1981 Buick Park Avenue Review from North America

1981 Buick Park Avenue 5.0L, 307 cu.in.

Year of manufacture1981
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 5.0L, 307 cu.in. Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 kilometres
Most recent distance240000 kilometres
Previous carHyundai Sonata


Very reliable


Water pump leaked.

Transmission rebuild at 200 000km.

4 rear gear changed (never made a burnout!)

Rust around windshield.

Ball joints and tie rod end.

General Comments:

I love this car! My father bought it from my uncle in 1992, and gave it to me at may 2002, after the engine blew out. Pull out the engine to made rebuild it. Very cheap to repair and very easy to do, if I compare to my 1991 Hyundai Sonata. The only negative point is the fuel economy, but it's not too bad if you consider the weight of the car. Not worst than a SUV.

It need to be repainted, but the rebuilding of the engine made a hold in my money. And there's no rust on the underbody! Not bad for a 21 years old daily driver car used in salt and snow of the Quebec.

I wish to keep it for ever!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th June, 2002

Average review marks: 9.3 / 10, based on 1 review