1985 Buick LeSabre 307 from North America


A really nice cruiser car


At only 52,000 miles the exhaust was pretty much rusted out.

Brake pads needed to be replaced.

General Comments:

I purchased this car a few months ago off a older gentleman that drives a semi-truck for a living. Car is in great shape only a few little dings and some paint chipping.

The car handles excellent.

However there could be a little more power in the engine. I plan on doing a few modifications to the engine to give me the desired power I would like.

Seats are very comfortable.

There is enough leg room to fit me (6'5").

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd May, 2005

1985 Buick LeSabre Limited Collector's Edition 5l 307 V8 from North America


An awesome car worth restoring and keeping forever


The only thing I have had to replace is the radiator at 88,000 miles.

I replaced the belts and hoses as well.

Oh, and light bulbs!

General Comments:

I can't praise this "Pimp Mobile" enough. I am amazed how well everything is holding up. The paint has some small worn spots on the trunk and hood, but with regular wax she shines right up. All the chrome and trim pieces are still intact. The interior barely has any wear to it at all. There is only a 1" rip in the headliner above the passenger seat. I installed a Pioneer P7300 in-dash DVD system with a P8000 head unit and two amplifiers (A 300W 4-channel and a 760W 2-channel) It's like being in a mobile lounge with those overstuffed seats! She also has an Excalibur alarm. No more fumbling for door keys! I just got a Flow Master exhaust put on! Wow, what a rumble!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd February, 2005

4th Feb 2005, 06:42

A 10/10 in performance? Is this a joke?

23rd Jul 2005, 02:55

My grandfather has one of these that he bought new... nice car. He traded it in in 92 for a Mercury though. His was a collector's edition as were all 85 LeSabres. It was the last year of the big rear wheel drive cars. In 86 they became downsized and front wheel drive.

1985 Buick LeSabre Estate Wagon 5.0L from North America


Big and awesome


So far, nothing at all has gone wrong with the car.

General Comments:

I purchased the nineteen-year-old car for $100, then proceeded to drive it from Massachusetts to California with no trouble at all.

Extremely comfortable, although the seats do not recline.

I have never once had to take it in to a garage for anything more than an oil change, and I drive a considerable amount.

Super easy to drive, but there is one problem: it is a BIG car. You have to take care when pulling in and out of parking spaces and such.

Still, it's excellent.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd January, 2005

1985 Buick LeSabre Limited V.8 from North America


A competitive beast with a smooth, acceleration dominance


What I see as minor issues are, the ceiling fabric liner drooped so low it obscured driving view and had to be removed.

Driver's side door lock is stubborn, meaning key has to be forced, jammed, and pushed into it.

I had to remove the exterior wide trim for the roof vinyl, after one of the loose sections had fallen off and was entirely lost somewhere on the highway. (I am in a hunt for its replacement.)

Water pump recently had to be replaced.

Rear view mirror fell off and had to be reattached.

In winter weather, I soon found out, if I neglected to add a gas treatment with each refuel, the car gurgled and choked on the gas.

Regardless of weather conditions, I found it will idle wacko if it wasn't fueled with the gas grade; super.

General Comments:

The car is a beast; it has maintained its immensely strong, quick jump into acceleration and it purrs with a smooth engine hum.

The ten-minute morning idle time, typical for most, older cars, is really not necessary with this babe; pump the gas, turn the key and it's fully awake, ready to go.

The drive is like a floating cloud and it hugs the turns as easily as a new car.

It never falters to accelerate quickly, regardless if it's from a stand still, from 65 mph to 85+ and there is no struggle to keep up on a steep hill.

I occasional drive this car very fast; entirely off the speed dial, there is no shake, no rattle just pure, smooth dominance.

All electrical elements; driver's three tilt power seat, windows, door locks, radio and mirror still work perfectly.

Passenger manual seat glides into position with no hesitation.

All seat belts work smoothly.

Cruise control and its panel indicator works perfectly.

Heater blasts, air conditioning is ok.

The interior velvety seats are still lush, comfortable and have retained a perfect form.

The paint is original and is still brilliantly shiny as if new.

The chrome of the front grille and bumper, front and back quarter bases, door bases, inner foot boards, and mostly all exterior/ interior trim are all nearly like new if not entirely like new.

The exterior vinyl trim is smooth, un-cracked and has adhered tightly and boasts a wonderful condition.

As a bonus, because I purchased it from the original owner, I also have the LeSabre's limited edition's portfolio, the encased manual, two sets of the limited edition keys, and the limited edition key chain.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th September, 2004

8th Dec 2005, 23:18

This LeSabre must have been finished on a Friday. You know what they say about cars that are finished on Fridays. No, really, that's terrible!

I'm sorry that you've had so many problems with your Buick. I've only had to replace the radiator (with all new belts and hoses) and the rear drums when I got new brakes. I would rather replace parts than have a $500 car payment, full coverage insurance and high registration.

These cars are great and nothing beats their comfort. Hope you have better luck from now on.