1998 Buick Park Avenue Regular 3.8 Regular from North America
Should have bought one 20 years ago - excellent
My parents bought this car new in 1998. A few months ago they had stopped driving due to failing health and eye sight.
I had both their cars shipped to me from Texas to New York.
Two Buick Park Avenues, a 1998 and a 2005. The 2005 has 7,000 miles "seven thousand" on it. I had it sold before I could drive it.
I had no idea that these were such nice cars. I have driven high end sport luxury cars for the past 20-years, and none have been as nice as these Buicks. No more BMW or Acura for me, I am keeping this 1998. I wish I kept the 2005 as I would just buy a new Park Avenue, but I see that GM has deleted them. Such a shame.
Both are white with the tan leather.
These cars have had no problems according to my mother.
Easy to slide into and out of.
Very nice big trunk.
Tons of automated stuff like headlights.
Wonderful heated seats.
Very nice luxury interior, everything from the seats to the dash to the door panels.
Large easy to find, see and push buttons, easy to use and understand controls.
Excellent head and foot room, up front and back, I am almost 6 foot tall.
Quiet and strong engine. Transmission is silk smooth.
23.6 mpg overall. My Acura only gets 21.1 with the same driving.
Excellent view of the road from inside of the car.
Smooth ride, easy to turn steering wheel, super soft and easy to push gas and brake controls.
The car feels very heavy and safe, but drives like a much smaller car.
I read that the projected quality is somewhat poor, for these cars in my on-line research. I hope that I can drive this car for the next 10-years or more.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th September, 2009
Park Avenues are great cars. I have owned 2, a '99 and currently an '05. I purchased my '05 last year with 16 K and it has been very enjoyable to drive and easy to maintain. I recently purchased a new home and am considering trading for a 2000 with 23 K that I found at the local Buick dealer. These cars are wonderful and it is truly a shame that GM discontinued them.