2000 Buick LeSabre Reviews - Page 12 of 20

2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
0.6 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 miles
Most recent distance104419 miles
Previous carChery chey cammaro

Summary:

High maintenance lemon

Faults:

Only had car one year when the windows started breaking down one by one at a cost of 350 to 500 each.

Replaced brakes, new tires, tie rods, 3 wheel bearings on front end, water leak in trunk - cannot find source.

Now the car shuts down or cuts off completely when driving, and does not want to restart. Have gone to three mechanics including a Buick dealer for repairs, no one can find the problem, plus the Buick dealer charged 40 bucks just to look at it, other two places no charge. This car's a nightmare.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th August, 2006

2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired140 miles
Most recent distance47000 miles
Previous carBuick LeSabre

Summary:

Very nice vehicle over-all

Faults:

40,000-45,000 miles: Window regulators, both rears went out in the last 4 - months. You got it $800.00 wanted to repair them. ($250.00 each regulator plus labor on each door) GM BUICK HAS TO KNOW! It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see the problem when looking at the light plastic used that cracks, breaks down and allows the window cable that is under tension to pull out. My wife drives this car back and forth to work, that about it, the rear windows on this vehicle have only been down a few times we open the sun/moon roof for air. I was able to repair them myself for no cost just my time. (I had to buy a panel removal tool for the door covers, $5.00) I fabricated a small metal cover to fit over the plastic and re-tensioned the cable, better than original.

Spark plug wires on the back side if the engine broke down at about 35,00 miles. The tech said it was due to the heat from the exhaust. Maybe shielding or re-routing may eliminate this problem.

Brake rotors all (4) had to be replaced at 45,000 miles. Tech said the original GM ceramic pads ware the rotors down to below specs just about the time that they (The Pads) need to be replaced. So it sounds like GM needs to beef up the rotor material. Anyone replacing brake Pads/Lining trying to eliminate rotor damage is going to run into rotor trouble anyway!

Both front turn signal light sockets had to be replaced in this vehicle due to water getting into the sockets and rusting out the contacts. So when your turn signal quit working you might be in for a surprise cost to replace the bulb sockets. They are not easy to get to, the large plastic splash cover underneath has to be removed. This requires a special tool to pull the plastic retaining pins. When replacing the socket and bulb I coated the bulb terminals and socket interior with grease to prevent water from getting inside again. (A silicon would probably do the trick too) GM could have done this prevention...

General Comments:

This car has been a great car all in all. Gas mileage is good and very comfortable.

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

Review Date: 20th July, 2006

31st Oct 2007, 10:41

I found it very easy to replace turn signal bulbs. If you would have read the owners manual you would have seen how to remove the headlight for easy access. That is normal mileage for brakes and rotors replacement also.

2000 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Distance when acquired30000 kilometres
Most recent distance65000 kilometres
Previous carBuick LeSabre

Summary:

Great car, except windows

Faults:

I purchased Buick Le Sabre Limited nice car.. but the power windows are giving me troubles.

Engine is working, but the belt must slide down or break and I can`t get window up.

Lucky me I was able to pool it up and close it.

But now I can`t use it at all.

Looking for book to see how to get inside and take off the paddings and fixed it myself.

Book does not exist in Canada?

I love this car and because they do not make them I will keep it till I die.. but maybe all the windows will go first?

General Comments:

Great car.

Very comfortable.

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

Review Date: 10th June, 2006

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 78 reviews