it is not chrome (even though the model pictures that everyone has been drooling over makes it look like chrome).
  • cooterbfdcooterbfd Posts: 2,770
    ".....Can someone explain why there ar ZERO aftermarket wheels that fit this car? "

    Ask the aftermarket wheel manufacturer. I'd imagime if there is no real demand for them, they won't make them. Afterall, they ARE in the business to makey money, not one person happy.
  • poodog13poodog13 Posts: 320
    Are you basing this on the OEM wheel specs (diam/width), or the "select your car" fitment tool on most web sites? If the latter, the website probably just hasn't loaded the car into their listing (not GM's fault).

    I'd try checking based on size specs.
  • "...Are you basing this on the OEM wheel specs (diam/width), or the "select your car" fitment tool on most web sites? If the latter, the website probably just hasn't loaded the car into their listing (not GM's fault)..."

    Both. But then again, I've been given conflicting information about the OEM specs by different Buick people. A salesman told me the new CXL comes with 18x7.5, 5x115 bolt pattern, zero offset. But a parts guy told me it's 18x7, 5x120 bolt pattern, and a 32 offset. I even called Buick directly, and the customer service rep said she would "escalate" the research and get back to me with an answer, but I've not heard back. I downloaded the user manual, nothing in there. Strange why it's so hard to get such very basic information like wheel specs. Maybe one of you owners can confirm for sure what the specs are?
  • Order CXL on 10/24/2009 accepted by GM on 11/09/2009, built on 12/07/2009. Drove it home on 12/21/2009. Dealer help get it to me after it was built, visit them weekly,it may help. Also test your remote start, it may not have enough range to be worth using.
  • I myself have been waiting to order a fully loaded blue CXS minus the rear dvd players. The reason I haven't placed the order yet is because Buick told me the Side Blind Zone Alert will not be available until late January to early February. So for those of you who got the blue CXS fully loaded, did you get the side blind zone alert? Also, did either of you get any of the dealer installed options listed on the Buick website such as the mp3 module that lets you control an ipod or the such through the steering wheel, or the lighted door sills or any additional ambient lighting? Any insight you can provide is appreciated.
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