The best car overall that I have ever had the privilege of driving
The transmission failed at 260,000 Km.
Windshield wipers were not always reliable. They should have been replaced.
Air conditioning stopped working at about 200,000 Km.
Auto-reverse on tape deck would stick. I replaced the whole stereo because it was annoying.
This car was very reliable considering how old it was and how badly I abused it.
It was above average for winter driving and it would start at temperatures bellow -40 degrees.
The paint was incredible. It had no rust when I had to get rid of it.
The car was reasonable on gas especially compared to other large cars. I could get 27 miles to the gallon on the highway.
My favorite feature of the car was that it was mediocre at accelerating but once over the speed of 65 MPH it was fast. I have surprised a few Honda Civics and the like with it.
The car was very comfortable and spacious for five people.
I was rear-ended four times (bumper was dented), had two fender benders with it and put it in the ditch while driving too fast and it was only dented slightly.
This car did everything at least reasonably well. It had ample power, comfort, fuel economy (if you behaved) and it looked good. It didn't corner well but it was not sloppy in the handling department. I recently drove a 1997 Buick LeSabre and I would not have traded it for the Buick I had.
If the safety inspection where I live were not so oppressive and if I could have afforded to get it inspected at the time I would still have it today.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th July, 2001