1982 Buick LeSabre Custom 5.0L V8 from North America
A beautiful and excellent piece of classic American luxury
Transmission was bad when I got the car.
Alternator 2 months after a transmission rebuild.
Battery was old, so I changed that when I replaced the alternator.
And the tires were getting old, so they got replaced too.
I love this car. I got this car in the summer of 2009 for 500 dollars, and it needed a few things, but overall was an excellent car.
It is the rare 2 door model, which I only see another one every now and then. It is a beautiful charcoal grey with a light grey half vinyl roof, and has a very nice light grey cloth interior. It is the custom model, so it's pretty basic, but I like basic.
I also have a 1982 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale 2 door that is burgundy with a white top, and has a red cloth interior. I have owned that since 2001, and bought this while I was restoring my Oldsmobile. Now that the Olds is restored, I will be restoring this car this summer. I plan on using this Buick as my main transportation while the Oldsmobile is my weekend cruiser.
All in all, I have to say I am impressed with the early 1980's and older GM cars. I love how they look, how they feel, and how they drive. And who doesn't love the Cadillac smooth ride offered in these old cars, even if they aren't a Caddy.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th March, 2011