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2010-2011 Buick LaCrosse



  • My 2010 is flawless. Would I change anything? Only the crippled BlueTooth implementation. My address book needs to download so I can select from my car's larger display screen.

    Mine is a loaded [$39k] CXS REPLACED A 2009 Mercedes E350. Never looked back.

    Enough whinning already.
  • tjc78tjc78 JerseyPosts: 5,025
    Was the address book thing something they changed with the 2012s. Mine downloads the address book and I can select it right on the screen.

    1999 Chevy S10 / 2004 Merc Grand Marquis / 2012 Buick LaCrosse

  • My 2011 Lacrosse, purchased new last summer, is perfect in every respect. I have had zero problems with anything.

    I highly recommend the Lacrosse to anyone. It is a solidly built, roomy, attractive car that should deliver many years of problem-free ownership.

    This is my 3rd Buick and I speak from experience.
  • e_net_ridere_net_rider Posts: 1,380
    edited February 2012
    Sorry to hear you have what seemed to be a common problem on some of the 2010, address book download.
    It would seem that could have been fixed with an update.
    That was not a problem with the early 2011 I had. Does yours have the USB port or was that a 2011 change with full navigation system only.
    You say loaded, does that mean it includes H-arm suspension? There were big changes as to its availability/inclusion with time. By the time I bought, it was a package with full time electronic suspension and 19" BadYear. I can not help but wonder what it might have been like with Michelin. And a fine tuning of the suspension, maybe more user selectable modes besides normal or sport.
    If someone does such a change with tires, I'd appreciate your reply.
  • The BT is less "problem" and more design decision. BT can be implemented a la carte.

    I have the Touring Pkg with 19" wheels and "Continuously Varaible Real Time Dampoing and Sport Mode Selectivity" per the sticker.

    Production date is 6/1/10 and the USB port was standard.

    Sticker of $39,740
  • e_net_ridere_net_rider Posts: 1,380
    No, it also worked in my early 2011, and worked well, which is why I wonder why they were not able to do a software update to 2010. I don't think there was a major hardware change at that point, but I do wonder if maybe one occurred going to 2012 where they added the use of Nuance software for voice control. If the older units had the capability of working the Nuance program, then it would be conceivable that they update all. (But bet they won't)
    If you cruise forums, you will see there are quite a few that had been disappointed by the phone not showing the list, especially 2010. Most were told by GM it was there phone, but it was not. I too had such experiences with bad answers from GM people. I'd say it up to the individual if you want fact. Changes are happening, especially on this vehicle, so often that it makes it hard to keep up, even for GM professionals.
  • bwiabwia Boston Posts: 1,061
    edited March 2012
    Driving my 2011 CXS has become as comfortable as wearing an old pair of shoes. I sit behind the steering wheel push ignition button and voila the engine roars to life. Put the car in reverse and my backup camera gives the all clear signal to back out of my garage. This has been my daily routine for the last 18 months with my Buick LaCrosse.

    The car has been flawless, quiet and smooth as the first day I drove it off the dealership parking lot. No squeaks, no rattles, no torque steer. I have been averaging about 18.5 MPG as I do mostly city driving and on one tank-full I got a disappointing 13 MPG. Perhaps due to driving my 330-pound brother to physical therapy. I know weight is a problem to the airlines but I didn’t think it had such a dramatic effect on cars.

    All in all I am very happy with my LaCrosse. It looks brand new inside and out (still has the new car smell) and after 12,000 glorious miles of driving bliss I have no reportable conditions. Wow! what a feeling.
  • gmcustsvcsarahgmcustsvcsarah Posts: 1,964
    I'm so happy to hear that you're having such a great experience in your LaCrosse! If we can ever be of assistance, please don't hesitate to send us an email at the address located in my profile here on the forum.

    Many more blissful miles,
    GM Customer Service
  • bwiabwia Boston Posts: 1,061
    If we can ever be of assistance, please don't hesitate to send us...

    Sarah, since you asked, it would be a nice gesture to send me a gas card as petrol prices are so high these days. In the Boston area Shell premium is selling at $4.20 a gallon. If that trend continues pretty soon I'll have to hitch a ride with my wife or the neighbor.
  • bwiabwia Boston Posts: 1,061
    edited March 2012
    The new Azera has finally arrived and here is what a poster said about the new Azera in comparison to the LaCrosse
    “..There’s definitely some resemblance (in profile especially) to the Buick LaCrosse, a direct competitor, but the Hyundai looks sleeker and less slab-sided. It’s also nicer inside, and my immediate thought is that the Azera presents a host of problems for Buick’s flagship sedan.

    Both cars are attractive and roomy, but the Buick’s instrument panel is a jumble of poorly arranged, indistinguishable buttons (this problem extends to Buick’s smaller sedans as well). The Azera is better in this respect, with more logically organized controls cascading down the center stack. Like the Genesis Coupe, the USB/AUX jacks are hidden behind a door at its base, but the spacious cubby is big enough to hold your phone, the required cables, as well as some other odds and ends, and let you close the door to keep it all out of sight….

