2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8 from North America
Good car except for the power windows
Power windows, rear, and left front 2 times, at 18000, 19000, 2nd 21000 miles.
Purchased the car new, have a pickup and only have 21000 miles on it. I have spent almost $1000.00 in repairs to windows and 0 in all other problems.
Replaced left front wind regulator at 19000 miles for $467.00, at 21000 miles the same problem, had to replace left front regulator at a cost of $500.67. When I complained that I replaced the same part 2000 miles ago, the dealer gave me a 50% discount. This is in addition to a rear window repair at 387.00.
I felt the last repair should have been fixed at no cost, but the dealer claimed GM would not reimburse them.
Told the dealer I have dealt with them since 1967, but this would be my last GM car.
And that folks is coming from someone who always bought American cars (100% GM).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 20th August, 2009
23rd Aug 2009, 20:29
The gentleman who added the first comment must not have read the hundreds of comments about the window problems on Buicks.
Most of these people will not buy GM as they feel this was a design problem and GM refuses to stand behind this problem, many people have Japanese cars with over 200,000 mile on them with no window problems. It seems like these Buick owners are spending thousands of dollars on a bad design with no help from the dealers or GM.
No wonder people are not buying American.
24th Aug 2009, 14:47
The Buick window failures are a very common problem. I'm an import fan myself, however, Buick is rated fairly high in reliability. And when you take a good look at it, failing windows is not a real major problem unless the window died in the down position. I still wouldn't buy anything from GM though.
24th Aug 2009, 17:01
Yes, I am actually aware that this is a somewhat common problem with this model. I am just pointing out the fact that this is the only issue you have had. And $1,000 is a pretty trivial amount in repairs over 9 years (that's an average of just over $110 per year)! Most car buyers would be very pleased with that.
21st Aug 2009, 16:58
Quite frankly sir, you should consider yourself lucky if you've only spent $1,000 on a nearly 10 year old car! Cars are machines and they aren't going to run flawlessly forever. Given your car has very low miles, but the parts are still getting quite old and just like people parts wear out as they get older.