I just bought a Buick Century 91' last week with 123k miles on it. It seems to be in good condition. But I think the previous owners did not take care of its interior too well. The exterior too has mini dings and rust spots. The car looks good though.
Pros : Nice features inside. Runs well. Smooth cushy shocks.
Cons : poor pickup. not much power. gives only 18mpg - too bad. scary handling.
Issues : it shudders once when you gun the gas to maintain power at a good upward gradient. I don't know hoe to or whether it is worth it to fix this.
Overall it is a nice grandma car. Does things in its own laid back way. I should admit it is pretty impressive for its age and mileage.
The Buick Century is a good car. I am an automotive student and drive a Century, the car is good in snow, rain, and on gravel roads. The 3.3 liter engine is the best engine for this car. The 2.8 liter engine is slow and gets worst gas mileage than the 3.3 and has less power.
The drivetrain on this car is tough. I have had my car go airbourne by mistake and the suspension lives to talk about it. If you have a teen driver, this is a good car. Thanks Buick!!!
We were given a 1991 Buick Century for free from a friend. This car was in an accident and we figure to replace the body parts at a junkyard. This car sat for 2 years in a yard and never was maintained. The car started right up and doesn't smoke or idle badly. This car's antifreeze was like chocolate milk, It was awful that someone didn't even put antifreeze in or maintain it. This car rides like a luxury car. The interior is a nice red. I think this car has pretty good pick up. Just we need new body parts because of someone elses accident. As far as I see it's a tough car.
I wrote in 2004 about the Buick we were given for free. It's still running strong. It's paint is great, with the clearcoat not peeling!!! The paint they used was excellent. Just make sure that yours was repaired for the recall for the passenger electric seat. My husbands was not repaired and caught on fire. It's a wire that shorts under the seat.
I just obtained a '91 Buick from my father-in-law and it is an excellent car with 143,000 miles. Engine has good pick up, and the interior/exterior is very good for an 18 year old car. Due to the car sitting for extended lengths of time, there are some issues that need correcting, but I am a handy guy and can fix all of them for little money. Most of the issues are tune-up related that every car needs eventually.
The only downside that I can see so far is its tendency to wander and shudder just a bit going down the road at about 65. I took it in for an alignment and a tire rotation, and the shop told me it needed new front hubs. They quoted me $500 to fix them, but I found them at a local auto parts store for $50 a piece and am replacing them this weekend. Very easy fix with the right tools.
Overall very nice car, and nice improvement over my old (newer than this car) Cavalier. It looks nicer, rides nicer even with the shudder and wander, and has much more power.