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Old 02-21-2013, 08:10 AM   #16
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Nice La Crosse. Similarly, my dad passed and I bought his Harley from the estate. I intended to kee it for a short time and sell it. I mean it IS a Harley right? But I...umm...kind of ..like riding it. Sometimes those old farts know a thing or two.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:27 AM   #17
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beautiful ride... not your grandpa's buick.. sorry for your loss.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:39 AM   #18
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Is the ride pretty quiet on top of your other adjectives??

I am longing for a car that it exceptionally quiet (road, engine, etc)...
Quiet = Buick. They have put a LOT of effort and research in that area. Resonant frequency and airflow management, double-pane glass, and a buttload of the Good sound-deadening material. My BIL bought a Lucern a couple of years ago (after owning two Rivieras). First thing he did was take me out on the highway to show me the "18-wheeler test" the salesman had preformed on him on his test drive.

He rolled the passenger's window down, pulled me up next to a tractor-trailer, then rolled the window back up. Complete quiet!

BTW; There is a proven link between Noise and Fatigue. A quieter car can allow you more miles-per-day w/ less stress.


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Old 02-21-2013, 09:42 AM   #19
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My grandfather buys a new one of these every couple years, his newest looks a lot like yours and I love driving it. He's 6'6, I'm 6'8 and we both comfortably fit in it with my 6'4" father in the back seat. It's head and shoulders above his last one and I'd buy one if I could afford it.

Sorry to hear about your father.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:51 AM   #20
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I'm so old, I still can't come to grips with the fact at a buick 4 door sedan runs $30k to $40k. and yes, I've been called a tight wad before, now... Get off my lawn!!
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:41 AM   #21
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I'm so old, I still can't come to grips with the fact at a buick 4 door sedan runs $30k to $40k. and yes, I've been called a tight wad before, now... Get off my lawn!!
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Have you priced out pickup trucks in the last decade old man??... If you haven't: make sure you are ready for you head to explode...

I'm guessing, like any domestic, the first 3 years of depreciation will be pretty steep...
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:08 PM   #22
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Well, I guess this proves their ad campaign wrong.

This really is your father's Buick!

I inherited a mid-70's Ford Granada from my dad...don't even get me started.
I believe the "your father's [insert brand here]" was Oldsmobile.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:31 PM   #23
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I believe the "your father's [insert brand here]" was Oldsmobile.

"That damn thing would freeze up in the middle of summer on the EQUATOR!"
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:51 PM   #24
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Sorry about your dad and cool car! I've always like them
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:26 PM   #25
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I saw the Shaq commercial. Is it me or does he look too big for the Lacrosse?

I am 5'9" and I fit fine. The Lacrosse has an extremely quite ride; probably the quietest car I have ever driven. It also has an impressive stereo. Do they still call that thing in the dash a stereo?

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Nice car Shaq......

They have gotten great reviews in the last few years...

Glad you like it.. sorry about how you came into it...

Is the ride pretty quiet on top of your other adjectives??

I am longing for a car that it exceptionally quiet (road, engine, etc)...
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:31 PM   #26
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It also has an impressive stereo. Do they still call that thing in the dash a stereo?
I believe Buick calls it a HiFi.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:47 PM   #27
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I believe Buick calls it a HiFi.
That makes sense. However, I am still trying to find the slot for my 8-tracks.
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:02 AM   #28
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Big Buick's are nice rides. My wife and I borrowed my dad's new V-8 LaSabre back in '84 for our honeymoon. All night honeymoon ride from Flagstaff to Mission Bay in the big Buick, good memories.

Sorry about your dad.
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:06 AM   #29
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Quiet = Buick. They have put a LOT of effort and research in that area. Resonant frequency and airflow management, double-pane glass, and a buttload of the Good sound-deadening material. My BIL bought a Lucern a couple of years ago (after owning two Rivieras). First thing he did was take me out on the highway to show me the "18-wheeler test" the salesman had preformed on him on his test drive.

He rolled the passenger's window down, pulled me up next to a tractor-trailer, then rolled the window back up. Complete quiet!

BTW; There is a proven link between Noise and Fatigue. A quieter car can allow you more miles-per-day w/ less stress.
Guanowife needs a new car and the Buick Encore is at the top of her list for the reasons above -- Quiet is a top priority.
The Encore, new for 2013, is a rebadged Korean import that's been upscaled and "silenced" commensurate with the brand. It even incorporates noise cancellation via the "hi-fi" to counter the 1.4L turbo's buzziness. We drove one; it wasn't as serene as we'd been led to believe, but waaay better than the 16-yr-old Rav4 it'll replace. It was also quieter than the 2013 CTS-V wagon we drove (salesman insisted.....) -- but not NEARLY as fun.

Still, $30K+ is a lot of coin for a Buick-ized, Korean-built, mini-SUV -- but for small, quiet, & upscale, it's the only game in town.
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:05 AM   #30
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Guanowife needs a new car and the Buick Encore is at the top of her list for the reasons above -- Quiet is a top priority.
The Encore, new for 2013, is a rebadged Korean import that's been upscaled and "silenced" commensurate with the brand. It even incorporates noise cancellation via the "hi-fi" to counter the 1.4L turbo's buzziness. We drove one; it wasn't as serene as we'd been led to beleive, but waaay better than the 16-yr-old Rav4 it'll replace. It was also quieter than the 2013 CTS-V wagon we drove (salesman insisted.....) -- but not NEARLY as fun.

Still, $30K+ is a lot of coin for a Buick-ized, Korean-built, mini-SUV -- but for small, quiet, & upscale, it's the only game in town.
That got a nice write up recently as well...

Interior looks very nice...

http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews..._buick_encore/
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