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#625 of 1520 Questions Re. 2002 Buick LeSabre
Jun 20, 2002 (3:04 am)
I am considering purchasing a 2002 Buick LeSabre and have some questions:
Anyone know what the 0-60 acceleration time is for the 2002 Buick LeSabre?
Is the car generally considered a quiet car with respect to wind and road noise intrusion into the cabin compared to other cars in the same category?
Where are the six speakers located within the cabin in the Concert Sound II system? Is it possible to independently adjust the bass and treble tone controls independently of the automatic equalization control?
Are the "Catcher's Mitt" seats comfortable on a long trip?
Thanks in advance.
#626 of 1520 Quick question/tire monitor
Jun 21, 2002 (6:26 am)
I drive a 2000 Impala, which has a "low tire pressure" monitor on it - when a tire is low, I get a message on the dash. My wife saw a story on TV last night that used a Buick as an example of a car that had a monitor on the dash that told you the tire pressure of each individual tire. My wife likes that idea, as one of her fears is being stranded with a flat tire (mine on the Impala saved me just a few weeks ago).
My question is, on cars equipped with the pressure monitor that gives a readout for each tire - does it also give a warning if a tire goes too low, or is it up to the operator to monitor the readings and notice when one is losing pressure?
#627 of 1520 HELP!!!!
Jun 21, 2002 (10:01 am)
After hearing the obscene mechanic charges for changing the spark plugs, I decided to change them myself....bought six champion copper plugs and changed five of the existing ones (one fell and got lost)
Here's the problem.....I think that I have not connected them properly. The engine has lost most of its power. Even the brakes aren't functioning properly.
Please help by posting the correct connection from spark plug to the (capacitor)?
The car starts but has very low power.
Jun 22, 2002 (12:24 am)
It is absolutely neseccary that all 6 new spark plugs are in. Then you must gap them. In order to gap them you need a gapper (from any basic auto store). Gap the spark plugs to the right amount and it should run fine. As for the brakes, make sure the hose to the brake cyl. is in all the way. Take it to a trust worthy mechanic if all else fails.
#629 of 1520 Re: Questions
Jun 23, 2002 (8:06 pm)
Priggly: Some answers to your questions. I believe the 0-60 is 8.2 sec.
The LeSabre is a QUIET car; on some road surfaces it is uncannily quiet. Very little wind and road noise. In most cases normal conversation is quite possible. Passengers have often commented on the quietness of the car.
Two 6 x 9 speakers on the rear deck lid, 2 in the door (5 1/4" I believe) and two tweeters on extreme right and left corners between the dash and windshield.
Quality of sound? See Messages # 616 and 617.
Yes it is possible to manually control the treble and bass by switching the equalizer setting to "Manual" OR as on my radio, as soon as I adjust either bass or treble, the equalizer automatically switches to manual mode.
Hope this helps.
#630 of 1520 Correction to Questions (# 622)
Jun 23, 2002 (8:10 pm)
Priggly.."door" should read "doors".
#631 of 1520 2001 Purchase
Jun 27, 2002 (4:48 pm)
We have left the small car world and entered into the world of the family sedan. First, the writings in the chat room helped sway our direction toward a LeSabre. I hope the trade off from the reliable Honda will not prove disappointing. So far the car has been everything it claims to be. Because it is used, we have noted a few bugs and the dealer has been very receptive to our requests to fix them. We will see shortly whether this comes to fruition. We have one issue that has not been noted in any of the discussions that we are looking for input on. When the air is on and the fan switch is raised above midpoint, the fan motor's rises above conversational levels. On full fan, the radio and conversation are next to nonexistent. Although the dealer will look at this, has anyone experienced this and found a solution? Forewarned is forearmed - knowledge is power.
Jul 11, 2002 (3:15 pm)
I'm thinking about gettting a LeSabre someday. Any of you LeSabre owners have any advice? Yes? No? Problem spots? What do you like best about the car? How's the reliability? Anyone have the "touring" suspension? Thanks!
Jul 19, 2002 (7:53 am)
Keeping in mind that one persons advice is only their opinion, I would say get the 2000 or newer model. It is not the "floater" that the older version was. Firmer ride but still a Buick. Most comments I have seen in road tests in magazines seem to think the "grand touring" suspension is jiggly (?). I have the 16" alloy wheel option without the gran touring suspension and think it is great. Highway mileage averages 30.4mpg and around town 22mpg (I am a conservative driver) Have had mine since Jan of 2000 have 26k miles on it without a single bit of trouble. It is a nice car. I do hear gripes about the concertII radio, but most of us older folks have lost some hearing and probably don't notice any problem. Some are replacing the speakers (young whipersnappers!) Try renting one first it is a good way to see if you will like it.
Jul 24, 2002 (12:34 pm)
The 2000 and newer LeSabres are on GM's G body which is shared with the Caddy DeVille, Park Ave., Bonneville, and Aurora. Made at a more modern palnt than the old H bodies.
But, old H bodies seem to run a long time, tons of them are still running!