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Buick LeSabre, Sedan
#543 of 1520 1997 LeSabre Alternator Whine
Nov 24, 2001 (2:21 pm)
Does anyone else have a pronounced whine coming from the alternator, noticible until you shift into high? You can hear each shift, whine goes down as rpm's fall. I had a similar noise in my 1994 but less loud. The alternator seems to be working ok. Has anyone installed a new or rebuilt alternator because of this problem and has the noise gone away. I'll have this car for another 5 months, then sell it and find a low mileage 2000 DeVille. This is my last Buick. My 2000 LeSabre had a creaking noise from the front end when you made a sharp turn and the dealer's comeback was that "nothing was broken so tough luck"- ditto with the zone people so hopefully Cadillac will stand behind their product. The best LeSabre I ever had was the 1990 -should have kept it. Karl Spence
#544 of 1520 What's LeSabre mean?
Nov 26, 2001 (3:53 pm)
I never understand?
Can someone kindly tell me?
Nov 30, 2001 (12:00 pm)
It is French for "the sword". Buick used it in 1959 for first time.
LeSabres used to be the "cheap" full size Buick, usually seen with dog dish hubcaps. Now it's one of the biggest selling GM cars, outselling the Park Ave.
#546 of 1520 Considering a LeSabre...
Dec 03, 2001 (5:38 pm)
I'm thinking about buying a LeSabre and would like some feedback. Any negative comments about the 2001 or 2002 models? How bout squeaks, rattles, and cabin vibrations? These I can't tolerate because they come and go and are difficult to pinpoint.
#547 of 1520 Oscarz2 drive it
Dec 04, 2001 (6:05 am)
Definately take one for a drive or better yet rent one for a weekend or short trip. The car sells itself pretty well. Rear seat cushions are a bit too soft. Good power, great highway mileage, slightly firmer ride than the older model. I have had no trouble with my 2000 Lesabre, the first year of the new body style. It gets better mileage than what the magazine road tests say it does. Competition for comparison would be the Mercury Grand Marquis which is physically bigger but the interior dimensions are the same. Try one out.
#548 of 1520 Buick LeSabre -Try Before You Buy
Dec 07, 2001 (9:12 pm)
Personally, after the problems I had with a suspension creak in my 2000 LeSabre that the dealer and zone service guy was unwilling to fix I sold it and won't buy another Buick. A year old Cadillac is the same price with a better warrenty and lots more for the money. People here are selling 2001 DeVilles for $26,000 with 28k. Who would spend the same amount for a LeSabre Limited? Anyway - for the person who was considering a 2001 or 2, drive the exact car you are buying before you take delivery. Make shapr turns and see if the suspension creaks when the car rights itself. In my numerous trips to the dealer I discovered that several other 2000 owners had the creaking problem. Other than that -the car is fine. Nothing out of the ordinary and a plain interior on the base model but everything fits and works effortlessly. Really good mileage (28-32) on the road and no cabin rattles. Much better than the 92-99 models.
#549 of 1520 Died in December
Jan 13, 2002 (11:57 am)
I think this one died in December, what do you say we give it an honorable burial?
#550 of 1520 Guess not much to say
Jan 15, 2002 (9:41 am)
Interesting to speculate as to why this immensely popular automobile has such a dearth of interest here. Certainly the average age of the buyers is in the same range as that for Lincoln Town Car and DeVille which seem to have postings. I guess one might figure that there simply is not much to be said when a car just delivers what it promises mile after mile which seems to be this car's reputation. Still, it's a shame there is no discussion to monitor for those of us with similar cars like my Bonneville.
Vtech - you still around buddy? Anyone else? If not I suppose it's time for archive here.
#551 of 1520 Well, I can complain
Jan 15, 2002 (12:17 pm)
The transmission in my 87 LeSabre went south at 90K miles.
I know it was maintained properly, because it has been in the family since new.
Jan 15, 2002 (3:42 pm)
When did the trans die, and what went on it?