1992 Buick Skylark GS 3.3 from North America
Been a good car for the first 5 years
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.
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).