Like Mr. Zenlea, I was shocked at how poorly this Buick hooked up from a standing start. On my evening with the LaCrosse, the roads were cold and damp but not icy. After I floored the gas at a stoplight, traction control-which I left fully engaged-struggled to keep the front wheels in check up to 50 mph or so. Wow! I hope that GM engineers aren't blowing smoke when they say that they're going to fix this issue.
Nonetheless, after a long week, it was very nice to hop into such a comfortable, spacious, and surprisingly quick car. The heated steering wheel and hot heated seats are particular godsends now that winter seems to have set in for good.
I'm still not sold on the LaCrosse's styling, but at least the car looks more distinctive than most Buicks in recent memory.
Rusty Blackwell, Copy Editor