I also inherited one big problem. The wagon could also be had with a forever-classy exterior wood grain vinyl appliqué. A used Buick Century from this generation is a comfortable car with a very good reliability record, but it has a floaty suspension, unresponsive handling and so-so brakes. Both Buick sedans are 72. It needed and alignment and tires. Yes Review Date: 2nd June, 2004.
The original warranty is often broken down into multiple sections, including: Basic Warranty: Typically covers everything except for parts that wear out through normal use of the vehicle. Once i got the alignment and tire fixed the car rode like it was brand new. The Dealer replaced the cap at no charge. It has never been in a shop for repairs. I suspect the individual was low on trans fluid prior. The car gets over 30 miles per gallon on the highway. The Century has been a long-time rival of the full-size Buick LeSabre in the race to be the most popular Buick model.
Saw the buick sitting on the lot and was attracted by the styling,once i took a test drive i was hooked. There is a nice balance of standard features for the money including cruise, power windows and locks, quiet ride, solid sound system and comfortable ride. Our car started out life as an Avis rental and was owned by a local couple for years the ride handleing and comfort are all i could hope for,only gas milage is not the best,but a safer more well built car you won't find. At 43K had the transmission flushed, at 44K miles had problem with engagement. I have replaced wheels and brake rotors,as well as balancing the tires, but it is still persistent. New wood-grain switch plate covers are installed, and two new body colors will be offered. I bought it with 165,000 miles on it and had a mechanic look over it and do some pressure tests.
The engine is pretty nice. I spend a lot of time on the road with this car, with normal servicing oil changes, etc. All versions of the Century have a three-place front bench seat with a folding center armrest that includes storage space. Does not include air filters. It was my guardian angel protecting me from all sorts of things. It was available in sedan, wagon and coupe body styles, the latter of which was dropped after 1993.
This year 2015 , the car was showing some signs of wear, and since it ran and drove quite well still, I decided to do a semi restoration. You don't need to race in a Century. What do the Safety Ratings mean? Beneath the hood is a 3. Regular updates have barely kept it competitive, and the Century is definitely ready for the crusher. Previous owners were elderly who took care of this car and passed it down the line. A side-impact airbag for the drivers seat is optional with a leather-trimmed interior.
Although horsepower didn't change, the base engine was replaced in 1992 with a 2. . General Comments: Front seats are very comfortable, but I do miss the old power recliners from the early 90's models. Year of manufacture 2003 First year of ownership 2003 Most recent year of ownership 2004 Engine and transmission 3. There is a small water leak around the trim in the rear window. Both Buick sedans are 72. Past Buick Century models The previous Buick Century was made from 1982-'96, with a significant midlife refreshening in 1989.
The only issue I have with the vehicle is with the internal molding on the base of the passenger door coming off way to easily 2 pieces, one by the front passenger door and the other by the rear passenger door. Got me every where and it now has 155,000 miles on it. I have a slightly bad back and driving for long periods of time doesn't mess with my back at all. The only cars I had experience with slippage were not done. We can't be right every time.
Both of these generations were known for having shorter bodies with V8 engines to create a performance-oriented Buick -- a descriptor that would apply to the reborn Century in 1973. I've put many miles on my car and driven it through snow, ice, mud, potholes and it never let me down! Buick Century's are highly underestimated cars that more people should consider driving. General Comments: Bought used last year. The best has been 34 miles per gallon. I have been driving since 1969.
But, honestly, since the mechanic fixed her up I think she's gonna make it to 200k hopefully, and we can just have the Regal sit in the parking lot for 4 months and use ole reliable to pay off new reliable. Wear and tear items such as hoses will not be covered, but key items like the engine, transmission, drive axles and driveshaft often will be. Examples of non-covered items are brake pads, wiper blades and filters. Otherwise, get this vehicle if you can find one in good condition! It has been a great car for 12 years and it will most definitely last another 12. Many newer cars are hard to check. The car doesn't look flashy, but I still think it looks alright beside the rocker rust that come free with every Century. See participating dealer for limited warranty details.