1993 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8 from North America
A good car for anyone needing comfort and reliability
After reading all the reviews on this car, I haven't seen any with the trouble I have had with both my Lesabre or Park Avenue. I had the intake manifold gasket start leaking coolant at 170km on the Lesabre and at 105km on the Park Avenue. Both cost several hundred dollars to repair. This is a GM fault and they won't repair it if the car is off warranty. I have also replaced the water pump and master brake cylinder on the Lesabre. I will soon be replacing the power steering hose at 182km because of a leak.
In spite of these problems, I find the Buick an excellent car and I would buy another one when one of my present ones needs replacing.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th January, 2008
10th Jan 2008, 17:13
The intake manifold bolts on the Buick 3.8 need checking after several years, and re-torquing them may be required. This is a very simple task anyone can perform. Otherwise the gasket can leak. I come from a family of mechanics and we have found GM vehicles to be incredibly reliable. My nephew is still driving his late father's 1977 LeSabre with over a quarter of a million miles on it and absolutely no major repairs of any kind. Another nephew still has my late father's 53 year old (1955) Pontiac. It had an engine rebuild (rings and inserts) in the 60's at 150,000 miles, but the old 4-speed hydramatic transmission has never been touched. It also now has over a quarter of a million miles on it and is now used only for parades or special occasions.