1984 Buick Century Review

1984 Buick Century Limited 2.5 Tech4 from North America

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.5 Tech4 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired145000 miles
Most recent distance171000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Celebrity


Cheap on the outside, BUICK on the inside


A few exhaust problems, but it was an old car.

Power locks don't work real well.

Had a main bearing go out at 145,000 miles and replaced the engine.

Water pump went bad.

General Comments:

I bought the car from my aunt when the motor went bad. I put in another 2.5 with 125,000 miles from a field beater Celebrity I had. I didn't rebuild the motor, but it got me to 171,000.

The water pump quit and I ended up pushing the motor past its old limits. I'm not going to fix it because everything is started to rust out on it, so its not worth replacing the motor.

The car has been great to me besides that. Cheap to run, never left me stranded except at my house... and it RIDES LIKE A BUICK!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th January, 2001

Average review marks: 9.2 / 10, based on 1 review