1976 Buick LeSabre Custom 350 V8, Not Original Motor, used to be a 400 from North America
A Big, Bad, Gas Sucking Beast
The battery was completely drained when I bought the car, and I had to let it sit on the battery charger all day before it would even turn over. Then when I got it back to my house, it wouldn't start again, but I was able to find a battery for only $30. And I think there may be an electrical problem, the lights in the dash are all wacky and turn on and off when you touch different parts of the thing.
For being a '76, the body and interior are really well kept up. Besides a few minor rust spots and some tearing in the leather seats, it's a really nice car both inside and out.
But because of the engine size, the price for gas is bad and I put about $10 bucks in every 3 or 4 days.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th September, 2002
17th Jan 2012, 23:25
10 bucks every 2-3 days?! My Cavalier is lucky to last me 2 days on 10 bucks, let alone my beasty 455 Buick.
As for your electrical problem, it might be your instrument cluster itself, and you may want to replace it altogether.
18th Jan 2012, 17:51
Notice this review was originally written in 2002 when gasoline was very reasonably priced, probably under $1.50/gallon. These days $10 buys close to 1/3 the gas it did then. Chances are the person who was complaining about the gas consumption then no longer has this car with gas prices at well over $3/gallon. Sadly that is the very reason we will probably never see real cars like the '76 LeSabre again.