1991 Buick Skylark Custom 4 cylinder, 2.5L from North America

Summary:

Well worth the investment

Faults:

I had to replace the alternator at around 60,000 miles, and I recently replaced the belts, vacuum hoses, and spark plugs at 82,000 miles. I had to replace the lower radiator hose at around 80,000 miles. The car does need some extensive brake system work right now, though the issues are more age than quality related (calipers, wheel cylinders, and drum hardware). The paint has also began to flake off, leaving it in dire need of a paint job. The fabric of the interior roof of the car has started to come loose and hang down from the ceiling. Both of the front power window motors need to be replaced.

General Comments:

Overall, I am very happy with my investment in the car. I payed $500 for it seven years ago, and I have invested about $200 in repairs so far in seven years. All together, including the paint job and roof repair, it needs about $1000 in repairs. This would definitely bring my investment over the blue book value of the car, but due to the cars reliability and relatively low mileage, I will have no problem making the investment, regardless of the value of the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th June, 2007

1991 Buick Skylark 3.3 V6 from North America

Summary:

Good car, but also junk

Faults:

I have had the front right wheel bearing go out. Also I have had to have a new ignition put in.

General Comments:

This is a good usually reliable car. The 3.3 v-6 engine really puts that thing down the road. But as far as I am concerned the interior is JUNK. The car also rusts too easily.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th March, 2005

1991 Buick Skylark from North America

Summary:

It's a Buick, what else is there to say?

Faults:

The typical recall items have gone wrong with my Buick.

The biggest problem I have is when I go around a curve and take my foot off the gas. When I press the gas again, toward the end of the curve, the engine revs up to the 4 to the 4 and a half mark without shifting.

The power steering line goes under the passenger door and had a rust hole when I bought it. I have to put in power steering fluid every two days.

The driver seat will not sit up all the way.

General Comments:

This is my first car and I love her despite her faults; but that's real love, right?

There is plenty of trunk space.

I just can't seem to get my jack out, though.

The seats aren't too bad except the fact the driver seat won't sit up all the way and the passenger seat no longer locks.

Every Buick owner I know loves their Buick. I can see why.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 11th August, 2004

31st Jul 2008, 23:01

I did 125mph in my 1991 4 door Buick Skylark with a 2.5L. It accelerates too slow though... I still love her..

1991 Buick Skylark 3.3 Liter from North America

Summary:

A high performance model that makes you glad you bought it

Faults:

Nothing have gone wrong with the car in reference to defects. I have replaced the muffler and exhaust pipes due to salt damage and corrosion, and I had a leaky power stearing reservoir around 88,000 miles.

General Comments:

I love this car. It handles extremely well and the engine is excellent with this body style and weight. Due to the relative lightness of the car and the power of the 3.3 Liter in it, I enjoy excellent performance, especially in regards to acceleration.

One of the best things I like about the 1991 Buick Skylark, is that my particular one did not come with all of the fancy engine electronics and diagnostic equipment like most cars are equipped with today. Due to this, I enjoy far less maintence headaches, and trips to my mechanic, and the repairs are much cheaper.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st July, 2002

1991 Buick Skylark from North America

Summary:

If maintained and treated gently it can be decent transportation

Faults:

It's had a continuous problem with the over heat light coming on although it hasn't really overheated, but I'm careful. I've had several things checked and replaced, but the light still comes on. During hot weather I have to run the heater to get the light to turn off. When I bought the car in 1998 it had just a couple of small rust spots, those have now become quite large and spread too many areas. I've noticed that other Skylarks on the road have the same rust problems. The front hood is also now shedding it's paint, about 20% of the paint is missing. The air conditioning system is also a problem with freon leakage.

General Comments:

Despite several moderate repairs and the rust and overheating, it's been pretty reliable and comfortable. As an economical vehicle and for someone willing to keep up with maintenance it's a decent car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 19th April, 2002