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I noticed another anomaly that didn't stand out in previous tests: a flawed interior handle design. Doors usually have an unlatch handle and a separate grab handle nearby for closing the door. The LaCrosse's grab handle is tucked under the armrest, and the problem with that is that the grab handle is also the means to stop the door after you push it open to get out. You might not realize it, but when you park next to another car or obstacle, unlatch the door and push it open, you then stop it by grabbing the handle. The LaCrosse's design makes it too hard to grab after you've pushed it. I noted a similar problem in the Ford Explorer a few years ago, and it was addressed in the next model year. Until Buick takes a second look at this design, I'm not parking next to any LaCrosses.

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