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#440 of 1520 1992 Buick LeSabre
Jun 15, 2001 (7:54 pm)
I was wondering if anyone could provide a short review (from personal experience) of the 1992 Buick LeSabre Custom. I'm planning on buying one in the near future (within the next few days). The one I'm looking at has 89,000 miles and I know too little about cars to be able to tell if it's in good shape or not just to look at it. In terms of comfort it's a beauty. Other than that, anyone know how reliable it is? Any safety concerns I should know about? I'm a grad student and need a reliable car for another three years.
Jun 18, 2001 (11:54 am)
You can go to the National Highway Traffic Safey Administration site at NHTSA.com and get data like safety recalls and crash tests. It takes a few minutes to orient yourself to the site but after that it is easy to use. I don't know if info goes back to 1992 or not but it is worth a try.
Jun 19, 2001 (1:49 pm)
Well after 44,000 I finally had a Kazoo noise attack today. Does anyone know the service bulletin number on this issue for when I take it in the Friday?
#443 of 1520 Buick LeSabre
Jun 21, 2001 (6:56 am)
The bulletin number for the kazoo noise is
#444 of 1520 Lesabre Seat Covers
Jun 22, 2001 (12:50 pm)
Wher can I Get a good set of seat covers for a 200 lesabre custom. Cloth seats?
#445 of 1520 Steering noise
Jun 24, 2001 (2:49 pm)
In response to vsaxena posts about the steering noise. I have a 96 lesabre and I first noticed the steering noise after a cold start. Later, there is a mysterious hum. The pitch of the hum varies depending on how fast I'm travelling. (A higher pitch sound when I'm travelling over 30mph, and a lower, deeper hum when I'm travelling under 20mph)
The dealer checked the car and replaced the problem by replacing the front right steer bearing which cost about $450-500 (canadian) in parts alone. (forgot the cost of labour)
Hope this helps.
#446 of 1520 Transmission Noise 1997 Le Sabre
Jun 28, 2001 (5:46 pm)
I just bought a 1997 LeSabre and unlike my '94, this car has a noise in the transmission -i.e. I can hear it shift -sort of a whine at lower gears. It goes away when the car is in overdrive. I took it to the dealer (and so did the previous owner) and the dealers said that there was no cause to worry -it shifted fine and the noise appeared to be keyed to RPM. It seems a bit louder when the engine is cold. Anybody else experience this? Transmission fluid is fine and the car was owned by someone who took care of it. Thanks - Karl
#447 of 1520 95 LeSabre Stall Problem
Jul 03, 2001 (7:42 pm)
I have a 95 LeSabre limited with 52k. Great shape but it is beginning to stall. It originally began to stall occasionally only when at idle. No codes present. Replaced idle motor? Now it momentarily shuts down often even when beginning to accelerate or drifting without acceleration, often so quick you feel like someone hit the brakes, the dash lights flash and then the car continues with no problem. Sometimes there is still a full stall at idle. The engine rpm has also "surged" just as I am removing my foot from the brake. I would appreciate ideas for I fear an expensive repair that may be just a guess. Thanks for your help.
#448 of 1520 Take it to a repair shop
Jul 04, 2001 (1:40 pm)
Anything else would be guess work.. My guess is that it is setting codes in the computer. Dealers are expensive on a six year old car. Look and ask around for an engine computerized diagnosis center with a good reputation. Beware of old joe the shade tree's garage--go pro for an accurate diagnosis. Simple things can cause weird problems -- like leaking/cracked vacuum lines, egr valve etc. Good luck
Jul 06, 2001 (6:48 am)
An update. At 17,000 miles our Titanium blue 2000 Buick LeSabre custom with Prestigue Pkg and leather is doing great. It has several trips from OKC to Roswell NM under its belt (500 miles one way). Out on the open road it is hard to keep it on 75 because it just wants to go higher. We are in the midwest and speed limits are higher. It continues to pull a tad over 30 mpg cruising at 75mph. Very quiet and effortless cruiser-a tad over 2,000 rpm at 75!. On curves it hunkers down and pulls through nicely with no noticeable leaning. Not much I would change except for some decent cup holders (fold down armrest). And even though this car stickered at 27k it has no fold down armrest in the rear and no cupholder(even with the leather option). Yes I could have spent 3k more and got them on a Limited, but come on Buick this is kind of chinzy. The leather is not of the greatest quality but most folks like the blue interior. Rear seat cushions have little support for my 200+pounds but I don't ride there much. Has 16" tire option but not gran touring pkg. I keep tires at 35psi as opposed to the 30 psi recommended. Handles nicely and tracks excellently in heavy rain as well (although I slow down anyway). No problems whatsoever with the car. It gets 22mpg city/rural driving. Looks a lot like the new Jaguer sedan, especially from the rear. Waxed up it is just plain beautiful. Would love to hear similar reports from other 2000 and newer owners.