1992 Buick Skylark Reviews - Page 2 of 3

1992 Buick Skylark GS 3.3 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.3 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance125000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

Been a good car for the first 5 years

Faults:

Need to replace brake pads every 15,000 to 20,000 miles.

Overheat due to poorly designed cooling fan. Have replace several times. (Connector shorts out)

Replace water pump twice at 60,000 and 120,000 miles.

Electric antenna failed at 70,000 miles.

Replace battery and alternator every 2 years (approx 8 times).

Valve covers leaks oil since 60,000 miles.

Thermostat leaks been replaced 5 times.

Drivers electric windows stop working at 85,000 miles.

CD stuck in stereo at 70,000 miles, still there.

Air conditioning not functioning properly, takes along time to cool. Would take $1,000 to fix.

Car starts, but dies after 30 seconds, not sure the problem.

Transmission problems at 30,000 miles.

General Comments:

The car is very quick and handles great.

It has been a good car for the first 70,000 miles, then fell apart.

This car is a pain to work on, poor design under the hood.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th February, 2003

26th Feb 2003, 00:44

You must not be able to take care of a car. Learn how and your cars will be better to you.

15th Dec 2004, 07:35

I have had my 92 Buick Skylark for 13 years (bought new) and while it has had its share of problems (as all cars do), I am overall pleased with how well it is still running. The engine still has good power. I do agree it has had heating and cooling issues over the years as the cooling fan has had to be replaced 4 times and the thermostat once, but it has been a good car (175,000 miles and still going strong).

1992 Buick Skylark 3.3 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.3 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.5 / 10
Distance when acquired158000 miles
Most recent distance162000 miles

Summary:

A poor choice for a high mileage car

Faults:

Paint peeling off the hood and doors (when we bought the car)

Straps on glove box broken.

Heater coil replaced, (leaking) 159000 miles.

Radiator flushed, (car trying to run hot) 160000 miles.

Water pump started leaking 160000 miles.

Freeze plug leaking, (rusted through) 160000 miles.

Head gasket started leaking causing engine to run hot and wiping out crankshaft, 1620000 miles.

General Comments:

The car looked good and was bought from a close coworker, but has not been very dependable. it rode good and had a cold air conditioner.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st December, 2002

25th Dec 2002, 10:41

Dear Friend.

Your friend either drove the car hard and passed it on to you. Or maybe you didn't take care of it.

But with 159000 miles, any car would be due for a lot of things to be replaced.

Buick has never disappointed me, but there are exceptions to any rule.

1992 Buick Skylark Grand Sport 3.3 liter V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.3 liter V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 miles
Most recent distance201000 miles

Summary:

A good, fast car to have, just get a mechanic to look at it before buying

Faults:

The first thing to out on my car was the passenger side CV joint, that was right after I got it. It was so messed up that it messed up the strut, and the strut mount.

The second thing to go bad with my car was the driver's side window. The front would drag when the window goes up, that was about a month after getting the car.

The third thing to go wrong was the alternator, that was at 170,000 miles. It went out on me on the day I decided to skip school for fun.

Immediatley after the Alternator went out, the fan controller went bad and that caused the motor to run hot which made the water pump go bad.

Shorlty after that, the fan went out.

The oil pressure sensor went out.

Around 190,000 miles the rear brakes would begin to lock up and hop when I come to a quick stop.

Just about all of the small important parts have gone out or went bad.

While owning the car for a year, the front pads had to be replaced twice.

The passenger side CV was replaced twice.

And before I got rid of the car the driver's side CV joint began to go bad.

General Comments:

If it wasn't for all of the problems I had with the car I would say I liked it.

I could easily get onto the expressway.

I could easily pass slow moving cars on two lane roads.

The car had plenty of power to move with.

It had a nice ride.

The car wasn't a stranger to gas stations.

The car was in a slight accident when a ditch slide into it. If you were to look at the car you would not know this unless told.

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

Review Date: 24th August, 2002

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