Base Retail Price Range: $22,890 - $26,695
New for 2000: The Buick LeSabre
gets redesigned for the 2000 model year. While the new model's exterior
measurements are a bit shorter and narrower, the interior is actually roomier
than the previous generation. Subtle styling changes appear throughout
the car, such as less chrome and more body-color molding, giving LeSabre
a more up-to-date look. The revised dashboard incorporates large, easy-to-read
gauges, and safety has been improved through standard side airbags.
History: The LeSabre name was
first used in 1951 on a futuristic concept car that featured
cast magnesium and aluminum body panels as well as a supercharged V8 engine.
In 1959, the LeSabre nameplate was put on a production model, and 165,577
were sold. Since its introduction, more than six million LeSabres have
been sold, and it has held the full-size car sales crown for the last seven
years. Because the LeSabre is already successful product, Buick decided
against any drastic changes to its bestseller. However, many new features
have been added, and the level of safety has been increased. The new LeSabre
went on sale in March 1999.
Model years: 1988-91, 92-95, 96-99
Trim Details: The 2000 Buick
LeSabre is available in two trims: Custom and Limited. Safety features
include dual front and side airbags, an anti-lock brake system (ABS), daytime
running lights, child safety locks, and a new front-seat system designed
to absorb the energy of a rear impact, protecting the occupants. Powering
the new LeSabre is a 3.8-liter V6 engine that produces 205 horsepower.
Standard equipment on the Custom includes air conditioning, power windows
and door locks, cruise control, intermittent windshield wipers, a security
system, and an AM/FM stereo system. The Limited upgrades with dual-zone
climate control, an air-filtration system, dark walnut trim, a driver information
center, power front seats, a premium stereo system with cassette, and 15-inch
aluminum wheels. Also available is a Gran Touring package, which adds a
rear stabilizer bar, higher rate springs, variable effort steering, and
16-inch aluminum wheels.