1987 Buick LeSabre Reviews - Page 2 of 3

1987 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8 V6 from North America

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired269680 kilometres
Most recent distance270800 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

Great car. Comfy, fast, reliable

Faults:

Rear brakes needed replacing right away (50 bucks CDN for shoes, wheel cylinders, brake fluid and cleaner)

General Comments:

I bought this car for $200 Canadian as an in-between car when my S10's clutch packed it in. Now, if it wasn't for 1.18/L gas prices, I'd never sell it.

Starts every single time (I work for a newspaper and a reliable car is a MUST, this car has not let me down)

I moved with this car to a town 300kms away, made the trip numerous times without a hiccup... feels VERY solid at 160+ km/h.

Not bad gas mileage on the hwy, but definitely nothing to envy in town.

If gas was still below, say, 90 cents/L I'd keep this car. The A/C still blows cold, the body is in great shape, power windows/locks work, engine is smooth and quiet, no leaks, tranny shifts smooth, have no complaints whatsoever besides the gas mileage that's expected of a 3.8L V6.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th May, 2006

1987 Buick LeSabre T-Type 3.8 Litre from North America

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1987
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.8 Litre Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance100000 miles
Previous carToyota Supra

Summary:

Very nice stying and goes great at any speed

Faults:

I replaced the O2 sensor and plug wires last week at 100,000 miles. It was throwing code 13.

The headliner has been replaced as well as the cable for the Sky top sun roof.

Water leaks at the dashboard caused water to puddle under the carpet in the back seats.

Replaced the struts at 50,000 miles

Replaced the rear ball joints at 90,000 Mi.

Heat selector switch replaced at 95,000 Mi.

Radio scans channels when I hit bumps.

General Comments:

This has been the best car I ever had.

I bought it new in 1987, and have put 100,000 miles on it in 18 years.

I have gone through 3 sets of tires, and have Goodyear Eagle Gt+4's on it now.

The steering wheel could be a little closer to the driver, but it's still very comfortable to drive long distances.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th April, 2005

1st Aug 2007, 14:39

You must have my T-Type's twin brother.

I have had all the replacement parts you had done at exactly the same mileage intervals, including the Skytop and headliner.

I currently have 106,000 miles on it since buying it new in 1987. My hood has been prone to vandalism and accidents, so I'm on my 3rd one now. But this is one great car!

I would say more, but it would be an exact copy of your review.

1987 Buick LeSabre limited 3.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired113000 miles
Most recent distance174900 miles
Previous carDodge Dakota

Summary:

Best car I ever owned

Faults:

Struts are starting to go. trans can't take full tilt boogie up to 1st 2nd shift point, but otherwise works good.tires, starter, alternator, timing chain (160,000 miles) Headliner sags, right window-drive rod broke. Trunk will not open w/h key. only electrically.seats OK.

General Comments:

Power-still amazing at 174,000.I now drive a Chevy Astro w/h 4.3.climb out of that and into the Buick and have to feather the gas. This has been the best car I have ever owned mechanically and as you see I bought it at over a 100.000 miles. It is being passed on to my son. with new struts the ride is great. I have very few complaints interior quality as mentioned above could use improvement at the factory.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th April, 2004

1987 Buick LeSabre Custom Roadster 3.8 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1987
Most recent year of ownership1993
Engine and transmission 3.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired11 miles
Most recent distance62300 miles
Previous carChevrolet Monte Carlo

Summary:

What a great car!

Faults:

Power Steering started to go bad after 60,000 miles.

Stalled at intersections sometimes.

General Comments:

Great white paint job.

Reliable for the most part.

Blue cloth roadster top really held together. It kept the original color and was very sharp.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th December, 2003

1987 Buick LeSabre Limited V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired179000 miles
Most recent distance189000 miles
Previous carChrysler Fifth Avenue

Summary:

Great car, I'd buy another one

Faults:

Upper dash board, vent area buckling and coming unglued.

Ceiling liner sagging and coming unglued.

Catalytic converter started making noise and had to be replaced.

Heater coil leaked out all anti-freeze in passenger side floor board.

Electrical problem, involves stereo, seat belt warning lights, intermittently.

Automatic door locks don't always all lock or unlock.

General Comments:

Great running with lots of pep. I can punch it and there is no hesitation; it just gets up and moves!

Gas mileage good, averages 28 mpg. Doesn't use oil and so far the transmission seems fine. Three different people drive this car. Two are lead-footed and 1 is 17 years old. It has never let anyone of us down.

The electric seat adjustments are a god send and the fact that they are constantly being changed to fit each driver tells me they are pretty tough.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th April, 2003

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 10 reviews