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
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.
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...
"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.