1988 Buick Park Avenue from North America
Sports car disguised as a grandpa car
Air conditioning has had a minor leak for some time, but we didn't realize what it was until the air was no longer blowing cold.
Replaced front wheel hub after bearing went bad.
Alternator died during road trip, hottest day of summer. Barely had enough momentum left to get into emergency lane of highway. Thank goodness for cell phones!
Headliner falling down.
Ignition module had to be replaced after the car ran out of gas and module fried during restart. Would have been $800+ at dealership to fix, we replaced it ourselves for $312.
Paint is peeling in places.
Door seals are falling apart, so road noise is pretty bad.
Other than the headliner, the interior is still in beautiful condition, still quite plush after all these years.
Incredibly powerful car for its size. Accelerates up major mountains with ease, no loss of power. Engine and transmission still run like it's new.
Fuel economy is 32 miles per gallon on the highway, 28 in town, and that's with the air conditioner running.
Very reliable car, worth every penny we paid for it and more. I never hesitate to take off cross country with it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd August, 2003
13th Aug 2006, 16:21
I just purchased a 1988 Park Avenue for $300.00 with a 124,000 miles and was a little Leary on driving it from Indiana to North Carolina. Then thanks to google I found this web site and amazed at the good comments on this car. BUT not until you mentioned Mountains was I at ease.
Thank You Paul.