1979 Buick LeSabre Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1979 Buick LeSabre 350 Buick V-8 from North America

Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 350 Buick V-8 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired136000 kilometres
Most recent distance137000 kilometres
Previous carDodge Diplomat

Summary:

Why did General Motors ever stop making cars like this???

Faults:

The heater core was leaking badly, a new one cost $21.00 U.S. in Niagara Falls, NY.

The vacuum advance unit for the distributor was replaced.

A new battery was installed along with two new battery cables.

General Comments:

This car has a lot of power, from its genuine Buick 350 4BBL. It quickly accelerates to 60 mph. and easily buries it's 140 km/h Canadian speedometer.

The car was imported from Alberta, Canada where road salt is not used in the winter, so the car is virtually rust free.

The car still has it's original springs, and sits as high as if new springs were installed. The car corners very flat and eats pot holes and railroad tracks for breakfast.

Plenty of room, nice large trunk.

The car is a very basic, stripper model. The words "custom' or "limited" do not appear anywhere on the name badges. It is equipped with a rear de-fogger, power brakes and steering and an A.M. radio.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th December, 2001

1979 Buick LeSabre Limited 350ci V8 Buick from North America

Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership1979
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 350ci V8 Buick Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance240000 miles

Summary:

A very class act automobile

Faults:

The car eats through brakes.

The car has an overheating problem.

The air conditioning does not work as well as it should.

General Comments:

The car likes to go fast and handles very well in the turns.

The car has a very smooth ride.

All the extras are in working condition.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th September, 2001

12th Dec 2002, 12:23

I'm pretty sure the Buick 350 (engine code x) wasn't used after 1979. Yours probably has a GM 350.Way more power, but not as reliable.

29th Mar 2004, 00:41

The Buick Code X 350 Was used through the 1980 model year mostly in the 49 state and Canada markets.

14th Nov 2005, 11:50

Heck mines a 79 says it's a limited, but who know the 350 code x in it is great loads of power handles like a dream for its size I love it!!!

15th Feb 2011, 18:35

I've got a Palm Beach. I can't find any information on the ole car at all. Does anybody know where or how to get information on it?

1979 Buick LeSabre 301cid (4.9) V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 301cid (4.9) V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired89000 miles
Most recent distance230000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Impala

Summary:

The design triumph of 1979

Faults:

Transmission crapped out at 150,000 miles.

A/c doesn't work.

Rocker arms chatter.

General Comments:

She is the beautiful goddess of the universe, bow before her and bask in her GM Neon Blue metallic glory. She floats down the highway like a blazen sunrise.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th July, 2000

23rd Oct 2004, 22:52

I appreciate the owner's opinion and find his general comments rather poetic!

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 7 reviews