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1984 Buick LeSabre Custom Limited Olds 307 5.0L V8 from North America

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Olds 307 5.0L V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired88125 miles
Most recent distance88182 miles
Previous carBuick LeSabre

Summary:

Well built in every way

Faults:

Windshield is cracked up badly, cracks in dash cover, headliner sags, blinkers do not work, radio does not work, windows roll down slow, hard to unlock from outside, trunk does not close unless slammed, one wheel is smaller then the rest, and no paint.

General Comments:

I bought this car for $500 and I was going to use it for parts, but decided to restore it. It does run great and drive good, but it does need restoring like the paint and things. I do like this car though the pillow seats are really comfortable and it starts right up with no problems at all. And once driving it you feel like your driving a couch.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th February, 2008

1984 Buick LeSabre from North America

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired45000 miles
Most recent distance65000 miles
Previous carPlymouth Laser

Summary:

Loved it, very reliable

Faults:

Nothing out of the ordinary. I replaced the oil every 6 months or so, had brakes installed once, replaced the battery, replaced all the tires and the windshield wiper motor went out.

General Comments:

I brought this car from my best friend's family. Her great-uncle passed away, and he literally used this car only to go to the grocery store for almost 20 years.

The car was in pristine shape when I got it -- the previous owner had kept every bill of everything he had done to the car, so it ran like a dream. He had a box full of wax and cleaning materials, and it was in like-new condition. Amazing.

I think the car had a heart attack when I took it to Vermont for the first time, but I was able to carry myself, three of my good friends, and all of our snowboards and gear in the trunk with no issue. The car was a tank, and although it did not handle snow very well and only got about 17 miles to the gallon (no worse than an SUV, in my opinion), she was a reliable and dependable ride that was fully paid for, and I planned to keep as long as possible. Unfortunately, I am attending college in Newark, New Jersey and it was stolen. Unbelievable -- I never saw this coming.

Anyhow, if you find one of these cars in good shape, I highly recommend it. Plus most guys were very excited about this car, which was a plus for single woman!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th October, 2007

1984 Buick LeSabre Limited Coupe 307 Olds from North America

Year of manufacture1984
Most recent year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission 307 Olds Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 miles
Most recent distance300000 miles
Previous carLincoln Continental

Summary:

My first car, and hopefully my next!

Faults:

History: My grandmother bought it off a friend and later passed it on to my father who in turn gave it to me as my first car.

Transmission rebuild at 105,000 miles.

2 cylinders dropped shortly before selling the car.

Floor boards were rusting through.

General Comments:

The only thing I would change is the way I treated it since it was my first car.

This car was a tank. While the 307 Olds wasn't the best suitable engine for this car in my opinion, it did hold it's own going up against anything my friends had. It survived many races in the school parking lot as well as nose to nose push battles.

Car was hit 1 day after getting a new paint job in 98/99. Parts were so common that it was fixed and repainted within 4 days.

**Looking to buy any 1984 Buick LeSabre Limited Coupes preferably with the 307. E-mail me at kporter5414@bex.net.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th March, 2007

1984 Buick LeSabre limited 307 from North America

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1984
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 307 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance300000 miles
Previous carBuick LeSabre

Summary:

Worlds best car

Faults:

Reverse went out, and timing chain broke.

General Comments:

The best car ever! 300k and no real issues still ran like a champ the best ride and reliabiliy of any car I have owned including caddys.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 6th October, 2006

1984 Buick LeSabre Custom 307 from North America

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 307 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired94000 miles
Most recent distance95000 miles
Previous carBuick Lesabre Custom

Faults:

The radiator leaks coolant (getting inspected)

Carburetor leaked gas (replaced)

Belts screech from time to time (getting inspected)

Leaks oil (having inspected)

Needs bumper fillings (still looking)

Stalls when trying to accelerate "might be overdrive cable" (getting inspected)

Needs new shocks (getting replaced)

General Comments:

It's a good car needs some TLC.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th August, 2004

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 22 reviews