2001 Buick LeSabre Reviews - Page 6 of 11

2001 Buick LeSabre from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Distance when acquired87000 miles
Most recent distance113000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Cutlass

Summary:

The car is good other than the power windows

Faults:

When we purchased the car the unlock button on the driver's side would not work. About 7 months later there was a pop sound on the passenger side rear window and the power window would not go up. About 4 months later the driver's window will only go up about 4 inches and then it stops as if it is all the way up. There was no unusual sound then window was just rolled down and then would not go back up.

General Comments:

The car drives well and gets very good gas mileage and we enjoy it other than having to repair power windows. We have had other cars with power windows, but never had a power window to fail prior to owning our 2001 Buick La sabre.

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

Review Date: 14th September, 2007

28th Mar 2008, 17:17

I too agree that my car has been a good driving car, except that the original transmission has been replaced at 40,000 miles, the passenger side window has been repaired at a very high price, but my money replaced. Now, today I heard that popping sound, and now my passenger side rear window will not go up.

14th Nov 2008, 14:03

ALL 4 windows on my 2001 Lesabre have went out. In 50 years of buying cars, this is the first car I have ever had that had any power window problems of any kind. It has really soured me on GM products, of which I have owned everything from Corvette to Corvair.

2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.5 / 10
Distance when acquired12 miles
Most recent distance55000 miles

Summary:

Quality has dropped from '91 model

Faults:

Headliner falling down (1000 miles). In three times before dealer finally fixed.

New transmission at 26K miles - was 3 months out of 36 month warranty. I ended up paying labor cost only for a 'reman' trans.

Recall for 'possible' future leak at thermostat.

Front passenger window not working.

General Comments:

My car before this was a '91 Le Sabre. Never had any major problems (136K miles).

Compared to the '91, this car feels heavy on the front end.

Lots of gadgets (more things to break).

One major improvement is when changing the oil filter. The filter housing is extended so no oil gets on frame during oil change.

Decent 'town' gas mileage (23).

This is my last Buick.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st July, 2007

2001 Buick LeSabre from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance30000 miles
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

I liked the car in its first four years, but now I dread it. I will not buy another Buick Le Sabre.

Faults:

I have been having a lot of problems with my 2001 Buick LeSabre in the past year or so. With only about 30,000 miles on this six-year-old car, I have already had to replace the bearings, rod ties, the water pump, the instrument panel, and more. Each trip to the repair shop costs around $1,000 or more. I cannot believe the car, though comfortable, has such shoddy materials and workmanship. Even after spending multi-thousands of dollars on repairs, the heater/AC lights still don't work properly, and I've given up on making everything perfect on this car.

General Comments:

The car was in very good shape in its first three years, when the warranty was in effect. Starting with the fifth year, it started having problems one after another.

What I hate the most is the repair bills are high, $1,000 or more at a time. I think I'd be better off buying a new car--NOT a Buick for sure; I'm not even sure if I'll go with another GM car.

Any recommendations for a reliable, full-size car? How is a Cadillac?

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

Review Date: 21st May, 2007

21st May 2007, 17:39

You asked for a recommendation... a Cadillac is great if you can afford one, but if you want to save ten to twenty thousand dollars check out the Lucerne. I traded in my 1999 LeSabre last year for a 2006 Buick Lucerne with the optional V8 and though I liked the LeSabre, the Lucerne is far superior. Give one a test drive and you will be convinced. The fit and finish are vastly improved as well as the handling. The V8 (derived from Cadillac) is silky smooth and very muscular. The leading consumer mag rates the Lucerne's repair frequency as "better than average". Another big advantage is that GM now provides an industry leading 100,000 mile / five year warranty. Try it, you'll like it!

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 39 reviews