1979 Buick LeSabre 350 Buick V-8 from North America


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


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


A very class act automobile


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?

18th Nov 2015, 09:47

Check my thread on V8Buick, it has scans of the 1979 Palm Beach sales brochure in it: http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?303446-1979-LeSabre-Palm-Beach

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


The design triumph of 1979


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

4th Aug 2004, 13:01

What a bunch of crap.

23rd Oct 2004, 22:52

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