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.
by agastonguay13 on Aug 6, 2012 Vehicle: 1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 4dr Sedan
Was given my Lesabre third(fourth, fifth?) hand by my mother who wanted me to have a safe first car to take to college. It took me some time to get used to such a big car after learning on a Chevy Cavalier, but soon enough I loved it. Gas mileage wasn't terrible for such a big car and it was great in the snow. It had 155,000 miles on it when I hit a frost heave and tore out a coolant hose. Stupidly decided to try and drive it home. Made it, but the gaskets blew on the way there. Couldn't afford to fix it so I sold it (along with a would-be replacement that turned out to be junk) to another patron of my mechanic. He fixed it and I see it around town from time to time. Looking to buy another.
by The Seeker on Nov 20, 2010 Vehicle: 1995 Buick LeSabre Limited 4dr Sedan
I bought this car and fell in love with it. It rides smooth and is good on gas. So far I've replaced the water pump and the brake cylinder seems to be next. I has 117k so I expect good thing in the near future. Peace and love.
by Bob on Feb 28, 2009 Vehicle: 1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 4dr Sedan
After owning this car for 5 yrs. the only thing costly was the fuel pump ($400) inc. labor. The amazing thing is all of the factory exhaust is still in excellent condition,I had the trans fluid changed evey 40,000 mi and never had a problem with it. January cold weather in Mass. can take its' toll and that is when the rear brake line went out after a panic stop from a fool not paying attention with his snowblower went out into the road, but the safety system worked impeccably, the car stopped far away from him. the car still uses no oil 1/2 qt. between changes. Hate to part with it,still no rush issues.but how much can you expect from a car with this situation? Am looking for a newer one.
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