2001 Buick Century 3.1 liter V6 gas
Dangerous, poor quality, reliability and no resale value
Transmission problems at 24000 km.
instrument cluster problems at 22000 km.
EGR valve problems at 30000 km.
Engine threw a rocker arm at 56000 km.
Rear brakes require adjustment every 6000 km
Driver's seat sagged and lost support at 30000 km.
A serious lack of overall quality permeates this car. I have had many GM Buick/Olds/Chevy products, and maintain my vehicles well, but there is no amount of maintenance that can overcome the poor engineering/assembly and design of this vehicle's components. Such a disappointing vehicle, that I will never again purchase a new/newer GM product. Current repair costs on this vehicle would be 2 to 3 times its resale value, and it only has 56000 pampered kilometers (less than 35000 miles) on it! They should have let GM go bankrupt and saved future customers from economic trauma.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 7th April, 2013
8th Apr 2013, 16:44
Not everyone's experience is like yours. My last 4 cars have been Buicks, and I have not had any significant trouble with any of them. While they are not as comfortable as the older ones, they are nice dependable vehicles in my experience.
9th Apr 2013, 15:04
This is a very very rare exception to GM's impeccable reliability and high quality. No GM vehicle we have owned has required any repairs before 100,000 miles. A few years ago we sold a Buick (a LeSabre) that had run flawlessly for well over a quarter of a million miles.
For decades Buick has traded places for the world's most reliable car with Lexus. I'd buy a Buick in a heartbeat without a single worry. Our family has owned 3 and 5 series BMW's and C and E class Mercedes. None of them was any more reliable than the much less expensive GM cars, such as Buick.
10th Apr 2013, 11:22
Sorry, but the comments about Buick are not correct. Lexus has for years been at the top of the most reliable car list.
12th Apr 2013, 15:46
Check the facts, not Toyota ads. The Buick has traded places for number one with Lexus for two decades.