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Old 04-24-2007, 11:58 AM   #21
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Left rear window and steering wheel controls (no PAC SWI yet).
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Old 04-24-2007, 12:07 PM   #22
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However, if you consider the reliability of the Hondas and Toyotas,these cars don't come close to measuring up.
I'm not sure about that. My LeSabre is 10 years old, has 135,000 miles, is still on the original plenum and LIM gaskets for what it'* worth (though I may be changing those out just for piece of mind), and the ONLY thing wrong with it is the windshield washer pump. I'd fix it but I wash my car so much that I don't see the point.

My last car was a 1994 Honda Accord EX. It had 160,000 miles at the time it left my possession. Engine was strong and well running still, but the accessories...oh my. The ABS had died probably at about the mileage my LeSabre is at now. Had a power window or two fail. The gas gauge didn't work. The weatherstripping was coming off in places. And it had this odd tendency to creak over bumps at random intervals that no one could ever diagnose. I still loved it to death, though.

Admittedly, I've had to change a few things on the LeSabre within the past year, mainly things such as the water pump and the power steering pump...but my Accord also went through a few radiators and such. As it stands, I'd say my LeSabre is a gem in comparison.
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Old 04-24-2007, 12:16 PM   #23
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Since my car has been in storage I am going to have to look forward to fixing all this before I start driving it late summer/ early fall. Okay where to start!

Broken Window (door on passanger'* side)
Leaking tail light assembly (making a nice little lake I have to clean out once a month)

High Idle (haven't found the full cause of my 2kRPM)

New Tires

Arrrggghhh that is about what I think is left that is actually broken/in need of repair. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I will not have to replace the tranny for atleast one year.
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One rear electric window.
Electric mirrors
Electric sunroof
Lumbar adjustment for seats.
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Old 04-24-2007, 12:51 PM   #25
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Every car is different. You can find a GM 3800-powered car that has few problems, and a Toyota or Honda with a lot of problems, and vice versa. I'd say our cars are quite reliable actually, and inexpensive to repair compared to imports.
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ummm... i think the AC and the trunk release are the only things that don't really work
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Old 04-24-2007, 01:42 PM   #27
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Things that don't currently work on my car.

Uh..the motor!
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Old 04-24-2007, 01:44 PM   #28
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I never took the time to read over this thread since it would only make me more depressed, but I will say that when I purchased this Bonne last year and I drove it home I noted appoximately 21 things that were wrong with it. Of those 21 I've sucessfully repaired 15 and ended up getting it certified and emssiones tested. Since it'* been on the road for the last 6 months I've found another 10 more items that need repairing so now I'm back up to 16 items on my things to do list.


Wish me luck.
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Things that don't work in my car?

Me. Yeah, yeah, I been on a 3 day temp assignment for 3 weeks now, but that'* not a real job.

Oh, and the hood latch sticks....
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short in the power door locks, every time i put a new fuse in it blows.
power steering cooler leaks.
rear passenger side seatbelt is locked in place.
wheels need balanced, bad vibes over 70.
no window tint.
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