1987 Buick Skyhawk custom 2.0L from North America
Classic Buick Reliability
Vacuum leak at around 45k, vehicle speed senors at 105k, alternator at 115k, ac compressor at 125k, minor oil leaks. The automatic headlight doors stopped working. Otherwise, just tune ups and oil changes, one brake job, original clutch.
I get over 35 mph on the highway and the car has been very reliable. After 19 years of service, the rattles and road noise will drive you crazy on a long trip.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th May, 2006
5th Apr 2005, 08:02
So, let's see, you paid $500 MORE than the $3995 asking price. For a 1987 Skyhawk.
Why did you pay more than they were asking?
Did they give you the old line, "oh, somebody who saw the car yesterday just called and they are on their way here now with the full price in cash"?
Or maybe somebody just "happened" to call the salesman while you were in his office: "The Skyhawk? Yes, sir, we still have it!" Got to love those little performances!
The fact is, Bobby dude, you paid $4500 for a car whose book value has been in three figures for quite a few years now. Low mileage does not add more than a few hundred dollars to the value of the car.
Look on the bright side, though: you can expect to get a Christmas card from this dealer for at least the next several years, as they hope you will come back and buy something else! In fact, they probably have your picture on their wall!