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1993 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8 Liter V6 (3.8 Series) from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.8 Liter V6 (3.8 Series) Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired169000 kilometres
Most recent distance183000 kilometres
Previous carJeep Grand Cherokee

Summary:

The car I recommend to anyone looking for a comfort and value!!!

Faults:

Replaced water-pump at time of purchase, then the replacement water-pump went bad, a total of 700 Canadian Dollars for 2 water pumps. Haven't had any more problems with it since.

The original factory power-steering cooler was cracked by road debris at around 173,000 km, and starting leaking (more like pouring out) steering fluid. This was replaced for 350 Canadian Dollars.

The driver's door power lock does not unlock, must be unlocked manually from inside or with key. Have not had it fixed yet.

General Comments:

I'm only 22 years old and I have no qualms about being seen in what is considered by most people, an old man's car. This car is quick, comfortable and very reliable.

The big 3.8 Liter engine has it's pros and cons. The pros are it's power and durability. My parent's '92 Pontiac Trans Sport mini-van, which has the same engine (the 3.8) has almost 350,000 Kms on it and the engine still runs strong and quiet. The only con is the amount of gasoline it uses. Fuel ecomony is a relative term, I suppose. While this Buick uses more gas than say a 1993 Cavalier sedan, you also get more comfort, room and quality, so it's a trade-off. Besides, the Buick still does better than my 1995 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4 with it's 4.0 Liter straight-six.

Overall, this car is amazing, the white paint still has a mirrored shine to it, the chrome is barely starting to pit on the door handles and is shiny throughout, and the upgraded cloth seats are barely starting to show their wear.

I'll probably drive this car for years to come, but if anything should happen to it, I'd be in the market for another LeSabre, no doubt about it.

In case you're wondering I'm not a GM employee or anything, just a really, really satisfied owner.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st August, 2002

1st Mar 2004, 21:35

I agree that the Buick LeSabre Limited is by far one of the best cars ever made. I too have owned one for 7 years. I also replaced the water pump at about 100,000 miles. I am nearly at 200,000 miles and going strong. I have just noticed some recalls on horn, brakes and transmission cooling lines and will check those out with dealership for repairs. Since mine could use replacing. The performance of this car has impressed me so much that I have vowed to never buy anything other than a Buick with that V6 3800 engine in it. What a great car at a reasonable price, if you buy used that is. I have just recently upgraded to a Buick Park Avenue and I feel like I am riding like a Queen. I am sadly selling my old Buick Baby and with much emotion about it. She will make someone one heck of a car.

23rd Jan 2007, 22:49

I have had my '93 Le Sabre two years, and I am very impressed with the comfort and lots of power when you need it.

For the low price that it was as a used car, I have excellent value for money. When anyone drives a car for 100,000 miles at say 35 mph, (taking into consideration town and freeway driving) you are sat in that car for 2,857 hours, and comfort and ride are the main factors.

1993 Buick LeSabre Custom V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired26000 miles
Most recent distance82000 miles
Previous carPlymouth Voyager

Summary:

Excellent and great looking car

Faults:

This is a great car.

The only thing that has gone wrong with the car is a new alternator was put it at 70,000 miles.

Just replaced the original factory brakes after seven years. Still have the original back brakes.

General Comments:

This is a very nice luxury car.

It has a nice roomy interior, front seat and back seat.

The factory sound system is excellent, the sound does not get distorted, I have the upgraded system.

Gran touring package is an excellent option.

The paint still has a high gloss finish, only a few rock chips on the hood.

Interior wears very well.

Car has a lot of power.

Nice alloy rims.

An all around nice luxury car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th January, 2002

1993 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8 liter V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.8 liter V6 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired69000 miles
Most recent distance135000 miles
Previous carDodge Grand Caravan

Summary:

A good car if you don't mind being associated with an older average demographic

Faults:

The fabric on the rear driver's side panel between the side window and the rear window sun faded and began to develop some holes due to sun damage around 90,000 miles.

General Comments:

I have had no major problems with this vehicle to date.

I think it's most outstanding feature is its 3.8 liter V6. It is incredibly reliable and gets rather good gas mileage for a large land yacht like a Buick. I usually average 28 mpg on the interstate at an average speed of around 80 miles per hour.

The interior of my car is leather and rather comfortable. Unlike many leather interiors of a similar age, mine has not begun to crack even though I only condition the leather about once per year.

The climate control system has a rather steep learning curve, but it still blows rather cold air after all these year.

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

Review Date: 1st September, 2001

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