1985 Buick Skylark
It's a piece of junk
My dad bought this car for me. It was painted blue with a black hood and lots of rust, (in the sun light the roof actually looked red). The previous owner redid the engine right before my dad bought it.
One of the struts was bad so the car leaned sideways.
The seats had burn marks from cigarettes.
The center consul was detachable.
After I received the car, the oil started leaking, (it was never fixed).
There were 2 gas leaks in less than a week.
My mechanic was going to replace a belt for me. As he was looking over the car, he noticed the muffler looked odd. When he reached up, his hand went through the muffler without any force.
The floor boards in the front of the car had holes in them all the way through, (the mechanic attached a sheet of metal to hold the floor to the car).The one floor mat had never been replaced so if you picked it up, you could see the ground and the original color of the interior.
The last time I ran the car, it had a problem not wanting to start. Here it was that there was either a crack in the block or another problem since water was running over into the oil.
The car was a beater from the start and ended that way.
The best part about the car was that it had an alarm system that was worth half as much as the car. Believe it or not, the alarm system actually worked. It even went off every time my dad moved the seat in the car or stepped out, (it never did this to anyone else).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st September, 2004
20th Jun 2005, 16:10
Well you obviously must have upset your dad in some way... it sounds like to me the car was in just very poor condition... it wasn't well taken care of! all of your complaints were about the condition the car was in and lack of a good mechanic... nothing really about the car itself... I wish your dad more luck/skill next time in purchasing a used vehicle... it usually helps when you open your eyes!
(Smile) sorry if that seemed rude!
1985 Buick Skylark (Owner) and Lover!!! "The Lark"