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2005 Buick LeSabre Reviews and Owner Comments

2005 Buick LeSabre
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2005 Buick LeSabre Owner Reviews (10 reviews)
  • 2005 Buick LeSabre
    bonnilass, Denver, CO, December 12, 2014 02:01
    Bought this 2005 in 2013 with 75k on it. Avg mileage 22mpg HORRIBLE. The care this car received from the first elderly owner was impeccable and now I'm driving it minimally but see no improvement in the mileage. Hwy or city...it doesn't matter. It's HORRIBLE. Where is all the wonderfulness that I've been hearing about?? Yeh, the car is sturdy, smooth, quiet, and reliable. But it's a tank...a gas hog...and I'm going broke on it, driving less than 8k a year?? The latest ongoing saga with it is Nov'13' the gage said I needed a new gas cap/engine light accompanied this; Nov'14' exactly one year later the SAME thing. It took 6 caps, last year, to get the car to stop throwing codes. I hope this time is different, it's been 3 days since the cap was changed and the 2 codes still prevail. GRRRRRRR :(
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  • 2005 Buick LeSabre
    Cjean, Santa Rosa Beach, FL, April 25, 2013 13:55
    I have over 200,000 miles on my car now. I have just had my first real issue, which was an overheating problem. Replaced some sensors, thermostat and a few other items. No longer have overheating. My gas guage has recently stopped working (the needle doesn't indicate gas level) so I rely on the computerized information to determine my approx gas level. I do average over 30 mpg daily and on the hwy I average close to 33. This is my 2nd Buick. Love my car.
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  • 2005 Buick LeSabre
    Visitor, Toledo, OH, October 09, 2012 11:19
    I bought my 2005 Lesabre brand new from the Buick dealer. Right away it had transmission problems, but of course when they drove it they said they didn't notice it. Right away the car vibrated very bad. The dealer said that was just the way the car is made? Ive had 3 LeSebre's & NEVER did they run so rough! Also, right away after purchasing the car when it rains, at high speeds the brakes do not work on first try, you have to hit them again to begin to stop(very scary). Then in the middle of summer the heat came on & was stuck (could not turn it off) with never turning the heat on, coming out full blast. It always has run low on oil since about 3 months old. The dealer checked couldn't find any leaks. All the lights went out in the steering wheel at about 45,000 miles including all the lights for the heating & cooling controls went out before the warranty expired, the dealer "fixed it" then before 50,000 one by one they all went out again. The heated seats quit working while still under the 36,000 warranty the dealer fixed it but after the warranty expired they quit working again. When the car was only a little over 3 years old the tires began leaking air. Took it in, the chrome rims are so corroded they will not hold the air. The air bag sensor went out around 65,000. The back lights as well as the brake lights constantly go out as well as the front headlights but not quite as often. The ashtray has broke more than once(falls on the floor). One of the power outlets quit working, the heat vent on the passenger side does not work, also the center counsel will not stay shut.These are all things that starting falling apart at only a couple to few years old. Also at about 85,000 the speedometer went out. The auto shop said it was an error in that years model & in order to fix it, the dash has to be taken out & sent to another state to have it fixed, very expensive. He told me GM was paying for the repair but only up to 75,000(just my luck) Other than the "superficial" things... the engine appears to be holding up strong with only normal maintenance issues. Anyone else have these problems? I would like to keep this car till 200,000. My 2nd buick I ran till 188,000 before I sold it & it ran great! Im very disappointed in Buick for the 2005 Buick(im wondering if it was because the last year the model was made?) I have to add oil usually right before 3,000 miles before i get in to change it around 3,000. I found it weird,unsafe & inconvenient GM placed the battery underneath the back passenger's seat. Also, it is not vented properly or something because we get fumes of sulfur occasionally in the car even after putting in a new one. Also, the transmission is still an annoyance but im hoping now at 152,000 miles if it was going to go out completely, it would of by now (fingers crossed). The ashtray has broke more than once(falls on the floor). One of the power outlets quit working, the heat vent on the passenger side does not work, also the center counsel will not stay shut. PROS: at 155,000 miles the fuel pump, alternator, water pump still have not needed to be replace. Also, the battery lasted a good 7 years(wow).
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  • 2005 Buick LeSabre
    Visitor, Delmar, DE, August 20, 2011 18:28
    Have a 2005 Buick Lasabre purchased new, oil changeed every 2-3 thousand miles. Last oil change notice the oil pressue would go to zero under hard accelartion. Slamming on the brake did not change, but after a few seconds the oil prussue would return to "normal" which is a stagger 130lb, which as been since new. I was wondering if this is an oil sending unit or a computer, or a oil pump, How do I check this out?
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  • 2005 Buick LeSabre
    Visitor, Slidell, LA, July 04, 2011 19:22
    Bought the car in 2006 as a Certified Used Car from a GM dealer. Had 24,000 miles on it. Great vehicle. I am on the road a lot each week averaging 30 - 40K yearly. The car rides like a dream and the Stabili-trak system has saved my bacon on more than one occasion. Still averages close to 30mpg hiway and 24 city. I have found that as long as you keep to the published maintenance schedule the car performs great. Vehicle now has 114,000 miles on it and runs great. There have been some cosmetic issues in the interior and on the dash. Many of the little lights in the radio and on the steering wheel are out and I need to replace the hinge on the center console. Also need to replace the stop on the ashtray. All these parts are dealer only and may wait a while for repair. Only major repairs I have made was the CV joints replaced at about 100,000 miles. Have changed the rotors and pads a couple of times - bu that is just use. Replaced battery at the 4 year point. Sorry to see this model taken off Buick's lineup.
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  • 2005 Buick LeSabre
    Visitor, Midland, TX, October 21, 2010 02:42
    I got my Buick used in 2006. It's an 05. I love my car. It runs very smooth and great on long trips. Really haven't had any problems with replacing anything except for now. The lower intake manifold gasket needs to be replaced and the transmission fluid is leaking. Other than that everything runs great.
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  • 2005 Buick LeSabre
    Visitor, Savannah, GA, May 09, 2010 07:04
    All the lights in steering wheel don't work and the car is hard to stop at high speed. The heating and air is a poor design
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  • 2005 Buick LeSabre
    Visitor, Grand Rapids, MI, April 14, 2010 22:42
    I've never had a car with so many creaks and sqeaks.Obviously things are loosening up and causing noises. Also loud wind noise Very diappointed with all the noise in the passenger compartment
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  • 2005 Buick LeSabre
    Visitor, Queensbury, NY, March 26, 2010 18:25
    Bought used 4 years ago. No problems other than the two front half drive shafts needed new boots, so changed out for new units. Usual brake replacement. 95,000 miles. GM screwed up big time when they stopped making these full sized cars. Never less than 20-24mpg around town/mixed and 27-32+mpg on trips. No lead foot stuff. Fourth Buick LeSabre since 1996. Wish I could get a 2010....
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  • 2005 Buick LeSabre
    mama2, Chicago, IL, December 28, 2009 21:30
    I love cars made by Buick. I have owned my Baby for 4 year. This year is the first that I have had a repair cost other than brakes, and a tune-ups. My first was the Century. When you are from a cold place like Chicago, the heat in this car is EXCELLENT. I would recommend this car over others that I have owned in the past and present. For example, Ford Explore, Dodge Caravan and Dynasty.
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