1981 Buick Skylark Review

1981 Buick Skylark Limited convertible by America 2.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1981
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 miles
Most recent distance66000 miles
Previous carGMC Jimmy


Soon to be a classic


Front and Rear Brakes, including cables, Completely Replaced 65k.

Front and rear Struts/Shocks 65k.

All new Vac lines 65k miles.

General Comments:

While this is my project car, I do want to point out that I only paid $500 for it. The story for this is that it sat for 15 years in this guys garage, when the girlfriend left him and left the car in the garage. He did a basic tune up and then got rid of it. I replaced the brakes (frozen) and suspension (leaking) and that's it.

The 23 year old car runs great, smooth acceleration.

The body is also in great shape and not rusted out despite it spending it's life in OH.

If anyone else is looking for a car that will soon be 25 and a classic, this is a nice choice.

By the way it is really a Convertible.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th August, 2004

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 1 review