1985 Buick LeSabre Limited 307 gasoline V8 from North America
Comfortable with timeless style!
Drivers side window switch replaced, antenna replaced, various fuses and bulbs. Cruise control/wiper switch non functional at this time.
I have been shocked by how pleasant this car has been to own. I originally bought it for $400 bucks as a cheap project car, but it has turned out to be a real pleasure. It has really cleaned up well and with a few replaced pieces of trim and some half-assed paint and body work it looks really, really good! The big Buick is also extremely comfortable and pleasant to drive with a great ride and lots of luxury accessories. These GM B bodies are built like fortresses, and are meant to last forever... and often do. The Olds 307 V8 pulls strong and only smokes on start up and acceleration, but is grossly underpowered for a 4200 lb car like this. The car performs well around town and cruising on level ground at speed... but as soon as you hit hills you have to settle for 55mph. Stabbing the gas only yields second gear at the max and 55 mph is all you can expect at freeway speeds up a steep incline. Once the road levels out it cruises like the Titanic, long, low and comfortable. All the repairs I have performed have been cheap and easy. Nothing serious, just minor fixes and parts are easy to find and cheap. I love these big GM boats, I will keep one around always either for a work car, economical project car or old school image!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th August, 2004
15th Nov 2007, 12:48
Sounds like this car is worn out and about to die. Top speed in 2nd gear of Old GM Turbo Hydramatic Transmissions is 75MPH. The 1982 Le Sabre I sold was also undewrpowered, but in good shape. It plenty of power to climb hills. Sounds like the beginning of the end for the review writer's car.
1985 Buick LeSabre 5.0 V8 from North America
A car that out performs it's standards
The car's exhaust was totally rusted out.
All, but one of the brake lines had to be replaced.
I am 16 and my first car is the 1985 Buick LeSabre. My friends make fun of the cars size. but I know when there are looking for a ride the come to me.
The brake lines should have never needed to be replaced, but sat in a shed for a few years.
The cars seats are awesome. The sound from the stereo beats mosts of my friends cars which are all in the 1990's.
I would not switch my car for any other used car.
15-18 miles per gallon is not the best, but I could do worse.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 18th July, 2004
8th Dec 2005, 23:02
I have had my 85 for three years now and she's holding up great. I wouldn't trade this car for any new car that's for sure. $35.25 for two-year registration! Recently I had the windows tinted and I got a system put in. Pioneer Premier CD/WMA, MP3,AAC head unit with Infinity 4X6 2-way plate speakers up front and Infinity 6X9 3-way speakers in the rear deck with a Pioneer 6-CD changer. I had a 2-channel 400W amp and 12" subwoofer put in too. Bumps real nice. Much better than the factory "stuff". You are lucky to have such a great car, especially for a first vehicle! Great find. Take good care of it and it will take care of you, trust me. BTW, my first car was a 4-door 1983 Olds Delta 88. It was only a V6 with 2bbl carb, but it was nice. Another thing, you can't go 10 miles on empty with fuel injection!
1985 Buick LeSabre Limited Edition V8 from North America
A beast that moves for no car!
The doors cannot be unlocked from the outside. I keep them unlocked all the time now.
Exhaust is rusting out and needs replacement.
The doors and bumpers are rusting.
Rain enters the car on the drivers side of the windshield.
Wow do I love this car!
My grandfather died a few years back and left it to me. The car does have its problems, but who cares! The ride is super comfy and you can't beat the power.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 18th May, 2004
23rd May 2004, 11:56
Sounds more like a BEAtER than a beast.
27th May 2004, 00:44
I've had several Oldsmobile Delta 88s similar to this Lesabre. These cars are very strong and durable - yours is barely getting broken in at 99,000 miles. It may be a beater, but it's a great car.
Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 38 reviews