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Old 07-10-2004, 11:08 PM   #1
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I've decided, since Bonnie'* are relatively scarce in the price range I'm looking for around here, I'm gonna expand my search to LeSabres also. Any suggestions? I'm looking for comfort and reliability, which'll probably mean a minimum of gadgets, if possible. Price range is $2500 and under. Thanks again for the help, guys
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I've decided, since Bonnie'* are relatively scarce in the price range I'm looking for around here, I'm gonna expand my search to LeSabres also. Any suggestions?
Don't forget that OTHER H-Body. The Olds 88 Royale!!! I must have the car you're look'n for. The only options on this car were power windows/door locks and power seats. I added a radio with CD player as the standard radio was just an am/fm unit. No Tach, or any gauges 'cept speedo and gas. I don't think you'll find a more basic car than this. And you're probably right. There is less to go wrong. My present attitude is what I don't know won't hurt me. And for the past 120,00 miles, it'* been work'n.
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Well, I WOULD like the full gauge package, incuding tach, but leaving out stupid crap like compass and crap. Unfortunately, the Olds, although i love 'em for their die-hard nature, I don't like the styling on most of their models, the 88 Royale being one of them :( But thanks for the info anyhow! I really do appreciate it
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I don't like the styling on most of their models, the 88 Royale being one of them
Well, if more people told Oldsmobile this, they still might be in business today.

But, if you don't find what you're looking for in a Bonneville or LeSabre, and you're next door neighbor just happens to be selling his "Cherry" 88 for less than $2500, I wouldn't pass it up for looks alone.
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I prefer the 88'* styling to any of the 2nd generation H bodies. Classy with an edge. Nice sloped hood and raked rear window, side contour. Not over done not underdone. All of them are pretty tubular looking but the LeSabre is the one I dont care for much. There is a few years 88'* that had the square openings in the grills that doesnt look so good from the front, big headlights too. The other two front facia versions look great to me.

Seems like many of the 92-95 H'* regardless of manufacture can be bought for cheap now. There all the same under the skin. Just some suspension options and gadgets like you say.

The mirror compass is irrelevent and far from crap, its just there and if it goes away its not an issue either. All 88'* look the same whether its the Royale, LS, LSS or what the styling doesnt change. Its just interior packages and suspension on LSS.

Generation 1 LeSabres is quite another story to me. If you look around you could find a rare original owner mid milage car that has been maintained and not abused for 1000.00. Then you just need to be sure of tank, brake and fuel line rust issues. Otherwise except for typical sensor problems they are pretty much reliable.

Once again all G1 H bodies are the same except for gadgets and suspension options. Olds dash is most classy, LeSabre simple and clean, Bonneville has all the elaborate stuff.

I had a 1st gen 3800 Regal Limited I was most impressed with of all the 3800 powered cars I have owned. Great ride, great handling, great power to weight ratio, all electrical components worked still after 240,000 miles. Just not a family car on account of the rear seat room and the wife never liked the front passenger seat, it was not adjustable like the drivers side. We had the LSS for family trips so it was just my transportation car, and what a car it was.

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The LeSabre limited has the full cluster I know
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Lol, coulda swore this thread was deader then Foreigner'* music career :P
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or you could just get the cheap base chassis (delta88 ) ... then snag all the bits you like from the other H and C bodies and put em in as cost allows

personally.. I perfer the delta'* dash.. the lesabre'* nose, the 94 up bonne cloth buckets and rear seats.. the lesabre'* console.. the GP'* front and the PA'* rear brakes .. the delta88 royal brougham is supposed to have the better rear sway bar... etc etc etc...

damn I gave up my plans
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Lol, if I was gonna spend THAT much, I'd just get this psychotically maintained 1990 Audi V8 I'm seeing on eBay right now. Lol, guy was crazy about getting preventative maintenence done. Now THAT is the kinda car to buy! Not to mention they look bad *** and have a 4.2L V8 in 'em :P As that farmer dude once so eloquently put it, "That'll do, pig. That'll do." Minus the pig part, that'* spot on Oh well, maybe one day...
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Well, if that'* true, then the original owner of the '89 Buick LeSabre Limited, that I once had, bought it with the full guage cluster "option" deleted!!!.


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