1989 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L V6 from North America


A mid sport luxury bargain at $1200 Canadian Dollars


The front power windows are very slow, but the rear power windows are normal.

The antenna doesn't go down any more.

General Comments:

The car handles like a dream.

I like how responsive the accelerator is.

For an old car it really could pick up speed on the freeway.

I passed the 140 kilometer per hour speedometer reading and had no problems.

The engine is really quiet, but as soon as you press the accelerator growls like a lion and jumps like a horse.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th October, 2002

27th Mar 2003, 14:07

I have a 1989 Two Door Buick Lesaber and I agree with the acceleration that the older car gives. but I don't believe that the car is able to growl like a lion. I love hearing that other owner's are as happy as I am.

1st Feb 2004, 00:32

I agree to most of the comments available for the Buick Lesabre Limited edition 1988 & 1989.

I bought 1988 model last year at 193000km and have driven further to 209000km in just one year, initially had no confidence and reliability on product, but soon realized that it is one of the most comfortable car manufactured by the company.

Yes of course I do agree the heating problem of the car which is unacceptable for a driver like me specially living in Canada, antenna malfunctioning, the dash board glue worn-off, the power locking system gets freezes as the mercury drops below -8 C.

I would be happy If some one helps me in finding cure of heating problem of Buick lesabre.

Last I would give some advise to the holder of the which I do and enjoy ride.

1- I always use 10W -30 Oil even in Canadian winters with some addition of engine treatment Oils such as "Brad's" and "STP" product. It make engine most comfortable even at reduced oil level.

(Try it you will feel the difference gonna cost you 5 to 9 dollars difference on oil expense, but it worth specifically those who drive on Highways)

2- Use fuel injector cleaner to clean the fuel system on a regular interval basis such as twice in a month.

Try it. saving on gas bill is yours, but do not forget to check and change the catalytic convertor of your car ofcourse use good quality spark plugs.

I have test the my car on highways at 120KmPH many times it is fantastic and I love it. Oh the fuel efficiency is like 9-10 km per liter after taking all the above steps.

Good luck to all Buick lesabre owners.

One final thing I have decided that whenever I will go for another car it will buy "BUICK lesabre" only.

28th Dec 2015, 15:40

Hi, try using 5-30 weight oil. It works better in all around driving temperatures. Synthetic oil is the best. Thank you.

1989 Buick LeSabre T Type 3.8 V6 from North America


In a word..awesome!


So far I have replaced the O2 Sensor, the Catalytic converter, plugs, and wires. The power windows are verrrry slow.

General Comments:

This car rides like a dream on the highway.

Handles even better after I put the strut tower brace on.

After I installed the Super Chip the performance has been amazing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th July, 2002

1989 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8 V6 from North America


Comfort, acceleration, and power in a hidden package


There have been a few problems with the car. We did have to replace the transmision, but it was due to go.

The radio antenna became stuck in the up position, but the radio works fine.

The windows are extremely slow moving. They might need to be oiled, or the motor might be going dead.

General Comments:

As a teenager I received this car from my mother who was the originally owner. We have never had much trouble with it. I find it to be extremely comfortable, as my friends call it, "the couch". It might look like an older persons' car, but it drives and performs very well. Extremely good acceleration. Gas pedal is very sensitive, and the opposite with the brakes. Overall it is a great car that has lasted forever and is still running strong.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th April, 2002

31st Oct 2002, 08:56

I must agree.

My custom has been called a couch a many of time.

The acc. is very very sensitive, but the brakes always seem to take the day off... so you must be careful with the power.

13th Jun 2010, 22:44

I love mine and am struggling to replace it. My car has 151,500 original k.m. and is still in great shape, except it was hit and run on the passenger door. The insurance company deem the repair more expensive than the value of the car.

I love the body style, the engine, the power, the feel, and the fact that this car is still metal.

I did not find this car hard on gas as others have claimed.