1992 Buick Skylark Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1992 Buick Skylark V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired86000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

Gets expensive

Faults:

I bought my car thinking it was pretty sporty and Buick has a pretty good reputation for making dependable cars.

I have had my car now for three years and had a lot of problems with the brakes. At first the brake system light would come on every now and then, then it started to stay on all of the time. I took it to the dealership where I bought it and they told me it was the sensor.

So I had it fixed. A couple of months later I was driving, and went to use the brakes and the brake pad went to the floor, my car kept going, then the brake pad snapped up and my car jerked and then stopped.

I have had my car fixed for this problem four times in the past two years. On average, every six months the brakes need to be fixed!

I will say that it hasn't leaked any oil, or taken any excess oil (except for changes).

General Comments:

It handles well, has lot of room.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th October, 2001

1992 Buick Skylark Gran Sport 3.8 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired2000 miles
Most recent distance51000 miles
Previous carBuick Park Avenue

Summary:

A reliable, high performance automobile

Faults:

The rear "Grand Touring Suspension" has gone bad. It had to be replaced with a standard rear suspension.

The transmission was replaced about 5 years ago. This was covered by the dealership.

General Comments:

This 1992 Buick Skylark GS is a great car. It has the 3800 series engine that quickly pushes the car where it has to go.

The car always starts and is very dependable.

The Skylark is very good on gas mileage. It only costs about 20 dollars to fill the tank.

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

Review Date: 14th September, 2001

18th Jan 2002, 14:41

Your 1992 Skylark GS should have a 3300, not a 3800 as indicated. I as well have a '92 Skylark GS Coupe - going to be selling it next week, 235,000 miles on it, and the most ever done to it was a water pump (aside from normal maint.)

1st Jan 2003, 14:29

I am an original owner of a 92 GS Skylark. Every time it really rains here in Fla the drivers floorpan is soaked and I have yet to determine the exact area of leakage. Odometer reads 110k and only the battery and alternator have been replaced, now that's reliability.

1992 Buick Skylark 3.3 liter from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.3 liter Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired33000 miles
Most recent distance138000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Cutlass

Summary:

Love it!!

General Comments:

This has been a GREAT car. The biggest problem is I go through brake pads pretty regularly, but that's probably my fault. This car is VERY dependable and I would definitely buy another one!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th January, 2001

4th May 2001, 21:29

Yes, he is correct, this car is a beast, mine is a 1990 and it runs great with no major problems. It's reliable, tough and durable. I don't care what anyone else thinks, this is a real car.

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