2005 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8 V6 Series II from North America
This particular car was babied before we got it, and is just perfect for us; we love it!
Occasional rough shifting, but always clears up when the engine is off for 15 minutes or so.
Strange noise under dash when weather is warm, I believe related to the ventilation system. No problem yet, but hate that the battery is under the rear seat.
We had a 98 LeSabre which we traded just after getting the intake manifold repaired. Probably should have kept it. Bought an 05 Dodge Grand Caravan, which has had a few minor but annoying problems. Still have it, but no longer the primary.
We've wanted to get another LeSabre since about 6 months after trading the other one, and preferably the latest one, which is 05 since there are no more. We were able to find and buy one in 2014, and I am really glad we did (sold a 95 Buick Century wagon to pay for this one, and had a 92 Century before, but unsure we would buy a new Buick). Don't have actual service records, and the dealer is no longer in business, but from evidence in the car we think the intake manifold has been replaced, so there are really no other issues for this model. Well, except for the transmission fluid pressure solenoid problem, which we apparently have, intermittently.
Seats are not as cushy as the 98, and the suspension not as mushy (which is a good thing). Overall just so much nicer than the 98. Better mileage for the 05 too. I'm 68 and my wife is 66, so we have the perfect geezer car. We plan to see which lasts longer, us or the car (I'm betting on the car).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 9th September, 2015
29th Sep 2015, 02:36
I could never understand why the battery is located under the seat. But yet the Park Avenue was under the hood when both cars had pretty much the same engine compartment layout.