All About Buick Vehicles

Buicks used to be considered a conservative car brand, but over the past decade, Buick has been working to remake its image. Its new slogan is "Premium vehicles. Without the premium price." The slogan is used with three of its major models: the Enclase, the Lacrosse and the Lucerne. These are front-wheel drive sedans and a sleek crossover (Enclave). Getting Buick auto insurance is easy as well. Since Buick is part of General Motors, Buick promotes GMAC insurance for its vehicles.

Buick has been around since 1903 and it had built its one millionth car by1923. It earliest cars had four-cylinder engines, but it increased the power of their engines by creating 6-cylinder models in 1925 and 8-cylinder models in 1931. During World War II, Buick shifted to wartime production, building 2,500 Hellcat tank destroyers for the U.S. Army. Over the years, Buick has created some signature brands such as Century, Roadmaster, LeSabre and Super. In 1970, Buick introduced its first coupe, the Buick GS. With the turn of the century, Buick made its entrance into the sports utility vehicle market with the Buick Rendezvous. The size and safety futures of Buicks make Buick car insurance some of the cheapest cars to insure.

According to some auto insurance sites, the Buick Lucerne was the cheapest vehicle to insure in 2008. The Lucerne is a full-size family care. Fully-loaded luxury models are also available. The size of the car provides additional safety while a quality design makes it easy to handle. One reason given for the lower Buick car insurance is that it was a larger, less stylish type of vehicle. It isn't the type of car that teenagers are going to race. However, if the vehicle is involved in an accident, replacement parts aren't as expensive as some of the other models. This means repairs won't cost the insurance company as much. The Lucerne also has side blind zone alert. This feature uses radar sensors to alert the driver if a vehicle is in the Lucerne's blind spot. Lucernes also have lane departure warning systems that use cameras to track lane markings and alert the driver if the car begins to move into the other lane. The 2010 Buick Lucerne has a starting suggested retail price of $29,230.

The Buick Lacrosse was cited on various sites as the second-least expensive car to insure in 2008. The Lacrosse was first introduced in 2004. It features lots of rounded edges with the goal of attracting younger car buyers. It is available with a 300 horsepower V-8 engine. Despite its power, the Lacrosse has a total safety package, which helps keep insurance rates low. The 2010 Buick Lacrosse has a starting suggested retail price of $27,085.

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