2000 Buick Century Limited Gas from North America
Great car. Besides the road noise and gas mileage
Since I have acquired the car, not a lot has gone wrong.
The rear passenger window stopped working at around 77k miles.
Had to replace a tie rod around 78k miles.
The car started to shake while at idle, and at low speed. From reading forums, I found out it was because the spark plugs needed to be replaced.
The original owner had died, and the car spent 3 years parked and not being driven. The car got its transmission overhauled around 50k. The second owner only drove it for about 5k, which was a friend of mine. I bought it from him.
The car is a dream. Very spacious. Everyone jokes and say it's a boat. It is very comfortable and smooth; you can't feel the road, but the road noise kind of sucks. It is not a sports car, so speed demons should not really get one. If you like a comfortable smooth ride, it is good for that.
The radio is not that great, but I could care less. Everything is still stock on it.
I'm taking very good care of it, because they last very long. Bought the car for $2k, but valued at $4k by KBB for a private seller.
As long as you take good care of the car, it will last you.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th October, 2012
20th Oct 2012, 11:47
My great grandma had an '03. I had contemplated buying it for a second car, or even replacing my newer car and eliminating a car payment. She had taken very good care of it, and it only had less than 40K miles when she had to stop driving. I had a Park Avenue and the Century rode just about as smoothly. Alas my cousin ended up buying it for $5K, she needed it a lot more than I did (her old Cavalier was falling apart).
I really like the Buicks from the late '90s to the mid 2000s. In my opinion they had great looks, very comfortable rides as well as great fuel economy.
I now have an Enclave, which I really like, but it doesn't match my old Park Avenue for comfort or ease of driving, and fuel economy is at least 5 MPG less. I will never understand why all car manufacturers these days seem to want all cars to look like sports models and ride the same way.