2005 Buick LeSabre Custom

November 10, 2009

Let me get this straight from the get-go: I love this car. Love it. Everything I loved about the Regal, the LeSabre has it, and more. More room, more luxury, better materials, smoother ride (not that I didn’t like the sportiness of the Regal). Well, it WAS a smoother ride – it now shakes just like the Regal – spent some money on it, but I don’t drive that far, so it’s not really worth it to spend much more. It has the same engine as the Regal, the 3.8, and it hasn’t given me any problems. In fact, besides the shaking, this car has been bulletproof.

Research: the LeSabre was restyled in 2000, and was put on a platform that it shared with the Park Avenue. The Oldsmobile Aurora, Cadillac Deville, and Pontiac Bonneville also received a redo in 2000, and they share the same platform. In fact, the 3.8 was in most of the vehicles that share the “G-Body” – but the Aurora (and Cadillac) always had different engines – from 1995-2000, it had a version of Cadillac’s Northstar V8, and in 2001 it got a V6 in addition to the V8, to be more economical – the Intrigue’s 3.5L. The LeSabre was killed in 2005, in favor of a successor to the Aurora – the Park Avenue was also killed that same year. The Lucerne replaced both, and got the 3.8L engine (3.9L from the Impala in 2009-2010) and the Cadillac Northstar. The Lucerne’s only platform mate, which is a redo of the LeSabre/Park Avenue platform, is the Cadillac DTS.


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