1985 Buick LeSabre Limited Collector's Edition 307 cubic inch V8 from North America
This car resonates what Buick was, and still is today
Had to replace the rotting original exhaust system at 100,000 miles.
Had to replace engine mounts at 102,000 miles.
This car performs very well I think, considering it's size versus it's power train.
My fuel mileage ranges from 17 to 24 miles per gallon. Which I believe is very fair for a car it's size and age.
This is one of the most comfortable cars I've owned to date.
I also feel the car has been very dependable as I have had no operating problems, having put over 16,000 miles on it in just 8 months.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st March, 2004
1985 Buick LeSabre custom coupe 307 Olds 5.0 V8 from North America
Has the characteristics of a male lion
Doors starting to dry rot.
Hard to find replacement doors!
Rear bumper could be replaced due to rust damage.
So far so good.
I feel the same way most of you guy's do about these cars. I really lucked out. I purchased an 85 Two-door custom with the 307 Olds 5.0. Very minuet and surface and edge rust from sitting, except bottom of doors are starting to dry rot, but still swing on the hinges and close like their new, could use a new rear bumper too. Paint went soft on the trunk, it's kind of dull. Interior is immaculate, no burns, stains or smell. The AC and power windows work perfect. The Power steering is like a hot knife through soft butter. It has a "confirmed" 50,500 original miles on it (I have all the service records since 86 (Told you I lucked out!) ). From driving 3 Chevy 2.8's to this as my first 8 cyln..I'm in love..! My stomach turns to jelly driving this vehicle, it's like the same feeling I get when I see my woman walking around the house nude. Great comfortable vehicle with great gas mileage and Emissions for such a heavy car. Needs a new stereo though, it still has an ac delco AM only tuner with two speakers in the front(finding myself listening to more soul, funk and disco lately, which is kinda hilarious to me, driving this big car). And what kinda guy doesn't appreciate a four 1/2 body trunk (five with out the spare..!)? The only thing that might be a prob is finding Doors.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 15th February, 2004
17th Feb 2004, 10:28
Hmm, although this car "has the characteristics of a male lion", driving it makes you feel like you do when you see your woman nude?
Definitely sounds like some unresolved issues there...
12th Mar 2004, 09:58
If this guy gets so worked up over an old LeSabre, wonder what effect a Grand National would have on him?
Maybe better not to think about that.
3rd Mar 2007, 11:13
I have a 85 Buick Lesabre Custom. The car gets looks every time I drive it, so I have invested in restoring the car.
1985 Buick LeSabre Limited: Collector's Eddition 307 5L V8 from North America
A great beast with a tender heart
I have had no problems, only regular maintenance.
The first time I saw this car I was impressed with the classic lines and styling. The chrome trim really adds to the overall look.
It is 2-tone green, pin stripe down each side, and a mint green interior.
When I saw the interior for the first time I couldn't believe how perfect it was. The driver's seat wasn't (and still hasn't) even begun to wear. The overstuffed interior is the most comfortable seats I have EVER sat in. I never knew a car could be so comfortable. The only way to make it better is to install a TV!
When I went for a test drive I fell hopelessly in love with it. It drove like it was brand new! I had to buy it.
The 5L V8 has great power, but is a little slow off the line. It could use a bigger engine, but it already eats enough gas! Highway driving is what this beast does best. She just glides over the road with ease, laughing at me, taunting me to give her a real challenge. I can't hear the engine, except those rare times that I floor it.
Many people just stare in total awe when I pass by. Most motorists either move out of the way or keep their distance. This car demands respect in the the biggest way.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th February, 2004
8th Feb 2004, 12:55
Wow, I couldn't disagree more with the above comment. This model of Buick is a really majestic car. I don't know what he means by 'exciting' but this car is all about comfort, safety, and durability, and nothing remotely as good is manufactured today. I've owned several similar cars, early eighties Oldsmobile Delta 88's and Buick LeSabres, and there's no better engine/transmission/body/frame out there. I've also had a lot of Caprices and Grand Marquis' which are a good second choice, but not as good as this type of Buick and Oldsmobile.
18th Sep 2006, 18:13
I got an 85 Lesabre collectors edition and she just glides down the road. I've never had any major problems with the car beyond basic maintenance. Trans rebuilt at 170k, fresh gaskets, yearly tunes up, and she purrs. The tires grip the road enough to tear the streets, while still smooth enough to sneak up on your friends. 307's only downside is that knack for valve covers wanting to leak just a smidge in the back corners. Other than that, my car turns heads everywhere I go, with people offering cash for it at stoplights. They're sad to see me drive away in it, but I'll never sell this car. Even if it was wrecked I would put forth the effort in a garage to restore this beauty...
20th Dec 2007, 20:17
"my friends say its too big"
I don't get how kids are down on "big cars" like that means there's something wrong with them. I always say "that car is too damn small, who'd want that thing." A "big car" doesn't always mean poor mileage. My '73 Dodge gets 23 mpg, which isn't a lot worse than many V-6's.
Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 35 reviews