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2008 Buick LaCrosse Sedan

4dr Sdn CX

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  • $24,250 original MSRP
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Benefits of Driving a 2008 Buick LaCrosse Sedan

The 2008 Buick LaCrosse ranks as one of the most comfortable mid-size sedans, with seating for up to six adults, a very quiet interior, and smooth, responsive engines. The new Super model, with its V8 engine, brings a new sporty edge to the model that should appeal to buyers who wouldn't have otherwise considered a Buick.

What's new for 2008?

A new Super, with a 300-horsepower V8 and distinctive interior and exterior themes, joins the mid-size Buick LaCrosse line for 2008.

Model Strengths

  • Spacious interior for up to six
  • quiet interior
  • smooth ride
  • available V8.

Model Review

Two different interior configurations are offered for the LaCrosse; six-passenger models have a front bench seat with a flip-down center armrest, large storage bin, and column-mounted shifter, while five-passenger models have two bucket seats in front with a deep center-console storage area and console-mounted shifter.

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2008 Buick LaCrosse: What's New

Source: The Car Connection

The big news for Buick's front-drive mid-size sedan for 2008 is the addition of a LaCrosse Super. The LaCrosse Super will come equipped with GM's small-block 5.3-liter V-8, which is capable of producing 300 horsepower. The engine also comes equipped with active fuel management, which deactivates four cylinders at cruising speed to save fuel.

The chassis has been reworked to make it make firmer and more responsive while at the same time retaining the comfortable ride that traditionally has been one of the Buick's hallmarks. The changes also include more precise steering, larger front and rear brake rotors, and Bilstein monotube struts, GM said. The LaCrosse Super also features 18-inch wheels.

The Super is the first and only LaCrosse model with Buick's famous portholes as well as a new waterfall grille, a new hood and a new front fascia. In the interior, the LaCrosse Super will feature a new seat with increased bolstering covered in a woven embossed leather, as well as wood-grain appearance accents on the instrument panel, center console, door, and gear shift knob. The Super also will get exclusive instrument cluster graphics and new front sill plates and a silver finish on the instrument panel.

Otherwise, the LaCrosse gets a fresh new face for 2008 and more standard equipment for its CX, CXL, and top-of-the-line CXS versions. The LaCrosse CX adds a standard leather-wrapped steering wheel, theft-deterrence system, illuminated vanity mirrors, and a driver information center personalization. All LaCrosses now feature XM satellite radio, remote start, a telescoping steering wheel, and dual-zone climate control.

LaCrosse CX and CXL sedans come with a 200-horsepower 3.8-liter V-6 engine, while the sport-oriented CXS model offers a 3.6-liter V-6 with variable valve timing and 240 horsepower. A four-speed automatic transmission is the only available gearbox.

The LaCrosse can be equipped with StabiliTrak stability control, rear parking assist, a remote engine-starting system, and XM satellite radio. Side-impact airbags and anti-lock brakes are standard across the line.

 

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Passenger On/Off Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

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Daytime Running Lights Std
Intermittent Wipers Std

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Anti-theft System Std
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Buick Certified Pre-Owned Warranty  help
Certified Pre-Owned Warranty
To be eligible for Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) status, vehicles generally must be recent models with relatively low mileage. CPO vehicles must also pass a detailed inspection, outlined by the manufacturer, which is measured by the number of inspected points.
Warranty coverage can vary from one manufacturer to the next. While most certified pre-owned programs transfer and extend the existing new car warranty terms, others offer a warranty that simply represents an additional year and mileage value. Always check with the manufacturer for the specific warranties they offer.
Common features and benefits of Certified Pre-Owned warranties include:
Age/Mileage Eligibility
To even be considered for certification, a car must be a recent model year and have limited mileage. The exact requirements are established by individual manufacturers.
Lease Term Certified
Some manufacturers offer certified pre-owned cars for lease. The length of the lease is often shorter than a new car lease, but it will cost you less.
Point Inspection
These inspections entail a comprehensive vehicle test to ensure that all parts are in excellent working order. The point inspection list is simply a numbered list of exactly what parts of the car are examined. While many inspections range from a 70- to 150-point checklist, most are very similar and are performed using strict guidelines. Ask your local dealer about specific details.
Return/Exchange Program
Some manufacturers offer a very limited return or exchange period. Find out if you will get the sales tax and licensing/registration fees back should you return or exchange the car.
Roadside Assistance
Most certified pre-owned programs offer free roadside service in case your car breaks down while still under warranty.
Special Financing
Reduced-rate loans are available through many certified pre-owned programs. Manufacturer-backed inspections and warranties help eliminate the risks involved with buying pre-owned, so buyers who qualify can take advantage of the great offers.
Transferable Warranty
When a new car warranty transfers with the certification of the car and remains eligible for the next owner, it is known as a transferable warranty. Once the original transferable warranty expires, an extended warranty takes effect.
Warranty Deductible
This is the amount for which you are responsible when repair work is performed under the warranty. Some manufacturers require a deductible while others don't, so always ask.

2-year/24,000-Mile¹ CPO Scheduled Maintenance Plan.

12-Month/12,000-Mile² Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty.

5-year/100,000-Mile³ Powertrain Limited Warranty for model years up to 2012. 6-Year/100,000-Mile³ Powertrain Limited Warranty for 2013 model year and newer Certified Pre-Owned Buick vehicles (as of 6/24/13) .

¹Covers only scheduled oil changes with filter, tire rotations and 27 point inspections, according to your vehicle's recommended maintenance schedule for up to 2 years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first. Does not include air filters. Maximum of 4 service events. See participating dealer for other restrictions and complete details.
²Whichever comes first from date of purchase. See participating dealer for limited warranty details.
³Whichever comes first from original in-service date. See participating dealers for limited warranty details.
Age/Mileage Eligibility 2009-2014 model year / Under 75,000 miles
Lease Term Certified No
Point Inspection 172-Point Vehicle Inspection and Reconditioning
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Return/Exchange Program 3-Day 150-Mile Satisfaction Guarantee
Roadside Assistance Yes
Transferrable Warranty Yes
Warranty Deductible $0

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