2002 Buick LeSabre Sedan Custom 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
The car has only broke down on me twice. Once because of the cheap plastic elbows. I replaced them with metal once. Second time because of intake manifold gasket, valve cover gasket (front) and tensioner pully. Cheap fixed thought but I love this car because in city I get 28.2 mpg.
2002 Buick LeSabre Sedan Limited 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
They ride nice, they are quiet - when things don't rattle and stuff begins to rattle after only 65K miles. The dashboard, the glove compartment etc.
3800 Series II reliable engine? Not true. Head gasket replaced, 3 out of 4 motor mounts shot, mass air flow sensor dead, ignition coil (cyl 1+4) dead - all between 65K and 75K miles. Sunroof seal began to leak into the trunk. Heated driver seat broken. Several bulbs in the dash and steering wheel broken. Headrest cover broken.
Maybe car is nice when it's new but it does not hold up. Age or mileage gets to these suckers. If you're considering one, have it checked out very very thoroughly - then LOWBALL the heck on the price.
Engine is strong and quiet.
- car is NLM so here are the negatives:
- mushy ride - fair with touring
- expensive to fix
- trunk is too big as the expense of the
rear seat especially when a tall
person sits upfront
- things begin to rattle
- when car is loaded, load leveling
compressor won't stop
- no window pull up shade