2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L from North America
Above average, near luxury
I recently purchased my grandparents's 2000 Buick LeSabre Custom. 46K miles. The car is in tip top condition.
Within days of title transfer, the power windows of the front driver and front passenger failed. My grandparents always used air conditioning, so they were unaware of any issue.
I took it to the local dealership and they diagnosed as a faulty regulator, but were unable to replace just the regulator, and would need to replace the entire motor. They went with a NAPA brand rather than the manufacturer's product because of the price difference. The cost was about $400 per window (parts and labor). After reading the other reviews, this does seem to be a manufacturer's defect (a common problem).
I called the Buick customer service line and officially logged my complaint. I would suggest everyone do the same as a responsible consumer: (for Buick owners)
1-800-521-7300 Monday-Saturday - 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. (EST) Sunday - Closed.
Great car other than the power window failure issue.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 26th March, 2009
The Buick LeSabre is basically a good car. It should have had a V8, though.
Why would you take a car that is a decade old to a dealer? They overcharge, and you could have gotten the repair done cheaper at a local mechanic or franchise auto repair organization.
I don’t think Buick cares if they get calls regarding a car make that they no longer make, and least of all one that is a decade old.
Why would you need a V8 in a LeSabre? I drive a Park Avenue and get plenty of power from the regularly aspirated 3.8 V6. Front wheel drive cars that are that light (about 3600-3700 pounds) were not meant to have V8s. I wouldn't even want one in my Park Avenue, try getting 30+ mpg with a V8 on the freeway.
I get surprised with how many people get fuming mad over power windows that failed in a 10 year old car. Be grateful it wasn't the transmission or something major. Do people honestly think cars never break?