1995 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8 Supercharged from North America
Nice car with some headaches
Several rear lights burnt out.
CD player stopped working after 2 weeks of purchase, radio still works.
The thermostat system broke and now only blows cold air out of the defroster all the time.
There seems to be an overall problem with the electrical system in the car; the right turn signal just stopped working.
I bought this car after driving my 1988 Oldsmobile Delta 88 for 3 years. Car looks and runs nice, but it lacks pick up a bit for such a big engine. I'm not sure if the supercharger is working.
The seats are really comfortable and there are plenty extra bells and whistles that make it nice.
I don't feel I'm getting good gas mileage like I did with my Oldsmobiles 3.8 engine.
The car is awesome on the highways and handles nice around town. In retrospect I probably should have gotten something smaller and more practical, but I have soft spot for GM cars. Any advice on how to handle the electrical issues would be great.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 18th July, 2009
19th Jul 2009, 10:49
You can pick up a used cd player on eBay for under $100 dollars. This unit was used in most Buick models for several years so they are plentiful. You may even be able to install it yourself if you buy an unlocked unit. As for your mileage, you may need a tune-up, I have had two of the 2nd generation Park Avenues which are even heavier than your car and have averaged about 26-27 mpg with both of them (over 30 on the freeway). I think that is pretty good considering most small cars won't average much more than 30 and are far less comfortable or roomy.