I've been thoroughly happy with this car, and I still think it's underrated
I've had frequent oil / ATF leaks, but they only started after I was in a minor fender bender several years ago.
I was able to get this car cheap, because big sedans have gone a bit out of style in the last few years or so. Good news for me, since the last of the LeSabres is basically the perfect car (they couldn't improve on perfection, so they had to start making something else instead... or at least that's what I tell my friends).
Seriously, though: this is a big, old school family car with a tried-and-true V6 engine, that still somehow gets good gas mileage in spite of all that (check it out on Wikipedia sometime - this engine has a pretty ironclad reputation). It's got plenty of pedal power and internal room to spare... that 90% of its drivers will never even use, because - let's face it - this is the classic grandpa car. It floats like a boat over bumps and potholes, gives you big, soft seats... and actually has a pretty awesome stock sound system. I'm a 29 year old musician - that means a lot to me. On that note, I can just barely fit my full-size keyboard right on the back seat, door to door. And it's actually pretty easy to pack a full drum set inside this beast.
I think the reason LeSabres have become so inexpensive, is just from changing public tastes and that "grandpa car" image. But the later models like this don't even look much like the grandpa car we know and love. Or even if they do, it just means the cops won't look twice at you.
Can you tell I still like this thing?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd August, 2012