1981 Buick Electra Review

1981 Buick Electra Limited 5.0 V8 from North America

Model year1981
Year of manufacture1981
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 5.0 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired115873 miles
Most recent distance116011 miles
Previous carBuick Electra


An excellent choice of transportation


Well I just purchased this car for a project. So far I will only need to have a new muffler put on it. It does have a few places in the dash cover that are cracked. It also has a sagging headliner, which is no big deal. I drove this car home, and it drove excellent.

General Comments:

I purchased this car earlier today to replace a 1977 Buick Electra that got totalled 2 weeks ago. I will miss my old '77, but this car has my love now.

This car belonged to an elderly woman who has had it since it was brand new. It is a good looking gold with a cream full vinyl roof. It has a good tan interior with excellent pillow top seats, and everything looks good except for the headliner and dash cover, which I will be replacing.

The car ran and drove excellent, but will need a new muffler because it is a bit loud.

Well this car will be a daily driver, and I think I'm going to like it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th September, 2010

20th Sep 2010, 11:35

Lovely car. Presumably a 307, so it should have at least another 100,000 miles in it, maybe 200. Is it the overdrive transmission?

23rd Sep 2010, 19:08

I'm the poster of this review. Yes, it has a 3 speed transmission with overdrive. I also agree this car will probably last a long time. They sure don't make them like this any more. I love it.

Average review marks: 10.0 / 10, based on 1 review