I bought mine from a friend when it had 180k miles, but sadly, it already had a lot of wear, so I can't be sure, but I think it was just driven really hard. I've had to replace many parts, including the radiator and transmission, but the engine just keeps on going. Unfortunately, it still has a few different leak problems that I don't feel like spending money to fix, so I'm driving it to the ground and getting another car.
This car has been great. I have about 135k miles so far and no really major problems (except one, which I will talk about later). I have gotten 31mpg on the highway and I usually get around 21mpg city. Had a problem where the car was mis-firing up hills and when the engine was under load. Did some research and figured out it was a bad spark plug cable. Replaced all the spark plugs and cables and now she purrs like a kitten. My A/C compressor clutch died about a year ago now and makes a grinding noise every once in a while, but that doesn't hurt anything or effect the car in any way (although no air conditioning, obviously). Driver power window just died a week ago. It's an old car, though...
I drive this car 7,500 miles/year and I'm glad I don't have to spend any more time in it. The leather seats are uncomfortable after more than 1 hour. At 60k the transmission started to hesitate on 1-2 shits. Trans. still working at 86k, but wondering how much life is left. Have been plagued by constant A/C issues. Some stupid little plastic part that controls where the "air" comes from is now on its 3rd replacement. Nothing like having the drivers side getting A/C and the passengers side getting heat. I have now replaced all 4 power window regulators...twice. Gas mileage is not great. 14 city/21 highway. My Crown Victoria was a much better car.
I bought this car a few months back from a friend. It has 189,000 miles on it. I bought it with the intentions of putting a new motor in since this was neglected. 20,000+ on oil, 30,000+ on filter and 3 quarts over full!! I decided to drain the oil, give it an oil change and filter change, drive about 50 miles and redo it again. This car is great. 29 MPH on interstate and no check engine lights so far. I have to tell you, with that much neglect and the thing still gets great gas mileage and never fails to start...there is nothing that I can do to that engine that will harm it!
I like this car. It is very reliable (starts and runs every time), comfortable, roomy, feels solid, and feels safe. I have not had any serious repair issues. The car has about 119K on it. Gas mileage is OK for a car of its size. Smart money drives Buick.
The Buick LeSabre is a very roomy, smooth riding, and comfortable car. It will not necessarily turn heads, but it has lots of interior room and plenty of V6 power. The suspension has a floatly feel on rough roads, but is well mannered on city streets and highways. After owning one for a few months now, I fully understand why my parents liked them. Good value for the money and comfort.
My mother purchaced/ordered her 1997
NEW from factory & we all fell in love
with it. From gas mileage to overall
look, preformance & comfort, this car
is the best of the best! My husband
just purchased me a 1996 that we got
from a private individual with only 85K
actual miles. I love this car & the
comfort & luxury level is unbeatable!
The 30 mpg on highway is AWSOME with
today's gas prices! I never thought I
would like any vehicle as much as I
like this one. My other car is an 89
Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale. It too
gets the awsome gas mileage of 27 mpg
on highway, still ticking with 180K
actual miles on the odomiter! Never a
problem except replaced trans 4 years
ago. GO GM! Thanks!
After 105000 miles, we have solved most
of the problems with our 96 Buick. The
worst problem has been the suspension
in the rear. The ride in the front seat
is fine. But the rear seat bottoms out
and is a very rough ride over the least
little bump. I returned the car to the
dealer with no solutions for the rear
suspension. We also had to replace all
the tires three times within five years
because of the suspension. We were
finally told to have the tires rotated
every 6000 miles( by a tire dealer) to
solve this problem. Also problems with
the engine light.
Even though my grandson says this is an
old lady car, I do not feel like one
when I am driving it! It handles well
and I feel safe under all
circumstances. It is comfortable to sit
in for long periods of time,and any
guests who sit in the back seat are
also comfortable. All in all, I would
recommend this car to people of all
We like the quite spaciousness of the
interior without the bulky feeling of
some cars in this class. It's a car we
love to take for a evening drive...
with room for friends. A very nice car
but inconspicous car.