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2001 LeSabre Custom
By prof_turby on 10/02/12 06:51 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

Review

I purchased my 01 Custom 3 years ago with 100K miles on it. I now have over 165K miles on the car. In that time I have replaced 2 fuel injectors, 1 door seal, a fuel gauge sending unit, and a transmission seal. Total costs for these repairs was under 1K. This is in addition to regular maintenance. I can say unequivocally that this is the best buy in a car that I have ever purchased. I gave 5K for it and today the car yields 23 mpg back and forth to work and 28 to 30 on trips. The 3.8 V6 is bulletproof. Oil usage is 1 qt per 4K miles with 7K interval changes. Dependable, low repair costs, and low cost of ownership. What more could a consumer want?
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By Doug Fresh on 07/14/10 08:08 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

Review

14 months later, and now with 250,000 miles on this beast, it has still performed without a flutter from the engine or tranny. I can't believe this car still consistently delivers such solid performance at about 22 - 24 MPG. In the last year, I had to replace the two front axles at about 230K, the lower control arms at about 240K, and the master electrical control, but what can you expect with this kind of mileage? She still turns over every day, looks great, and the interior, except for the cheap door skin pins, has held up well. Too bad they stopped making them, or I would now consider buying a 2010 when I give this one to my son in the fall for his high school commute.
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Great Car for anyone
By LeSabre Custom on 12/10/09 12:32 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

Review

I bought the car from the original owner. I have put 15k miles on it and love it. The car has 132k on it and sound brand new. The window regulators have had to be replaced but I did it my self and it only cost $75 per window. The car handles great in any weather conditions. I'm confident the car will go for 200k easy! Under the gas cap their has been some internal rust which is know for these cars. The design stinks if you are under 70. It is a definite "old people" car when you look at it but it does have some get up and go. I took a Lexus Rx 350 w/ no problem. Great Car overall
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Buick LeSabre Custom o.k.
By Nellie Pratt on 11/16/09 13:20 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

Review

Downfall of this vehicle is all four motorized windows have torn up. Transmission has to be replaced. Continually reads low tires no matter what you do, change, rotate, etc. of the tires. Body of vehicle easily dents, especially on the rear bumpers, absolutely no leaning on the vehicle. Otherwise, good driving, good gas mileage. Good for older adults.
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Nice car, except for electric windows.
By Joe H on 09/26/09 11:23 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

Review

Comfortable car, good milage for big car, 29 mpg on hiway 21 city. At 60000 miles, had issue with instrument cluster relays, would run battery down. At 65000 rear window regulators failed simultaneously. Now passenger side window does not function. Great car if you don't require fresh air. Hint- if you own a LeSare, don't roll down rear windows, good chance they won't go back up.
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No More GMs
By JTack on 08/31/09 16:58 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

Review

Bought this garage kept car from my father in early 2008. He had to replace brakes and rotors at 19k. I had to do again at 43k, along with wheel hub and CV drive. $1,600.00. At 50k the left rear window would not close and the cruise control switch went bad. $500.00. ABS warning light comes on intermittently. Put 200k on a 1992 Camry with no problems other than an ignition coil and radiator. Cup holders are dysfunctional. I will not own another GM car.
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No a bad car for American-made
By Doug Fresh on 05/07/09 10:41 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

Review

Bought in Jan 03 with 35K on it. At 200K in May 09, engine & trans. still runs pretty strong. With 89 octane, getting 23 -24 mpg. Good looking, roomy, safe car in a crash. Decent appointments & stereo. Wish the 3.8 was a little more responsive in the passing gear, especially on hills. They should have gone with a 5-speed. Suspension is mushy when cornering at high speeds or breaking on a curve. More of a luxury cruiser than a handling machine. 3 of the 4 power window regulators have died - $350 each to fix!!! Gas gauge went out at 150K. Probably my last American-made car. My 95 Regal and 02 Pontiac Montana both blew engines at 110,000 miles, holding my breath with this GM motor. Overall 7/10
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A Nice Car
By A Nice Car on 04/03/09 12:40 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

Review

When I got this car, it only had 44k on the OD. The original buyer had just turned it in on a newer car. In 2008, BOTH rear door window motors broke, and the car now needs 4 wheel alignment and new tires. The cost to have the dealer fix both rear window problems is $250.00 EACH SIDE! The GM 3.8 engine sucks up a LOT of gas. In brutal cold weather, even -10 degrees, this car warms up in about 10- 15 minutes. Normal maint kept up.
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Very Good
By Roseguy on 03/08/09 01:19 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

Review

In 66,000, miles - a clunk in the drivers seat that the dealer fixed under warranty. No other problems or issues. The LeSabre is excellent for long trips because it is comfortable, smooth, quiet, and gets outstanding mileage for a car this size. I always get my tires "trued", and that makes this car even better.
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Long Term Reliability
By telegraph on 11/27/08 12:15 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

Review

The car is good except for three problems. Both rear power window motors have died ($500 to repair if you want, each). Both 'wheel hubs' failed at 140,000 and were replaced ($2500), and the transmission, which seems to be the weak point, died at 145,000 miles. Otherwise, everything runs and runs and runs. GM used to have problems with the 70A alternator and the water pump - which died at 70K miles for the alternator, and about the same for the water pump. Now, both have lasted 216,000 miles and still going. Engine getting tired so probably will replace it this year. Car very comfy on long trips, get 30 mpg on the highway, low 20s in town. Wish they still made them!
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