1992 Buick Skylark Reviews

1992 Buick Skylark V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired92000 miles
Most recent distance95000 miles
Previous carFord Explorer

Summary:

It is decent

Faults:

The hood cable snapped at 94k.

The window on the driver side came off the track.

The brake light comes on from time to time.

General Comments:

This car is a decent car. I'm a big guy and I have plenty of room.

It is a decent school car.

The trunk is big enough to keep my football stuff in it and my bookbag with room to spare!

You can't beat the gas mileage.

Despite the problems, I've grown to love it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th June, 2008

1992 Buick Skylark 2.3 QUAD SOHC VIN3 from Luxembourg

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.3 QUAD SOHC VIN3 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance112000 miles
Previous carCitroen CX

Summary:

GM should have continued building them

Faults:

Engine failed at 110000 Miles. (known problem as per VIN) Replaced it with an overhauled one.

Water seeps in through A/C vent on passenger side. (known problem as per VIN, can be fixed)

Driver's window (manual) difficult to close (sometimes). (known problem as per VIN, there's a cure according to GM service bulletin) )

Cooling Water hose blew apart at 96000 Miles. (died of old age)

Flexible Brake line blew apart on R/L side upon emergency braking. (died of old age)

Fails the exhaust gas test regularly (CO2 of 7% to 16%) if the oxygen sensor isn't replaced just before the test.

General Comments:

Nice shape.

Nice cruiser.

Very comfortable.

Spare parts easily available for low prices.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st July, 2006

1992 Buick Skylark - 3.3 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.3 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired244 kilometres
Most recent distance252 kilometres

Summary:

Great car, but beat on it and beware. Not a race car

Faults:

Usual crap.

General run of the mill old car things.

Blower motor.

Shifter cable.

Head gasket (that was my fault).

Wear and tear.

General Comments:

Been really good to me since I had to put the new motor in. No problems at all.

My beast is loving life right now.

She's getting well over 700K per tank too, which isn't bad at all.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th November, 2003

1992 Buick Skylark 3.3 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.3 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired98500 miles
Most recent distance149500 miles
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

Great value for money!!

Faults:

The car was hesitating off the line and would cut out every once in a while while cruising down the road. Figured out to replace the spark plug wires and it was like driving a new car.

AC quit working at about 130000 miles. I trying to be resourceful tried to fix it myself. I screwed it up even worse and it is still not fixed. I don't want to put the money into it.

Rear brakes are messed up. The self-adjusting mechanisms are worthless.

General Comments:

The car has been a great car for the $2,600 I spent on it.

The car gets 30 mpg and has great pickup. It has not left me on the side of the road yet and if it died today, I got my money's worth out of it.

The driver's seat is uncomfortable on long trips, but it is fine otherwise.

I haven't fixed the AC because it is not worth it for what the car would be worth.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st June, 2003

1992 Buick Skylark GS Limited 3.3 Fuel Injected from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.3 Fuel Injected Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired139000 miles
Most recent distance197000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Excellent dependable luxury sports car!

Faults:

The first week I had the car it blew a freeze plug at around 140,000 miles. I had all the hoses replaced at that time at around 300$.

Replaced tires and had an alignment done at around 160,000 miles. After a trip across the country (NH-CA) and two trips down the east coast.

Replaced muffler and sway bar clips at last inspection at about 185,000.

Computer system died at 197,000. Time to let her go : (

Oil changes, fuel system cleaning etc.. Normal stuff.

General Comments:

The best and most reliable car I have ever owned.

Fast Fast Fast!!! I used to think Buick's were for my grandpa. 120mph handles like a dream. :)

Great car for cross country touring, though it does get a little cramped in a two door.

Everything in this car is tailored to the driver. The most comfortable seats ever. Excellent speaker system, great acoustics. This car had every available option when new in 1992!!!

I wish I had taken a little better care of this car, but not much you can do when your computer system goes. And she is a little too old to replace. But I will miss this car a lot. But after 2 cross country trips and 70 miles a day travel she just gave up, but never let me down. I paid 2800.00. I think I got my moneys worth.

And except for a small dent in the passenger side front panel. This car was brand new when I bought it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd March, 2003

16th Apr 2003, 08:55

Silly. A used working computer for this car can easily be obtained for $35 from most salvage yards. I own a '91 Skylark (165k miles) and changed the "chip" to get better performance in less than ten minutes. That requires removing, opening, replacing the "chip", closing, re-installing. An idiot could RnR a computer on a Skylark.

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 11 reviews