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2010-2011 Buick LaCrosse



  • 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.
  • Any 2010 LaCrosse owners havimg problem with the lack of range with the remove start feature.
  • cooterbfdcooterbfd Posts: 2,770
    Yeah, I noticed it wouldn't start unless I was a few feet away. But, I see it as a waste of gas anyway.
  • asctonyasctony Posts: 46
    I bought the 2010 Buick LaCrosse CXS White Diamond TriColor late Oct 2009 and found exactly what I was looking for. It only took me 2 days to find the dealer who found the car I wanted. Did not want to wait weeks or more for delivery. I guess I just lucked out. Very satisfied with the car and would not trade it for anything else. Did a lot of research and comparing to other cars such as CTS, MKS, MKZ, etc.
    Back on subject - NO Side Blind Zone Alert. NO MP3 Module on Steering Wheel.
    NO Additional ambient lighting.
    My only complaint is that they put Wheel Locks on the 18' wheels and they are not what should be on this car. I checked all around the Internet, Manufacturers, GM, Dealer, etc., to find an authorized Wheel Lock to no avail.
    The ones that they put on the wheels are for a wheel that has a cover. So the lug treads show and I cannot put the lug nut on the lug.
    I have posted this on another site and others are looking for the correct wheel lock. I did buy a set of 4 (1 for each wheel) that does work and looks better than the lug tread showing. Anyone know anything about where to get wheel locks (1 per wheel not a complete set that replaces all the lug nuts?)
    Sorry for being so long winded. TonynMI
  • gregg_vwgregg_vw Posts: 2,437
    Wheel locks are supposed to protect against the theft of expensive alloy wheels. However, the specially patterned socket is easy to lose, as well as easy enough for a determined thief to obtain. It's also very easy to strip the special wheel lock, and then you have a bigger problem. Sometimes, it is possible to get it off, but many times it has to be broken off, and the lug drilled out and replaced. You're probably as likely to ruin a wheel by hitting a hole or a curb, or if you get a flat tire and drive on the rim. You may end up with a ruined wheel and one you are not able to get off without great expense. To each his own, but I don't want to use them anymore. I don't live near or go anywhere often where wheel thefts have been a notable problem. Insurance works better I think.
  • asctonyasctony Posts: 46
    Gregg: Thanks for your input. However, there is no such thing anymore as a safe crime free area. I do have insurance on the wheels. Still looking for Buick Wheel Locks. Thanks again!
  • doc15doc15 Posts: 37
    :confuse: 2010 CXL 3.0 v6
    New car 1500 miles.
    Right after car starts hear a ( sound ) from rear of car. Sounds like a " Relay or a small damper door closing.( Hear only once on start-up.) Maybe fuel pump engaging? No problems or warning lights, could be normal for all I know. Any ideas, anyone experience this in their vehicle?
  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 21,319
    >right after car starts

    How long after? 30 seconds? Might be a pump for the self-leveling rear struts or shocks.

    Immediately after might be something on the pollution controls opening or closing. I believe the carbon cannister may be in the rear of the car.

    2015 Cruze 2LT, 2014 Malibu 2LT, 2008 Cobalt 2LT

  • doc15doc15 Posts: 37
    1 to 2 - seconds after the starter releases and the engine is running.
  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 21,319
    What I'd do myself is have someone else start the car which I had my ear near the rear of the car down near the ground to try to find the source of the sound. You might have to wait between tries for enough time to lapse for something to reset to where it does a cold start again. My guess is something being set in the pollution venting related to the carbon cannister.

    There are several items on the metal of the package shelf underside in the trunk. Something inside there might be making a noise.

    2015 Cruze 2LT, 2014 Malibu 2LT, 2008 Cobalt 2LT

  • doc15doc15 Posts: 37
    Good idea, I'll give it a try
    Thanks again
  • Can anyone confirm what the wheel specs are for the 2010 Lacrosse CXL? I need bolt pattern, measurements, and offset for the factory 18" wheels. Thanks to anyone who can help! :-)
  • An ordered car typically will have a greater discount for you and a higher margin for the dealer. Win x 2.
  • Okay I've had my 2010 Lacrosse CXL for 5 days now, and I am only getting 14.0 mpg. This is TERRIBLE and no where near where it should be. My driving has been about 60% city, 40% highway. Can someone guess what might be the problem?
  • e2helpere2helper Posts: 1,002
    Vapor canister has a vent solenoid which is used to "close off" system during diagnostic checking. Not sure if something with that happens when starting vehicle. Test only runs as you indicate under specific conditions.

    Components on rear shelf panel
    Speakers - if you have Harmon Kardon Amplifier option and the OnStar module with its associated BUB and if you have navigation a GPS splitter because both OnStar and Navigation radio use GPS signal
  • gregg_vwgregg_vw Posts: 2,437
    Is it cold where you are right now? (Makes a very noticeable drop in mpg). Does your city driving include a lot of stoplights? Do you drive over the speed limit on the highway? A 5 day old car is not broken in either. How are you measuring mpg? Is it AWD? That engine does not get the mpg of the bigger 6. More than likely, given some time and a change of circumstances, you should see a substantial improvement.
  • cooterbfdcooterbfd Posts: 2,770
    How many miles is your commute? With my CXS, and a 50/50 split on an 18 mile commute, I get 20-21. Any stops at a drive thru for coffee with 5 people in line???
  • My driving has been pretty normal, if not rather efficient. Been driving about 25 miles a day, mostly city driving but very little time spent in traffic because my schedule allows me to avoid both rush hours. No drive thrus since I promised myself no food in the car (we'll see how long that lasts). As for cold temperatures, not really. I live in Orlando and the lowest it's been since I've had the car is around upper 50s and that was only one or two nights.
  • gregg_vwgregg_vw Posts: 2,437
    Ok, I have a problem, if you have been calculating your mileage accurately. If you have proof via gallons bought and miles driven, take that to the dealer.
  • With only 289 miles on it, my 2010 CXL died while driving. Luckily, I was in front of my dealership and was able to get it pushed into service. Prognosis...the main computer crashed. Was wondering if anyone else had computer issues? Computer is now on order and GM is paying for a rental car. I have owned several Pontiacs and GMC's with hardly a service issue. Needless to say, this makes me very nervous!
  • cooterbfdcooterbfd Posts: 2,770
    ".....With only 289 miles on it, my 2010 CXL died while driving. " :surprise:

    Sorry to hear that. The only issue I'm aware of that is similar is a battery drain, but that would only cause a dead battery.
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