1995 Buick Skylark Custom Sport Coupe 3.1 V6 Code "M" from North America


Does everything I need it too. Plus, who else has one?!


The intake gasket went, so it was sold to us cheap. Fixed it ourselves, and it's buttery smooth.

Door pull on driver's side broken at the bottom.

Driver's side door panel falling.

Climate control knob broke.

Wheel hub sensor bad (ABS light).

Radio has issues with signal (very rare occasions).

Cruise control died.

The engine (V6) is squeezed in, so everything is really difficult to get to.

General Comments:

It will get up and go, like no problem at all.

It was purchased needing a head gasket (so we thought), though it turned out that it was the lower intake manifold gasket. This is a much easier fix and a little cheaper as well, and since it has been fixed, there have been no issues.

It will go pretty fast without you even trying to go fast, and it will stop adequately. Turning radius is small; the whole car is really skinny and long compared to its width.

Even after 20 years of Pennsylvania and Ohio salt, the only rust is just a small patch of surface just behind the rockers.

The radio has some trouble with signal on occasion. My temp control knob is currently a pair of pliers.

Solid fuel economy as well, if you don't drive like an idiot.

Very solid car, only have about $600 invested including gaskets, spark plugs, and fluids, as well as towing it 100 miles home. Find a rust free, cheap coupe, and jump on it. You won't regret it.

So the common issue on these cars is the intake gasket issue, which can be determined when the oil has coolant in it (sort of looks like thick chocolate milk). This COULD also mean head gasket, though 9 times out of 10 with a head gasket failure, you'll have white smoke billowing from the exhaust and the vehicle will smell of antifreeze. The gasket fails on one of the water ports, which are flimsy rubber from the factory, and the replacement has metal bracing to prevent the blowout. Shouldn't ever have an issue again with it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th September, 2015

1995 Buick Skylark limited V6 3.1 liter from North America


Nice fun fast car for a buick


I had a green 1995 Buick skylark 4 door limited fully loaded with a moon roof leather power everything when ever it rained extremely hard I would get a puddle in my car. also in when is was cold it would turn into ice. my coolant always leaked out although there were no puddles in or out of the car. the passenger side window was offtrack and would never go in place. I replaced the water pump and hoses. after putting the new water pump in I had a major hose blow over heating the car. that's when the engine died and had to be junked because I did not have $1,500 for a new one. overall the car cost me about $500 bucks not including the typical brakes tires inspection and oil changes. I had the car for 15 months.

General Comments:

I loved the car so much it was really fast and never stalled out on me it got me where I wanted all the time. the fastest I went was 110 with it and it flew!!! I would love to get another one although I'm afraid with the water pump issues these cars have.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th February, 2008

1995 Buick Skylark 2 dr custom 3.1 6 cylinder from North America


Cheap, to own and operate


As far as I know nothing has gone wrong, but the usual maintenance, the car is all manual except the locks. I do know that you can't unlock the passenger door with the power lock button, but you can lock it with the button.

General Comments:

I was car shopping at the time looking at a truck when a coworker told me to test drive her car for the weekend. I got pulled over for 70 in a 55 literally less than ten minutes after getting into the car for the first time, cause it felt slower. so while its no hotrod its definitely not slow. I took 74 from Indianapolis to the Ohio border at 80 to 95 mph and used just about a quarter tank so its pretty good on gas. The handling is great, very touchy, I'd constantly find myself drifting when id check the mirrors. Tight parking lots are a breeze. The stereo is good, not the best, not the worst, but better than most stock radios from that era. The bass distorts at high volume, but throw in some subs and this thing thumps, styling wise I still think its ugly, but its growing on me, my other pick on a vehicle was a 91 F-150 with a 5.0 and at the price of gas I think Ill stick with the comfort of this speedy little gas saver.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th July, 2007