2001 Buick LeSabre Consumer Review: No a bad car for American-made
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2001 Buick LeSabre - Consumer Review

2001 Buick LeSabre

Average Consumer Rating

44 Total Reviews

Custom Sedan (3.8L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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No a bad car for American-made
By Doug Fresh on

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

Best Features

Exterior look, size, use of interior space and lay-out of controls. Nice highway ride. good-sized trunk, rear seats.

Worst Features

WINDOW REGULATORS ARE GARBAGE and EXPENSIVE to replace... should be recalled. Hoping the 3.8 engine does not blow up (bad experience with GM 3.1 and 3.4 in the past). Should have had a V-8 and a 5-speed transmission. Handles like an aircraft carrier when cornering at high speeds and breaking on turn
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