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1993 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L V6 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.8L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired230000 kilometres
Most recent distance234000 kilometres

Summary:

Great, affordable luxury

Faults:

Crashed into curb, and damaged engine cradle and control arms.

Engine went at 233800 (Damaged connecting rod, was cheaper to buy new engine)

General Comments:

This car is quite quick for a 4 door family sedan, and it also takes corners quite well with the optional grand touring suspension.

Interior is nice and comfy, but lots of pieces are made of cheap plastic, and are cracking.

Overall a nice ride if you want cheap luxury, with some power when you need it too.

People all ways call this an old mans car, but if they ever drove it they would change their minds.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st September, 2006

1993 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L V6 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.8L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired133000 miles
Most recent distance170000 miles
Previous carFord Bronco

Summary:

The 1993 Buick LeSabre is for anyone interested in premium motoring at less than premium price

Faults:

Transmission failed at 160000 miles.

Water pump died at 145000 miles.

Brake rotors warped at 158000 miles.

The suspension got progressively softer as time passed. I replaced the front struts and shocks at 141000 miles.

The center console is very difficult to open up.

Some fuses have blown in the past. About 2 fuses have blow since I bought it.

Windshield washer fluid tank leaks.

The paint job really wore out badly and at 145000 miles, I had it repainted white (the original color was white).

General Comments:

I love my 1993 Buick LeSabre.

I bought it for 1000 dollars in June, 2003.

The cloth seats are in upgraded trim. They have almost no wear after 170000 miles.

The V6 is super strong and boogies like a bat out of hell.

The ride is super smooth, but very responsive.

It carves mountain roads with the best of them.

The brakes are great and feel very confident in the rain.

Vision is superb from the front seat.

Being able to cram 6 people in it with seat belts is a great bonus.

The front wheel drive lacks traction control, but I never needed it. I drove it 140 miles in 4 inch deep snow and I got there alive.

My Buick is the best car ever and it pains me to say that recently it was totalled by a Toyota Sequoia driving ex-marine.

I have such a good feeling driving a Buick that I just bought a 2002 Buick LeSabre Limited and expect the same good time from it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th May, 2005

1993 Buick LeSabre Custom (90th Ann.) 3.8 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired121000 miles
Most recent distance162000 miles
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

Very dependable and economical!

Faults:

Brake line rusted in two and had to be replaced.

Typical brake work performed (pads, rotors, etc)

Engine had a miss when I bought it... spark plugs and plug wires fixed it right up.

I was able to talk with the previous owner who bought it new. He had very little trouble with it. It may have required some minor transmission work at some point.

Started shifting a little rough. A quart of Lucas Trans treatment seems to have helped (about 1000 miles ago).

General Comments:

I really like this car. It's my daily to/from work car (about 94 miles per day).

Love the gas mileage of 27-29 mpg. Does not seem to matter how or where it's driven. Don't see how it could be beaten for a car of this size.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th April, 2005

1993 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L TPI V6 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.8L TPI V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired81500 miles
Most recent distance97141 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

Reliable, and very save, as well as cheap to own and operate

Faults:

Driver's side rear window worked when it wanted to.

Driver's side front audio channel stopped working at about 90,000 miles.

Slight shake when in overdrive, going between 45-60 mph, with light throttle applied. Suspected torque converter problem. Started after a transmission flush at 93,000 miles.

Considered a total loss at 97,141 miles due to a bad highway accident. 3/05.

General Comments:

I bought this car in 9/04 for $3000 with just over 81,500 on the odometer. Clean inside and out, no rust, new brakes, tires, and a recent tune up. Very much worth the money spent.

It was loaded with dual power seats, full instrumentation, automatic climate control, power windows, locks and mirrors, concert sound II, Dynaride, and very comfortable up-level cloth seats.

This car gave me no major problems, it ran perfectly, drove straight down the road, and was extremely comfortable to drive. Averaged just under 30mpg on a trip from Michigan to Florida, with 4 people, and a full trunk.

The suspension was nice for long trips, but it could have been a little tighter for back country roads and tight city traffic.

I do owe this car my life though. On 3/1/05, I was driving in Detroit, on the way to my cousins for spring break. Long story short, I got in a 4 car accident at 70 mph; everything front of the front wheels was gone, the hood was folded in half, and the radiator was on top of the engine, literally. The rear end of the car was also damaged considerably. I walked away with an airbag burn and a bruise from the seatbelt. The car was still movable, somehow, even though it looked like it got put into a compacter. Like I said, I owe this car my life.

I would give anything to have that car back, and I plan on getting a newer one soon.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th April, 2005

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 15 reviews