1983 Buick Century Reviews

1983 Buick Century Limited Sedan 3.8V6 from North America

Model year1983
Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership1983
Most recent year of ownership1994
Engine and transmission 3.8V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired3 miles
Most recent distance59000 miles
Previous carAudi Fox

Summary:

"Sandy will always be in our hearts forever."

Faults:

During the first few years of owning the car, it was fine. Then once it turned 10 years old, major things happened to the car.

General Comments:

My wife and I bought the car brand new in 1983. It was like a sand beige color with burgundy interior. It had all of the power buttons in it. It did have the deluxe wheel covers as well on it.

At first, we began to really like the car. All 3 of our kids, who are now grown up and have kids of their own, liked the car as well. The car was very roomy, very comfortable, and lots of power while on the road.

The reason for getting rid of the car? Well, with all of the problems that we had with it once it turned 10 years old, we felt it was time to get rid of it. We made the foolish mistake of trading it in at the time for a brand new 1994 Ford Taurus. Now that was a big mistake!

There are times when my wife and I wish we could have just had it fully repaired so that we could still enjoy driving it. However, we do indeed miss the car that we called "Sandy".

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th September, 2006

11th Sep 2006, 10:53

Buick Centurys were not available with a 3.8 liter V6 in 1983. Your car either had the 2.8 Liter or 3.0 Liter V6, or else it is a newer model.

1983 Buick Century Limited Sedan 2.5 Liter EFI 4-cyl from North America

Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership1986
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.5 Liter EFI 4-cyl Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 miles
Most recent distance511000 miles
Previous carPontiac Catalina

Summary:

Love it!

Faults:

Water pump.

Transmission at 366,000 miles.

A/C recharged twice.

At least three complete exhausts.

Not much besides normal maintenance.

General Comments:

Never thought I'd see one of my cars run this long. It runs like a new car, and isn't too terribly rusty yet.

All the original electronics work.

Gets up to 34 MPG on the highway sometimes. Hardly burns any oil.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th September, 2000

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 2 reviews