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.
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