We have 2001 LeSabre for about 2 years and now the third power window broke -- 1st one broke within 2 weeks of our purchase : (It is a defect that GM should fix without warranty, but so far it's only a wishfull thinking...
I have a 2001 Le Sabre, in which both front and back passenger windows are broke due to the regulator popping, and neither window will stay up.
As well as my car shutting off while I was driving on my way to work, and I have checked and had the check, and no one can figure out what is wrong with it.
I owned a 1970 Buick Skylark a long time ago, and it was one of the best cars I have ever had.
So I wanted to go back to what I thought I knew, and got a 2001 Buick LeSabre, and this has been the biggest nightmare of a car I have ever had. All the windows don't work, coolant/radiator fan don't work, car battery unable to jump started. So I guess it's true, a good a vehicle is hard to fine. No more Buick for me.
I bought a 2001 Buick Lesabre about 2 years ago. I had to replace 3 power window regulators within the past 4 months. The part is constantly causing trouble, but GM will not recall the part.
This is my 3rd GM product, and probably my last one, because they will not stand behind their products.
I owned a 92 Century Limited 3300, power house for what it was!! I got it from a friend's parents.
Great car, replaced the trans at about 170k, other than that it was bullet proof. I got 205K before crashing and bending the sub frame.
After that, I had a 1999 LeSabre 3800 series 2, I got 220k out of, however I did not like the car as much as the Century, but it never gave me any real problems.
It sounds like Buick is on a downhill slide. I found a 2001 LeSabre cheap, but don't think I'm going to buy after reading all the reviews of problems here!!
If I were you I would purchase one of the last Century's or Park Avenues if you can afford one. The '03-'05 Century doesn't seem to have the transmission problems many report with the '00-'02. The Park Avenue from '97-'05 doesn't really have any common "major" problems. Really though, with the late model LeSabre's the only common issue is with the power windows. If you are a little handy, you could probably fix them yourself. All in all I think late model Buicks are still great cars. J.D. Powers rates them near the top in long term reliability for what it's worth.
I bought a used 2001 Buick LeSabre and it ran great for the first two years. Now, all of a sudden, I'm facing the same problems as others. Only 2 of the windows have stopped working and I've stopped using the other windows just in case.
I also strongly dislike the location of the battery.
Owning this car has made me really miss the one I had before. That 1983 Toyota Celica was a little tank... It just seems to me like things aren't made as solid as they used to be.