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What a car for the money!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Robert Steimle
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2001 Buick LeSabre Sedan Custom 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought this car in 2017 with 80,000 miles and although it was 17 years old it hasn’t a scratch on it and it looks almost brand new. The drivers seat does not have a single scratch or tare on it. The previous owner took extremely good care of this vehicle and preformed regular maintenance religiously. It just goes to show if you respect your vehicle and really take good care of it the. It can last more then 20 years and look like it just came out of the factory. I paid $2,000 and have spent about $150 more flushing the dex-cool so now the coolant looks brand new. It took me about a week using the hose and adding cleaner/ flush to the system. I can not stress the importance of having clean coolant. The crud that builds up after 20 years will destroy the engine, even with regular coolant changes. After some new plugs and wires the vehicle is ready to last another 20 years. It is better to do preventative maintenance then to do repairs. What a jewel this car is.


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My 15 year old friend
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By steve white
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2001 Buick LeSabre Sedan Custom 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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Over all, this car has been a good one. Its handles great in snow. Comfortable to drive (Im 6' 2" its got plenty leg room in front) Ive had to replace all 4 electric window motors (this is a common defect in this car) and the air condtioning. (This too is a common issue with this model.)
A few of the ellectric display lights are out, but this is not a major thing for me.
The car has 200k and has been driven from CT to Fla many times over the years. Still gets me from point A to B without many issues over the years.


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16 year old beast
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By Howard Collins
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2001 Buick LeSabre Sedan Custom 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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You probably couldn't find a 2001 Buick LeSabre for sale anywhere that's been maintained as well as mine for 151,000 miles. The reason being is because so many things have been done to it to keep it running, and in decent shape. Those of you who own one are familiar with the LeSabre problems. I have replaced the upper and lower intake manifold gaskets, upper plenum, valve cover gaskets, oil pan gasket, transmission pan gasket, the window motors and regulators, fuel filler pipe, front lower control arms, CV axles, inner tie rods and tie rod ends, struts and shocks, water pump, fuel pump, alternator, radiator, AC compressor. and a host of minor things to numerous to mention. Hood pistons, sensors, brakes and rotors front and rear, tire's, so many things. All in all it's in perfect shape, but only because of all that's been done to it. You can imagine the cost of keeping this beast running if you had to take it to a garage for the work. I do my own wrenching and all the part's are from EBAY, except tires. That's a huge saving believe me. Much more than several thousand dollars. If you can't do this work it's probably not worth keeping the vehicle. It's probably no better than any other vehicle it competes with and may even have more problems than some of them do. You hear about how great the 3800 engine is, but consider everything that has to be replaced around it, and on it, to keep the car on the road. That said I think I'll squeeze some more miles out of it, and replace more things as needed.


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very good
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By lon Wolfe
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2001 Buick LeSabre Sedan Custom 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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Good all around car had rust removed


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2001 LeSabre Custom
9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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By prof_turby
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2001 Buick LeSabre Sedan Custom 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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I purchased my 01 Custom 3 years ago with 100K miles on it.
I now have over 165K miles on the car. In that time I have replaced 2 fuel injectors, 1 door seal, a fuel gauge sending unit, and a transmission seal.
Total costs for these repairs was under 1K.
This is in addition to regular maintenance.
I can say unequivocally that this is the best buy in a car that I have ever purchased.
I gave 5K for it and today the car yields 23 mpg back and forth to work and 28 to 30 on trips.
The 3.8 V6 is bulletproof.
Oil usage is 1 qt per 4K miles with 7K interval changes.
Dependable, low repair costs, and low cost of ownership.
What more could a consumer want?


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