1989 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8 Liter V6 from North America
A reliable, comfortable, and surprisingly powerful
Replaced front CV joints at 120,000 miles.
Catalytic convertor blew at about 125,000 miles.
The air conditioner no longer works, and would require a significant investment to fix.
The cruise control stopped working correctly.
The 3800 Series engine has a whole lot of power. The LeSabre may seem like a tame car, but it has a whole lot of passing power.
One word: Reliability. While the air conditioning no longer works, the engine and transmission continue to run like new.
Has one of the smoothest rides and some of the most comfortable seats of any car I have ever driven.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th April, 2002
26th Feb 2002, 21:23
I own a 1988 Buick LeSabre T-Type myself. A/C hasn't worked in 3 years (Since Purchase) So far I have replaced: Rebuilt Tranny, Tranny Cooling Lines, Power Steering Lines, ALL brake Lines, minor repairs to interior, Replaced sound system using factory holes and factory sized Kenwood speakers for an added 770 watts of power. (The ultimate in concert sound.) I have recently purchased KMC 17" 14 spoke rims. The car will soon be having it's whole fuel system replaced as well as water pump. 154,000 miles and still going strong. I've squeezed 130 MPH out of her on the highway, with no room under the pedal and a tachometer just at red line. A great car for it's age and mileage!