1990 Buick Century Custom 3.3L from North America
Comfortable, reliable, has power... A mover, not a shaker
Radiator, fuel pump, fuel injectors, full brake service short of the master cylinder.
Best car I have ever owned. Yes I had problems with it, but it sat for over 2 years before I purchased from the original owner, a 88 year old lady. She never replaced a thing on it in the 15+ years she drove it except the oil.
I bought it from her for 600 bucks, plugged the battery back in, and it fired right up and has ran great ever since.
The fuel pump and injectors went out one by one. Being a 18 year old car that sat for 2 years though, things could have gone worse. The fuel pump was a big buy, but I was replacing injectors as they shorted out over about 9 months for about 45 bucks a pop.
The brakes also were never replaced or the tires.
When it was all said and done, I had about 1400 bucks dropped into this car and I haven't had a single problem.
I have put 30K+ miles on it, and plan on putting 100K more. Every mechanic I've talked to has told me the GM 3300 and 3800 engines will run forever.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th June, 2008