2001 Buick Park Avenue Base 3.8 from North America


Best car I have owned in 75+ years of driving...


Normal wear items: tires, brakes, tune up, battery...

Replaced RH front strut.

What concerns me most is FRAME RUST... I feel it is excessive since the car is garaged and driven infrequently. Google "Buick frame rust".

General Comments:

Love the car, great ride. I am looking for a low mileage 2005 Special Edition.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th January, 2016

19th Jan 2016, 02:45

I bought a 2005 with 16,000 miles in 2008. It was owned by an 84 year old gentleman that was no longer able to drive. I loved that car, it was not an Ultra or Special Edition, but it was loaded with nearly every option available including White Diamond Tricoat paint. I still miss that car (I traded it in 2011). I have only been driving for about 16 years, but I agree this was the nicest car I have ever owned and sadly probably ever will. Cars today just pale in comparison. It seems Buick no longer wants to have a flagship sedan.

2001 Buick Park Avenue Regular 3.8 from North America


I named my Park Avenue "EZ Ryder" for real


Gas line leak under the driver's side door.

General Comments:

My dad gave me the car, because he's getting a little too old to drive anymore.

Never had a Buick before... thought of it as an old man's whip. Oh my goodness was I wrong. This is the smoothest car I've ever driven.

Good power and luxury... feels like I'm driving my living room couch. Gotta stay awake in this big boy... so comfortable and easy to drive, you'll want to take a nap. Seriously.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st June, 2012

29th Jun 2012, 01:23

These are great cars, my uncle has one, and so does my neighbor. They are great cars to drive; spacious, luxurious and fully loaded.

I am looking for a good used one for under $5000 in my area, but they are hard to find, as people usually hang onto them for a while.

The 3.8 engines can go way past 300k easily, so it's a reliable car too.

2001 Buick Park Avenue 3.8 from North America


Great vehicle!!!


Purchased with 22,000 miles on it in '02.

So far, have replaced battery twice, but finally put in an Interstate -- no problems.

Comfort can't be beat!!! Highway gas mileage is GOOD at 28 mpg; around town not great, but OK -- 17 mpg.

Would love to keep it forever, but that depends on future cost of gasoline. Shame that they don't even make these anymore.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th May, 2008

30th May 2008, 17:51

I have a '99 with 140,000 miles and love it. These cars can't be beat for looks and comfort, I don't care what Cadillac and Lincoln owners say. I will soon be trading for one of the last '05 Park Avenues. To me these cars get great fuel economy, about that of most new mid-size sedans. Mine is currently averaging about 28 mpg. To really move into another fuel economy category you would have to get a very small car which to me is just not worth the cost in looks and comfort, not to mention prestige. I also want to add that I, like most Park Avenue owners think Buick made a BIG mistake when they dropped this car, the Lucerne is a sad replacement for such a great automobile.

2001 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L V6 Series 2 from North America


Lux without the Lex money


Power seat motor on drivers side doesn't go up and down.

Door is a little hard to open due to latch/handle.

General Comments:

Performance is what I expect from 205HP versus the 88 Park Ave that I replaced it with. The engine is so quiet, I didn't even know the car was on.

I was a little disappointed with the seat comfort in the leather cockpit. The small of my back ached after only 40 minutes of driving. Plus, I am fit and my back never hurts. That is a minor pain compared to the pain free ease of the boat ride of a smooth car like this one. Just as smooth as my old baby.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th October, 2007

10th Nov 2007, 23:13

This was my review. The car is still great, but I had some inspection issues. The floating ride floated too much (needed new shocks) and it apparently needed a new wheel hub (axle) wheel bearing... Whatever, it was about a 350-450 job. Not too much of a headache because I got the car for such a deal. The drivers door feels like it might have been part of a front impact accident because it doesn't open and close easily. Still a great car with a MASSIVE TRUNK and great radio.

16th Jan 2016, 17:58

The door opening problem can be overcome by spraying silicone lubricant on a rag and apply it to the upper rubber door seal... I do mine twice a year...

19th Jan 2016, 02:48

I had trouble with the seal on the B-Pillar sticking to the door frame too, making the door hard to open. After adjusting it, it was better temporarily, but it usually would require attention from time to time.