1979 Buick Century Review

1979 Buick Century Wagon 231 V6 from UK and Ireland

Model year1979
Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 231 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 kilometres
Most recent distance83000 kilometres
Previous carVauxhall Nova


One of the most satisfying cars I've ever owned


The exhaust fell apart, the radio died, the tilt steering column worked loose, and the clock burnt out (frightening at the time but no other harm done).

It uses oil and the radiator leaks slightly.

But it has never failed to complete a journey and I have towed a few of my buddies show cars home!

General Comments:

It has adequate performance and is a great tow car. Being a wagon, my buddies like to load it up when we go to car shows.

I can't fault it for comfort and smoothness, fuel consumption is reasonable at about 20 MPG.

Despite rust getting a hold of the bodywork, I shall keep it on the road as long as I can - it has done everything I expected of it and more besides.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th August, 2008

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review