Buick Wildcat Review

1965 Buick Wildcat 401 c.i. V8 from North America

Model year1965
Year of manufacture1964
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 401 c.i. V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired64000 miles
Most recent distance85000 miles
Previous carBuick LeSabre


Fun to drive and reliable


I had to have the seats redone when I got the car as the material was worn out.

I replaced the radiator, water pump, fuel pump and fuel tank.

General Comments:

It's a great car, very fun to drive.

The engine never overheats, the transmission shifts smoothly, it has powerful brakes for a 60's car.

The suspension is smooth, but it's still very agile for a large car. All accessories still work after 42 years.

This car is very powerful and reaches top speed of 125 mph.

I use it everyday during warm seasons and I can say it's the most reliable car I ever had.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th December, 2006

28th Dec 2006, 12:52

It sounds like you really like your 64, we had a 63 like that when I was younger, wish I had it now, I loved that car too. Buicks always have been a classy car and still are.

8th Sep 2012, 14:17

I had a 1969 Buick Wildcat back in 1987. I traded a 1966 Ford Van for it. The Buick had a 455 V8 engine and a 4 barrel carb in it. Around town it inhaled the gas, but gas was like under a dollar a gallon then. On the highway though, it only sipped the gas. It had a lot of power too.

One of my all time best cars that I wish I had today, even with gas as high as it is. I beat it up so bad, and it just kept begging for more. Talk about a tank. Excellent vehicle.

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review