2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L six from North America
Will get another Buick, or high end GM
Not very much has gone wrong with this car; purchased with 140k on it from an older driver, who probably treated it with respect.
Replaced the entire braking system and done general maintenance.
The windows failed, but this was my own fault. It was an electronics issue. You see, I had my windows open during a rain storm. The console got soaked. The window mechanics have not been repaired or replaced, just the electronics console.
I have been having problems with the passlock security system, declaring my keys as 'unknown driver'.
Now here's the catch. I don't even get to turn the keys before I know there is a problem, because as I walk to the car and hit the unlock button, this fails. I know she won't start either.
I have taken cabs a few times, but now know of the ten minute reset procedure, and the 30 minute procedure, and GUESS WHO JUST MISSED AN APPOINTMENT AND DECIDED TO POST ON A FORUM, AND GUESS WHAT CAUSED ME TO MISS THAT APPT?
You guessed it, passlock.
So another 20 minutes and she oughta be reset. Ahhhhhh...
Here is some new information: this only happens when the weather is very humid, as it is today.
I wonder if this would ever happen in winter?
Loads of power, clean and consistent acceleration, and very clean steering column, very responsive.
Has a heavy braking system, capable of slowing the behemoth quickly and cleanly.
Sluggish and heavy suspension system, hard to park in the city. Requires more fineness and patience to drive efficiently. Not a sports car (at all), but it has a lot of low end torque, and can tear up to 80 km/h rapidly. A definite highway car; very comfortable for long trips (reasonably efficient at highway speeds).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 11th August, 2010