1986 Buick Century Custom 2.5 Liter from North America
Awesome car, very reliable
When I got the car the water pump was starting to make a noise - replaced 3-4 months later.
When I got it, the belts were also badly worn out and replaced.
The car had 69000 original miles without a tune up - performed a tune up.
Computer went at 76000.
One belt snapped and broke at 79000.
Oxygen sensor went at 76000.
Brakes occasionally lock in the rear for no reason. Brought to 3 mechanics and they could not find the problem. Common with these cars too I guess. And no farther problems.
I've had great luck with this car despite the occasional problems associated with a 20 year old car, and it runs awesome. I have not had any major problems and other than the brakes occasionally locking up in the rear, it drives and handles well.
By far for owning nearly two years there have been no major problems and the car seems to provide great feedback when there is a problem, which allows time to get it fixed.
The paint is starting to fade and peel, but, it has served me very well and even given me awesome gas mileage. The lowest gas mileage I've ever gotten is 20 mpg and the highest was 28mpg. For a big old car this is amazing, especially considering the amount of hills I drive up and down, and the fact it sits for the majority of most weeks.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th February, 2006