1972 Buick LeSabre Reviews

1972 Buick LeSabre Convertible from North America

Model year1972
Year of manufacture1972
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

The best car I ever owned

Faults:

I had a lifter go bad a year after buying it ('96).I thought I might as well get the engine rebuilt, but the mechanic told me it really didn't need any other work. The engine is definitely the best feature of this great car.

Convertible top, motor and cables had to be replaced/fixed.

Power windows have come off track (3 of 4)

A few small rust spots.

Rear differential died on the return leg of a trip to California from Houston-but I made it home.

All problems were due to age and neglect.

General Comments:

Very reliable-my daily driver.

This car is a demon on the road.

Handles very well for it's size.

A bit of a gas guzzler.

The interior is huge and comfortable with plenty of legroom.

Easy to work on.

Parts are generally available, but may take a little time to find.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd June, 2005

1972 Buick LeSabre Custom 350 V8 from North America

Model year1972
Year of manufacture1972
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 350 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance72000 miles

Summary:

Awesome!

Faults:

The Brakes Stuck.

The Thermostat Stuck.

The Air Conditioner Clutch gave up recently.

It's kind of bad on tires.

Headlights have all been changed at one point or another.

Points needed cleaned.

General Comments:

This car has POWER!!! We use it to pull our full sized camping trailer, and it does so with no problem.

Almost all of the above problems can be linked to the fact that it was purchased at auction after sitting in a barn 6 years previous to sale.

The power steering is great. Amazingly effortless for the size of the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th September, 2004

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews