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#533 of 1520 artwis
Oct 31, 2001 (8:05 am)
Ditto Ken's comments. I own a 2000 Bonneville, which is essentially the sibling to the LeSabre, and those of us on the Bonneville forum are also very pleased with our cars. If I'm not mistaken, the LeSabre is consistently GM's best-selling full-size sedan. It doesn't have the high-zoot appeal of the "imports" but for us practical, salt-of-the-earth, patriotic types, the LeSabre is a very appealing vehicle. Buy a Buick! It's built in Michigan, and you can't beat 0% financing! Or better yet, go for the Bonneville (if the styling appeals to you, it's a zippier car). Impala had some teething problems for the first couple of years, but I think most of those have been worked out. It's less expensive and very practical, but not as luxurious as the LeSabre or Bonneville.
#535 of 1520 Safest car of all times
Nov 01, 2001 (8:23 am)
2000/2001 LeSabre has been named one of the safest cars of all times by NIHS..others (that I remember) are the latest Passat and Civic.
#536 of 1520 artwis and macarthur2 and tpken
Nov 01, 2001 (4:09 pm)
First of all to artwis - welcome to the Lesabre Forum. I also own a 2000 LeSabre Limited and am very satisfied with it.
macarthur2 - I have the same black carbon buildup that you described, so I would think that it is pretty normal.
tpken - Good to see you on the Forum again !
#537 of 1520 Affinity Tires and Winter Driving
Nov 01, 2001 (4:17 pm)
In the October Consumer Reports, they had a report on tires and winter driving, giving the Firestone Affinity tires low marks for handling in the snow. I had no problems last winter, but now I have 25,000 miles on the tires. I am thinking of changing to Michelins before the snow season starts since they were rated the best for snow handling. I appreciate any comments to help me with my decision. Thank you very much.
#538 of 1520 MrPoetryman
Nov 02, 2001 (9:27 am)
I'm in the same situation with my 2000 Bonneville SE. I've got 38K on it now and like you, had no problem at all last winter in all our snow. I was considering Goodyear Aquatread III till I read their miserable snow rating in CR. Not sure where to go now. Which Michelins are you considering?
#540 of 1520 Opinions on LeSabre Stereo System
Nov 09, 2001 (12:37 pm)
I am considering purchasing a 2002 LeSabre and would like to know how folks like its stereo system. I would opt for the cassette and cd player model. Thanks.
#541 of 1520 barnhar: Stereo System
Nov 09, 2001 (4:36 pm)
I have the same system in my 2000 LeSabre Limited and I love it. The best part is having the radio control's on the steering wheel. It makes it so easy to use the system while you are driving. The controls are easy to use. The feature that I like the most is if you are taking a trip, you can push a button and it will find the station's in the area with the strongest signals. If you push it again, it will return the settings to your normal station's when you get back home. Saves time looking for station's while you are traveling.
#542 of 1520 LeSabre Sound System
Nov 11, 2001 (5:01 pm)
Re: the Le Sabre Sound System: I have a 2000 Limited and although the radio is feature-rich, the sound is at best mediocre. It is one of the few disappointments in an otherwise excellent automobile.
I believe this has much to do with the average quality of the speakers and poor placement of the front speakers. The sound does not surround you or envelop you such as is the case with some premium sound systems in other auto marques. The sound is very restrictive and leaves one dissatisfied. Unfortunately, there are no aftermarket units available for replacement. The only possibility might be an upgrade in the speakers. I have not yet tried that for fear that I might spend money and find it has not improved it enough to make a difference. Just my opinion. Perhaps the 2001 has seen an improvement..but I doubt if "The General" would be bothered to spend the bucks to upgrade the sound. After all, they're selling bunches of LeSabres, poor sound or not.