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Jaguar XJ
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I like money
Vehicle(s) I currently own
2011 Buick LaCrosse CXS; 2014 Buick Encore (wife's)
  • Re: Edmunds Members - Cars & Conversations

    The 2017 Buick Lacrosse 

    I've been looking at some photos of the new 2017 Buick Lacrosse and I don't share the upbeat sentiments of some of the reviewers.

    First off, the exterior design is more Lucerne than LaCrosse, especially the rear end, which looks like the Buick Century.  Second it has lost the "sporty" pretensions of the current model; and third, it appears to be lower, wider and corpulent - a design statement that totally abandons its current demographic. 

    If Buick wants to reintroduce the Lucerne that's fine but don't call the 2017 a LaCrosse. On the other hand GM is famous for bad timing, bloated and overpriced automobiles.
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    Customer Goodwill?

    Bummer! Would you believe after only 6,700 miles our 2014 Buick Encore had a tire mishap. Apparently my wife hit a curb and sliced the right front tire resulting in a hanging chad.

    Resigned to the fact that such road hazards are not covered under warranty she was prepared to pay for a replacement tire; so she reluctantly brought the SUV to the dealership to have a new one installed. To her amazement the tire was replaced with a brand new EOM Continental Pro Contact, free of charge.

    Yes, free of charge with the invoice marked CUSTOMER GOODWILL. I did a quick online price check and the cost of the tire is $148. I know the Encore comes with two years of free maintenance but a free tire is a nice gesture especially on my birthday. Sorry GG but that is the customer appreciation we have come to expect from GM.

    On the Customer Satisfaction Survey nothing but 10's for my dealership, don't you think?

  • Re: Edmunds Members - Cars & Conversations

    Guys, I think you are missing the obvious remedy.

    Since the car has a steering issue and the dealer does not believe it is serious enough to ground the vehicle...then the ultimate virtue is to slam the car into a concrete wall. But be warned karma is a "beach."
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    New 2015 Lexus RC F. Does anyone else think that front end looks a little, hmm, "industrial"?

    In my humble opinion Toyota has bastardized the Lexus line with its polarizing spindle grill design language. It has ruined an otherwise beautiful car. Come to think of it, they are trying to mimic Audi, the masters of the ostentatious grill fetish. Go figure.
  • Re: Edmunds Members - Cars & Conversations

    Oh, Oh, I may have committed a Venial Sin because I was flagged for Spamming.

    Apparently, I got into this predicament when I mentioned a particular auto dealership's return policy. I was not promoting the dealership in anyway. In fact, I was skeptical of the veracity of their unconditional return policy.

    I beg for forgiveness and I hope the Edmunds' hosts will remove the offending post. A thousand pardons for this unfortunate faux pas.

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