1997 Buick LeSabre User Reviews

1997 Buick LeSabre Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 10 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:2.9 out of 5 stars2.9 out of 5 stars2.9 out of 5 stars2.9 out of 5 stars2.9 out of 5 stars 2.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"storage" 3 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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cayman922 writes:
1997 Buick LeSabre Custom Review
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4

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Classic lines, decent power , very comfortable ride one of the best buicks made

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Dont  like the  GM computer chipped  key security system , dash board is missing certain warning gauges and a tachometer. original owners passed on options that could have made the ownership experience much better

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Positive — The 97 Buick LeSabre has very clean classic lines with a very comfortable ride and ample power as well as decent fuel economy provided by the 3.8 litre engine, car pulls through the snow with no problems and feels sure footed on the open hwy. The build quality is better than expected and the materials used were on par with GM'd cadillac division at that time. This vehicle feels like it was meant for long trips, but will provide satisfaction in driving around town as well. With the supply of parts around as this was a pretty popular car during its production, it would be a wise purchase for the money.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Robbie writes:
1997 Buick LeSabre Limited Review
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5

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The look was not as important as the cheap price, it is a comfortable ride for me and the kids to do what we need to get done. Hardly ever in the shop but the gas mileage could be a lot better. Maintenance and repair costs are fair. Lots of leg room for long trips or short

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Gas mileage could be so much better. Maintenance and repair costs have been minimal. Hardly ever been in the shop.

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Grocery Getter — Good starter car for anyone to drive. Has been very reliable and safe. Handles well and rides the kids with no problems. Great for long or short trips. Vacation car for sure. Long distances or short there is plenty of room for the family and friends and a huge trunk space as well.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Karson writes:
1997 Buick LeSabre Limited Review
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It's perfect if you don't mind that grandparents are driving them too!

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Absolutely nothing to hate

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If You Get A Chance To Pick One Up, It'll Last Forever. — Performance - It's got a 3.8l Series II V6. Accelerates better than any other V6 Series II I've driven. Everyone always asks why mines so much better than theirs..simply take care of it. Build Quality - Things rarely go wrong with these cars, especially under the hood. Unfortunately my transmission did go out, but I got a new one back in and it runs just fine and haven't had any problems with it. Appearance - basic Grandparent car, unexpected to do anything suspicious by the cops, it's perfect. Cost - Gas mileage isn't bad, about 25mpg on the highway going 80mph-85mph

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Justin writes:
1997 Buick LeSabre Limited Review
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Luxury, VIP

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Big, Bulky

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Gland To Have/drive It! — Its rediculously roomy leather power everything V6 power good handling great peddle response blind spots are minimal great for driving around groups of freinds lots of chrome huge trunk no body damage low mileage for its year great sound system (but definitely going to upgrade anyways)

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Dakota writes:
1997 Buick LeSabre Custom Review
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Price, Fuel Mileage, Acceleration, very smooth ride

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The seats are uncomfortable and the car itself is ugly

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Cheap, Good Performance, Reliable, Very Ugly And Not So Comfortable — Good centre of gravity, fast acceleration and good gas mileage is always a plus...buy it for your teen (they will hate how it looks, though)

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Salaam writes:
1997 Buick LeSabre Custom Review
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Space and efficiency

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gets old fast

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Old School Efficiency — Wide frame with lower center helps for above-average manueverability for a mid-size sedan. Always need good grade tires which of course helps out with bad gas mileage with makes you think twice before making back-and-forth trips. chepa but great when kept in tip top shape.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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David writes:
1997 Buick LeSabre Custom Review
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fuel efficiencty with speed

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shocks are bad

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Not Bad — This car preforms well for it's engine it accelerates quickly even with low rpms and can hold a cruize of 80 at just above 2000 rpms making it very fuel efficent even at high speeds. It could use some repairs under the body exterior is fine, it needs new shocks and struts first, im currently replacing the plugs and oil.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Cody writes:
1997 Buick LeSabre Custom Review
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3800 V6 is an incredible engine, its a buick cops dont see it

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It looks like grandma should be driving it.

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Buick Lesabre — Performance- Has some power for a 6, needs new pads but otherwise very good, every turn you feel like your riding on the side of the tires because the body rolls so much. Biuld Quality- Great car has 170 k on it. GM 3800 V6 is a bulletproof engine. Cost of Ownership- 30 mpg hwy, 23 mpg city, has a lot of miles and is still running strong!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Alicia writes:
1997 Buick LeSabre Limited Review
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good breaks, very safe, great trunk space, easy ride, handles well

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small rear window, slow acceleration

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Great Car!!! — dual air bags, V6 engine, anti-lock brakes, heating and air conditioning with front passenger control, CD and AM/FM radio

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Joe writes:
1997 Buick LeSabre Custom Review
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Powerful engine, slick ride, good handling for a oldman car

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Looks like an oldman's car

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"old-man" Car But Has It Where It Counts — this car drives really well for a daily commuter, and can perform surprisingly well. must be that 3.8 liter V-6 buick put under the hood. This car also is very aero-sensative, i.e. it likes to draft behind other cars in high speed traffic.

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2005 Buick LeSabre Reviews

Very Good By mjsmmm

I like the way it handles, nice looking car , good on gas very low repairs,gives you a comfortable ride. it's real economical to run,good breaking and handling , i like the color of the car . it's a v... Read More

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2004 Buick LeSabre Reviews

Excellent By bsmith1039

This car is not only very attractive, it performs well also. Has get up and go where necessary. Vehicle capacity is great for carrying golf clubs or baggage. It's ride surpasses any new car on the mar... Read More

Good Car By Shak

amazing well built car. nice luxury with a good performance. nice and smooth ride. Rather quite quiet. would definatly reccomend this car. gauges could be nicer and could be better built. overall amaz... Read More

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2003 Buick LeSabre Reviews

The Silver Bullet By 06AL

Two hundred and eighty thousand miles and it still runs and drives like a new one. First car ever to run a set of Defenders over 100,000 miles with tread to spare. Always MPG highway in the 30's. Y... Read More

Great, Smooth Ride By dittohos

I drive this car 600 miles at a shot and feel great after. Everyone who rides with me loves the comfort of this machine. Cost are low. Just need to do regular maintenance except for front window regul... Read More

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2002 Buick LeSabre Reviews

Comfortable Ride By koalili

Old fashion comfort. Few things needed repair over the 11 years I've had the car. This is the car we use to take the entire foursome and their clubs to the course. Replaced many of the essentials l... Read More

Beast By L_orenzo

Great car for anyone! Very Safe and affordable. Low cost for maintenance. Has very good power and handling. This car glides down the road for. I think it is safe and it handle pretty darn well for a f... Read More

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2001 Buick LeSabre Reviews

This Is A Great Driving And Family Car. By Lee6457

This is the second Buick that I have owned, and I was very satisfied with both of them. I would recommend this car or any Buick to own. The car have given me 23-25 city and 30-33 highway miles per gal... Read More

A Really Nice Car, With No Problems In The 3 Years I Have Driven It. By clip4ever

I love everything about the car. It treated me good for 4 years. its a classic car. I had to fix the power windows on the passenger side one time. Its still running smooth after 213,000 miles. not muc... Read More

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