1997 Buick Park Avenue from North America
I would not buy another Buick
I have a 1997 Park Avenue and would like to get rid of, but need it for transportation. Have one problem after another. I have had many electrical problems with it. Now it will not start. First repair the mechanic changed the module that gives spark to the spark plugs with some other module which was replaced. Car started and in a couple of days I had same problem again. Was told that the fuel pump was fine and was not the problem. No repair codes found on its computer. This time when I took the car back to have it fixed, it would not start for the mechanic and when he got in equipment hooked up the car started and now he can not find anything wrong. I can not rely on it anymore. Anybody have a clue of what might be wrong? When it runs it is a nice driving car, would like to keep if for the time being.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 27th March, 2006
"I would not buy another Buick"
- What with the way that GM is going now, you probably won't be able to to that in the future!
Buick, Pontiac, Saturn, and Saab are all potentials for the chopping block as GM slides ever further towards bankruptcy.
GM would never phase out Buick. As of 2003 it was the only badge that makes a profit under GM. I think lately Cadillac has picked things up, and they would have been much better off canceling Pontiac and keeping Oldsmobile. Lately they have shrunk down, cutting employees and benefits trying to compete with the Japanese. I do own a Park Avenue, a 2001 model which I picked up used for $9000 a few years ago. It is comfortable and quiet with a little bit of "go" when its needed. I don't demand a lot of a car other than it be comfortable and quiet, but for that price I couldn't have gotten a 10 year old Honda Accord. GM is generally a good used buy because depreciation is so steep. I wish GM the best and hope they can turn around 30 years of bad management and labor relations.