12th Mar 2011, 00:29
I have had my 2000 LeSabre Limited for 3 years. Bought from an old guy, noticed coolant around the upper intake gaskets. Took it apart and noticed coolant leaking in the lower intake gasket. Costs in parts for suspension plus gaskets and plenum, over 1500 dollars. Control arms, tie rods, lower motor mount, wheel bearing all needed replacement. Good car after my many repairs. I think it sat a while, and the Mrs. hit the garage a lot. LOL.
6th Dec 2010, 14:52
I agree. Just fix the power windows with better regulators, and the car is good to go.
It's a shame they used cheap parts for the power windows. Other than that, this is a very well made car that runs forever with little to no maintenance.
It's hard for me to find a car that I like driving these days, but this car suits my driving needs.
I like Sunday driving, a relaxing drive, I'm never in a big rush to get anywhere, nor do I like racing or speeding.
Don't say that only old retired people can enjoy these cars, because I'm a 28 yr old entrepreneur.
I like automatics for city driving, which I do a lot of, and a comfortable, large interior is key, since I do a lot of driving for work. I could not stand to be in a cramped interior all day.
The large trunk and comfort for passengers cannot be matched by economy cars or comparable midsized cars.
This makes it very handy for transporting clients and business materials. Interior power controls are well arranged and easy to use.
Tan leather interior and woodgrain make it a classy ride, but this car was very cheap for me to purchase, less than 5k with very low mileage and well maintained.
A comparable BMW or Benz with the same equipment would cost you about 5 or 6 times the price, cost more to insure, and would have more expensive problems than just power window issues.
This car costs almost nothing to operate, once you fix the power windows with aftermarket assembly, it's just oil changes and fluid top ups.
I love it and plan to keep driving it for a long time; the 3.8 3800 is apparently one of the best engines ever built, as it's known to run to very high mileage.