1991 Buick Century Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1991 Buick Century Custom 3.3 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.3 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired165000 miles

Summary:

Great vehicle for first time buyers

Faults:

When I had purchased the car, it needed shocks, brakes, and lights.

Power steering needs fluid once in a while.

Front seat needs a bolt.

Other than that, excellent shape.

General Comments:

The V-6 3300 is a very powerful, reliable, and ease of maintenance engine. It has lots of power.

My friends thought I had bought a lemon. Turns out, the Buick Century proves to be an almost costless vehicle. Though I have bought shocks, brakes, lights, and new inspection stickers, the car has proves to be very reliable and durable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 14th February, 2003

1991 Buick Century Custom 6 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 6 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired99000 miles
Most recent distance108000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Lumina

Summary:

This is definitely in which to invest.

Faults:

Cruise control, turn signal lever on wheel, and tires were replaced when I bought the car in December of 2001, at 99,000 miles.

Engine began rattling at 107,000 miles, but has stopped with an oil change and lube.

Replaced serpentine belt at 108,000 miles.

General Comments:

I really enjoy my car.

It has held up fairly well with a recent college graduate that drives a lot as its primary (and basically only) driver. (I am very protective of my car and very cautious of who drives it.)

The condition is wonderful. The previous owner really took care of the car. The seating looks brand new. The car still has the original coat of paint on it and it still looks good. There are no signs of rust anywhere.

It is very reliable. I have driven over 9,000 miles in the last 6 months due to commuting to and from college and work. The car has not let me down. It has not given me any major problems. I feel that this car is definitely a car to invest in.

I love my car. I take care of my car and make sure it gets the recommended oil change/lube every 3 months/3,000 miles. If there is a weird noise, I make sure the car gets in the shop to be looked at. I drive defensively in my car, although rather fast at times, in order to keep from getting in accidents.

My theory is that to have a good car, there must be a driver-car relationship. You take care of it, it will take care of you.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th August, 2002

2nd Sep 2002, 21:56

I have driven my family's Buick Century for about a year now and its great! I love it even though it is a grandma car. Before it was mine it looked great until my dad got in an accident during the winter, gave it a great dimple you could say. The paint hasn't held up like this reviewsaid their's has, but it is smooth and powerful. Runs 100% better than my friends '95 Ford Escort LX. Great at 65-75mph on the through-way. Hers may look nicer, but mine is a far better car.

1991 Buick Century Custom 3.3L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.3L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 miles
Most recent distance120012 miles

Summary:

The best K-Car out there

Faults:

Suspension problem with front right suspension system causing pull to the right. Fixed easily and cheaply.

General Comments:

This car has seen it all, and will probably survive until it explodes or falls apart. One of the most reliable cars I've ever seen.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th April, 2002

24th Dec 2002, 15:07

Huh?? The Buick Century isn't a K-car... The K-car chassis was designed by Chrysler and was used on the Dodge Aries/Plymouth Reliants ect. Also used on the Dodge Shadow/Plymouth Sundance. No such thing as a K-car Century.

21st Jun 2010, 17:53

As the above commentor said (8 years ago - LOL), the Century isn't a K car. But to anyone wondering, I thought I would clarify that it's a General Motors A-platform.

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