1991 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L from North America


Expensive power and comfort


Here goes... Since I've owned it, brake lines, Front Hub and Bearing, Both struts including bearing, all ball joints... yes all of them, alternator, battery, cruise control, turn signal lever, Fuel tank and sending unit, blower motor, fuel lines.

General Comments:

Great ride, good mileage and ample power. Comfortable interior. On the negative side it has left me at the side of the road three times in two years. Constant, never ending repairs. One thing after another. Granted it is not new and I did not expect a trouble free car, but this thing is unbelievable. I drove my previous Chev Astro Van well over three hundred thousand clicks, through tough Ottawa winters and it never once left me high and dry. Sure it had repairs, most often the alternator, but this Buick has been a financial nightmare from day one. I've never owned a vehicle that is so unreliable and prone to breakdown. I WANTED this car to run well, I am a GM person, but holy smokes this thing, has destroyed my faith. I'm going Japanese next.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st February, 2007

22nd Feb 2007, 11:51

I forgot to mention I also had to replace the exhaust system, including the cat converter and also the A/C compressor clutch siezed. So many things I can't keep track.

22nd Feb 2007, 16:00

"I'm going Japanese next."

Great. Let us know how your next 16-year-old japanese car works out for you. My guess is that it will also need a new muffler, signal bulbs, timing belt, and the rest of the routine maintenance items that any old car needs. Maybe you made a poor decision in buying this particular used car, but you shouldn't switch car brands forever because you got taken on an old wreck.

31st Aug 2007, 08:51

When buying any old car, how well the owner took care of it will be a factor. My 1991 Buick Lasabre was given to me because of the terrible condition it was in. Most people told me to sell it to the junkyard and forget about it. It now runs like a new car. I still have things to repair before it will be completely like new, but my point is, with a car that old, you should start by giving it a tune up and then start replacing parts before you have a breakdown. It's my understanding that fixed up; old Buicks are excellent cars, but you never know how well or poorly older cars' previous owners took care of them.

29th Oct 2007, 11:41

Brother, you and I are in the same boat. I've been a GM man all my life, but I'm ready to throw in the towel and buy a Toyota. The best car I ever owned was an '87 Buick, the worst a 2001! I'm now driving a '90, but it's just like your '91, constantly having issues. I couldn't agree with you more, a used car is expected to need extra care, but not this much!

19th Jan 2008, 19:57

I bought a one owner 91 Buick Custom with 79000 miles. He said the brakes locked up on him once, but showed me receipt where he fixed them. He paid 2500.

Interior in excellent condition, exterior in very good condition, but now I hear a knock in the engine. If anybody has had this problem, please email me at v_fulcher@yahoo.com and tell me if it was a bearing or just oil pump or lifters etc.

Also I had a front wheel bearing put on. The owner said he had maintained it regularly at the dealership.

1991 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8 Automatic from Israel


Beautiful design, very roomy interior, medium to top quality materials, shame not all are like these


Nothing wrong with the car (I wouldn't know, I havn't bought it yet) Please read on you will understand my review.

General Comments:

People! (hi and thank you for your time looking at my review!) I live in Israel, and I just saw a Buick 1991 Le sabre Limited, at a previously owned, vehicle dealership.

Yes, it will be my first car ever! It's simple: I fell in love with it! As I have never considered buying a Buick at all, I don't know much about them,...

The Buick I saw (dealership) had 4 independent front lights,... and then I look at some other le sabres on Ebay (from the 1989-1991 models) and I cannot find any with 4 front lighths! More to that,... I have searched and searched across the Internet for photographs of 1991 Le sabres, And guess what,... I have not found one single picture of the LIMITED edition! Can someone tell me, how many (more or less) Limited 1991 Le sabres were built?

Please excuse the use of this good Internet site (lots of resources!) to write down a simple question and not a review (it's my first time)

Thank you and good day

God bless America.

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

Review Date: 16th March, 2006

2nd Jul 2006, 03:19

Among LeSabres of this vintage, the Custom model seems to be more popular than the Limited model. The only differences between the two is that the Limited has nicer seats and interior trim, a few more standard features, plus a little more chrome trim outside and (I think) some additional sound insulating material. I looked up the production figures and there were 56,231 Custom sedans and 33,344 Limited sedans made for 1991, plus a very small number of 2-door coupes. However... the LeSabre you're describing sounds very much like a 1986 model and not a 1991. This first generation of front-wheel drive LeSabres was produced for the 1986-1991 model years and of those, only the '86 had the quad headlights you're describing. It's also possible that it's a '91 that was involved in a collision and someone put 1986 front end parts on it, since they will fit on a '91. Look up the 1986 model and it'll probably look just like the one you're describing.