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Old 06-27-17, 08:03 PM   #256
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Originally Posted by Sulu View Post
What's with all the second-guessing of Mike's decision to order a new 2018 LaCrosse (rather than buy one off the lot, from which he could not find the model he wanted)? The decision has been made, the deposit paid and the order is in. It is too late to change his decision now.

I believe it is time to lock and close this thread.

Thanks, Sulu. If the mods want to close it (that's up to them), I have no problems with that.

I actually had more than one chance to bow out.....the order had to go in three separate times because of Buick's topsy-turvy marketing. And I changed my mind after I first ordered a '17 and the order wouldn't go through. I'm not convinced (yet), though, for a number of reasons, that a '17 would actually be a better buy, particularly one that was actually built months ago. There's a reason that the dealers can't get rid of them. Word is going out that the '18s will have a much better transmission for the V6 (the 4-cylinder-hybrid and 6-speed will be the new base powertrain, along with a $1500 reduction in the base price, making the V6 and the new advanced 9-speed now an option. So, as I mentioned more than once, despite intense pressure from some of my colleagues here (people whom I respect....I know they they aren't dummies) to cut and run with the '17 incentives, we still don't know what an '18 is going to cost compared to a '17. Buick hasn't even announced official pricing yet, other than a (roughly) $1500 drop on the base hybrid models.

And, if I do end up paying a little more (which, I admit, is a possibility, if not a fact)...trust me, I'm not going to be sleeping on any grates, or lose my house. I've got way more in the bank than I will ever need for this car. I don't buy anything in life that I can't afford.

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Mike made a good choice, the new LaCrosse is an excellent car. I would've gotten one if it had been available 4 years back and if it had a hybrid option.
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Old 06-28-17, 06:35 AM   #258
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Originally Posted by mmarshall View Post
If the mods want to close it (that's up to them), I have no problems with that.
sounds good. you can start a new thread when you get your car or have an update. thanks.
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