I have zero complaints for this car, I drive this beautiful car every day and have never had any issues. Great on gas! The interior is beautiful, it gives you the luxury you desire with the comfort you love with leg room to spare. Love this car and would make the same choice over and over again.
I would recommend it because of the drive train. The 3.8 liter is easy to work on yourself and is a good engine. The transmission is also pretty Stought. I have owned several GM's and this drive train if treated right will last a long time. However interior is plastic cheese, peaces break due to being flimsy.
I bought a 2005 LaCrosse with 61,000 miles in late 2009. It's at 115,000 miles now. The trouble free miles, great gas mileage, features, and comfort make this a great car! Mileage - over 30 mpg at sustained 65 mph, a bit less at 70 on the interestates, and over 23 city driving. Features - the REMOTE START to preheat the car on snow days and bitter cold days when I'm on the road is fantastic! As I'm finishing breakfast in the hotel, I can point/start, and walk out to a pre-heated car a few minutes later! Comfort - I drive a lot of miles in my consulting practice, and I am so much fresher, more comfortable, less tired, etc., after a long early morning trip, or a late night return. I have leather seats - they still look like new, and a sunroof - don't use that much but it's nice on balmy nights - nice way to break up a long drive. The numerous quiet features like 3 laminate glass make this an amazingly quiet car, too. Handling - with new Michelins this car eats up mountain roads - fun to drive. The engine has far more power than this car needs, but that's sort of fun at times, too, and the car eats up long, steep grades in the mountains like Fancy Gap on I-77, Old Fort to Black Mountain on I-40, Blue Ridge front ranges on I-26 and US 25, etc. It carries a surprising load of associates and luggage, too, and I hear no complaints from back seat riders (some of whom are not small people!). If you want a great road car, the Buick LaCrosse has everything I wanted, and delivers at a moderate initial cost, and very low operating expense. I'm planning to run it to over 175,000 miles, maybe more.