1980 Buick Century Limited 4.3 liter 265 V8


This Buick Century is a good solid car, and a pleasure to drive


I replaced the following immediately after I purchased the car.

Fuel pump.

Fuel lines.

Steering pump.



Rear shocks.

General Comments:

This car is the most comfortable car to drive I have owned.

It handles and brakes very well, and is surprisingly fast.

The interior is roomy, plush and very comfortable.

All the controls function properly and are easy to reach.

However, the car sits low, and getting in and out of it is awkward.

It would be nice to have intermittent wipers; it's a hassle to keep hitting the switch when there is a light drizzle outside.

No cup holders.

On this model, the rear windows are sealed and have only a vent to open. Not good for me.

This car has no on board computer system, which is a plus for me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th January, 2009

1980 Buick Century 4-door 3.8


The iron buick


Nothing went wrong.

General Comments:

This was my first car. "THE IRON BUICK"; somehow it picked up that nickname. I drove this thing pretty hard, had it a lot of places that I and the car should not have been. This car was surprisingly fast! I gave it a good tune up and when you put the pedal down, it would really jump. To this day, 16 years later, this is the most comfortable vehicle I have owned, and it rode like a dream, even being 11 years old when I first got it. You could hardly dent it with a hammer, it was reliable, perfect gearing for city or highway. It actually passed on to my sister as her first car, then to 2 others as their firsts. I kind of wonder where it is now.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th October, 2006

6th Jul 2010, 13:36

I currently have a 1980 Century as my daily driver. It is a great car. Even at 30 years old, it still runs and drives like it did back then.

The car is comfortable to drive and it's a cruiser. You will be going 80mph and will never know it until you read the speedometer.

The body and paint have held up great over the years, interior as well. It hasn't required much maintenance at all. The 3.8 is simple to work on.

I am debating whether or not to sell the Buick to get something newer, new cars aren't near the quality as the old ones, and I think the old girl is good for another 30 years.

Mileage is unknown but I wish I knew.

1980 Buick Century limited sedan 4.9 liter pontiac 301 cu in


Good car cheap parts all around. I like it for being my first car


Well recently I just started to fix it up because it was sitting in my drive way for about 5 years so I had to replace a bunch of stuff ill just make a list:

Battery Died.

Replace Radiator hoses both top and bottom.

Fuel filter and fuel line.

Change Transmission filter and oil seal's Front seal and Back seal.

Fix exhaust leak and get whole new exhaust system.

Put in new Head Gasket.

Need to align the wheels.

Some paint peeling from bird poop.

New air cleaner and new air cleaner hose.

New breather

Need new tires badly

General Comments:

This car is fast I don't know the top speed, but it can hall its own and then some, but it still needs work.

Interior good.

It ran right when I put a new battery in it sounded like CRAP though.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th August, 2003

1980 Buick Century 4.9litre


Rear wheel drive, ineficient V8 powered fun


Transmission burnt out. I bought another from a wrecker and had it re-built by a dodgy, but cheap workshop near Andrews Air Force Base.

Rear brake cylinder "popped". I bought an Indian made replacement and fited it myself.

Disks scored on account of worn pads. Driving in Wash DC with all those useless "stop all way" intersections I barely made 3 000 between new front disk pads.

Air conditioner compressor stopped working. Didn't bother fixing it.

Air pump broke down. Bought a new one for $30 or thereabouts.

Front bearing assembly overheated. Off to the wreckers for another one.

Passenger front electric window switch missing: wires had to be joined to operate the windows.

General Comments:

For US$500 ot was a ball of fun. I kept accurate records of fuel consumption which varied by 2 mpg between vicar-like driving and Dangio-of-the-gravel pits type driving.

The kids in my area loved it. Everyone else had BMWs, Volvos and the like, while the Aussies of the street drove American! How patriotic are Americans again? In those days As American as Apple Pie also applied to Honda!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 9th April, 2002