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1990 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8 from North America

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired164000 miles
Most recent distance169000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

I would not suggest this car to anyone; the parts are way too expensive

Faults:

Ignition coil and module went bad two months after purchase.

EGR valve went bad one month later.

Started leaking oil at 167000.

General Comments:

This car rides decent and is very comfortable and roomy.

However the parts for this car are very expensive.

The coil and module were right at $200.

The EGR valve was $280.

Another thing that disappointed me was that it for a V6 it was very weak.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th January, 2005

11th Mar 2005, 16:04

I own a 1990 LeSabre and it runs beautifly. The parts are NOT expensive and I have never had it break down like other cars. The 3.8 liter V6 also just keeps on going and does NOT leak oil! You have got to change the review now!!!

14th Apr 2005, 01:22

I purchased a 1990 Lesabre in 2000 with 87,000 miles already on it. Keeping the maintenance up on the car is all I have had to do (except for replacing an alternator) in the 5 years that I've owned the car. In my opinion it's a great car. I've never had a car that was so dependable and safe to drive. Right now there is 187,000 miles on the car and still going strong. It's mainly driven up and down mountains where I clean houses. Anytime we go anywhere we take the Lesabre.

1990 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired220000 kilometres
Most recent distance385550 kilometres
Previous carBuick Regal

Summary:

A Excellent Car

Faults:

My brakes were replaced. I put a new Alternator on. The Starter was replaced. I replace the struts, and the coil springs all the way around. The radio quit. The muffler went bad. I was having trouble with the car starting when it got below freezing. It would always start when it was plugged in. I found that the ECM was reading the wrong temperature specs. I replaced the ECM and the car started any time any temperature. The EGR valve is bad now. It is really expensive to replace.

General Comments:

I love the lesabre. It really as been a good car. It never not once felt me on the side of the road. The seats are worn out now. It is still comfortable even with 385000 plus km's on it. I am thinking about moving up into a 1997 lesabre. But people say that they are not as good, due to the plastic intakes so I am a bit worried. I have a 1995 Buick Regal. I don't drive it. It is not as dependable as the lesabre. Nothing has been done to the motor, or the transmission. I change the fluids once in a while. I would recommend a car like this to anyone.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th April, 2004

1990 Buick LeSabre 3.8 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired207000 miles
Most recent distance207000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Celebrity

Summary:

Keeps on going, and going, and going

Faults:

Battery at 180,000 miles

Starter at 180,000 miles

Drum Brake Cylinder at 207,000 miles.

General Comments:

Everything is original on this car, including the muffler and altenator. I have done nothing to this car except for your usual tune-up. The only mechanical problem the car has are the power windows in the front which operate, but very slowly. After 13 years and 207,000 miles it can still spin the tires from a dead stop.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th September, 2003

1990 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8 3.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.8 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired117000 miles
Most recent distance118100 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Jetta

Summary:

A tank on wheels

Faults:

This CV axle the right side, and the original clutch at 140,000 miles. The heater coil went out at 125,000. The struts need to be replace at 112,000.

General Comments:

This car was very good to me. Drives well in any weather, performs like a champ in the winter (Chicago).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th August, 2003

1990 Buick LeSabre limited 3.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired78000 miles
Most recent distance92000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Monte Carlo

Summary:

Great

Faults:

NO problems at all.

General Comments:

This is my twenty-second car and it's the best one I ever had. It passed the emissions test clean with flying colors. In fact the only thing I've had too pay for is gas and oil changes. I drive the car long range all the time. At least 600 miles a trip every 2 to 3 months. I don't have a problem with cold starts and it gets cold in "The Windy City". It gets good gas mileage approximately 521 miles per full tank of gas. Very smooth ride and on demand acceleration. The sound system is clean and crisp. Overall its the best car GM made in that time period.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 19th July, 2003

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 12 reviews