1994 Buick Park Avenue Reviews

1994 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L V6 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.8L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired97505 miles
Most recent distance98000 miles
Previous carLexus ES300

Summary:

It's not a for senior citizens, it's for SUPERIOR citizens

Faults:

There is a crack in the rear passenger light. Other than that nothing.

It runs like a champion. However I was told that the previous owner used PREMIUM Shell gas religiously and I have followed suit.

General Comments:

I had been researching what kind of car to purchase after my previous car (a 1992 Lexus ES300) got totaled. I wanted to go for something reliable, some what luxurious, and to keep it domestic; I was not quite ready for the high maintenance costs that Cadillac’s boast.

I found this website and have spent months reading reviews, and found a Park Avenue is the car for me. It’s amazing, the supercharged engine gets me around town with no problem (other than the slow indecisive drivers that seem to always getting in my way).

I found it for a very reasonable price of 4000 and it was immaculate: no paint chips, leather interior with no cracks, A/C blows warm and cold. All of the power options work.

It commands attention from my friends who are owners of Benz, Cadillac’s and other luxury vehicles.

I've had this car about a week, but I think this is the wisest purchase I've made in some time. I RECOMMEND THAT THOSE THAT FIND THESE WITH LOW MILES BUY IT!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th October, 2008

20th Oct 2008, 18:48

I am on my second Park Avenue. I just recently purchased one of the last 2005 models. I love these cars, the combination of looks and comfort is just unbeatable. I plan on keeping this one for many years to come. Shame on Buick for dropping this model.

26th Oct 2008, 16:56

The area is Seattle, Wa, the vehicles you see on a day to day basis are very diverse. the "norm" would be subaru outbacks, Volvo Wagons, Honda Accords, Acura TL's, and Chevy trucks. The Park Avenues around here are rare and are actually well liked cars. I had an owner of a 2001 Benz tell my my 94' Parkie was very nice... so that should be a testement of the beauty of this particular year.

1994 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8 supercharged from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.8 supercharged Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired117400 miles
Most recent distance140000 miles
Previous carCadillac Fleetwood

Summary:

Amazing

Faults:

Replaced computer, EGR quad drivers code, fixed problem.

Bearings in supercharger stated making noise, replace bearings, easy job.

General Comments:

This car is a masterpiece of American Engineering. Only high performance cars can out accelerate it, and yet it gets 27 MPG on highway. Comfortable leather, has every conceivable option and very reliable. I have a new truck and another almost new car, but prefer to drive this old fast economical Buick. This car will smoke the front tires for more than 50 feet if you shut off the traction control.

Don't let the supercharger scare you from buying one of these old GM cars. Parts are cheap. You can buy all of the bearings, seals and gaskets for around $200 (available on eBay). The job is easy, took about 4 hours from start to finish.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 12th February, 2007

1994 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8 Supercharged from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.8 Supercharged Automatic

Summary:

Sweeeettt!!

Faults:

I replaced the struts in early 2004.

Replaced the Super Charger pulley in late 2005, along with the battery.

General Comments:

When I first bought the Park Ave, some of my friends thought I was a bit nuts.. calling it an old man's car, geezer mobile, etc. However, after riding in the Park Ave, they all soon change their tune!

This p*mped out rocket is a dream. The supercharged 3.8 litre engine is a magnificient piece, and the thin panels on the leather interior is rich and classy looking.

The power buttons are METAL... not PLASTIC! Man, this looks like money. Too bad everything else these days is plastic... even on the brand new, expensive rides.

This car floats like a dream on the highway and when it kicks, it really snarls! It has the pull away power to get you through Sunday straggling church types FAST! And she rockets down the highway with a ride and handling that even Cap't Kirk could appreciate.

The girls love it too! I've had a few loaded into the sweet Park Ave ya know!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th October, 2005

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 6 reviews