by buickowner2013 on Nov 7, 2013 Vehicle: 2002 Buick LeSabre Custom 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
I got my LeSabre from a great-grandma who had stopped driving in 2012 and had put only 39,000 miles on it. Despite it's "fuddy duddy" image it has been a great car. Its very roomy, actually gets decent gas mileage on the highway (mid-upper 20's?) and makes for a good road tripping car. With the exception of one additional window that had to get fixed, and one that may stop working at some point, it has had no significant issues.
by hmcculloch on May 15, 2013 Vehicle: 2002 Buick LeSabre Custom 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
I bought my buick used,in 2006 and it only had 22,000 kms on it.while ive been satisfied with the overall performance of the vehicle.I ran into problems the last two years with the window regulators.First the two rear windows went and I had them repaired at $450 each one.These windows were never used very much so they could not have worn out.This yeat the front passenger one malfunctioned and that too cost excess on $450.00.The pats alone was $278.00.For Buick to state they have had no complaints is a bald face lie.It wouldn't be so bad if they had at least reimbursed part of the repair.
That will be my last buick I buy.
by shadetree61 on Jan 29, 2013 Vehicle: 2002 Buick LeSabre Custom 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
I have owned many cars in my life, and this is definately one of the best. With just under 180K on it, I am now having to do the first major repair, an intake manifold gasket. I have read many negative reviews on this model, and would question how much care has been taken of the car. I have done regular oil changes, tuneups, brakes, etc. that any car needs, and this car has never left me stranded. I would buy another buick when I need another car without question. I wish they still made Lesabres.
by exbuickdriver on Jun 3, 2011 Vehicle: 2002 Buick LeSabre Custom 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
This car was a lemon almost immediately after we bought it with 40,000 miles on it.
In the first 20,000 miles the following parts needed replacement: plenum gasket,right drive bearing, and left drive bearing. All were expensive fixes costing $250-$500.
Sensors wore out frequently on the motor. The MAP sensor and fuel regulator sensors were the last to go.
While it rode nice, this car was poorly built and I won't buy another Buick Lesabre.
I suggest reading the Edmunds reliability section before considering buying this model or any with the Series II 3.8L V-6.
The garage bills far outweigh the positives on this car!!
by Joe on Nov 22, 2010 Vehicle: 2002 Buick LeSabre Custom 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
I got a deal on this car used, one owner, only 30,000 miles; but the deal went sour after repalcing all four window units at about $600 a pop. Now my rear passenger side door will not lock or unlock (except manually) and the window will not operate. I was told it was a module that would cost around $400 to replace. I am not fixing it; I am selling the car. This well maintained car with only 66,000 miles probably has a lot of good wear left, but it is costing me money parked in my driveway most of the time. I am not going to risk spending $1,000 per door. Anyone hears of a class action, I am in!!
by Budster McMitchell on Aug 19, 2010 Vehicle: 2002 Buick LeSabre Custom 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
2 of my window regulators went bad while still under warranty. The last one was not covered, $750.00 with labor. I read where lots of others with 2002 LeSabre had same problems with crap window regulators. This is obviously a hidden warranty, should be recalled, but it wasn't. For sure i will not buy another GM product for rest of my life. It is comfortable for my frame at 6'4" and 300 lbs and has never left me stranded, but the window regulators is a future deal killer as far as GM goes. I'm hoping my 4th window doesn't go as well..Another $750.00 ? The faux wood panels in the dash are horrific too.
Buick's LeSabre receives only minor trim changes for 2002. Limited models get additional standard features and new 16-inch wheels, while all models get new radios, manual trunk release latches and the LATCH system for securing child safety seats.