1998 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L from North America
Don't buy these cars
Plastic intake manifold cracked on the highway at 50 miles per hour and flooded the engine with coolant. The engine seized before I could get onto the shoulder of the road. $1500 repair.
Two power window regulators needed replacing - $400 each.
Engine belt tensioner seized while driving on the highway, and left the car without power steering or power brakes. $500.
The whole dash rattles in numerous places.
Transmission started banging into gear about 10,000 miles ago. The tranny shop says that it's slipping and the computer compensates for that by hard shifting it. He says I better save up $2500 to replace it because its only a matter of time.
The seats are terrible, with lumps and bumps in awkward locations.
I'm 55 years old and have owned many cars, but this thing is without a doubt, the worst car I have owned. I bought it from a retired fire chief who babied it. I baby it with mostly highway driving and I religiously maintain it, but it falls apart as you drive it down the road. It's so unreliable I won't let my wife drive it out of town. She drives my Mercury Grand Marquis, which is the most reliable car I've ever owned.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 1st July, 2009