1990 Buick Century Limited from North America
Personal executive JET
Transmission oil seal.
I got this Buick for $1000. When I got it, it had just 80 thousand kilometres on it, so that wasn't much. The car looked REALLY nice, almost like a new car. Got 4 new summer tires with it and 4 winter tires. Wow, that was a DEAL!
The car just runs amazingly. I do admit however that I am a big Buick lover. I've had couple of them. I simply like those average luxury cars with good power and comfort.
I'm a truck driver for living, so I like the ride after work. It's got AC, automatic window, cruise control, everything in top shape. I'm still stunned I got this deal. Some coworkers don't believe that I paid 1000$ for it
That said, the car has good acceleration; it's no racer, but ain't no turtle either. You've got good power when you need it. Gas consumption, with an average half hour ride to get to work, and another one to get back home every day, mostly doing highway, costs me about 45 to 50$ week; not bad, and I do step on it on the highway (120).
So far, no problems with it. It's been a year and a half. I've got to tell you guys, comfort in this is simply amazing. I like it so much; it's like my living room. You have to pay big money to get that today in a car. The car feels luxurious and very safe going through big snow with no problem. It handles great, but when you feel a little bit sporty, the car doesn't like it, in that it bounces a lot. It's not made for that, it's more of a executive jet kind of power on the highway, with a smooth ride. You can follow any big car on the highway, no problem.
I like the big back tail light.
I changed the radio inside. I've installed a high quality one, with 2 Bose 6x9 in back, and 2 in the front. There's a USB key on the radio, and a phone plug to it with a 1000 watt amp; simply amazing. I'm a guy who likes quality, so it has to have a nice sound, and I'm satisfied.
If you see one in good condition, grab it, because they are becoming rare. I have the 3.3 motor, it's real bullet proof.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th March, 2011
12th Mar 2011, 21:20
It captures the essence of the GM A-Body as blossomed into a nice car.
The 3.3 & 4 speed OD transaxle combination is a winner - great thrust in the legal speed range - at less than 75 MPH it was sprightly, but once it shifted into direct drive, your lane turned into concrete - WET concrete. But, in context with its current-day competition, it was a very polished team.
Finally - someone recognizes the big back tail light!!! A hat tip to the lovers of the 1965 Buick Special/Skylark/GS!!!