2003 Buick Century Custom 3.1 V6 from North America
Efficient, comfortable, and reliable
Other than a bit of body wear and rust thanks to not being washed often by the previous owner, this car has been rock solid for me.
Routine maintenance has kept the car running perfectly for the little over 30,000 miles I've owned the car.
I really feel that a lot of thought was put into the design of this car. After having driven quite a few other cars, I'm consistently impressed by how user friendly this car is. Things like the lights shutting off after twenty minutes if left on really impress me about the car.
The build quality has held up well inside, and the interior is good in a conservative sort of way, which is my preference.
Excellent gas mileage out of the 3.1 engine, beating the EPA estimates by quite a lot in my case.
Off the line acceleration isn't the greatest, but this isn't a sports car. Highway power is fine.
The transmission is a weak point on this car, but fingers crossed it hasn't failed me so far. Another common issue with this car is strut tower rust, but that hasn't been an issue on my car yet.
Overall if I had to do it again, I'd still choose a Century. Maintain it well and it will take care of you.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd January, 2015