1997 Buick Park Avenue Base 3.8 V6 from North America
Don't believe the bad hype, the Park Avenue is awesome
Birds like to poop on it.
When Toyota diagnosed my Tacoma with 80 percent rot and rapid spreading, I had the unfortunate task of searching for a new vehicle to fill the void. She was averaging 30 miles to the gallon on the highway, and I knew it would be impossible to find a vehicle that would give me 8 years of 100 percent no problems.
I started my research, and quickly became attracted to Buick. I've owned several Grand Marquis (mind you I'm 19), and I decided to step down from a V8.
I found Bertha for 4995 on sale with just 75,000 one owner miles. She had just been completely serviced and detailed, so I bought her, and she's been a dream.
I get 22 miles per gallon city, and 29-31 highway.
The options are insane. I have all but the supercharger and heated leather.
It's comfortable, easy to drive and decent on gas for a car of this size.
Don't mind the bad reviews on here; if you can track one down that's been maintained right, then you can be sure that you're getting a good deal.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th June, 2008
12th Jun 2008, 20:35
I am 23 and have driven a Park Avenue for about 3 years now (a '99 with 140,000 miles). It has been very reliable and I am currently averaging over 27 mpg riding in complete comfort. I am now looking at a loaded 2005 with 13,000 miles. It is pricey at nearly $25,000, but these cars are worth it. It probably sold for over $40,000 new just over 3 years ago. I would recommend this model for anyone who appreciates a traditional American luxury car. No boring Japanese cars for this kid.