1984 Buick Park Avenue Reviews

1984 Buick Park Avenue from North America

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired124000 miles
Most recent distance136000 miles
Previous carMazda Protege

Summary:

If only it wasn't yellow

Faults:

When I bought it, it needed:

-New gas tank

-Gas lines

-Brake lines

-Front rotors/pads

-Motor for the heater fan.

Requires pumping the gas pedal to start if it's been sitting for more than 3 hours.

Power door locks are dead.

Replaced rear brakes.

Brakes (brand new) still rumble when slowing down from 55mph+.

Hubcap lock tool was missing so the mechanic had his own way of getting them off and took off the locking mechanisms.

"Hop" in one tire. They were all mismatching when I bought it so I replaced all four.

Chrome trim on the dashboard is wearing away in some areas leaving butter-yellow plastic showing.

A/C doesn't work.

Cruise Control doesn't work.

Passenger side Park Avenue logo should light up when headlights are on. It flickers once in awhile, but mostly is dead.

Rear speakers are dying.

The color. It's a horrible cream yellow with a brown top. I wish I could paint it.

General Comments:

This car has been surprisingly good to me considering it's age and the fact that it was driven by a 20 year old kid for a few years. I can tell he didn't care for it too much because the rear quarter on the passenger side is all damaged. There's also a dent on the front driver side up near the parking light, and the bumper and headlight trims are all cracked.

But it still runs strong once I get it running. Steering is smooth and easy. I love driving it. Acceleration is slow, but I don't plan to race this car at all.

I bought it for comfort and style. The seats really are like two big Lazy-Boys (as another reviewer put it). Steering wheel is smooth hard plastic as opposed to big bulky rubber ones you find on most cars today that you can barely grip onto. Aside from the chrome trim, everything looks brand new inside the car. Interior really holds up well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th August, 2006

1984 Buick Park Avenue Electra 307 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 307 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired64000 miles
Most recent distance69000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

The most reliable vehicle I've ever driven

Faults:

Replaced tires at 72,000 miles

Replaced heater core at 78,000 miles

Full brake service at 80,000 miles.

General Comments:

This car has been a running champ since I bought her last year. Granted I have only had her a year-I previously owned an 80's model Cadillac Fleetwood... and my Buick I think drives better and has been more reliable. She still has low miles and is still in showroom condition, but she not only looks, but runs just as strong. She has survived three road trips to and from Chicago to Fort Collins, Colorado without any problems. In blazing heat and in bitter cold, she has still yet to hesitate or not start for me.

All my electronics and components still work perfectly. My power seats and door lock to the motors in the doors for the windows work like the car was brand new. I love this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th February, 2004

14th Nov 2004, 07:52

We live in the country on a dirt road. You would think that It would be A mess well it's not. Are car is not a show car, but it could be. This car can drive through 2 feet of snow easily. It is in perfect working condition. I'm only 13 And I Know this is of grade a quality car. This Car drove Us from St. Andrews New Brunswick To Ottawa Ontario with no problems. I have one problem you can't find any pictures on the Internet and I want a desktop background. Any way it's a great car.

13th May 2007, 21:53

I bought my Park Ave from a friend for $400 last August and it's been the most reliable car I have ever owned. It has over 130,000 miles on it and I have been using it daily and have run it on several 240 mile round trips. It runs like a champ and rides better than the 98 Monte Carlo I owned until recently. I put it in the ditch in a bad storm where it hit a dirt embankment at 30-40 mph and it did nothing to it, it didn't even so much as stall! I love my old Buick and wouldn't dream of selling it. I intend to drive it until it dies!

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 3 reviews