10th Jun 2006, 10:51
Hi, my poor ole 1985 Skylark is something. She has over 200,000 miles on her. This week she has a bad trans. leak. So my hubby is outside in the hot sun taking it apart to fix a seal. She has no air, heater, radio, needs seat covers, but this little x engine is great. We've been to fla. a bunch of times in it. Pulled a small trailer behind us. Hate to part with it. Right now she needs two new tires. But since the storm here in LA, it's hard to get things fixed or mounted or anything. We have 3 big books on her, but can't find my Haynes book.
23rd Jun 2006, 22:23
I LOVE my lark. I've had it since I was 18 and had it all over the country. I also own a 2003 pick up truck, but I still drive my lark. It's a classic! I'd love to buy another.
3rd May 2007, 22:40
Your dad obviously didn't decide to ask the owner of the car if there were any problems with it, A HUGE mistake on his part. And There is nothing wrong with Skylarks it all depends on how it was taken care of. The Same goes for any other car/truck in the world.
17th Jan 2008, 01:16
I purchased a 1985 Buick Skylark Custom on eBay almost 2 years ago. I live in Phoenix, AZ and the car was in Philadelphia. I drove it home from Philly after just a tune up and a set of new tires. The car had about 65K original miles on it, and except for the oxidized paint the car was is very good condition, with virtually no rust. By the way, on the trip to Phoenix, I got almost 30 mpg.
After driving the car for almost a year, I decided I loved the car, got it painted, and replaced many parts, all of which worked, but I wanted a trouble free future experience. I got a brand new FACTORY motor (I4), new radiator, new air conditioning, etc, etc. I have spent a total of $11K on the car, and will keep until I kick the bucket. Fortunately, I can have almost any vehicle I want, and I have a new one, but my 1985 Buick Skylark is top notch. Lastly, I purchased the car from the original owner. She was so old, she could hardly sign her name. Thank you Ma'am for a great car.
18th Jan 2008, 09:16
Funny, I just happened to be looking through here this morning and noticed the comment above. I bought an 84 Skylark on ebay in 2004 with 23,000 original miles on it. Wow! It now has 42,000 but I've had to replace a few gasket, seal type things which should be expected on something 23-24 years old. I picked mine up from St. Louis and drove it to Louisville, Ky with no problems. My only question, how do you get that gas mileage? I'm lucky to get 20mpg out of mine. Can you feel your's go in to overdrive/lockup? I can't really tell because I think I have a worn motor mount. Nice to know somebody out there still appreciates these things. :)