1985 Buick LeSabre Collector's Edition 2 door Olds 307 5.0 V8
One of our favorite and best cars of all time
Chrome trim fell off the back of the front seat.
Great car. Nice formal looking 2 door body style with very comfortable cloth knit velour seats. Loaded with all the options (including a factory sun roof) made it very fun to drive. Ride quality was second to none; very smooth. Engine power was OK for the time and the size of the car. The Olds 307 (like all Oldsmobile engines) was durable as they come. Unfortunately this was the year that GM changed the cylinder heads which gave less power. We had a Buick Electra prior to this car with the same engine and you could notice a power difference. This car was very reliable and driven a lot in 5 years, which explains the high mileage in a short amount of time. Nothing mechanical ever went wrong.
You could say that this was an end of an era for the LeSabre. After this year they were no longer body on frame, rear drive V8s. We did have a couple front drive LeSabres after and they were also great cars, but not like these last of the traditionals.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th March, 2020
12th Apr 2020, 23:50
"last of the traditionals"?
Ever heard of the 1991-1996 Buick Roadmaster? Body on frame RWD with a V8 engine. Doesn't get any more "traditional" than that, and way better than those final RWD LeSabres (I've owned both).
13th Apr 2020, 19:08
Read the last paragraph of my review again. Like the rest of the post it's devoted to the last of the RWD LeSabres.
Yes, I've heard of, worked on and driven those Roadmasters. The only thing IMO that is better is the acceleration. Still a B Body platform that didn't change much. Body style is OK, along with the ride quality; no 2 door was available and the interior was full of Fisher Price plastic. The wagons were pretty cool looking.