1990 Buick Century 3.3L from UK and Ireland
The 1991 Buick Century is the best all round car that I have ever driven - SIMPLY SPLENDID!
The computer fuel management had to be replaced at 81500 miles. It was a $400CDN job - AND THAT'S IT FOR REPAIRS in 14 years of same family ownership!
My Father had always been a GM fan dating from his first car in the 1930s. Once I reached driving age, I was given 'hand me down' Buicks and Oldsmobiles from my Dad. Even on a student budget and on a junior rungs of my Army career, I could always afford to maintain and put fuel into these cars.
I have inherited my Dad's 1991 Buick and have driven thousands of miles in it. The engine performance has been faultless. The ride is perfect and noise levels minimal. I work in the UK, and the ride/noise levels are similar to that of a Jaguar - without the headaches and expense!
Routine servicing and checks are a must, but you will be rewarded with a long-lasting car with plenty of 'go' and reliability.
Good in town and great on the highway, this old Buick sits for months in my garage in Canada until I come home on leave once or twice a year. For over five years now, this car 'fires up' on the first crank of the engine.
It is the only car that my 6ft 2in frame can sit in and drive 12 hours covering hundreds of miles in all weathers and still be comfortable. This is not my experience with the Mercs and BMWs I have owned in Europe (although VWs, Peugeots and Citroen have been good for driver comfort - but at a price!).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th February, 2007