5k: Bucket List: 2002 Buick LeSabre Custom

The Buick LeSabre had the title of best selling full sized car in North America when it was discontinued in 2004. Why Buick discontinued a best seller or why a Buick would have been a best seller in 2004 is lost to us, but the fact remains that boat loads of old folks bought and still buy new full sized Buicks.  The result is a regular supply of lightly used Buicks of recent vintage when the owners kick the bucket…hence the addition of this LeSabre to DT’s bucket list.  Find this 2002 Buick LeSabre for sale in Richmond, VA currently bidding on ebay for $4,350 reserve-not-met with 4 days to go.

DT’s bucket list isn’t a list of cars that we want to own before we kick the bucket…quite the opposite…it is a list of cars we want to own when the current owner’s kick the bucket.  It is a morbid list and includes Buicks, Cadillacs, Mercedes and an occasional young celebrity vehicle because those kids seem to find a way to knock themselves off with a regular frequency.  It would be really handy if the newspaper combined the obituaries with the classifieds: Mr X died yesterday natural causes and he is survived by his wife, kids, grandkids and a 2002 Buick LeSabre with 38k miles on the odometer….

The Buick LeSabre was LePowered by one and only one engine – the…wait for it… legendary Buick 3800 V6.  This one is a series II engine and puts out an astounding 205 horsepower from its 3.8 liters (with those kind of power densities you can’t help but understand why the LeSabre was a best seller…).

The inside of this Buick looks like a pair of lightly used sweatpants — comfy and ready for your butt.  In a vehicle like this one, we prefer the cloth to leather, as the leather cracks and ages within months of leaving the factory but the cloth interior will survive unscathed for years.  The only time you would prefer the leather is if the owner dies in the car, as leather is easy to wipe down while cloth will require considerable shampooing and special equipment to rid it of dead guy funk.

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