1976 Buick Century Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1976 Buick Century Custom Sedan 8 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1976
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 8 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 miles
Most recent distance48000 miles

Summary:

One of the best cars I've ever driven

Faults:

Blown transmission.

Replaced heating core.

Replaced alternator.

Flat tire plus three bald tires ready to blow at any moment.

No dash lights.

Brakes are going out.

Driver's side seat belt occasionally doesn't come out for use.

Some minor interior and exterior damage.

Suspension sags to the left.

Passenger side speaker blown.

Needle that tells you what gear you're in is broken.

Engine has been rebuilt.

Transmission fluid eater.

General Comments:

This was my first car. My parents bought it in the early 90's and it's been in and out of our family many times since then. Up there it says we got it in '92. That's just a guess since I don't know.. Same with the starting mileage.

I've taken this thing everywhere, on road, off road, through bad weather, good weather, and everything in between.

Right now it is undriveable because of the transmission and brakes, but I plan to fix it eventually after my current car is 100%.

Anyway, this car has taken me all over and never let me down. I've left it without fuel oil or transmission fluid for days at a time and not one complaint. One of the tires blew on me, so that was replaced.

The thing I liked most in this car is how it handles in the snow. I've never even spun the (bald) tires on ice or snow, and it accelerates quicker than my mom's Chevy, and sounds like a tank coming down the road.

I'd definitely go Buick again, even if people think they're for "old ladies".

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th February, 2001

2nd Apr 2003, 22:21

I own a 1976 Buick Century with the 350 engine, and 3 speed automatic. I haven't gotten that many problems with my Buick, and it has 124,500 miles on it. I think that this car deserves Chevy's slogan- Like A Rock. This car is like a boat on the road. I throughly love this car.

5th Feb 2006, 13:32

I got my 1976 Buick Century in 1982. It was bought new by my father, and given to me in my senior year in high school. I beat the hell out of it when I first got it. Rebuilt the tranny, new carb, alternator, fuel pump, shocks, springs etc. But the engine has 138,000 original miles and is still going strong. Although I only take it out once in a blue moon, I still love her. Here is a link to some pictures of her.

http://www.buicks.net/show_and_shine/BUICKS/

7th Jun 2008, 13:45

My dad is givin' me a 1976 Buick Century, but I've only looked at the body and I need 4 new tires, new bumper, new doors, new seats, and a new paint job. I still haven't looked at the engine.

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 3 reviews