This is the best all around car you can buy.
It looks respectable, and my version came all chromed up (A nice feature).
It does look like a slow heavy car, but it has a huge amount of power and torque.
The 3800 is a very reliable and powerful engine. It does like its gas, but it gets decent mileage if you don't rod it a lot (Like I do).
It was bought from a dealer, an old man bought it and never used the thing... quite a shame as this car begs to fly down the road.
Since it's still so new, I have no problems. There are a few tiny rust spots, in areas where all the H body cars rust out. But they are easily fixed with bondo and some work.
The best thing about this car is the comfort. Why oh why hasn't all the other car manufactures looked at Buicks for help in seat technology is beyond me. You could live in this thing if it only had a toilet.
The trunk is huge (to allow for a lot of luggage or maybe a couple of 12's), and to my surprise... the AC Delco sound system was of excellent quality (amazing bass). The head unit sucks, but that's can be fixed by getting a new one.
The car handles turns well, if you want to be able to handle high-speed turns then get the T-Type.
One of my favorite forgotten features is the hood. It opens from the back. One of my favorite things to do is open the hood for people who have never seen it. And under the hood is a lovely looking V-6 3800, which is a nice little gem.
Its quite speedy and powerful, the shifters a tad slow... but gets the job done. This thing always squeals when I pull out quickly. Not scared to shot out of parking lots in this thing.
All around, this is the best practical car you can get... and cheap. A great car for everything, I see at least 10 a day driving around.
If you need a cheap car that can handle just about anything well... get a '89 Buick.
30th Sep 2009, 01:32
Try a bottle of "Heat" for the winter starts. I have a 300,000 mile LeSabre and it's awesome. But, you have to feed them good gas. Mine does the same when there is water in the gas.
Also, crappy design, E-Brake won't engage unless the car is on a hill, read up on it.
And it's not a piece of crap if it has 275k on it.