1971 Buick Electra Review

1971 Buick Electra 225 455 from North America

Year of manufacture1971
First year of ownership1982
Most recent year of ownership1985
Engine and transmission 455 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired127000 miles
Most recent distance165000 miles


Classic American Dream Car


Aside from routine repairs, the car was hit in the rear, so I replaced the bumper & the left taillight with a 1972 unit (Yes, they were mis-matched, but they fit).

General Comments:

This was my first car - it could have been my first apartment! But other kids had cheaper and smaller rides. I was lucky to have this classic old girl. I always wanted a Camaro or the like, but this car made me a lover of full-size luxury cars. I later had a 1977 Electra Limited and a 1970 Cadillac Sedan Deville - so yes I am hooked. By the way, the slant of the windshield is perfect for laying on the hood at the drive-in, and your buddies will fit in the trunk!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th September, 2002

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review