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Pros: XM RADIO AND RIDE COMFORT and GAS MILEAGE ON HIGHWAY
Cons: ROTORS WARPING CAUSING VIBRATION (BOUGHT USED)
Advice: CONSIDER YOUR NEEDS FIRST, DO YOU HAVE A BIG FAMILY?I bought my 2005 Buick Lesabre before the birth of my fourth child. The 2000 Chev Cavalier was no longer adequate as a backup vehicle for my wife's 2002 Honda Odyssey and gas mileage was a consideration as well as safety features. My Buick Lesabre has both traction control and ABS, love these features in the snow or rain (my Cavalier had it and so does the van). The Buick rides smooth and quiet much better than the Honda Odyssey and I appreciate commercial free music of my taste while driving-XM RADIO. I drove the Buick Lesabre on a 356 mile drive from the dealership after topping off tank to where I live and the trip computer estimated 31.8 mi./gal. and when I topped my tank off again and calculated it was about 32.3 mi./gal. This is is excellent gas mileage for a car this size. I do have to complain about city mileage of 16-18 mi./gal. but the van does just as good or worse. If you want gas mileage buy a small car but that is not an option for me since there is 6 of us. My 1999 hyundai accent gets consistently over 32 mi./gal. and as high as 38.6 mi./gal. but it will soon be sold...too exspensive to have 3 vehicles especially when the Buick will get very close to the gas mileage of my HYundai on the highway (Where I drive mostly and traffic is not a problem). I also love the trunk space because I can fit one stroller and one infant carriage and still have room for other items, a plus with a growing family.
Pros: Rides, and drives good
Cons: Mileage per gallon
Advice: Last year for this modelThis car drives great.
Pros: It's a big, roomy car - great for big Americans
Cons: Electrical system, core of any car's performance, is severely deficient and getting worse every year
Advice: I'm sorry to say, after all these years, your best bet is to buy Japanese or GermanWhatever the manufacturer is saying here (pretending to be buyers) about this car, don't believe it. As a fleet manager, I've found Buick quality has been going severely DOWNHILL over the past 10 years (I've had 15 Buicks in my fleet over the past 20 years and have quit buying them this year). The electrical system is full of hijinks: failed coils, onboard computer, window switches, window motors, cooling systems, electronic ignition, timing circuitry - all American-made and literally garbage as far as quality goes. Engine quality and performance is substandard and getting worse since 1997. Vibration issues abound - things keep falling off under the cars. 200 million Americans can't be all wrong - GM's mkt share is tanking not because of price, but because of quality issues.