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#126 of 1520 Grand Touring Package
Mar 30, 2000 (6:17 pm)
I have a 2000 LeSabre with 16 inch tires and it does not have the Grand touring pkg. The 2000 is more than a step up in ride firmness from the 1999 model, even in standard suspension. Mine is firm but absorbant, no more "buick float and sway". Drive it first. Some of the car books say the gran touring package is jiggly around town. I think you'll like the standard suspension unless you've just got to have that sports like handling. The new body is stiffer and you can really tell it from the way it handles
#127 of 1520 Only a couple of gripes
Mar 30, 2000 (6:22 pm)
The only complaints I have is that in a 27k car with leather option there is no rear seat armrest and no cup holders for back seat passengers. Not a big problem since there are just two of us. Oh one other thing, no remote fuel filler door opener-my 95 Mazda 626 has that! Small stuff I could have upgraded to the limited for only 3k more and maybe got the armrest and cupholder.
#128 of 1520 Gran Touring Option
Mar 30, 2000 (10:19 pm)
I agree with macarthur2 about the gran touring option. I test drove vehicles both with and without it and didn't notice all that much difference. If anything, I preferred the ride better without the option. I didn't like the wheels that came with the gran touring option, either since I was buying a Limited. The wheels with the gran touring package looked too much like the base models.
I have a limited with a sunroof, prestige package, 16" wheels, memory seats, and leather interior. I now am approaching 7,000 miles and haven't found any problems with it. The prestige package give you a lot of excellent convenience extras, and the 16" wheel option (with spoke wheels)only costs $50.
I was able (after four months of shopping around)to purchase my vehicle for just a few hundred dollars over invoice ($28,144). The only option I wanted, but wasn't able to get, was the driver confidence package, which rarely seems to be available. I have been able to live quite well, however, without the "heads-up" windshield display and stabilitrak.
So far, I am happy with my purchase and am glad to recommend the 2000 LeSabre to others who are considering it. I especially like the steering wheel controls for the radio, CD player, and temperature settings. The Limited version includes a rear seat armrest with cupholders.
If the fuel door inside release is a big issue for you, it might be possible to have one installed post-market. Also, just about all car parts stores sell "locking" gas caps. Back in the 70's I had a problem with someone trying to steal gasoline. A locking cap solved the problem.
Apr 02, 2000 (5:35 am)
I own a Buick Lesabre and am very pleased with it so far. I read the above topics before I bought my car and frankly I was a little concerned about what I read. On my 1500 mile trip, I evaluated some of these comments. On wind noise: I found the wind noise no louder than any other car that I have driven. I noticed in Calif. when the wind was blowing hard from the side, then there was a little wind noise but not disturbing. On tire noise: Normally a little sound on rough roads but on smooth asphalt they were practically silent. The car is extremely quiet and my wife and I enjoyed normal conversation on our entire trip. On stability: I do not have the touring package and I don't have any experience with such but am impressed with the stability and lane changing. On the power train: SMOOOTH shifting and response. On the space: what can I say--carried huge amount of stuff, plus a 27 inch T.V. in the back seat (delivered to my daughter in Medical School in Davis, Ca.) The car rode true and level even with the load that I had. Instruments: could not be better--easy to read. I like gadgets, and when you start the car at night, the dashboard lights up like a Christmas tree, real neat. I will post a note at a later date and give a more comprehensive report then.
Apr 04, 2000 (7:50 pm)
Hey..in looking over a LeSabre..how can I tell if it has the gran touring thing pkg?
#131 of 1520 Gran What
Apr 05, 2000 (2:45 am)
Hi danparker. If the car you are looking at is new and unused it will have a window sticker showing equipment and prices. If it has Gran Touring it will be listed as an extra cost option. If the car has been used and has no such sticker, the Gran Touring option includes a 16" wheel with the five lug nuts in full view.
#132 of 1520 Problem w/ INSIDE DOOR PANEL
Apr 07, 2000 (1:16 am)
I have a brand new Buick Custom Lesabre 2000 and the inside upholstered panel of the driver's door keeps detaching itself from the door frame. I'm not sure what's causing it because it doesn't happen due to door slamming or any other rough treatment of the door. It seems to happen spontaneously and it has to be reattached to the framework by pushing it back into place. It appears to be held on by only plastic retainers. Could this be possible? I purchased the car in Pennsylvania and live in Massachusetts so I'l probably have to bring it to another dealer to have it looked at. Does anyone else have a similar problem with the upholstered panel of the Lesabre's doors? Thanks for your consideration.
Apr 18, 2000 (8:00 pm)
Just bought a demo (3000 miles) 2000 LaSabre Limited and already replaced the CD player once and now the radio turns itself on and off and blasts the volume at will. Waiting on another replacement but may be the main controling chip as the two driver seat and mirror controls have a mind of their own also. This on top of paint nicks that needed retouch and a broken A/C vent in back seat which has made this a rough start. Salesman a real piece of work to boot....
#134 of 1520 noisy fuel pump problem
Apr 22, 2000 (10:35 pm)
Have a 95 LeSabre with ~60K miles. Not many problems so far except about 3 months ago started hearing a humming noise in rear of car. Thought it was power antennae. No such luck. Dealer says it is fuel pump. Best news is that it is in gas tank which must be dropped to replace pump. Quotes me about $600. Says it could cause trouble any time. Anyone else have this problem with GM's from this era and any ideas on fix? shivelyt
#135 of 1520 Need opinions!
Apr 26, 2000 (7:18 pm)
I am in need of a good 2nd family type car. Found a 93 LeSabre with 26,000 miles. A dealer got it from an estate of little old lady. The lowest I can get him down is 8100.00. What do you think?