1991 Buick Skylark from North America


A very reliable, comfortable, and economical car to run


No major repairs.

General Comments:

I am impressed with the 4 cylinder (2.5 L) OHV engine. Performance is more than adequate. Gas mileage is fantastic (35-38 mpg) and reliability is (and has been) a dream.

NOTE: I have always changed the oil and filter every 4000 miles and maintained the car in keeping with the recommendations in the owner's manual.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd November, 2000

10th Mar 2001, 15:26

I think that the Buick Skylark is a great car to own. I got into an accident with an elk in it, and it kept on going. It is truly made to take a licking and just keeps on ticking.

1991 Buick Skylark Custom 2.5 L TBI OHV 4 CYL from North America


Needed new muffler, EGR valve failed, rough, incureable engine idle.

General Comments:

An OK car if you are desperate for a car. The 2.5 is the worst GM motor I've ever encountered. If you are looking at a Skylark, take a closer look at the Buick Regal, it is slightly larger, and a much better vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th June, 1998

19th Mar 2001, 10:05

Just traded-in a 1991 3.3 ltr, 6 cyl. Skylark. Worst car I ever owned. Engine would just cut out and car would stop. Couldn't drive on a highway. GM couldn't figure it out. Suffered with this intermittent problem for the last 10 years. Couldn't afford to buy a new car. Virtually changed most parts, including computer. Never buy another Buick. Engine idle horrible.

8th Sep 2008, 15:03

I had a car that engine quit every time I stopped. After a few years and thousands of dollars at mechanic shops, the problem turned out to be loose connections in the wiring. After tightening all connections, didn't have the problem again. I also had the computer etc changed before discovering this minor fix.

18th Sep 2008, 12:40

I have the 1991 2.5L Skylark, and with a few upgrades it really isn't a bad car..

I put a cold air intake, headers, rebuilt cylinder head with racing cam, and an SLR performer chip in, letting me do 150 mph.. 1/4 mile time is 12.9 sec.. I don't know what everyone else is complaining about, your car just needs some loving..