1985 Buick LeSabre from North America
Custom; reliable, comfortable, powerful, but a gas guzzler
Fuel pump was bad when I bought it.
Was smoking before I had the valve cover gasket put on.
Great car for what I paid. $450 used. We started off on a bad note though because it kept cutting off at the weirdest times. It turned out it was the fuel pump. Once I fixed that have had no real problems. Runs great but just burns so much gas. For a family this car is so roomy and comfortable.
They don't make em like this anymore. Pure metal!! It can TAKE a hit. Someone hit me and their car was totaled and mine only got a broken tail light! LOL. My Bessie has truly been good to me.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th March, 2001
17th Jun 2001, 18:23
To the owner of the gas guzzler! Mainly the reason why it drinks to much fuel is that the carburetor needs adjustment.
I own 2 Buick Lesabre's 84 and 85, and these cars get great gas mileage, especially if you have overdrive. I am proud to own these cars and I am in the process of restoring the 85 completely because it is a collectors edition, Oh what fun I am going to have. :O)
1st Dec 2004, 21:55
Had an '84 Buick LeSabre and when it died, looked for another big car. Found an '85 LeSabre Collector's Edition, and jumped at it! Same thing, gas guzzler till I had the carb rebuilt. Now it's better than a lot of the new SUVs out there.
I'd like to do a full restore on it, but it's in very good condition, and really only needs a paint job and VERY little body work (just a front fender that needs a small dent pushed back out. Didn't even crease the paint!)