1993 Buick Park Avenue Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1993 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8 Supercharged from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.8 Supercharged Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired86000 miles
Most recent distance110500 miles

Summary:

A true high performance luxury machine

Faults:

Struts replaced as soon as purchased, they were soft.

Coolant connector on front of intake manifold cracked and leaked, replaced dealer part approx. $ 10.00.

Air conditioner control resistor in heater box replaced in 2002, car battery would go dead on weekends from this problem.. Dealer was $ 400.00 for labor, diagnosis and part.

General Comments:

The car is very fast for a full-size front wheel drive.. I have surprised my self and others with its straight line acceleration.

The interior is absolutely the best leather and very comfortable and quiet.

Plenty of room for 5 adults or 6 if you put up the armrest.

Great stereo system from GM as well as electric trunk pull down, self leveling system.

This car was very advanced for 1993.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th September, 2003

1993 Buick Park Avenue Sedan 3.8 3.8 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.8 3.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired38000 miles
Most recent distance51000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Am

Summary:

Classic luxury with performance to spare

Faults:

Before I owned the car the air conditioning condenser failed and was replaced by the dealer.

Since I owned the car the right front power door lock failed and had to be replaced. The alternator went at about 47,000 miles. There was also a recurring problem with the battery cables becoming dirty and the car would start. Cleaning the contacts on the cables and battery solved it.

Other little things were the vinyl on the right side B-pillar cover began to peel off and had to be re glued. The right side turn signal bulb blew and the batteries for the keyless entry remote had to be replaced, after 8 years though.

General Comments:

This car is a sleeper. It can really move when it has to. I'd Getting a little tire noise is no problem. I can only imagine how quick the Ultra is. When it is pushed you get a little torque steer though. The car runs and shifts as smooth as silk. The ride is also very comfortable. It is great on long trips because of the leg room and supportive seats. The only complaint is that on the passenger's side up front there is an odd lump in the floor that prevents you from stretching your legs all the way, but I'm being picky.

The car is very fuel efficient and reliable. The Buick paint job is holding up great as is the interior. It is a very good quality car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd May, 2002

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 7 reviews