1993 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8 V6 from North America
This Buick is quick and slick for less than nothing
I had to do a complete brake job including rotors on the car almost immediatley after I bought it. That set me back a quick 700 dollars.
The tires went soon after (138000). They had dry rotted from the previous owner. Than ran my 400 because I chose to upgrade to white walls.
At 140000 miles I replaced the front struts as a precautionary measure. That set me back 200 dollars.
The only other problem was the paint, which had blistered from excessive heat.
I bought this car for 1000 dollars in June 2003. Some people think that this is an old person car but it is not. This can be a car for everyone, I am 17. But I could not be happier with it. It is fast, smooth, and comfy. You really get your bang for your buck with this car.
It is easy to work on as well. I have done all my own oil changes with no fuss or mess. I installed two 10 inch sub woofers and a 480 watt amp in a afternoon. The head unit came out in a weekend. If you like to work on a car, this is your best deal.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th January, 2004
It sounds like you do your own mechanical work so how could you spend $700 to do the brakes? Unless you had to replace some ABS components, sounds like someone really shafted you on the parts prices.
Also, if you did not want the "old person car" image, why did you get whitewall tires?
How much would you like for it.
I purchased my LeSabre back in August. 69,000 miles! It's a great car for long road trips and it's been excellent in the snow. It feels very safe. I'm a 20 year old college student, and depend greatly on this car to perform without a lot of maintenance.
Anyway, the only problem I've had is for awhile it wouldn't start. It wouldn't turn over or anything. Sometimes the lights would start flashing. I called AAA, they ran tests on it saying the alternator was fine, battery was fine.. Took it in and my mechanic told me it was a common problem with these cars. Apparently they have some sort of anti-theft system involving the chip in the key. Luckily my mechanic was familiar with the car, and rewired the relay system to where it's no longer functioning and the car starts fine. All under $200 :)
So far it's been a much better experience than my previous 1993 Cadillac Eldorado! Inexpensive parts, and no over heating! Would recommend to anyone.