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1978 Buick Lesabre Coupe Is Awesome. — The 1978 LeSabre Custom coupe is very fast, is a reliable everyday driver, rides smoothly, easy to work on unlike the new cramped engine compartments. Just keep it up as you would any car and it will take care of you.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: My '78 LeSabre Custom coupe is strong, reliable, fast and mine has a million miles run through with only minor parts and basic service. I bought it from my folks who purchased new in late 1977 when the 1978 came out and ordered the optional 350 Olds engine and Rally wheels.

Cons: They don't make them like this anymore. I own several American cars and trucks old and new including a new Cadillac DTS for my real estate business and this is one of the best for everyday driving.

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1978 Buick LeSabre Review
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Daddy's Car — I inheirited this vehicle from my father when he passed away, taking over the payments after his death. However, this vehicle had major transmission problems and did not get great gas mileage. I wound up having to sell the vehicle for scrap metal.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: great body, solid built

Cons: transmission, gas guzzler

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Great American Lead-sled, Takes A Beating In Stride And Begs For More! — Car was reliable, but drank gas like a pig at times. Comfortable seats. Smooth ride. Not too slow for an old people car, it was capable of well over 110 MPH, although it took a while to get there. Paint was faded, rusty and cracked but in the car's defense it was nearly 20 years old at the time. It was fun to push this thing past its limits, howling tires on sharp turns, doughnuts in the snow, and even mudding. The car had over 320,000 miles when I sold it. It looked hidoeous and still ran great. And hey, they did have crumple zones in the 1970's, the crumple zone being the other car!

Pros: Durable, fairly safe, intimidates the drivers of mere mortal compact cars. Good for Demo Derby.

Cons: Ugly, drinks lots of gas, too big for modern parking spaces

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Disco Inferno — This was my first car, purchased with the blessing of my father, but unknown to my mother. We bought this from an ad in the "Tradin' Times" and drove down to 85th & Wallace in Chicago on a Sunday night in the spring of 1996. It had a 301 V8 / Automatic and came with a terrible rod knock. The front floorboards were pretty rusty so I patched them with sheet metal & caulked the seams. I later touched up the peeling paint on the trunk & rear quarter panel, and found nice chrome headlight bezels & other trim. A trip to a local swap meet netted me a new carpet set, and I also put new shocks, hubcaps, and a radio in it. Then one summer day on the way to teaching band lessons at a local junior high school the old Buick literally caught on fire and burned to the ground. I made out unscathed, save for a few burns caused by a front passenger side tire that exploded while I was trying to shoot a fire extinguisher into the engine bay. The tow truck guys said it caught fire again *twice* on the way to the junkyard.

Pros: Cool looking 70's ride, shag carpet, "Landau" script on the rear windows.

Cons: Fire.

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Reviews From Other Years

2005 Buick LeSabre Reviews

As Good As It Gets In A Full Sized Sedan By CANOj

Car looks fairly modern for being ten years old. Being a large sedan it couldn't be any more comfortable. Sitting inside of it is like relaxing at home in your lazy boy. Its quite even at high speed ... Read More

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

2004 Buick LeSabre Reviews

Fine Auto By Dirty_Harey

I have had the car for years and of course have no intentions of getting rid of the car. Runs and drives smooth regularly and is very reliable. Comfortable and easy to drive.. I have had no serious is... Read More

Good Transportation By edvtx

Long lasting engine (213,00) still running smoothly. Drive over the road 2 to 10 some days, about 4,000 miles per month. Comfortable to drive long distances, good visibility, good smooth ride also. ... Read More

2003 Buick LeSabre Reviews

Summary By Tuel

I like the cargo space and the money cost for maintenance, I dont like the cost for fuel and I dont like the fuel economy plus mileage. The parts are also hard to find on old cars like this so its di... Read More

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

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

2001 Buick LeSabre Reviews

Satisfied By mllurchjk

I don't care much for leather seats, cold in the winter and hot in the summer. Seems like the driver's seat heater doesn't last a long time in these cars. Overall, still an great driving car. approx... Read More

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

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