1988 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8 MPFI V6
Comfy, Able, and Reliable
Coil packs replaced by dealer before purchase
EGR Valve needed replacement early on ($250)
Wheel studs replaced ($1 a piece)
CV Joints (both) Replaced at 123k (<$200)
Camshaft position sensor replaced also at 123k ($50)
EGR valve replaced again along with Catalytic ($300) converter (exhaust was blocked by stopped-up cat and vented through EGR valve)
Power Antenna Failed at 120k.
Rear defroster is weak, but works. 1 Window needs assistance to go up, 2 are slow. Headliner fallen. Rust starting.
Bought the car as a second choice (first car wouldn't start when I went to buy it). Had 118k on it and also wouldn't start, but was fixed pronto by dealer (coil packs) and I was off.
Was a good performer from the start, but didn't quite live up to my previous Regal. Found out why, later on.
VERY comfy ride. Great highway car. Better 30-70 accel. than 0-60. Digital Climate control is a GODSEND for someone sensitive to heat.
Gets approx 23mpg (city/no AC), 18 (city/AC), and 30-35 hwy.
Keep it maintained and it will last you a lifetime. The MPFI 3800 engine in these things are tanks. They'll outlast the energizer bunny.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th June, 2007