In the past 18 years:
At least 5 sets of tires.
Power steering pump.
4 or 5 exhausts.
Driver's seat in 1990.
Brake pads and shoes.
A/C has been recharged at least 3 times.
Normal services.... all I can think of off hand.
I can't believe the old bag ran this long, and I don't think she'll quit anytime soon. For the past 18 years I've driven her back and forth to work from my home in Rochester MN to work in Albert Lea, MN. I have another beater I drive when the roads are sloppy in the winter, this has kept the car nearly rust-free!!! The car has never left me stranded, The only time is my fault one Halloween Eve when I tried to take it home during an ice storm.
The 403 V8 Sucks gas like a dump truck, but it makes up for it with performance. The engine burns about a quart of oil every 4,000 miles.
This was the second year of the "Downsized Buicks", which look like a Monster next to a modern Park Ave. It may not have heated seats, GPS, CD player with Bose surround, or other modern fancy gadgets, but it has something many modern cars don't --------RELIABILITY!!--- My wife has a 1993 Honda Accord, and she's spent more in the past three years on repairs than I have the past 18 with the Buick. My wife wants me to buy something smaller, newer, and more "economical", but I can't bear to part with it!!!! I'll drive this old POS into the ground, or maybe vice-versa.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th July, 2000