Buick Skylark Review from Norway

1979 Buick Skylark Limited 2.8 V6

Model year1980
Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired175000 miles
Most recent distance198000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

Cheap, quiet and comfortable

Faults:

Nothing.

Some rust on the car, because of the Norwegian winter and dry climate.

General Comments:

It's a cheap, quiet and comfortable car. It's not too roomy, but has a large trunk.

The engine delivers decent power and very good highway economy. The cars uses about 0.8 l/mil at the highway and 1.3 l/mil in the city.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th December, 2009

18th Dec 2009, 17:08

I wish I still had mine. It was a '78 coupe and the engine is actually a 3.8, which they put in the later models before they quit making them (the earlier ones had a straight 6) with the exception of the V8 models. I have many good memories of that car.

My brother now has a '76 Nova however, which is the exact same car as the Skylark on the same chassis, BUT my brother's Nova has the 305 V8 in it, which would blow the doors off that 'ol Skylark I used to own!

Truly the end of a great era for the American automobile. They quit making this wonderful body style in '79. (Skylark, Nova, Olds Omega, Pontiac Ventura).

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 1 review