Work, drive, and family vacation for several years. Did regular service maintenance and car responded with no disappointments and no bad surprises. Very satisfying car with excellent reliability, durability, workmanship and gas mileage.
Ride comfort, roominess, control features, huge trunk, gas mileage, exterior paint. I like the smooth, roomy, reliable Buick rides. Feeling of heft and safety without giving up gas mileage.
Mmmmm can't think of any. My wife thought it looked like an old folks car but I thought it looked fine myself.
The 3.8liter engine has been GM's best kept secret. Who would have known that such a large car would give such great car mileage on the highway? City mileage is average for a car this size. This Buick has been among the most reliable GM vehicles I've ever owned. It's too bad that this old fashioned technology is going by the wayside as Buick tries to attract a younger crowd. I'm in my forties but I guess my taste is more conservative and don't look for fast cornering cars but very comfortable and always it always feels like a safe car.
Reliabililty, highway gas mileage, comfort, low insurance cost, conservative.
Interior components should be more durable (decals flaking, center armrest replaced multiple times and under recall).
I have owned the LeSabre, for 4 years.
I was disappointed that the Trans needed
a $1500 repair.
The engine had a tube that was in the
cylinder head, that went out causing the
piston's to fill up with water another$1400.
The load leveling struts on the rear
have been replaced and after 1 year,
Gas gauge does not work after 105,00 miles.
When using the AC, the vacuum will take
several minutes before it will open the
upper vents. Air blows to feet area.
Great ride. Great on gas.
I hope this will help others in making a
smart choice when buying this vehicle.
I just purchased a '97 Buick Custom
LeSabre with only 35,000 miles. I'm a
big guy (6'5") and was tired of being
crammed into my Toyota Camry (a nice
car, but not built for large people).
I've owned the car for a week now and
hope to have it another 5 years at
least. It's comfortable, roomy, gives
a great ride, and mechanically appears
to be solid.
Classic body style; roomy interior,
comfortable ride with plenty of power.
The radio is a little weak ... and
there's no CD player. Once I install
a CD player, I'll have created "heaven
I got a good deal on a two year old
LaSabre. I wasn't quite ready to shell
out the money for a new one and I liked
the trim package on the 97(limited). I
was disappointed that I had to replace
the trans @ 70k but it was such a nice
car I knew I would get my monies worth
out of it.
Body style, gas mileage (450 miles on a
tank, highway), and SMOOTH RIDE.The way
the moldings are positioned makes it
almost impossible for someone to ding
I have heard more than one person who
had trouble with the trans and/or the
air conditioning. Also the struts wore
out a little early.