1987 Buick LeSabre Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1987 Buick LeSabre 3.8 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired280000 kilometres
Most recent distance378000 kilometres
Previous carChrysler Reliant K

Summary:

Reliable and forgiving workhorse with good performance

Faults:

Rear Stabilizer bar broke mount in left rear.

Air conditioner has lost freon.

Heater does not work well, coolant restriction to heater core.

Digital dash has faded on lower left side, unable to read fuel gage in sunlight.

Seatbelt recoil spring jammed on driver side.

Rear brake lines rusted out at about 360,000 km.

General Comments:

This car has taken horrendous abuse by my hard driving, but has never stranded me or failed to start.

Suspension and brake components are extremely worn, but all original at over 370,000 km.

Engine has gotten weaker and transmission is just starting to slip a bit. Otherwise the drive-train is bulletproof.

Still able to accelerate to highway speed with a minimum of effort. Can reach 160 km/h and cruise comfortably at 125 km/h for long trips.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th October, 2002

1987 Buick LeSabre T Type 3.8 Series II (L67) from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.8 Series II (L67) Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance100003 miles
Previous carBuick LeSabre

Summary:

I love my T Type

Faults:

I needed a new headliner.

I had to get a new hood.

New spoiler because not a lot of 87's came with a spoiler.

I am currently replacing the old 3.8 with a new series II 3800 supercharged engine.

I put in a new GT challenger series steering wheel.

General Comments:

My mom bought this car back in 1987, then she sold it to our old neighbor in 1999. He didn't take care of it and I bought it back last summer. This car is very good shape. I am turning 16 this July. I have only drove it once because I'm putting a new engine in it. I have owned it for about 5 months now. It is jet black, with limo tinted windows, but I have to repaint it because there is a little rust forming by the door. I want to get another one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th October, 2002

1987 Buick LeSabre T-type 3.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired86000 miles
Most recent distance105000 miles
Previous carBuick Somerset

Summary:

This is the best car I have ever owned

Faults:

I bought the car needing struts.

Driver seat has a rip in the middle.

The headliner needs to be replaced.

I replaced the cam censor.

General Comments:

This car has one of the best performance packages available on any car.

It has a smooth ride, yet it takes to curves like a race car.

The seats are large and very comfortable.

The 3.8 liter engine is rock solid. Though, some people might not like the fact that they all run a little ruff.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th July, 2002

1st Sep 2005, 20:43

I own an '87 Lesabre T-type myself, and I love it. So far I've replaced the Starter, cooling fan motor, fuel injectors, blower motor, alternator, and I need to replace the head liner; it is currently taken completely out of the car. The transmission is starting to slip, but what can you expect from a car with 147000 miles on it. My lesabre is a champ and I'm not throwing it away for anything. I need to get a hold of a rear spoiler though. I recieved the car when I turned 16, about 2 years ago. My goal is to put a new 3800 series II in it. Though it's given me so much hassle with fixing it, I still love everything about it.

17th Mar 2006, 14:47

I also own a 87 buick t-type. Mine is in mint shape. I have fixed the cam senser the IAC and the MAF sensor. Other than that its perfect. it has almost 300000km on it. I also have plans for a series II 3.8 but have yet to find a suitable engine. but I love my buick man. just kills those ricers oh yeah.

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