Buick Lucerne CXS Review The Truth About Cars

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Buick Lucerne CXS Review

Waggoner Biggs was born a cattle and oil man’s daughter, but le ft the Star State for Bryn Columbia and the Sorbonne. Upon her she became a revered sculptress, known for her work “Into the memorializing cowboy actor Rogers. In 1959, the President of (and Electra’s husband’s named a flagship sedan the middle aged Texan. s Buick Lucerne is named a quaint Swiss tourist with only a failed revolt to its name. And there you it: Buick has tossed away of brash Americana for subdued

That s beyond stupid.

Of Lucerne is a beautiful town, and the CXS is a beautiful car. Truth be the comely Lucerne is a pastiche of the group’s best sedans a bit of A8 here (rear three and a bit of Phaeton there (pillars, with a healthy dose of polarizing Velite concept (front). Fortunately, it works.

There’s no question the Lucerne is its own the Buick’s portholes are as authoritative a statement as Mister T s mohawk.

all very dignified and elegant in a European way until you open the Then you discover that the is cursed with GM s latest initiative: strategically placed For example, the Lucerne ’s is fashioned from a polymer less forgiving than a elder.


And yet, only millimeters you encounter GM s finest door to date. They’re superb of industrial art: a Lexus-like mix of vinyl, padded plastic and wood grain. But aside the swank door trimmings, textured headliner and hip cobalt gauge faces, the Lucerne s is the Buick brand’s Bay of Pigs .

The Harman-Kardon boombox is the cabin’s grace. Play that music [white boy] and you both top-notch imaging and bass response. The noise is welcome; the Roadmaster-esque seating memory foam mattresses for somnambulism.

Mobsters looking for a to stash rivals heading for the big take note: the Lucerne trunk is a thing of beauty. large and accommodating, replete plastic modesty panels the decklid s dogleg hinges.

Fire up the Lucerne CXS’ 4.6-liter V8 and the mixed messages Dial-up a few revs and the hunky rumbles like an old muscle-bound Buick GSX. (Buick’s Tuning” obviously doesn’t to Cadillac-sourced powertrains.) Drop the and the de-clawed 275hp Northstar the Lucerne slide to sixty in a under seven seconds. but how many front-wheel drive luxury cars can you name?

And how have you bought? There’s a for that

At sensible speeds, the hides its wrong-wheel drive commendably. Eight mild-mannered render torque steer a issue. But awaken the beast at the time and the Lucerne counters smoking rubber and a completely helm.

Fortunately, the iron floating in the Lucerne ’s deliver a reasonable imitation of fluidity; Magnetic Ride suspension keeps the two-ton flat during cornering. really.

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But to what end? The big Buick to impress one s land yacht or grand touring Yang. For personalities, the Northstar s take-a-number response, uncommunicative and overboosted and lazy four-cog slushbox

Even with Magna-charged in full suppress mode, Continental rubber, cushy and planar seats deny satisfaction. Grab a lower for upcoming corners and the flimsy quivers in anticipation.

For the Type-B the Lucerne rides comfortably on most surfaces, but nails imperfections like an economy car lacking the brick-house swagger of mighty-mighty Marquis. No matter your tastes, the Lucerne s underpinnings prove GM half this auto-culinary treat.

The Lucerne certainly outclasses its Park Avenue predecessor, but does this sub-$40k do that a fresher-looking Camry De-ice its windscreen with washer fluid? Seriously, a carmaker promotes its flagship with a relatively minor you know it’s a “pay no to the car behind that curtain” The fact that the portly ’s standard mill is a ancient pushrod V6 shows even GM knows they’ve and under-delivered.

While entry-level face the prospect of rental car the CSX goes nowhere fast.

than that, the Lucerne lack of soul proves Buick is a dead marque One could argue that Waggoner Biggs’ sculpture and the car after her were tacky more than American with a continental twist. But unabashed spirit demanded attention.

If the Lucerne is as good as a Buick it’s only a matter of before the entire brand its Swiss namesake into irrelevance.

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