12th Dec 2011, 17:22
Why would you need the A/C in the winter, and did the car cost half the life of your future wife, or just her dress and shoes?
13th Dec 2011, 12:26
I would say there are more LeSabres on the road compared to older Camrys and Accords. Plus this review is about a 94 model with the first generation 3800 V6; an engine you couldn't kill if you tried.
13th Dec 2011, 18:29
Sometimes I read these reviews and wonder if they are written by import salesmen. We too owned a Buick LeSabre. It was driven 277,000 miles with never a problem. These are some of the most solid, reliable cars ever built. For over a decade Buick traded places with Lexus as J.D. Powers "Most reliable car", until Ford's Lincoln knocked both of them off last year. It's very hard to find a more reliable car than the Buick LeSabre.
30th Dec 2011, 11:18
If that lady didn't become your wife for the sole reason antifreeze spilled on her due to a mechanical malfunction, she probably would NOT have been a good wife.
9th Feb 2012, 07:07
Well... the AC compressor runs in the winter in defrost or defog mode to remove moisture from the air in the car.
27th Feb 2012, 15:37
Yes, I am sure that was why the reviewer had to "dress heavily in the winter".
Cos the A/C compressor wasn't working to remove moisture from the air.
5th Aug 2012, 21:58
Well since moving home, you can pick up a guitar and maybe write a number 1 hit country song about your unfortunate experiences with the LeSabre. If you make a video, make sure Paris Hilton plays the girl who gets antifreeze all over her...
22nd Apr 2013, 15:58
"Oh mah tale of woe,
On account of mah Buick ninety-fo,
It ruint mah life,
And scared away mah future wife,
Now I'm lookin' for a doll,
Who digs ethylene glycol"
Well, it's a start...
6th Jun 2013, 03:30
Well let me guess, you kept driving after the heater core failed, your car lost all its coolant, and the car severely overheated or caused a blown head gasket, which in turn blew the motor up.
One way or another, you probably neglected the car, because the 3800 doesn't just blow up after such small mileage. Oh, and how ridiculous is it to blame a car on ruining your hopes of marrying your future wife; jeez it's an old car, in life there is friction, nothing will last forever.
21st Jul 2018, 15:17
I too have a 94 LeSabre that I purchased brand new (October, 1994).
My A/C went out so I installed a by-pass pulley, no big deal ($45 and 30 minutes of my time).
My master cylinder failed, I replaced for $50 and about 1 hour of my time (bleeding the brakes).
When I wrote this response, it was July 2018 and I still have my 1994 LeSabre. It now has 172K, and I still love the car! I still see many other early 90s LeSabres on the road today, which tells me these cars are built well. These cars had the 3.8L engine, which is one of the best GM engines ever made.
23rd Jul 2018, 22:29
The 3800 engines were pretty good. My Grandmother has a 97 LeSabre with 200k on the clock. It now leaks oil and power steering fluid. Whoever designed where the power steering fluid is filled was an idiot: It's IMPOSSIBLE to get at. So too are the spark plugs. The plastic valve covers tend to get brittle and crack, but the core engine itself is solid.