1994 Buick Century Custom 3.1 SFI 3.1L V6 from North America
Over all, if you're looking for a solid and reliable used car, I would highly recommend this one
The only thing that has gone bad was the alternator. It died around 90,000 miles.
The engine is starting to leak oil from the lower intake manifold gasket and will need to be replaced.
I love my Buick Century custom! The styling is old for a 94, but it's a solidly built car. I've had my Century for almost 5 years now and have had no major problems... very reliable car in my opinion.
The 3100 SFI 3.1L V6 engine puts out 165hp and is smooth, quiet and has adequate power for the size of the car. These GM (General Motors) engines are notorious for leaky gaskets though.
The lower intake manifold gasket on my car started leaking oil (around 90,000 miles... I now have over 106,000 miles) and will need to be replaced eventually. I've been told it will cost $1,200 to fix. I think I'll be waiting on that until the leak gets bad enough.
For now, I just make sure to check the oil level from time to time and add more when needed.
It's no sports car, but the handling is good. Tires make a huge difference on how well this car handles, so be sure you've got some good tires.
The interior of the car is "old style" like the rest of the car, but is comfortable, roomy and relatively quiet.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th March, 2005
30th Mar 2005, 18:58
Hi, the knocking noise that you hear in the engine is the transmission ready to go it is exactly the first sign of the transmission going like mine. Now every time you move the car while it's running it makes the noise. Cot man transmissions will repair it for 1500$ I will repair mine soon because mine only has 50,000 miles on it so it is worth it I believe!