2000 Buick LeSabre Reviews - Page 7 of 20

2000 Buick LeSabre Limited V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance205000 miles

Summary:

Never again will I buy from GM

Faults:

All of my regulators for my windows went out in my 2000 Buick LeSabre. First, the rear passenger window went out which I had the dealership fix for a little over $400. When the other three went out, I resorted to buying the regulators with the motor for a fraction of the cost of the dealership.

The transmission needed to be replaced after that. The headlights work automatically, but cannot be controlled from the buttons on the dash. I am constantly replacing the battery, for there is a draw somewhere that is draining the battery.

The current issue (besides the battery and the unknown source of the electrical draw) is that the code popping up is mass air flow circuit problem. Blahhh... frustrating. It's back to the buick dealership to fork over more money on a car that should have never been sold in the first place... Manufacturer's need to step up and do their jobs. It's called a re-call people. Fix the problem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd January, 2008

2000 Buick LeSabre Limited Edition 3.8 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance62000 miles
Previous carNissan Altima

Summary:

Too many failures, going back to Japanese Cars

Faults:

Window Regulator failed, for the 7th time. 6 times were under 5yr/60,000 warranty, now I have to pay big time even though the same window already failed twice.

Visors already replaced, dash is totally warped and badly in need of replacement.

Engine failed last year at 55,000 requiring $750 to repair, quit several times and had to tow to the dealer each time.

General Comments:

The window regulator problem, which my service advisor knew about from day 1 really has me irked and wanting to ensure anybody wanting to purchase a car from a dealer who won't even stand by their repairs. Today's regulator replacement cost $567 and only carries a 1 year warranty!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th December, 2007

2000 Buick LeSabre Custom from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance30000 miles
Previous carBuick Regal

Summary:

No thank you

Faults:

I have had to fix the front drivers side regulator 3 times, once with the motor. The passenger side window now doesn't work. The plastic inside the regulator breaks or the wire cord unravels and becomes inoperable. These expensive annoyances will drive customers elsewhere. Now, all of the sudden my car won't start.

It has 30,000 miles on it. Yesterday, I drove it 40 miles and this morning not a sound when I turned the key. I did not do anything different than usual. Jumped the car, it went a block and died. Both the La Sabre and the Regal had a multitude of problems after 30,000 miles.

General Comments:

The Regal 95 had great pick up and I would buy it new again, but after the La Sabre... no more Buicks. They should have fixed the problem and had a recall... shame on them!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th October, 2007

2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8 V6 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired39000 miles
Most recent distance87245 miles
Previous carBuick Park Avenue

Summary:

Great car, but older ones built better

Faults:

Fuel regulator went out, but was addressed by a recall. Moderate play in front end. Front bearings failed at 84000 miles, cost over $600.00 to replace. Cam and crank sensors as well as brake master cylinder are being replaced today for upwards of 500.00. Driver's interior door panel coming loose and away from the door itself. Replaced battery last week... I'm not annoyed about replacing it, but it really doesn't need to be under the back seat. And of course, the rear window regulator failed several months ago and cost about 300.00 to fix. Transmission randomly decides to shift hard and hunt for gears.

General Comments:

I like Buicks. Most young men in their 20's do not, I happen to be the exception. However, I'm truly disapointed with the build quality of this particular car.

I would imagine some of the issues I mentioned above are maintenence items and are bound to happen at some time or another; what annoys me is that the car shouldn't have this many issues at under 100,000 miles.

I actually like this car a lot. I like the styling, the comfortable ride (not everything is supposed to be a sports car!) and the spaciousness of the cabin, although I swear my 89 Park Avenue had more rear leg room. But the fact that I've had it in the shop 3 times in the past 6 months leaves me wondering where my next full size car will come from. I'm hoping Buick has stepped up their quality control in the Lucerne... we'll see when the time comes.

One more concern: fuel economy!! We do a combo of local and highway driving with the Buick and average about 20 mpg... I'm reading reviews of people with similar driving habits who fare far better.

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

Review Date: 15th October, 2007

16th Oct 2007, 12:11

I am another young Buick fan at 22. I have liked Buicks for a long time, but now that I own one I love them. I have had my '99 Park Avenue for over 2 years now, and it has been absolutely wonderful. Fortunately this model is not plagued by a lot of the quality control issues that the LeSabre suffers from. I graduate from college in February and plan to buy myself a 2005 Park Avenue with less than 10,000 miles. I can't think of a better graduation present.

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