1995 Buick Century V6 from North America
This 95 Buick century, map light and all, is an amazing car
Alternator needed to be replace around 60,000 Miles. The car sat in a garage for 10 years, then became a delivery vehicle. It's first winter was particularly rough starting.
Also when installing a CD player I was forced to take apart the entire dashboard, which was way more work than truly necessary. Every piece on the dash is interlocked, so you will have about five hundred different screws about. I was never able to properly reassemble the ashtray.
Also I found the location of the battery and the bar above, sometimes referred to as crush bar, to be quite horrid. Many times I spent cursing the location of said battery and bar.
This car was amazing. I would jump at the chance to own one of low mileage again. I am deeply saddened that this car did not live to see even 100,000 miles. Unfortunately the Buick Century does not have any featured which prevents other drivers from running stop signs.
The map light was perhaps the most crucial mechanism in my life for the years 2005-2007. This is probably the single best feature of the car.
This vehicle is an excellent choice for anyone looking to deliver. The comfortable bench seats in the front and back offer plenty of room. Also the previously mentioned map light is the perfect accessory to double check the locations of orders, or do anything else you have to do.
Also this car is great for long drives like vacations or even a simple road trip. It is inconspicuous and more often than not you will be mistaken for an old woman. So if avoiding flashing lights and badges is your priority, this is a car for you. When you couple this with the bench seats and the general interior design, you have a lounge on wheels.
Oh yes I feel obligated to at least mention how many cars I destroyed off the line with Grandma's last gift. Oh it was fun. Sure people caught up with me eventually, but that's when I was sick of wasting gas!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th March, 2007
19th May 2007, 17:17
Your comments about using the Buick Century to do deliveries reminded me of my days as a taxi driver in Columbia Missouri back in the late 1990's. We had a 1984 Century with the 'iron duke' four cylinder - we loved that car! Not only was it the most economical car in the fleet at that time (not a difficult feat when everything else was a Dodge Diplomat), but it was very agile handling. I remember loving the 'dome light' as we called it - I think that's the map light. Unusually bright light for checking directions.
The boss finally gave up on that car somewhere near 300,000 miles, if I remember rightly because it just staretd to look too bad, not because it broke. We never had another Century in the fleet, but we did get a few Celebrities, which inexplicably were not reliable.