1999 Buick LeSabre Reviews - Page 3 of 5

1999 Buick LeSabre custom 3.8 V6 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired15000 miles
Most recent distance222700 miles
Previous carFord Econoline

Summary:

Dependable, economical, comfortable, and rates as the best car I have ever owned

Faults:

Micky mouse center cup holder broke

Transmission is starting to slip in first gear under hard acceleration from a complete stop.

General Comments:

This has been one of the most reliable cars that I have ever owned. Total repairs have been one set of front discs and pads.

On a thirteen hour trip two weeks ago I averaged 31 mpg with cruise set at 70 mph for almost the whole distance.

It has been a great car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th February, 2007

1999 Buick LeSabre not listed 3.8 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.7 / 10
Distance when acquired50372 miles
Most recent distance78437 miles
Previous carBuick LeSabre

Summary:

Really liked the car!

Faults:

Crack in #6 Cylinder Wall! Need a new engine! No warning signs,other than cooling overflow level being low on 2 different occasions! Really enjoyed the car! Still owe another year of payments!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 1st January, 2007

1999 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8 V6 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired27000 miles
Most recent distance182000 miles
Previous carBuick LeSabre

Summary:

Shocked at how poorly rate this car is. It's been fantastic for me!

Faults:

Intake manifold gasket blew out at around 160k miles. Absolutely nothing else other than that except routine maint.

General Comments:

I'm truly stunned to read of all these positively terrible ratings of the '99 Lesabre. I've owned my Lesabre Limited for almost 6 years (from 2001 to present), and in this time, I've put 155,900 miles on the car (now at 182k). I've driven this car from California to New York, Florida, and everywhere in between. I've pounded it to the ground in Los Angeles traffic, and I literally have had not one problem with fit, finish or mechanical items inside, outside, or under the hood of this vehicle, with the exception of having the intake gasket blow around 160,000--and I was only charged $800 at the Buick dealer to have it repaired (others here have mentioned over $2000, which I can't even imagine). Other than brakes, tires, a few light bulbs, and oil changes, not one thing has happened to this car. It's in excellent condition inside and out, and literally looks brand new--AND THIS IS WITH HONESTLY VERY LITTLE UPKEEP. Heck, the car still has the orignial battery from 7 years ago.

I'm not sure what to say about the unfortunate experience of all others on here. My last car was a 1993 Lesabre custom, and I put 244,000 miles on it by the time of trade-in, all with the very same experiences--excellent vehicle. I'd buy another of these any day!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th December, 2006

13th Sep 2008, 18:53

These have been great cars. I had a 1995 I bought with 165,000 on it. Drove it until 200,000 only problem was the air conditioning compressor went out. My wife has a 1996 with 135,000 purchased with 80,000 and the only problem has been the mass airflow sensor replaced twice in 7 years of ownership.

1999 Buick LeSabre from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Previous carChevrolet Caprice

Summary:

It's a high maintenance car with a great ride, but do not recommend this car

Faults:

CT,CL module & 3 coils with wiring and spark plugs at 57,000 miles because of poor acceleration and check engine light on, cost over $600.

Same problems for another 2 yrs with more testing and part changes, cost over $300.

This problem continued until it blew a head gasket at 95,00 miles. This involved many part changes beside the gasket. Cost $2200 and the check engine light remained on 24/7 for the next 2 weeks until I got fed up and traded it in for a new Toyota.

General Comments:

This car has a great ride and gets great gas miles. but seems to be difficult to diagnose even with computer plug in testing.

It has a low trade-in value compared to the Toyota Camry, for example.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 30th August, 2006

1999 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired102000 miles
Most recent distance132000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Camaro

Summary:

I under rated this car at first. Quick V6, quiet, smooth ride. I'd buy it again. Great car

Faults:

I had to replace the fuel pump in November 2005 and the starter. Cost approx. $600 to fix. The cassette player locked up with a cassette in it. Pretty small repairs for a car with this many miles.

General Comments:

I bought this car as a "beater" to drive back and forth to work. At 88 miles round trip every day I thought it would be worth the $4000 I paid if it lasted a year.

This car is very comfortable, roomy, reliable and has plenty of acceleration.

As smooth of a ride as most Lexus' I've driven and any Cadillac I've driven.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th May, 2006

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 19 reviews