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2001 Buick LeSabre Consumer Reviews

4.6
Average based on 17 reviews
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Most reliable car i have ever owned

by from TX on April 6, 2011

This car has room ,class and is very very dependable .Which should not be surprising since it is a Buick. We bought this car used and now have owned it for 7 years .The car is still DEPENDABLE.. I do ...
This car has room ,class and is very very dependable .Which should not be surprising since it is a Buick. We bought this car used and now have owned it for 7 years .The car is still DEPENDABLE.. I do not plan on getting rid of it anytime soon.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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How to enjoy a 10 year old treasure.

by from Boston, MA on January 9, 2012

Well, it's ten years old with miles less than 3/4 of a century! But...there has been care, the first important thing to check on. Though the gas gauge bounced, a window wiper needed replacement, and t...
Well, it's ten years old with miles less than 3/4 of a century! But...there has been care, the first important thing to check on. Though the gas gauge bounced, a window wiper needed replacement, and there is a spot needing paint on the bumper...this car is fabulous! When everyone else is paying high dollar to get into the 30's we get a very respectable 27 mpg on city highway travel. The engine hums, car turns on a dime, inside is plush with bells and whistles that work, and the dealership fixed everything and put on a new pair of tires. She'd been sitting on the back of the lot for three months. The dime on the dollar is wonderful and promises to last us through many future adventures. Don't overlook those previously loved oldies!
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Uses car for Commuting

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BUICKS ARE THE " YOU CAN'T LOOSE " WAY OF TRAVEL

by from AKRON, OHIO on April 16, 2013

I OWN 2 LA SABRES. A 1993 LIMITED WITH 167,000 MILES AND STILL RUNNING. ALL OPTIONS ARE WORKING AND HAS NO SIGN OF GIVING UP. I RECENTLY BOUGHT A 2001 CUSTOM THAT TURNS HEADS AND ENJOY 21 MILES IN THE...
I OWN 2 LA SABRES. A 1993 LIMITED WITH 167,000 MILES AND STILL RUNNING. ALL OPTIONS ARE WORKING AND HAS NO SIGN OF GIVING UP. I RECENTLY BOUGHT A 2001 CUSTOM THAT TURNS HEADS AND ENJOY 21 MILES IN THE CITY AND TOOK A TRIP TO UPPER MICHIGAN (600 MILES ONE WAY ) AND WAS HAPPY TO GET 31 MILES ON THE FAST- WAY UP. IF YOU DON'T OWN ONE, THEN YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT THEIR RELIABILITY.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

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The repairs have been cheaper than a new car.

by from Michigan on October 26, 2015

My 2001 limited had lots of nice features, many of which no longer work like driver's side AC, heated driver's seat, gas gauge, several lights in touch controls. BUT the ride is smooth and I will hit ...
My 2001 limited had lots of nice features, many of which no longer work like driver's side AC, heated driver's seat, gas gauge, several lights in touch controls. BUT the ride is smooth and I will hit 300,000 miles next week! I feel the loss of amenities and cost of repairs over the lifetime of the car have been a better deal than buying a new car once or twice since.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

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Affordable luxury

by from Canada on September 17, 2014

I have Custom 2001 with nearly 170,000 miles & the car is still running in great condition. The car still has long life to go. Good in fuel for the size. Very smooth drive & very comfortable. It has a...
I have Custom 2001 with nearly 170,000 miles & the car is still running in great condition. The car still has long life to go. Good in fuel for the size. Very smooth drive & very comfortable. It has all options that I need. I only wished if it display the temperature outside of the car. So far I never had any issue.
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Great car

by from Canada on September 13, 2014

Great car. Very comfortable & extremely reliable. I have owned more than 10 cars in 25 years & this is by far the best.The only problem is the power windows that need to get looked at. My car is 2001 ...
Great car. Very comfortable & extremely reliable. I have owned more than 10 cars in 25 years & this is by far the best.The only problem is the power windows that need to get looked at. My car is 2001 Custom with 160 000 miles & never had a major problem. The fuel range is excellent for the size of the car. I have no regrets that I bought this car.
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2001 LeSabre Limited

