1989 Buick Century Custom 2.5 Tech 4 from North America
A reliable and dependable car
I replaced the brakes when I first bought the car. I had to replace the brake pads 20,000 miles later.
At 90,000 miles, the car began kicking violently on the highway. I replaced a fuel injector and the problem went away.
The torque converter was replaced at 100,000 miles. I replaced the engine mounts and tensioner at the same time.
I replaced the alternator last month.
Many consider the Buick Century to be a car geared toward seniors. I agree, however, it is small enough to be enjoyed by younger generations as well. My car has survived two major wrecks, yet it lives on. So far, I have been very happy with the reliability and dependability that this car offers, and I would highly recommend it to anyone!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th July, 2001
20th Jul 2001, 15:33
I own a 1990 Century V6 3.3L and it ran good. When I got it had 58,000 miles... now it has 92,000 miles and it just blew a head gasket... I do all the maintenance on it & I wash it about twice a week. I pamper that car and I've had to replace 3 alternators, a harmonic balancer, a fuel pump, and now like I said it blew a head gasket.. I don't want to get rid of it because I've put toooooo much money in it...
28th Sep 2001, 11:57
Buy a Plymouth Acclaim. It's a comparable car with better than average reliability and supposedly better than the Century. Oh, it's cheaper to fix too.
10th Sep 2009, 22:13
The guy that said get a Acclaim has to be talking about the V6 Century. From what I hear, the V6 is garbage, I own the 4 tech and it's more reliable than any car I've ever heard of. I bought mine with 151.000 miles, and now have 205.000 miles, and only replaced the stock radiator, dog bone mount, cooling fan motor, that is it besides regular maintenance. Putting it simple, I paid 800 for the car and spent less than 300 in repairs, and it's lasted 5 years!!! I guarantee it's the most reliable car within 50000 miles from me.