1968 Buick Skylark Review from North America

1968 Buick Skylark Custom 350

Model year1968
Year of manufacture1968
First year of ownership1975
Most recent year of ownership1977
Engine and transmission 350 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired53000 miles
Most recent distance85000 miles


Not a good one


This car had chronic cooling system problems. It ate up water pumps, and overheated frequently.

For a 350, it was not up to par. I doubt that it could go more than 90 miles per hour.

At 85,000 miles, the engine blew.

General Comments:

Normally, these were good cars, but this one was apparently a lemon.

I'm sure that the chronic cooling system problems led to the early demise of the engine.

The thumb wheel heater controls were a bad design. It took too long to adjust the controls.

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

Review Date: 25th August, 2006

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 1 review