by from NW Florida on January 21, 2015

Bought the car from my father in law with 177,000 miles due to needing second car after our van was totalled just before Christmas. My wife always commented on how much she liked it, and now I know wh...
Bought the car from my father in law with 177,000 miles due to needing second car after our van was totalled just before Christmas. My wife always commented on how much she liked it, and now I know why. We use it as a family car, and I commute 30 miles a day to work and back. The ride is smooth, interior still looks good for its age, the paint is smooth and shiny (garage kept since new) and the fuel mileage is amazing; I average close to 30 mixed, can hit over 40 instant on the interstate. Rear air level works like new. Not all is rosy. i know, going in, that there were issues; with this many miles, I test drove it for a night. So far, it's needed 4 motor mounts, both sets of control arms and links, sway bar bushings, intake and valve cover gaskets and tie rods. Another common issue is water intrusion, and mine has had it for a while; passenger carpet was soaking wet when I pulled it. Underneath, the floorpans front and back are starting to rust, so this was caught in time to be repairable in the driveway. The battery is under the passenger seat; spilling acid over the years ate a 6" seam in the metal that must be repaired. One final gripe concerns rear suspension thump; either my control link or upper shock mounts (or both) are bad and cause a nasty thump over bad pavement. More minor gripes concern burned out HVAC button lights (can't tell what's what in the dark), non-working driver's seat heat, so-so audio quality and non-leather wrapped steering wheel that is peeling paint off the grip and a couple of control buttons missing labels due to wear and tear. Overall, I expected more issues than what I found, and the car has been a boon to my commute. All the importaant stuff still works, and I can count on it to start. As a bonus, parts are realitvely easy and cheap to source, the 3800/4T60 combo is nearly bulletproof, and it's as reliable as the sunset.
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Not great, but not bad either

by from Las Vegas, NV on April 20, 2015

Excellent vehicle, but it does have some issues. Window regulators almost always need replacing. (2 rear ones on mine) Upper and lower manifold gaskets will need replacing too. Coolent elbows are made...
Excellent vehicle, but it does have some issues. Window regulators almost always need replacing. (2 rear ones on mine) Upper and lower manifold gaskets will need replacing too. Coolent elbows are made of plastic, they will break, and leak. Gas gage may stop working....mine did. Some other things will need replacing too, but not too expensive to take care of them. Most problems will happen after 60,000 miles. If all the maintenance is taken care of this vehicle and engine should last well over 200,000 miles, maybe even to 300,000.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

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Most Reliable Car I've Ever OWNED

by from Washington, NC on January 19, 2011

I own 2 LeSabres. They are the best vehicles I have ever owned. I have a limited that gets 34 MPG highway and a custom that gets 36 MPG highway. Yes, the 3800 engine is great on gas. My brother made s...
I own 2 LeSabres. They are the best vehicles I have ever owned. I have a limited that gets 34 MPG highway and a custom that gets 36 MPG highway. Yes, the 3800 engine is great on gas. My brother made some minor modifications which gives me this mileage. On an average al of my friends that own the LeSabre get 30 to 32 on the highway and 26 to 28 in town. Maintenance is minimal.
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Nice riding car on the highway

by from Richmond, VA on May 22, 2007

This car was given to me by my husband, because he thought it would be a nice luxury car that's affordable and car parts that are inexpensive (compared to the white Cadillac Seville I wanted). However...
This car was given to me by my husband, because he thought it would be a nice luxury car that's affordable and car parts that are inexpensive (compared to the white Cadillac Seville I wanted). However, I'm pleased with the LeSabre with it's many features and comfort. Also it is a popular car in the Virginia area.
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