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Buick LeSabre, Sedan
Nov 23, 2000 (2:42 am)
Though I LOVE my 2000 LeSabre there are a few design items that I have minor gripes about. The front cupholder(s) built into the armrest will not let you carry big cups of coffee or soft drinks. And if you and a passenger in the front seat have cups with handles (travel mugs) they will both not fit in the holder at the same time. Small styrofoam cups and some medium styrofoam cups are okay.
I am disappointed that an automobile in this price range, 27k, does not have a rear fold down armrest (yes I could have gone 3k more and bought the limited). but this is a custom with leather and the Prestige Package.
I sat in the back seat last week for the first time and the cushions have no support, just mush.
Not trying to be negative, these are minor things, I have owned the car since Jan and have been in the back seat once. But the cupholder needs to be redesigned.
9700 miles, gets 22-23 rural/city and a serious 31 mpg on the interstate at 70+. Like many Buick owners I consider myself to be a careful driver who maintains the car well. The 3800 V6 has very good power and is reasonalbly quiet. I have the optional 16" tires without the handling package. I would recommend the car over the Crown Vic or Grand Marquis. J.D. Power rates it WAY higher than either of the Ford products.
Nov 24, 2000 (9:47 pm)
i'm ready to dump my 92 ford (gonna donate it for the tax write off because i wouldn't sell it to my worst enemy) Taurus. a friend of mine has a 93 lesabe custom with 50000 miles, mint, fully loaded except for cd and moon roof...anyone who can shed light on this year would be great to hear from..also, they want 7,000 for the car...blue book is 6500 for trade and about 8 for dealer price...what should i pay? i know dealers rarely give blue book value....thanks in advance
Nov 24, 2000 (11:57 pm)
If the friend is a friend, and you like the car, pay his price
If the car doesn't check out, don't let that destroy your friendship.
What is more valuable, a friendship or saving a grand on a car?
If the money is more important, then buy a car from a stranger.
My opinion, YMMV.
Nov 25, 2000 (9:19 am)
I'd never lose a friend over a grand..i was just curious what the car is really worth....as a real friend, he shouldn't ask me for more than it's worth anyway....thanks again for the response
Nov 26, 2000 (6:38 am)
Your Mileage May Vary
Nov 26, 2000 (8:19 am)
Thats not a real good price for a 93 but if u decide to buy it check it over carefully. I own a 93lesabre and its been a good car but i started having things go wrong at the milage ur talking about (50000).Things like the water pump, transmission cooling lines to radiator (mine sprung a leak and almost ruined transmission when i lost fluid), alternator, cooler for power steering and rack and pinion which is under car, is in area where it rusts bad, are all things u gotta check out. Also check door locks and all the electronics.They r real expensive to fix. I had part called control head, its the buttons for the defrost,heater, air conditioner etc., go bad and it cost $850 to replace. Keep in mind that the control head can be part that is hard to check cause it can go bad gradually.Also if ur in rust belt (like i am)check car underneath and have mechanic check front struts.Personally i wouldnt get car unless he showed he has fixed some of items mentioned or unless he lowered price $1500 or so to cover ur anticipated expenses. good luck ED
#288 of 1520 Good price for 2001 Lesabre
Nov 27, 2000 (3:12 pm)
I am slowly looking for a new LaSabre. Here
in the SW burbs of Chicago, the 2001 Custom
with SD package goes for ~26K. What is the
reasonble amount I should be able to get the
car for ?
#289 of 1520 2000 Info
Nov 29, 2000 (2:38 am)
I have had my 2000 LeSabre for 18 months now, a Custom, fully loaded with leather and touring package. I love the way the car drives and I use it in Southwest PA winters, but,, and this is a biggy to me,, I am by far the youngest person I see driving this car. I have a minivan, but got tired of being the driving mom and got the LeSabre, anyone else out there under the age of 60 driving this car with a family?? I take it to the ball field and school functions and am surrounded by minivans, so I can easily locate my vehicle. Just wondering?? Plus, does anyone else think the dashboard looks a litte cheap for a 26K vehicle?
Nov 30, 2000 (6:14 am)
yea i c younger people driving lesabres. Infact a lady had her's for sale and her son who was in college begged her for it. He had a preppy type jeep at the time too, so it wasn't like he was desparate for wheels.I like the dash on my lasarbe, to me the simpler the better. Electronic dashes can be very troublesome.All in all though if I like a car I could care less what anyone else thinks of it but theres certainly nothing to be ashamed of in the styling of the lesabre.
#291 of 1520 tigercat21
Dec 01, 2000 (1:11 am)
It's not that I don't like the styling, I wouldn't buy a car for that money if I didn't like the way it looks. I just remember my salesperson being surprised that I wanted to look at LeSabres and not the Regal. He even told me that I am by the far the youngest person he has sold a lesabre to in recent memory. But, I went ahead and bought it anyway, I figure mine gets the best workout of the group it left the factory with, It maybe a family sedan, but it does handle well and I like to drive it on highways and see how the touring package reacts to the twists and turns on the PA turnpike.