1993 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8 Liter V6 (3.8 Series) from North America
The car I recommend to anyone looking for a comfort and value!!!
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.
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.