• Aug 10, 2007
A creative Buick dealer is celebrating the brand's performance in J.D. Power's 2007 Vehicle Dependability Study that was released yesterday, in which it tied Lexus for the top spot, by putting together an amusing little viral that stars the Buick Lucerne CST SEMA concept from 2006. The car was prepared by Stainless Steel Brakes Corp. of Clarence, NY, and was one of many Lucernes GM sent to the show last year. You can see the full inventory of upgrades along with the aforementioned video created by Alfred Matthews Motorsports after the jump. Believe us, it's worth it, beyotch!

UPDATE: The video's been yanked. Lame.

[Source: YouTube]




BUICK LUCERNE CST BY STAINLESS STEEL BRAKES CORP.

Sportiness and style are unstoppable in the Buick Lucerne CST by Stainless Steel Brakes Corp. of Clarence, N.Y. It targets the executive who wants a vehicle that can function as a rolling office, have performance to pass and hold the road, and still entertain children on long trips.

The Buick Lucerne CST builds on the production Lucerne's solid foundation, including the 4.6L Northstar V-8, reworked with custom heads to crank out 320 horsepower. To stop all that power, the Lucerne CST features 15-inch front and 14-inch rear rotors, new three-piston front and new force tri-power piston rear calipers (with internal parking brakes) customized for the vehicle. All-stainless steel lines, cables and clamps top off the package.

A Sherwin-Williams Black Cherry exterior finish accented by all-black chrome complement Katzkin two-tone tan leather seating surfaces and custom upholstered door panels.

Vehicle highlights

* Custom Corsa stainless steel exhaust with four port outlets
* 22-inch Sporza wheels and Pirelli tire package
* Custom Razzi rear wing
* Billet / custom accessories by Stainless Steel Brakes Corp.
* Sprint lowering springs (lowered 1.75 inches)
* Custom LED lighting (high-tech LED)
* Modified marking lights and headlight kit by Aero Automotive
* Black Cherry body color grille
* Sony full stereo system with overhead TV
* Two headrest monitors powered by two Dell multimedia laptops with wireless internet connections


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Lol..That was funny...

      Didn the guys point out the L the way. I mean looking at it from the Lexus point of view the L was inverted..lol such a dumbo..
      • 7 Years Ago
      Based on the picture in the post, (since the video doesn't work)...

      Buick was pure genius to compare the newest and best sedan Buick has to offer to the cheapest car Lexus had 7-10 years ago. Based on the picture in the post it looks like a 1998-2001 Lexus ES300.

      BTW, it would be interesting to know how many here have actually drove a Lexus before.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That has to be the funniest thing I've ever seen, just not the way the advertisers meant. If Lexus is for old people then Buick's are pretty much for septuagenarians. While I admit both are fairly decent vehicles, Buick really has nothing nowdays to compete with the likes of the IS350
        • 7 Years Ago
        OMFG that was soooooo funny, yo! Cause, you know, imports really suck! And that video proved it! YEAH!
        • 7 Years Ago
        Great word usage. I don't think I have ever seen septuagenarian used in an actual sentence.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Who careas about some low-tech "muscle car" Buick put out 20 years ago? Thats going to convince the under 30 set that Buick is cool now? whatev. Buick will NEVER EVER EVER EVER be cool to people except those dinosaurs over 50 trying to re-live thier low tech childhood. YAY, a hula-hoop and a rubber ball attached to a woode paddle. ;)
      • 7 Years Ago
      At the moment, I'd take the Buick over the Lexus.
      Just a few days ago, I received an invitation to a "Taste of Lexus" test-drive event, but their online registration wouldn't work--it kept saying the number they gave me was invalid, so I couldn't register.

      I called Lexus' 800 phone number twice to have a registration confirmation phoned or emailed to me and have heard nothing from Lexus after 2 people said there would be a response.

      So, Lexus sent me an worthless invitation--a personal insult, as I see it.

      If Lexus cars parallel their handling of invitations, I'd suggest Buick, BMW, Acura, Infiniti, or other luxury brand instead of any Bad Taste of Lexus!
        • 7 Years Ago
        "If Lexus cars parallel their handling of invitations..."

        You win for most ridiculous comment of the day.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Well, Lexus might have redeemed itself--almost. Someone from Lexus finally called me with a confirmation number for the "Taste of Lexus" event, but when I signed in, I found out that my status is "wait-listed" rather than confirmed. Whoopie!

        So, whether I'll eventually participate is unknown at this point. I received the invitation only 3 days ago, so after diddling with their brain-dead website, I'm still unsure of whether I'll be accepted for the event that takes place in 2 days.

        Lexus shouldn't entice people with these promos if they can't handle them.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Comparing the engines of any lexus to that of any Buick alone is enough to = Buick pwnd. How does Buick even stack up to a Lexus in terms of the overall car? Besides, one's a sub-luxury class while the other is a true luxury in its own rights.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wise Ass, I was planning to buy a dozen LS 460s but will now switch to Lucernes instead. So, it'll cost 'em plenty.
        • 7 Years Ago
        David,

        I'm an old geezer who remembers very well when Buick was among the strongest car brands in the U.S.

        Just Google the 1949 Buick to see REAL style. Buick was said to have the highest owner loyalty among cars back in the '40s and maybe '50s when there were few import brands around and American cars were the envy of the world.

        Buicks were much like what, say, the Lexus ES model is now and appealed to the same types of people. If you owned a new Buick, you were driving a near-luxury car most of your neighbors envied. If you had Dynaflow, or a Roadmaster with 4 holes, you were king of the block;-).

        The first car I remember was a 1940 Buick which was a rusty mess by the time I was old enough to say "Buick" or "Boo," but I've always liked them.

        Had a '72 Skylark Custom that was good except for a few problems. I think Toyotas and Hondas have been quite a bit better in more recent years, but Buick currently seems to be getting its reputation back and I'm happy about that. I just hope GM doesn't neglect Buick--would be a shame for it to go the way of Oldsmobile.

        Buick has a long and enviable history and I've always liked them. Maybe the future will be good to this fine brand. I hope so.

        iQuack
      • 7 Years Ago
      Buicks are about the best cars you can buy used. B/c they depreciate so fast, come fully equipped, get decent mileage (surprisingly), and run forever, they are about the best deal you can find in the used car market.
      • 7 Years Ago
      and this is EXACTLY why you'll never see me in a Buick, or Buick dealer.
      or a Lexus for that matter..
      • 7 Years Ago
      my great grand dad had a bu ick.
      Chris
      • 7 Years Ago
      That's funny as hell !!! But that type of people just don't drive Buick's they little rigged up Honda's.
      • 7 Years Ago
      ahahaha here come the ass hurt apologists from their parents' computers..

      • 7 Years Ago
      Who careas about some low-tech "muscle car" Buick put out 20 years ago? Thats going to convince the under 30 set that Buick is cool now? whatev. Buick will NEVER EVER EVER EVER be cool to people except those dinosaurs over 50 trying to re-live thier low tech childhood. YAY, a hula-hoop and a rubber ball attached to a woode paddle. ;)
        Eli
        • 7 Years Ago
        To be Ivy League Educated you sure as hell can't spell. And Buick's are cool. I would own any Buick being sold today and I'm only 21. So talk what you know.
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