1978 Buick LeSabre Limited Landau 5.7 Liter V8
Tuff as nails!!!
Old age has taken a toll on this car, but mostly regular maintenance items.
The catalytic converter went out, $300.
The rear suspension had to be replaced, $290.
The rear brake line rusted through (at a stoplight!), $300.
The water pump failed, $150.
Transmission went out, $670.
Total repairs are around $1700-2000, but it's much cheaper than a car payment!
The paramount luxury you will feel in riding in a vehicle of this caliber is something intoxicating. On any given night you may find me and my cronies rolling up in this piece -- we drive to survive.
Plenty of room in the interior, front and back seats are plush and roomy, accomodating even the choosiest ladies.
I once hit a tree at about 30 mph when the brake line went out, the small ding in the front bumper is all I have to show for it!
Even after backing into a haul away dumpster and pushing it through the lot, the only evidence is a small pockmark on the trunk.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th August, 2001
2nd Oct 2003, 16:46
Wow! thanks for the info. that is exactly how I feel about my Le sabre. I just bought it a week a go and I can't stay out of it!!! it makes me feel soooo luxurious. like I belong in a 1970's disco fever movie. everything is original and clean inside. it needs a little body work, but nothing that a new paint job can't fix. I wish I had this car when I hit a tree!!! my 93 Pontiac was obliterated. and I was only doing about 30. thanks again Brett.
2nd Mar 2004, 12:12
Hi, I am 18 and I am purchasing a 1978 Buick le sabre as my first car. I learned to drive on a 1986 mercury grand marque, so I don't think driving a big car as the lesabre should be too much difficult. In about 2 weeks I will be getting the vehicle and I am so excited. I love everything about how the car looks. The paint and interior schemes are breathtaking and just makes you think of a time when things were easier, although I wasn't alive around then, but I can imagine. Well that's all for now, I will write back if any one else does, or when I get it to say how much I love it.