Buick LaCrosse transmission conversion

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by ElectroGhandi, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. ElectroGhandi macrumors regular


    Jan 9, 2009
    Baltimore, MD
    I am looking into a new car, and am very interested in a preowned 2004-2006 Buick LaCrosse, but I love driving stick and don't want to switch to an automatic tranny. How feasible would a manual transmission swap be for a LaCrosse? Approx costs?
  2. Frisco macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2002
    Forget about it! It will be a huge cost. And even if you decided to have it done it's a 50/50 that it will be done right.

    On more thought I don't think this car even offered a manual transmission so you must give up on having this car as a manual.
  3. FX120 macrumors 65816


    May 18, 2007
    Enough that it would be cheaper just to buy a similar car that has a manual option. I can't recal ever seeing a GM mid-size with a manual option, and can't even think of what transmission could be used.

    Converting a FF vehicle has an extra level of complexity because the engine-transmission relationship can't just be "fudged" a little bit with an adapter plate like it can on a FR vehicle.

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