    …The new Hyundai Azera is brilliantly executed: elegant, comfortable, user-friendly and very enjoyable to drive. It’s a well-defined step up from the Sonata, a better “near-Lexus” than the Buick Lacrosse,and it has a lot more panache than the Toyota Avalon.”
  • Oh My I can't believe they would compare that thing to a Lexus or a Buick. When I googled photos of it and saw the instrument panel and dashboard I at first thought the center stack bore a similarity to Darth Vader's Mask. I've never heard of until now. It would be interesting to see what the more reputable people, such as MT, C&D, think. I'm sure it's a nice and well built vehicle but I don't view it in the same category of prestige.
  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 1,545
    Really, that's exactly what I would expect from a bunch of Hyundai fanboys. That forum site is possibly the home base of all the Hyundai cheerleader trolls that infest every other automotive forum on the net. Hyundai cannot touch the intrinsic qualities of cars like the Lacrosse despite how many geegaws they tack on. It's like buying a Walmart knockoff version of something.

    2011 Buick Regal Turbo, 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Holiday Coupe

  • bwiabwia Boston Posts: 1,061
    edited April 2012
    Well it didn't take long. I just received an email from GM to update my 2011 LaCrosse GPS. However, for the 2011 it is showing two update disks:

    2012 Global A High Nav Disc part # 22827639 for $199.99 and
    2011 SRX/Lacrosse/Terrain/Equinox/Regal/Volt/Cruze part # 20977834 for $199.99

    I am unclear if you need both disks or just one. If so, which one? For model year 2012 it is showing only one disk (part # 22827639) though.

    Since I also have OnStar turn-by-turn navigation does it make sense to buy the upgrade disk/s?
  • gmcustsvcsarahgmcustsvcsarah Posts: 1,964
    Good morning bwia,

    My best recommendation would be to call the number provided for the Navigation Disc Center (877-628-3472) as I don't have the resources available to me to answer this question. I'm sorry about that!

    All the best,
    GM Customer Service
  • crankeeecrankeee Posts: 297
    bwia: We have a 2010 Lacrosse CXL with 3.0L V-6 and a 2012 Sonata GLS with 2.5L I-4. both beautiful functional vehicles. Lacrosse is a $30's level car and the Sonata is a low $20's car with lots of value for the price. The Lacrosse is the most quiet car we have ever driven in. Interior is first class and the mileage & driveability with our small V-6 is oustanding. high 20's MPG on the highway with regular fuel. Luxury car for reasonable price.
    The Sonata is much different as to the price and therefore the amenities. Great value and many options included. No leather seats, dual climate control and other features but all the basics and more. Great driver with 24-25 MPG city and 34-37 highway. The Azera will fill the gap for those willing to pay more.
    Great cars and great choices available to us. Enjoy.
  • I have a 2010 Buick LaCrosse with 32,000 miles. I am experiencing a similar vibration (felt in stearing wheel) at 70+mph. Noticed it first last summer when I bought custom 20" rims/tires, the firmer tires exaggerated the problem more. My car has been at dealer for 35 days now. They've done nothing but loosen/tighten motor mounts, switch tires around, road force balance. Have your issues been addressed yet? :sick:
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,003
    Thank you for taking the time to post your concerns. Have you spoke with Customer Assistance yet? Please feel free to email me with your VIN, involved dealer and contact information (including a description of your concerns) and I will look into this further for you. I look forward to hearing from you.
    GM Customer Service
  • bwiabwia Boston Posts: 1,061
    edited April 2012
    I lost my cell phone and I am in the market for a replacement. I am considering the iPhone 4 S and the Samsung Galaxy S II. Both phones seem very attractive and are available at a discounted upgrade price on the AT&T network. However, I am leaning toward the iPhone.
    My questions are: does the iPhone 4S work as advertised? For example, can I really start my LaCrosse from a remote location? And if I use the Siri function does the audio go through the car speakers? And finally, are there any Bluetooth integration problems synchronizing the iPhone to the car?

    On the other hand the graphics in the android-based Galaxy S II is great indoors but I am not sure how it holds up in direct sunlight. Also, how trouble-free is the Galaxy? Are there any Gremlins out there frustrating users? And how trouble-free are the apps on the open source android platform?
    Any and all comments are much appreciated.
  • e_net_ridere_net_rider Posts: 1,380
    I certainly am in favor of buttons that are easily identified by touch which would be tied to location. Obviously the end game is voice commands, but in the meantime, if there are buttons---fix.
    The HUD is one thing that should become universal in vehicles. Taking your eyes off the road is a danger situation. HID steerable, autodimming headlights are a big plus in my experience. Much brighter and don't bother oncoming traffic. The steerable puts light where you need it.
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