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Buick LeSabre, Sedan
#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?
Jan 15, 2002 (4:29 pm)
Age is a factor too, not just miles.
#554 of 1520 Age probably was a factor
Jan 15, 2002 (5:16 pm)
Clutch material came off the clutches and clogged the filter. However, I'd driven other cars of similar age, such as a 66 Nova with a powerglide in the early/mid 80's, a 75 Buick after that, and four years ago I sold a 79 Ford Fairmont I'd driven for three years. This is the first old car with a transmission failure. Of course I've had two newer ones experience failures...
When warm, the car would not go in any gear, including reverse. Stop and go traffic killed it.
Now after a rebuild, it is much smoother than ever.
Jan 16, 2002 (6:20 pm)
Considering one as my next car. Any issues?
#556 of 1520 Jst baught LeSabre Limited 1999 Model
Jan 22, 2002 (4:01 pm)
I am new owner of LeSabre 1999.
It has 34K on it. It has depreciated by 50 % in 2.5 years which is of little concern to me. Generally, Toyotas and Hondas do not show this kind of deep depreciation but I have another Toyota and wanted to try some thing different.
I liked the test drive, like the interiors and took the decision.
Let us see, time will tell.
Any special tips for longer life would be appreciated.
#557 of 1520 Buick's future:
Jan 22, 2002 (7:24 pm)
Is the Park Avenue going to be discontinued in the near future? If so, when exactly is it going to be and what will its replacement look like?