2000 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L 205 hp V6 from North America
An excellent value with American virtues
Nothing has gone wrong since I bought the car used two weeks ago.
- I was in the market to upgrade from my 93 Chevrolet Lumina, which has 230000 miles on it. Being a bus driver, my budget was rather tight and I would not have been able to afford anything beyond a Toyota Yaris or Chevrolet Aveo if I bought new. I came across a red 2000 Lesabre limited. The mileage on the car was certainly high, but I knew LeSabres have a good reputation for reliability so I figured for 8500 it was a steal.
- After doing some more research, I bought the car and have had no regrets so far. The LeSabre has a grand interior with plenty of comforts and space, not to mention a powerful V6 that has plenty of power for accelerating briskly from stoplights. My only complaint at the moment is that the seats are positioned a little too low to the ground. Nevertheless, I can't understand people's obsession with used Japanese cars. For the sake of comparison, I found a Honda Civic sedan of the same model year for 500 more than my Buick and took it for a test drive. One word sums it up - overrated.
- I strongly believe that full-size American cars like the Lesabre are excellent value in the used car market because of what you get for the money. Assuming they ever were the clumsy dinosaurs some believe them to be, they certainly aren't anymore. Granted, there are reasons why you never see a body kit on a LeSabre or Intrepid, but who needs one anyway?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th May, 2006