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Buick LeSabre, Sedan
Dec 17, 2003 (2:34 pm)
All of the information on that Popular Mechanics page is wrong. The Regal and Century will be replaced by the 2005 Buick LaCrosse, which will continue to use the FWD W body platform. The LeSabre will be redesigned for 2006 (but will remain on the FWD G body platform) and get a new name and probably an optional Northstar V8. There may (but not yet confirmed) be a large RWD Buick sedan to replace the Park Avenue later in the decade, but it won't use Cadillac's Sigma platform; it will use a new global, lower cost RWD platform that would be shared with Holden and Opel. The Opel Insignia concept car uses this platform.
Dec 18, 2003 (7:22 pm)
What is your source of information on the above? I am really curious since you seem well informed. I personally think they will keep the Century and dump the Regal which they nearly did in 97. It does not sell near as well in spite of the 3800 V6 and is more dated looking than even the Century. But that is my opinion. LaCross sounds like an SUV name and Buick doesn't need another SUV or crossover (stationwagon to us oldtimers).
Dec 20, 2003 (10:33 am)
The Century brings Buick bags of coins because it is big in the rental fleets. It looks like they would be shooting themselves in the foot to eliminate it. That in effect leaves Buick with no entry level car. Lacross to Lesabre to Park Ave sounds like Buick is downsizing like Oldsmobile.
#899 of 1520 reopening ...
Feb 06, 2004 (9:13 am)
After 45 days of inactivity, this discussion was automatically archived. By request I am reopening it.
Feb 06, 2004 (7:23 pm)
Why so quiet here? Did everybody sell their Le Sabres?
I constantly see these cars in the street? Does anyone recommend it or will I have to end up buying an Avalon?
Please do share your experiences.
Feb 08, 2004 (8:42 pm)
I think that the new Avalons are downright homely. I still like the looks of the Lesabre, especially ones with the 16" wheel option.
#902 of 1520 Love My LeSabre (Reply danielj6)
Feb 09, 2004 (8:57 am)
My 2000 LeSabre has just about 50,000 miles on the odometer and is running like the day I bought it new. Keep it clean and maintained and you will love it too. Only problem was a leaky gasket at 12,000 miles which was replaced under warranty. Oil changes every 3000-4000 miles, new tires at 30,000 miles are the only maintenance items I have done. Good luck with your future Buick purchase.
#903 of 1520 Thank you mrpoetryman!
Feb 09, 2004 (5:02 pm)
After my Sable's 4th year anniversary is getting closer, my thoughts go to my favorite cars; large ones. Even though my mechanic advised me to get rid of my car and get an Avalon I have serious doubts about it.
Buick is giving rebates and dealers probably are somewhat eager to sell Le Sabres left on their lots. My next car won't be an econobox (not that my is). Truth be that I don't need a large car but only for the safety of it. I really like this Buick. It's got be a comfortable car, quiet and powerful.