1996 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L from North America
This is a wonderful car!
At about 33500 miles, passenger door lock broke (covered under warranty).
At about 13000 miles (after the 100000 checkup) the Intake Manifold gasket started to leak ($400).
Water pump went ($25)
Alternator ($90) and Throttle Position sensor ($35) went out.
At about 160000 miles, the car almost caught on fire; Ignition switch and Starter (covered on recall).
This car is a Stop-light to Stop-light sleeper. I now have 226000 miles this car. Buick did a great job in styling and comfort. Power (155hp) is strong off the line and you can feel it till about 65 mph, then it's ho hum till it's peak at 105 mph. Handling was the only true flaw; Lots of body roll in the twisty and sharp nose dives when on the brakes hard.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 9th October, 2004