1995 Buick LeSabre Reviews - Page 4 of 7

1995 Buick LeSabre Limited from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance93000 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

Ugly, but the comfort and handling on this vehicle beats ALL

Faults:

Absolutely nothing has gone wrong with this car. It's an older model (95'), and it's running like it's brand new.

General Comments:

This car is fantastic, handles like a champion.

The most comfortable car I have ever been in, and I'm a car salesman!

For the size and speed of this car, it gets GREAT gas mileage.

Sure it looks dull, but its overall worth surpasses that 20 fold.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th August, 2007

1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8 V6 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired73680 miles
Most recent distance110400 miles
Previous carPontiac Bonneville

Summary:

Rock-solid well-built American car

Faults:

I had to replace all four shocks (but that's to be expected with Michigan roads).

Unfortunately, I found out some time after I purchased the car that the odometer had been turned back by approximately 26,000 miles.

General Comments:

This was a great car, especially for a college student who needed a comfortable, reliable car for college and job hunting. the 3800 V6 is well known as GM's most reliable engine, and this car was no exception. The car had plenty of passing power and accelerated well.

Mechanically, I had to replace all four shocks and the mount points, but anyone who's ever driven in Michigan knows that the roads are absolutely atrocious, so this is not a surprising repair. Beyond that, I had no problems with the car.

Ride-wise, the car rode like a dream. The Dynaride suspension system smoothed out even the worst of Michigan potholes to the point where I can honestly say that I've ridden in Cadillacs and Lincolns that rode worse than this car. That soft suspension made sharp cornering an exercise in body roll, but as long as I kept the speed down going through turns, it was fine. The chairs were quite well padded, and it took several hours to notice any sort of fatigue while on long trips. The downside was the power chairs, since they are notoriously difficult to find the proper setting for (once found, life is good, but until then...)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th September, 2006

15th Sep 2006, 01:35

I have an early 90's Park Avenue - basically the same car. Keep in mind that the LeSabres were good only up untill 1995, after which they were made with a plastic intake and should be avoided. The Park Avenues should be avoided after the 1994 model year.

1995 Buick LeSabre custom 3.8 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 kilometres
Most recent distance280000 kilometres
Previous carPontiac Grand Am

Summary:

The best car G, M has ever built

Faults:

Had to replace serpentine belt and tensioner at 180000 km, s,lower ball joints, front brake rotors and pads 210000 km, s.Interior starting to look worn.

General Comments:

This car is the most comfortable and dependable car I have ever owned. The ride is very smooth and it is pretty good on gas for a big car. The trunk is huge and the interior has room for six people. I bought this car as a winter beater, but after driving it for a while it has turned out to be our primary highway driver. When this Le sabre finally kicks the bucket, I will most likely buy another.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th May, 2006

1995 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8 Liter V6 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.8 Liter V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance44000 miles
Previous carFord Windstar

Summary:

Very comfortable car - will never trust it again

Faults:

The starter had to be replaced at 43000 miles.

The intake manifold failed at 44000 miles allowing water into the engine and causing it to lock up.

General Comments:

This is probably the most comfortable car I have ever owned.

I was very happy with the ride, features and gas mileage of the car.

It did leave me stranded 7 hours from home. The intake manifold gasket failed allowing water into the engine causing it to lock up. Apparently this is a common problem with this engine.

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

Review Date: 2nd May, 2006

1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.8L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired125000 miles
Most recent distance136000 miles

Summary:

Not much to look at, not fun to drive, but dead reliable

Faults:

-Master brake cylinder failed

-Right rear brakes leaked fluid

-Water Pump

-HVAC back light burned out (can't be replaced)

-Front brake rotors were warped causing terrible vibration when braking. Replaced both rotors and pads, and a week later the problem was back. I didn't (and still don't) have the money to have it looked at by a professional, so I've been living with it for two years.

-Coil pack fried around 134000 causing two dead cylinders. Scared the crap out of me when it happened, but was a 15 minute, $20 fix.

-Everything else has been "normal maintenance" AKA brakes, hoses, belts, spark plugs, fluid changes, tires, light bulbs, etc.

General Comments:

My grandfather bought this car brand new in '95 and it has never been garage kept in it's life. It's survived 10 Michigan winters outside, and it still doesn't have a spec of rust on it. (Although I should mention that it has been meticulously waxed every spring and fall for 11 years)

Styling is a matter of taste. Interior is dated and a touch ugly, but the car is mechanically solid.

The engine is still running strong and always starts on the first try even in subzero temps. It has enough power to get the job done, but obviously it's not a sports car.

The only things that really bother me about it is the ride quality and transmission. Some people like the "luxury" feel, but I say it's downright loose and uncoordinated. It won't stop oscillating for several seconds after hitting a bump, which on Michigan roads usually means the body never stops moving. Also, the transmission refuses to down shift until you've had it floored for about 3 seconds -this isn't an exaggeration.

Overall, it's been a solid workhorse of a car. I really feel like I got my money's worth out of it, and it's still going.

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

Review Date: 18th April, 2006

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 23 reviews