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The Buick LaCrosse Refresh: Are You Kidding?

Posted by: David Kiley on August 25, 2008


I’m having a snarky Dennis Miller moment. The Democratic Convention kicks off today. The China Olympics concluded last night. A new NFL season is almost upon us. Baseball playoff fever is hotting up.

And into my e-mail box today came a sneak peak, I thought, of the 2010 Buick LaCrosse. Okay, I’m not that juiced up, but I’ll have a look. I’m game. But then I open the e-mail from GM, and all I get is a shot of the grille of the refreshed 2010 Buck LaCrosse (pictured above).

Readers: Help me think of a top ten list of things of greater consequence than the refreshed grille of next year’s Buick LaCrosse, which will be shown, I’m told, at this fall’s LA Auto Show

I’ll start off the first three:

10. A new polymer that will make plastic garbage bags break down in landfills 2% faster.

9. New printer cartridges from HP that will be 3% more expensive than the rip-off prices the company charges already.

8. Whirlpool announces a breakthrough that will result in the lint trap in its dryer needing to be cleaned after every five loads instead of every four loads.

Reader Comments

5 watt

August 26, 2008 7:05 AM

This isn’t a refresh. The 2010 LaCrosse is moving from the outdate G platform to first for America epsilon II platform. This means it will be getting modern features like direct injection engines with a 6sp transmission and available awd. If you know were to look you can find some pictures of the interior.


August 26, 2008 10:55 AM

7. John McCain considers growing full beard and mustache to win over Amish voters from PA.

6. Barack Obama considers growing full beard and mustache to win over Amish voters from PA.

5. Both Candidates receive revelation that Amish will likely not vote in the upcoming election. Beard and mustache idea gets shelved for the moment.

4. Chimney sweeps invent telescoping chimney brush for improved chimney maintenance.

5. Scientists decide to re-visit the concept that the Earth may indeed be flat.

4. Plumbing fixture companies decide to terminate experiments with zero-gravity toilets due to the subsequent messes on the ceilings.

3. Honda is looking to power cars with "imagination" as primary fuel.

2. Pixie dust declared precious metal. Leprechauns supposedly hoarding every bit they can find.

1. Washington, D.C. to go completely green by 2010. Plan is to displace all utilities serving the city with piped hot air sourced directly from the House and Senate buildings.


August 27, 2008 9:30 AM

I'm a big Dennis Miller--and, sorry, David, but you're no Dennis Miller.

5Watt's got the correct info. I'm hoping GM didn't use the term 'refreshed' in your email. They showed the car to the media (weren't you there?) in July...

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