Long Term Reliability
By telegraph on
2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
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!