by crowbarcharlie on Mar 29, 2013 Vehicle: 1995 Buick LeSabre Limited 4dr Sedan
I acquired the '95 limited last year from my dad and at first I was skeptical about driving a 17 year old car with 125,000 miles. At 138,000 miles last week the brake lines, front wheel brake pads and rotors, and a stabilizer bar were replaced. In its lifetime there haven't been any big money issues. A water pump, spark plug wires/ plugs, and passenger climate control have been fixed. The fuel economy is decent. I have gotten 28+mpg on interstate trips with a fully packed car. I get ~16mpg with city only driving. It has been a reliable car for me.
by somerton on Feb 28, 2013 Vehicle: 1995 Buick LeSabre Limited 4dr Sedan
In 30 years driving, this is clearly one of the highest quality vehicles that I've owned or driven.
We purchased it in 2003 with 110,000 miles and we've run it to 216,000 miles.
It's regular use is inner-city Philadelphia driving but it tackled multiple trips to Chicago, Jamestown (western NY), Toronto, Boston, and Florida.
Saw 29 mpg hwy on 35 psi tires.
Repairs have been:
All brake cylinders, calipers, master cylinder, and ABS unit, PCM, compressor, blower motor, temp control module, tie rods ends, motor mounts, wtr pmp, starter.
When the math is done for all repairs, maintenance, and inspections, it comes to $.10/mile over 10 yrs.
Not bad for a $2,500 investment up front!
by chevelle68 on Aug 31, 2012 Vehicle: 1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 4dr Sedan
My 95 Lesabre has been in the family since new.
I use it as my daily commuter to save gas and miles on my other gas thirsty trucks.
Overall the car has been reliable.
Other than the usual wear items (a/c, brakes, etc.) I've had to replace a cheap plastic water fitting at the intake.
And the ECM started acting haywire, but a junkyard computer for $50 solved that problem.
It's not a "fun" car, but it's cheap, reliable, and I get a solid 20 mpg with town and highway driving,
Almost 22 on all highway driving.
Easy to work on and parts are cheap.