1991 Buick Century Reviews - Page 2 of 3

1991 Buick Century Custom 3.3 V6 from Somewhere

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.3 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 miles
Most recent distance188400 miles
Previous carBuick Century

Summary:

Tough reliable car

Faults:

New Radiator.

Dash Starting to Crack.

Muffler Rusted off (lots of winter road salt) other body rust.

New Alternator at 183000.

Trim tearing off exterior.

General Comments:

Good Solid reliable car.

Great Acceleration.

Decent fuel Economy 19 or so around town 29 highway.

Smooth ride, but handles like a army tank.

Not the coolest car, but one that is definitely worth buying.

Engine still has plenty of power at 180,000 plus miles.

If you find a cheap one that has been taken care of, buy it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th December, 2007

1991 Buick Century Custom 3.3 V6 from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.3 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 miles
Most recent distance112000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Delta 88

Summary:

God's gift to low income people.

Faults:

Starter died at 100,000 miles (-10 degrees)

Exhaust pipe worn out at 100,000 miles (rust)

Brake line worn out at 110,000 miles (rust)

General Comments:

This car is a GREAT investment. Not a chick magnet, but is comfortable and reliable. Engine is strong. Not a gas guzzler. This car is DIRT cheap and easy to maintain. Only bad side is this car loves Rust. For a car over 15 years old and I paid $1400 cash better than taking a bus. P.S. the stereo system is pretty good for a cheap car like this.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th March, 2007

1991 Buick Century Limited 3.3 from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.3 Automatic
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 kilometres
Most recent distance110000 kilometres
Previous carFord Aspire

Summary:

There has been better vehicles built

Faults:

The A/C compressor went at 95 000 kms.

Power Steering pump is squealing.

Seats have started to come apart at the seams.

Radio Antenna will not go up or down, stays running constantly. I have to pull the fuse to turn it off.

General Comments:

The car is a gas guzzler. I have to fill up every 4-5 days and it usually costs about 60 to fill up.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th September, 2005

30th Jan 2006, 09:53

It's a 15 year old car, not many miles on it, so why are you complaining about it? Expect things to break apart or wear apart, if the vehicle isn't driven much, or a lot.

I've pretty well had same problems, plus more on my 91 LeSabre. Its normal, and all cars go through it before they reach the end of their life..

1991 Buick Century Custom 3.3 V6 from Netherlands

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.3 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired176000 miles
Most recent distance188000 miles
Previous carBuick Century

Summary:

A very strong running car!

Faults:

The alternator was replaced just before I bought the car.

The heater core broke down.

The exhaust is just replaced.

The bodywork is getting rusty. The previous owner didn't took care of it.

Also the engine is in need of maintenance.

General Comments:

This car is really a recommendation to everybody.

It's fast enough, very comfortable, reliable and nice to see car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th July, 2005

1991 Buick Century Custom 3.3 V6 from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.3 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired146000 miles
Most recent distance164000 miles
Previous carMercury Grand Marquis

Summary:

Engineering Marvel, my hat's off to Buick

Faults:

Air conditioning compressor at 146000 miles.

General Comments:

Diamond in the rough. My friend was going to junk the car, he thought the engine was seized. It was such a nice car, I bought it for $50 and worked on it myself. It turned out the compressor was seized and I had the car running for another $50.

Beautiful car, strong running 3.3 V6 even with 164,000 miles. Doesn't burn a drop of oil and has awesome acceleration when needed. It feels much sportier than a 4dr sedan.

Wouldn't sell the car for $2500.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th October, 2004

1991 Buick Century Custom 3.3 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.3 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance216000 miles

Summary:

Excellent

Faults:

Idler pulley went out at 150,000 miles.

Alternator at 200,000 miles.

Fuel injectors at 175,000.

General Comments:

This car is awesome. Very little work required to keep operating. The engine is very good and reliable. I would still be driving this car, but it was involved in accidents. The first the rear quarter panel was damaged, then the rear right side, and the final was the front right side. The final accident severely damaged the car and the frame. Although the engine was almost sideways, it still started and ran as always. It really did better in all of its accidents then the other vehicles. The vehicles that was involved with were: a ford explorer, mercury cougar and a Chevy cavalier. I really do miss this car. This 3.3 v6 is a lot better of an engine then the 3.1 v6 in my new car. These century's are virtually indestructible and last forever and ever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd June, 2004

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 11 reviews