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Vehicle 1998 Buick LeSabre 4dr Sdn Limited 2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL2
12v power outlet: front No Yes
15" aluminum wheels Yes No
18 gallon fuel tank w/tethered cap Yes No
2.86 axle ratio Yes No
2-speed windshield wipers w/variable delay feature Yes No
3350 cc 3.4 liters V 6 front engine with 92 mm bore, 84 mm stroke, 9.5 compression ratio, overhead valve and two valves per cylinder No Yes
3.8L (231) SFI V6 3800 Series II engine Yes No
3-point reel rear seat belts on driver side , 3-point reel rear seat belts on passenger side , lap static rear seat belts on center side No Yes
4-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission w/OD Yes No
53 liter 14.1 gallon main unleaded fuel tank No Yes
Adjustable front seat headrests Yes No
Air conditioning No Yes
Analog gauge cluster w/tachometer, voltage/oil pressure/fuel/temp gauges, oil life/level monitors Yes No
Anticorrosion warranty: duration (months): 72 or distance (miles): 100000, distance (km): 160935 No Yes
Anti-lock brakes Yes No
Audio anti-theft protection: code No Yes
Audio system with AM/FM radio and CD player No Yes
Automatic drive indicator on dashboard No Yes
Automatic four-speed transmission with lock-up, electronic control and shift lever on floor No Yes
Base coat/clear coat paint Yes No
Body color front and rear bumpers No Yes
Body side molding No Yes
Body-side stripes Yes No
Brake/transmission shift interlock Yes No
Bucket electrically adjustable driver seat with height adjustment, lumbar adjustment and one adjustment , bucket passenger seat with - adjustments No Yes
Cargo area light No Yes
Cargo capacity: all seats in place (liters): 413 and all seats in place (cu ft): 14.6 No Yes
Chrome/bright trim around side windows No Yes
City 19/hwy 30 (3.8L engine/4-speed auto trans) Yes No
Clock No Yes
Cloth 55/45 split bench seat-inc: front storage armrest w/dual cupholders Yes No
Coefficient of drag: 0.32 No Yes
Complex surface lens halogen bulb headlights No Yes
Cruise control No Yes
Day/night auto dimming rearview mirror Yes No
Day time running lights No Yes
Daytime running lights Yes No
Delayed/fade courtesy lights No Yes
Delco Freedom II Plus battery w/rundown protection Yes No
Deluxe steering wheel w/tilt-wheel adjustable column Yes No
Door pockets/bins for driver seat and passenger seat No Yes
Driver and passenger front airbag No Yes
Driver and passenger power black door mirrors No Yes
Driver and passenger vanity mirror No Yes
Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) Yes No
Dual 6-way pwr seats Yes No
Dual automatic comfortemp air conditioning w/rear seat comfortemp Yes No
Dual elect remote body-color heated rearview mirrors Yes No
Dual lighted visor vanity mirrors Yes No
Dual note horn Yes No
Electric rear window defogger Yes No
Electric remote trunk lock release Yes No
Electronic reminder tones-inc: seat belt, ignition key, headlamps/parking brake/turn signal on Yes No
Electronic speed control Yes No
Electronic traction control via ABS & engine management No Yes
Element antenna No Yes
Emission control level FED No Yes
ETR AM/FM stereo w/pwr loading cassette, seek-scan, digital clock, concert sound II 6-speaker system Yes No
Extendable/supplemental front sunshades Yes No
External dimensions: overall length (mm): 4742, overall length (inches): 186.7, overall width (mm): 1781, overall width (inches): 70.1, overall height (mm): 1384, overall height (inches): 54.5, wheelbase (mm): 2718, wheelbase (inches): 107, front track (mm): 1501, front track (inches): 59.1, rear track (mm): 1506, rear track (inches): 59.3, curb to curb turning circle (mm): 10698 and curb to curb turning circle (feet): 35.1 No Yes
Fixed delivery charges: 610 No Yes
Floor covering: carpet in load area No Yes
Floor mats No Yes
Four disc brakes including two ventilated discs No Yes
Four-door sedan body style No Yes
Four-wheel ABS No Yes
Front and rear alloy wheels with 16 inch rim diam, 6.5 inch rim width and partial wheel covers No Yes
Front and rear reading lights No Yes
Front and rear tires with 225 mm tire width, 50% tire profile and S tire rating No Yes
Front ashtray No Yes
Front fog lights No Yes
Front power windows with one one-touch , rear power windows No Yes
Front/rear carpeting Yes No
Front/rear carpet savers Yes No
Front/rear door courtesy lights Yes No
Front/rear independent Dynaride suspension w/front MacPherson struts Yes No
