1989 Buick Park Avenue 3.8 V6 from North America
Great old car
Exhaust pipe rusted through. (20 year old original).
Spark plugs & wires.
Front seat dome lights haven't worked since I got it, rears work OK. Not bad bulbs.
Replaced grille and headlight (whoops, my fault!)
I had to do some "regular" maintenance on this car because it sat for a couple years before I bought it.
This car is awesome. Not as roomy or comfy as my old (er) Grand Marquis, but still very nice.
Gets decent gas mileage for such an old heavy car. Pretty quick too. The GM V6 roller cam is a fine engine.
Unfortunately, I would NEVER buy one of the current crop of GOVERNMENT MOTORS vehicles.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 28th April, 2010
29th Apr 2010, 05:58
Well, I have no problem with GM being owned by the government, but it is true that GM vehicles became no good after about 1994 or 1995 due to intake manifold and transmission issues. Up till 1994 though they were mostly amazing, especially for the cheap price used.
29th Apr 2010, 16:12
I started driving in 2001 and have owned 3 GM cars since ('97 up to '05 currently). One was a Chevy and two have been Buicks, and I have had very minimal problems with all of them. I plan to buy another Buick when I trade my current one.