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Solid sedan - a Detroit success story
By Jadziasman on
1999 Buick LeSabre Custom 4dr Sedan
Surprised was I when shopping for a used car in the $6000 area. Looked first at a Park Avenue with mucho miles and then searched for a LeSabre. While the styling of the '99 looks like a '79, the car gets me from A to B in comfort and hasn't failed me yet after 23,000 miles of highway driving. While this is not a luxury car by any means, it's probably one of the best you can buy for a six year old car. Decent gas mileage about 25 to 27 MPG year round. No maintenance other than the usual stuff (oil, filters, etc.) As to handling, well the big guy is a little scary around corners - oodles of body lean and tire squeal at 45 MPH. I would have liked tighter steering.
Dual visors for blocking out the sun. Great interior lighting. Very good handles, knobs, switches - not flimsy like many new cars. Excellent power brakes
Road noise is a problem at 70 MPH on concrete pavement. Not loud but annoying. Tires could be the problem - don't know.