"I really liked the car -here are the issues with the 2011 car that GM needs to resolve with improved engineering and design: Reflection in windshield from dashboard, armrest for driver not comfortable even with minimal slide forward feature, door too high if you are not at least 5 feet 10 inches and you would like to rest you arm on it when the window is open; engine has a bad ticking sound (took it to the dealer with 100 miles on the car and his educated response was that's the cars heartbeat- jerk). Anyway you can hear this sound in the car and especially when accelerating - I read it had to do with the fuel injection, well my advice fix it. The dealer was smart every test drive he turns on the great sound system and AC so you can not hear the engine ticking. Also if you live in a sunny state the dashboard reflection will make you crazy. We have owned 3 buicks and 3 cadillacs, so it was sad that we sold this one within 2 weeks of buying it new."
Pros: "Looks good, V6 Power, got a good year end buy"
Cons: "Bumpy ride, Blind Spots"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7
"If you are looking for a family car on a budget, with a little muscle, I think the LaCrosse with the V6 is a good choice. I traded in a 225000 mi Merc Grand Marque for this car. You can't expect a LaCrosse or any of the so called family cars of today to compare with the boats of the past. For that kind of ride you need a large SUV or a good wishbone suspension. Most cars today have blind spots. I do suggest test driving any car on good and bad roads, change lanes and see if you can live with a cars good and bad features. I didn't find the Ford Taurus(same price range)to be any better. Although parts and assembly of cars take place around the world, I believe the PROFIT from a American model car stays in the United States."
"I have a 2006 Buick Lacrosse and though the style of the car is nice. I have had a number of mechanical issues. I'v had a serpatine belt replaced at 10,000 miles. The front end was all off line even with routine tire rotations and alignments. I currently have a leak in my power stering components. By brakes and roters were replaced at 15,000 plus 4 new tires at 25,000. It just seems like it wants to fall apart"
"I drive this as a company car, and it is one of the worst I've ever had. Visibility is poor all around, and the car downshifts repeatedly on the slightest grade, even with the V6. The interior looks nice, but is cramped with poor ergonomics - I have a backache nearly every day I have to drive this thing."