1993 Buick Century Special 3.3L V6 from North America
I'm keeping it, and it's paid for!
Lower ball joints the first year.
3 sets of front brakes.
2 sets of tires.
Rear brakes and rotors in 2007.
Drivers side front wheel bearing in 2006, and front passenger side wheel bearing in 2007, because of humming
Serpentine drive belt.
Power seat switch for lumbar adjustment.
Rubber fuel filler hose from filler neck to gas tank.
Drivers window clip.
Front turn signal lenses.
Front brake hose.
This is the first decent car I owned; since I always owned beaters before.
I got it from a gentleman at my work who was selling it for his elderly mother in-law, who was just diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Since he liked to vacation a lot during the weekends, he did not want to deal with the hassle of selling it, so he sacrificed the car for $3,500 dollars.
After an evening of test driving the car, I told him the next morning that I would buy the car. I drove it home the following Monday.
When I got the car, one month shy of the terrorist attacks of 2001, it had no rust on it, and a low mileage of 39,500. That was then.
Today I am still driving the car, and I have no plans to get rid of it. While everyone is going broke making payments on cheaply made brand new American cars, I have a car that is known for being reliable that is paid for! Why do I have to buy new? It may have a few rust spots, but it will probably outlast my Mom's 2001 Dodge Stratus!
The car still drives as nice as the day I bought it. The 3 speed automatic transmission shifts great, and it was the best option for this car, since it is known for being bulletproof.
The 3.3L V6 has plenty of power. So much power that my friend buried the speedometer needle while driving it on the expressway! He said the car wanted to go faster!
The only major repair I have done to the car is the front wheel bearings. Since garages wanted 300 dollars a side, I bought the tools for $25.00, and replaced them myself. The part cost $80.00 at Advance Auto. If you know how to replace the front brakes on these cars, the wheel bearing replacement is just as easy.
If I ever decide to buy another car, I am either going to buy a Chevy truck, or a foreign car like a Toyota or Honda. I don't trust American cars anymore! Whatever I buy, I am going to research Carsurvey.org first!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th June, 2007