I love my 86 Buick Lesabre. The ride is very smooth and comfortable. The car is also very roomy and spacious, a lot safer than smaller cars. Grandpa cars do rule!
I love my wagon. it has 147000 miles on it with little work done to it. although I can feel the trans is starting to slip.
I bought my 1986 Buick Le Sabre in 2000 with only 3100 miles on it! That's not a typo. It sat in a garage for nearly 10 years. Owner was in her 80s and was bedridden and didn't want to part with her car that she loved so much. I bought it from her estate. Now six years later I still have the car and it has only 42,000 miles on it now. It's been a great car except for a stalling problem I've had since I first bought it which is probably a result of it sitting for so many years. Generally it starts back up right away so it's more of a nuisance than a real problem. I put 40 miles a day on it commuting to work. I've also found it's a good car in the snow.
My son who will be turning 16 in a couple of weeks wants me to give him the car. He intends on painting it black. He thinks it will be a great first car for him and I have to agree. It's a heavy car and because it was owned originally by a little old couple, it's very basic in the accessories department.
You put nearly 28,000 miles per year on your car, every year for 11 years? What did you use it for, a taxi?
28000 miles a year is nothing. We put 35000 miles on our Mercury Villager just last year. Most Buick should have no problem getting to 300k, very reliable cars.
You put 35K miles a year on your car every year for 11 years? I don't believe it.
Grandpa cars do rock. I'm 24 and recently purchased a clean '86 LeSabre with 157k miles for $800 and I love it!
The so called high tech garbage I have in my domestic V8 have superior power better handling gas mileage and 100000 mile warranty. My 80s GMs V8 with 170 HP were nowhere near as nice as my newer same engine 365 HP. I also prefer the better styling as well.
The 80's was definitely not the best decade for the automobile. That's not necessarily the case for all of them, the 80's was also the decade that Honda and Toyota began building the automotive gold for which they became famous for. The 80's GM's are also the only GM's I'd ever even consider purchasing. That being said, pretty much all the cars in the 80's were downright hideous looking.
There are far better cars today as far as domestics. I would steer clear of Honda and Toyota and not have major issues. In fact we stopped buying Hondas after 2003.
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