My first car
By Scott on
1992 Buick LeSabre Limited 4dr Sedan
This was my dad's car, which he gave me. It was a real whale of a car, but I'm 6'5" and it felt like it was built just for me. The V6 engine was powerful enough to be fun, but not absurdly so. It was not sporty in any sense, but I hike a lot and I found that it handled mountain roads just fine. It had low clearance and tended to bottom out a lot, and my dad said he broke an engine mounting bolt once that way. I got about 19.5 mpg mixed, but the difference between city and highway was huge. The transmission finally fell apart one day after 16 years. It was rock-sold reliable otherwise.
Very roomy, could squeeze in 6 people if necessary. Cruise control worked at 20mph and was very precise. ABS saved my life at least once.
The seats were too soft--very comfortable for short trips but not at all for long ones. Also, the paint peeled very badly towards the end.