1985 Buick LeSabre Collectors Edition Limited from North America - Comments

5th Jul 2007, 10:09

Very likely the car has 124k or even 224k miles on it. The 1985 Buick LeSabre had a five-digit counter, so after 99,999 miles it would roll over and start at 00,000 again. It annoys me when people claim their 5-digit 22+ year old cars have "only 24,000 miles" on it. Unless you have some really good well-kept service records proving that, you can't claim to know the mileage. Sometimes you can figure out the real amount using CarFax, though they usually only go back to the early/mid '90's.

6th Jul 2007, 01:40

I own a 1983 Buick LeSabre, her name is "Vanessa." She has 301,000 miles on it; when I bought her she had 160,000 miles and 141,000 miles later she is more reliable now then before. I paid $1000 for her and it is the best $1000 I have ever spent. The owner told me he was selling it because he wanted a better car, so he bought a Toyota Camry. Stupid him he did not know what he was selling, his Camry expired many miles ago and my Buick is still going. He offered to buy it back, but I told him I was not a fool like him. This is a great car 1980-1985 The 307 like mine is the best motor. It will never leave you stranded, trust me. The Buick LeSabre is one damn good American automobile. Any questions call me at 707-889-0705.

18th Oct 2007, 21:22

I have a Buick Lesabre collectors edition, with 19.607 original miles on it. It was a women who had it from day one. The car was garaged most the time. Mechanical it is sound, almost new. It runs strong and is very quiet. The only problem is the paint on the trunk and some surface rust. A great car.

23rd Oct 2007, 01:45

I have a 1983 Buick LeSabre. It has the 307 V-8 with 334,728 miles on it, never has been rebuilt. If yours has That 307 in it with only 19,000 miles, that engine will still be hauling A$$ long after you're dead. Its the last car you will have to buy. And don't worry about gas, this car makes up for that in comfort and reliability. Believe me I know!!!

5th Jan 2008, 13:19

I have a 85 Buick LeSabre Collectors Edition with the 307. I need body parts badly; a front clip, hood, right passenger fender, bumper. I am having trouble finding good parts.

The car got hit by my husband in the fender, and then my brother in law hit a deer and totally wrecked the front. The rest of the car is nice and rust free.

I will not destroy this car; it is an extra that I've had a long time, and I've become very attached to this old man. The motor is awesome yet 135,000 miles. Help!

Thanks 218 205 4474.

9th Jan 2008, 03:26

I have a lot of parts for these cars. Bit I live to far away from you I am assuming. I have a 1983 buick lesabre with well over 300,000 miles on it, and runs the same as when I bought it. When I got the car it had about 100,000 so I have gotten my moneys worth. It has the 307 V-8.

28th Jan 2008, 12:27

I haven't gotten around to getting the cosmetic parts I need for my 1985 Collector's Edition either (plastic bumper fillers and a few pieces of chrome trim). The parts aren't easy to find locally, at least in my area- Utah junkyards don't have anything 23 years old!

As an update, my Buick has been a solid, dependable, and wonderfully comfortable daily driver since I picked it up in California over half a year ago. The AC compressor needs to be replaced before I can get the R12 filled. I was quoted $1,000 for the job- so that'll have to wait awhile. Because it was a Cali car, they used water instead of antifreeze (and stupid me didn't check) so a few weeks back the radiator froze and cracked. I bought a brand new one with a lifetime warranty ($170) and installed it myself in under an hour. I'm no mechanic, but these big old cars are very easy to work on! A socket wrench, pliers and a screwdriver was all I needed.

I'm going in this afternoon to get the fluids and filters changed, as I should have last year. The bottom line is, if you take care of these cars, they will take care of you... for decades, if not longer. As someone else said, the extra money you may pay for gas is more than made up for in other ways- fewer/easier/cheaper repairs, comfort, and incomparable roominess. Not to mention, SO much safer in an accident than any newer car!

I'm really happy I have my Collector's Edition. Nice ones are getting increasingly rare. Plus, in another decade or so, I can start dropping in on car shows ;)

-CharredPC

30th Jan 2008, 22:34

I got an 85 Buick LeSabre coupe... boy I love that car its white with maroon interior. it rides so smooth. its almost in great condition. got it for 500 not bad I think...

23rd May 2008, 11:31

307 powerful??? Are you guys serious?? The best thing that guy could of did was put a 455 in the car... now at least it goes...

I have an 86 Parisienne with the 307 4bbl, and the car is a DOG!!! Size, comfort and reliability; it's great!!! Never left me stranded with 260,000 on the clock, but just not powerful at all.

11th Jun 2008, 20:41

Gray ghost (Nathan) from Ocala, Florida. I have a 85 Lesabre Custom that I love to death. I first owned a 85 limited 4 year's ago and like a jackass sold it. Now that I have a second Lesabre I would replace, rebuild or restore just to keep it. Nothing is better. Give me a call or email if you want to talk Lesabre. 352-497-6335 gryghst1969@yahoo.com.

20th Oct 2008, 22:21

I have a 85 LeSabre. I don't know if it's a Custom or not. Yes it is a boat, but I love it.

I bought it with 113,000 miles on it for $700. It's not the best on gas mileage, but it's a champ. I think the 307 isn't enough power for the car, but it's not too shabby. Mine can't rip the tires off or anything, but I have in front of my house between the tar and gravel.

I do want a new car but I don't know if I can let her go. Give me some reasons why or why I shouldn't get rid of her. notskeered10417@hotmail.com

12th Jan 2009, 15:01

I found a 1985 Buick LeSabre Collectors Edition with the 307 here in Arizona last week for $550.00. It was well maintained with the exception of some sun fade on the hood and roof. Interior looks new and has new tires and brakes. Air blows cold and heater is hot. One little ding in the original paint. Has 141,000 original miles and I am the third owner. I've driven it to Vegas and back here to Bullhead, Az with no issues. Figure it will be a great first car for my daughter who is taking drivers training soon and loves the big boat. I couldn't believe after I drove 100 miles to look at it that everything on the car worked. $550 bucks well spent.