In its early years of production, the Buick LeSabre was best known for its numerous option packages. Beginning in 1951, this car was made in coupe, sedan, station wagon, and convertible styles. In its early incarnations, it was popular with everyone from families to seniors.
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The history behind the Buick Motor Company is long and diverse. Like so many of the other famous car manufacturers, the Buick company came into being in the early 1900s. In May 1913, the founding paperwork was filed by David Buick, a Scottish immigrant who had been living in the U.S. since the age of two. Buick’s background was in plumbing, but the gasoline engine sparked an interest he could not ignore. He surrounded himself with some of the most advanced inventors and engineers of the age and founded the Buick Motor Company.
Despite the tremendous amount of talent backing the new company, it struggled. By the fall of 1913, Buick decided to sell the company to a group of wagon makers who were in business about 60 miles north of Detroit. The new owners decided to build a new plant in Flint, Michigan and moved David Buick and his team north. To this day, Buick still runs operations from Flint, as well as other locations.
The original Buick name and logo are still used on Buick's current cars.About the Buick LeSabre
Over the years, Buick modified the line to offer just the sedan model of LeSabre. The move ensured that it reached an often-ignored group of car consumers, senior citizens. The Buick LeSabre is known for providing a smooth ride with plenty of space and comfortable seating that seniors find appealing. The suspension systems ensure passengers don’t feel the various bumps and ruts on roads and highways. The car also offers a huge trunk that can easily accommodate luggage and special mobility devices.
That isn’t to say that everything is ideal about the LeSabre. Many feel that its interior is outdated in appearance. The interior features a lot of faux-wood finish and inferior-quality plastic.Modern Buick LeSabres
The Buick LeSabre has been out of production since 2005. The last LeSabre was equipped with a 3800 series II V-6. This particular motor provides 230 lb-ft of torque and a not-so-impressive 205 horsepower. It should also be mentioned that Buick did all it could to help make the LeSabre as fuel efficient as possible, especially for a car classed as a sedan. Even with all the power under the hood, the LeSabre gets 20/29 mpg city/highway.
There are plenty of other features available for the driver and passengers to enjoy including heated seats, a state-of-the-art sound system with six well-placed speakers, and automatic, dual-zone climate control. The cabin has been designed to offer as much comfort as possible on the road.Buick LeSabre Evolution
In the past, the Buick LeSabre was regarded for durability, reliability, and high quality -- traits that are sure to appeal to certain generations or drivers with families. The space offered in both the cabin and the trunk of the LeSabre is a tremendous benefit. Of important note, some test drivers have cited a sluggish response from the LeSabre when the car is fully loaded with additional passengers and cargo.