Front/rear lap/shoulder safety belt system (outboard position only) w/front shoulder belt comfort adjuster Yes No
Front seat back storage No Yes
Front seat center armrest No Yes
Front seats cigar lighter No Yes
Front seats cup holders , rear seats cup holders No Yes
Front/side window defogger outlets Yes No
Front wheel drive Yes No
Front-wheel drive No Yes
Fuel economy EPA highway (l/100km): 8.1, EPA highway (mpg): 29, EPA city (l/100km): 11.8 and EPA city (mpg): 20 No Yes
Full car warranty: duration (months): 36 or distance (miles): 36000, distance (km): 57936 No Yes
Full dashboard console with open storage box , full floor console with covered storage box , partial overhead console with open storage box No Yes
Full trunk trim Yes No
Headlight control with dusk sensor No Yes
Heat reflective glass No Yes
Height adjustable 3-point reel front seat belts on driver seat and passenger seat No Yes
Illuminated entry system No Yes
Immobilizer No Yes
Inside hood-lock release Yes No
Internal dimensions: front headroom (mm): 973, front headroom (inches): 38.3, rear headroom (mm): 953, rear headroom (inches): 37.5, front hip room (mm): 1293, front hip room (inches): 50.9, rear hip room (mm): 1290, rear hip room (inches): 50.8, front leg room (mm): 1069, front leg room (inches): 42.1, rear leg room (mm): 922, rear leg room (inches): 36.3, front shoulder room (mm): 1361, front shoulder room (inches): 53.6, rear shoulder room (mm): 1331, rear shoulder room (inches): 52.4, interior volume (liters): 2582 and interior volume (cu ft): 91.2 No Yes
Leather covered steering wheel with tilt adjustment No Yes
Lights-inc: front/rear door operated front header courtesy/reading/rear roof rail courtesy/reading, instrument panel courtesy, ashtray, glove box, trunk, engine compartment Yes No
Load restraint net No Yes
Lockable glove compartment No Yes
Lower body-color body-side moldings Yes No
Low fuel level warning No Yes
Low washer fluid level warning No Yes
Luxury trim leather on gearknob No Yes
Metallic paint , black paint , gloss paint No Yes
Moldings-inc: roof drip, wheel opening, belt reveal Yes No
Multi-function control lever w/turn signal, headlamp high/low beam, wiper/ washer controls Yes No
Multi-point injection fuel system No Yes
P205/70R15 all-season SBR WSW tires Yes No
PASS-Key II theft deterrent system Yes No
Power: 127 kW , 170 HP SAE @ 4800 rpm; 200 ft lb , 271 Nm @ 4000 rpm No Yes
Powertrain warranty: duration (months): 36 or distance (miles): 36000, distance (km): 57936 No Yes
Pwr door locks w/memory, lockout protection, delayed locking Yes No
Pwr front disc/rear drum brakes Yes No
Pwr rack & pinion steering Yes No
Pwr windows lockout feature Yes No
Pwr windows w/driver-side express down, passenger lockout feature Yes No
Rear door child security locks Yes No
Rear view mirror No Yes
Rear window antenna Yes No
Rear window with defogger No Yes
Remote control remote trunk/hatch release No Yes
Remote keyless entry w/security feedback, perimeter lighting, instant alarm, individually programmable transmitters Yes No
Remote power locks includes trunk/hatch No Yes
Road-side assistance warranty: duration (months): 36 or distance (miles): 36000, distance (km): 57936 No Yes
Seating: five seats No Yes
Six speakers No Yes
Soft ray tinted glass Yes No
Solar-ray solar control windshield Yes No
Spacesaver steel rim internal spare wheel No Yes
Stainless steel exhaust system Yes No
Strut front suspension independent with stabilizer bar and coil springs , multi-link rear suspension independent with stabilizer bar and coil springs No Yes
Tachometer No Yes
Theater dimming light feature w/delayed entry/exit lighting Yes No
Three asymmetrical bench front facing rear seats with zero adjustments No Yes
Tinted glass on cabin No Yes
Trim level: GL2 No Yes
Trunk convenience net Yes No
Trunk/hatch spoiler No Yes
Twilight Sentinel headlamp control Yes No
Two height adjustable head restraints on front seats No Yes
Unleaded fuel No Yes
Upgraded cloth/velour seat upholstery with additional upgraded cloth/velour No Yes
Vehicle speed proportional power steering No Yes
Ventilation system with recirculation setting No Yes
Weights: curb weight (kg) 1407 and curb weight (lbs) 3103 No Yes
Windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe No Yes
Wraparound composite tungsten halogen headlamps Yes No

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