1979 Buick LeSabre sedan 301cid (4.9 liter) V8 from North America
A solid beauty well on her way to a million miles
The Rear Main Seal started leaking at 275,000 miles and I replaced it myself. The part cost about Ten dollars. It took 6 hours to repair.
The front ball joints wore out. This is a normal wear item although. It cost about 67.00 for a two pair.
The Air conditioning doesn't work. The estimate for the part was 75.00 and 55.00 for refrigerant. Not a big deal.
The transmission was replaced by the previous owner around 150,000 miles.
There is some rust starting to show, but is very minimal for her age and will be repaired soon.
She has over 300,000 miles on her to date and she will still run 85mph for extended periods of time with no problems.
She uses no oil and still has the original engine.
I drive old Blue every single day and shes runs like a top.
The seats are comfortable enough for a long trip, and the ride is as smooth as my Cadillac. They put this car together right.
The old girl still gets at least a compliment a week. People miss cars built like this. They just last forever if you do the oil changes.
The gas mileage is good for her size and engine. The last tankful produced 24 miles per gallon.
Its nice to have a car that has foot room in the back seat. I never have to move my seat forward for back seat passengers.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd July, 2004