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2003 lesabre reliability
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By jarhead61
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2003 Buick LeSabre Custom 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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The only repair's I've required is to replace two motor mounts on the left front. My heating system is not working properly. When it is very warm on the drivers side, it tends to be cool on the passenger side but was told that it is a $600.00 expense to repair. It is not a serious matter so I have no intention on fixing the situation. 115,000 miles on the car 31,000 miles on the current tires and still it does not require a Front End Alignment. This car has never had one! Love the rascal.


Favorite Features

Reliatiblity. Good gas mileage Dependability


Suggested Improvements

Being that I've had to replace two motor mounts, it's possible there is a flaw in the connection.


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Buicks with low miles
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By andreamoo
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2003 Buick LeSabre Custom 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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There are tons of these cars with low miles out there. I looked at this site religiously when doing research so decided to pass along info for others. Bought a top of the line Celebration edition with gran touring package and every other option for $7500, with 44,000 miles. The tires and brakes are original. The only thing that does not work is the seat warmer on the drivers side. I am 6' and the seats are too short and too cushy. The upper manifold leak had already been fixed by the previous owner. I get 27 mpg country driving (55 mph, little stopping) and 21 or 22 in the city. A good value, huge trunk, the car heats up quick, defrosts quicker, is smooth riding and kinda floaty.


Favorite Features

Gas mileage, leather, stereo, steering column stereo controls, shiny exterior paint.


Suggested Improvements

Better seat support. Even with all the adjustments I can make it is still hard on my back.


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my favorite car to date
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By carrjm13
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2003 Buick LeSabre Custom 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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upon my purchase, I've very pleased with the car. I'm the third owner and currently the car has 147,826 miles with no reports of dissatisfaction. I accumulate about 66 miles on average in daily usage and get a very respectable 28.0 mpg city/hwy. No rattles/squeaks to report and amazingly, all original equipment work without flaws. Even the leather upholstery has remained soft and no cracks/tears. I have a few minor grips; the lighting in the engine bay and trunk is very dim, and after so many years, the moulding of the rt. side of dashboard and lt. side has separated due to hot interior, attributed to no ventilation. I've leave windows cracked open and the separation has ceased.


Favorite Features

The tu-tone taupe interior matches the bronze exterior beautifully, the automatic dimming review mirror is a nice touch, as well as cassette/CD player.How about


Suggested Improvements

How about blue backlighting for the switch gear/dash lighting and reintroduce some fresh interior color combos. I never understood why such bland colors were ever selected A stronger brake system would add more secure driving experience.


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Excellent Car
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By lowhorn39
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2003 Buick LeSabre Limited 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought this car used and fell in love. No mechanical problems whatsoever. Only problem I have with the car is the clear coat. It is starting to peel off all over the car and looks like hell. I will be keeping the car however and spending about $6,000 to put a custom paint job on the car. I plan on running the car well over 200,000 miles.


Favorite Features

Ride quality, heated leather seats, wood accents, exterior appearance, reliability, heated mirrors, and its low stance.


Suggested Improvements

Better paint job and a V8.


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Some dissapointment
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By Bob
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2003 Buick LeSabre Limited 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought it used. Great gas mileage as an average for its weight. Nice ride. Loaded with options. Great red color and chrome wheels. This will be the second time I have to replace the motor mounts. I now have 96000 miles on it. My 97 buick had the motor mounts replaced three times. I had to replaced the frozen rear gas shocks. Recently had both wheel axle seals replace was leaking grease. Just recently had both front axles replaced. Its again in the shop for motor mounts. Oh yes the seat heater does not work. Blower motor is going out. Just ordered another one. Other than that I do like the car but may not buy a buick again. GM toughen up the motor mounts i can handle less smoothness.


Favorite Features

gas mileage and comfortable ride when traveling long distances.


Suggested Improvements

Improve design and buy more reliable parts. Don't take short cuts on intake manifold, I believe its next to go bad on my car. Plastic warps...always..


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Now its 2010
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By jessie
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2003 Buick LeSabre Custom 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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I've been relatively satisfied with my LeSabre which had 21,000 miles on it at purchase. Nothing rides like a LeSabre and its got get up and go. The rounded trunk makes backing up deceptive. I'm 3 ft further away than I think consistently. Heater takes too long & I'm at my destination before the car is comfortably warm... 15-20 minutes on a 28 degree day. The car has just turned 43,000 miles and the A/C went out. Mechanic called today and has to replace the condenser @ $426.00, due to a leak. Suburban driving gas mpg is lousy even for a big car 15-16 mpg. Great expressway mpg, 30-33 mpg. Tuned correctly, the LeSabre has a great radio and speakers are of Bose quality.


Favorite Features

The velvet ride.


Suggested Improvements

Front passenger seat belt skimpy across the thighs. I read where Buick will give you an extender free of charge, but don't know how long that is good for. If its still free, it beats ending up in a repair bill if something is wrong with it. Driver side seat belt is fine.


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Great vehicle
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By Mr. P.
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2003 Buick LeSabre Limited 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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No mechanical issues ever. Solid in all regards. Great mileage at 30+ highway 22 city, most bells & whistles.


Favorite Features

Heads-up display on windshield.


Suggested Improvements

Softer suspension like older Buicks.


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disgusted in Arizona
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By disgusted in Arizona
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2003 Buick LeSabre Custom 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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This was our third Buick in a row. An '86 LeSabre we tried to wear out and couldn't, and a '95 Regal that was still going strong at 180,000 when we sold it. The 2003 replaced the Regal in 11/05. It had 34k, was in excellent condition, and bought from the proverbial "old lady". It is a comfortable, quiet road car. My wife drives it about 13k hwy mi/yr and pampers it. Trouble began in 1/07 at about 60k mi. Had to replace lft rear window regulator, then the rt one 4 mos later, then the lft one again 30 days later. 4/09 both dr latch/sensor assblys on rt side. Today the lft rear latch/sensor. Total so far $1245 for items VERY POORLY designed and built. THIS WILL BE OUR LAST BUICK!!


Favorite Features

3.8L V6. Good power and decent fuel economy (26.5 Avg) for so heavy a car.


Suggested Improvements

GM needs to support their product better if they expect to retain customer loyalty. My experience is not uncommon according to many mechanics.


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LeSabre
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By S. Voyles
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2003 Buick LeSabre Custom 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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Great car for six years with 79,000 miles


Favorite Features

Low maintenance


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2003 Buick LaSabre
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By LCB
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2003 Buick LeSabre Limited 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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I recently purchased the 2003 LeSabre with 74,000 miles on it. It is a great car with a lot of features, however, there is a problem with the air suspension that I thought the dealer had repaired, but after driving it while the suspension is still not right. I'm going to see if I can change the suspension to a non-air to see if this will work. Other than that the ride is great and a love the way the engine sounds.


Favorite Features

My favorite feature is the passenger side mirror that tilts when you back up to show how close you are to the curb.


Suggested Improvements

To have better suspension on the vehicle as repairs can be expensive.


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