1991 Buick Skylark Custom 4 cylinder, 2.5L from North America
Well worth the investment
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.
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