View Full Version : "Gramps" - 1998 Buick LeSabre Limited


BHead
04-26-2010, 10:16 PM
First off, I know what everyone is thinking.

"Didn't Hondaman make a thread that sounds just like this one?"

The answer is yes, he did. He is the reason that I've come here to post mine, except there is one difference. I want you guys to tell me what I should do with mine.

Now you may also think I stole the name of his car, since "Gramps" is somewhat similar to "Grandma's Revenge," thing is though, is that my family has called my car "Gramps" for half a year now since my Grandpa went to that place in the sky where all beer drinking horse racing watching hooters girls flirting men go to. (Sounds like a life everyone would like to have.)

A little background info on this car.

-I received it in November of 2009 after his passing, I've kept everything stock since.
-I'm the second owner. (My Grandpa bought this new in 1998.)
-This is a "Platinum Beige Metallic" (Gold) Limited 1998 model loaded with everything... including Dynaride (yes, I drive a couch on wheels, yet sadly no Gran Touring package on this one), this was the second to last year for production of this style before they modernized it in the end of 1999.
-This car comes stock with an L36 3800 Series II V6 with 205hp. (Not bad for a '98 Buick, not bad at all.)
-It's been said that this car can go from 0-60 in 7.6 seconds. I've never done this myself yet (I really don't want to kill my engine after only half a year of having it) but it wouldn't surprise me if it could.

Yupp, here it comes, pic time!

Exterior:

(I forgot to pop the hood so we'll have to wait for those pictures till next time.)

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Interior:

(Please pardon my dirty floor mats, I haven't had the time to vacuum it out yet.)

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Here's proof it's mine.

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Now, the shocking truth about this car, LOOK AT THE MILEAGE!

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That's right! This is a 12 year old car with only 39,897 miles on it! 8)

Moving right along with the interior...

This model includes the Concert Sound II premium speaker system.
These speakers surprised me so much at how well they perform that I'm just going to keep them stock.

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Now one of the only distinguishable differences between Hondaman's LeSabre and mine (besides the color of course), the rear view mirror. Mine has a built in compass as well a button to turn it on and off, along with a button that turns auto-dimming on and off. Auto-dimming is a very nice feature that allows me to not go to blind when someone flashes their brights at me from behind. (Believe me, it's happened before.)
P.S. - (Ignore the brunette haired man holding the Motorola Droid to the mirror.)

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Now for the most classy part of my car:
Passenger Climate Control

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But I've saved the best for last:

PLUSH LEATHER SEATS!

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Let me tell you folks, I'll reiterate what Hondaman stated in his thread. This is some of the softest leather you will ever encounter in your lives. It's so soft in fact that on occasion it has almost put me to sleep behind the driver's wheel! Buick LeSabre's just don't get any better then this.


So this car looks really good right?

Well, my Grandpa thought he'd leave me with a present before he left.

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DOH! :\

Apparently the passenger door had a "small accident" one day on his way home from a trip to the race track. The door was completely fixed, the exterior looks flawless, except that there is a small crack below the door handle (shown above). You'll also notice some funny looking black stuff around the black paneling for the passenger seat and window controls. This is actually loose and on occasion will bounce around in it's encasing. Sadly, there's nothing I can do about the cracked door handle except to replace the whole panel over there. This summer I do intend on cleaning up the window and seat controls panel and make it look a little bit more presentable then it's current state.

If anybody has any ideas for what I should do with this car, or how to fix either of the 2 flaws listed above, please, give me your insight!

All questions and comments are welcome!

Meastro444
04-27-2010, 05:44 AM
Needs proof. It's mandatory for all cars that are posted here.

Otherwise, nice car.

BHead
04-27-2010, 06:36 AM
Needs proof. It's mandatory for all cars that are posted here.

Otherwise, nice car.

Thanks! and I know that I need proof, I'm going to make a sign later today. :)

BHead
04-27-2010, 05:31 PM
Proof posted.

GTR
04-27-2010, 07:50 PM
It's like popping some ecs and then buying 500 kitties to crawl all over you. It's that ****ing dreamy.

Wait a minute, did you say "a trip from the race track"?

BHead
04-27-2010, 10:30 PM
It's like popping some ecs and then buying 500 kitties to crawl all over you. It's that ****ing dreamy.

Wait a minute, did you say "a trip from the race track"?

Horse race track that is. If my grandpa raced this car I would shit a brick. :D

Schaefft
04-28-2010, 05:55 PM
Another Buick, how awesome is that? I say keep it stock looking, make a sleeper out of it (yeah I know hondaman did the same but everything else would be dumb). This one can be alot of fun, Im sure it id already :D

BHead
04-28-2010, 08:31 PM
Another Buick, how awesome is that? I say keep it stock looking, make a sleeper out of it (yeah I know hondaman did the same but everything else would be dumb). This one can be alot of fun, Im sure it id already :D

Thanks for the tips man! The only thing I'd consider doing to the exterior would be to add port holes (maybe try a different way then Hondaman did it) but it would be interesting. I would make it a sleeper if I knew a thing or two about engines. Hondaman suggested I put a new intake on it, and that it could give me some more overhead power. This seems to be a quick easy fix to add some more ponies to my already giddie up ride.

Zpectre
04-28-2010, 11:00 PM
It's a good car.

BHead
04-28-2010, 11:22 PM
It's a good car.

Thanks man! I appreciate it.

BHead
04-30-2010, 07:58 PM
Mileage rolled over to 40,000 today. My car is growing up so fast!

EVO9MR
05-01-2010, 02:41 PM
i love your car, good timing ecspecially when hondaman's is taking a nap and yours just came up

BHead
05-01-2010, 11:36 PM
i love your car, good timing ecspecially when hondaman's is taking a nap and yours just came up

I'm glad somebody can appreciate a classic! Ironic about Hondaman's car isn't it? It's a shame it's immobile until he gets a new tranny.

EVO9MR
05-02-2010, 01:05 AM
I'm glad somebody can appreciate a classic! Ironic about Hondaman's car isn't it? It's a shame it's immobile until he gets a new tranny.
Yeaah!
hondaman's LeSabre was on of my first posts on this forum, aside from all my car requests.
Any plans on yours?

GTR
05-02-2010, 01:33 AM
I demand T67 top swap.

BHead
05-02-2010, 08:39 AM
Yeaah!
hondaman's LeSabre was on of my first posts on this forum, aside from all my car requests.
Any plans on yours?

His thread was actually my first post too.

At the moment I'm considering getting some port holes after school lets out (I don't have any time to do anything major right now.) But hopefully I can do a few things to it in the summer.


I demand T67 top swap.

Seeing as I barely know how to change my oil, I don't think that will be in the plans anytime soon. lol