I bought this car as my first (and so far only) car my sophomore year of high school. Bought at $600 and since then have put on new tires, starter, water pump and only one major repair over $100. Have only put about 9,000 mile son it, and I just creeped over 103,000 about 2 weeks ago. It's been a great car, gets me where I need it, the air still works beautifully, and it has some pick-up too with the 3.3 V6 automatic. I'm in the process of doing a mileage test but I usually only fill up every 2-3 weeks depending on how much I drive around. Well built car for a first ride.
I like the power. I just recently drove down to a nearby lake where I really got to test it's ability with hills, it was great.
The suspension feels a bit wobbly at times, and especially around turns but that could be a personal issue too.
When we bought this car I thought, here we go, a granny car that eats gas and will hardly get up and go, but was I wrong. We bought this car with 65K miles on it and have 34k since and it has been wonderful. 20mpg city and an amazing 29 hwy! If I had known was I was getting I may have paid more for it! All I can say is I hope the new Buicks are just as reliable and comfortable to drive!
I bought this car used in 1996 with
51000 miles on it. During the 7 years
that I have owned this car there has
been very few problems with it. The
only major problem was the AC
compressor went out at about 85,000
miles. There have been only minor
things like the fan motor and has the
power steering pump replaced at 90,000
miles. However, outside of that there
has been only routine upkeep and
maintaince done. This car still has
great power when needed from the 3.3L 6
cylinder even after 113,000 miles.
Great power from the 3.3L 6 cylinder
engine, interior and all controls were
well thought out by GM.
Cannot think of any improvements,
because it has been just a GREAT CAR!!
My parents bought this car brand new in
91'. While still under warranty(thank
goodntess) they had to have 2or3 of the
fuel injectors replaced and a fuel pump
replaced twice.Sold bought it from my
parents @68,000. Have had to replace 2
more fuel injectors, computer(twice),
several sensors, TCC selenoid,(car will
still stall or start bucking at low
speeds for no reason)water pump(3
times).This car has always been
serviced by the dealer it was bought
from, maybe we just got the lemon!!
Great highway car, fairly good gas
mileage in city driving. The 3300 motor
has NICE pickup for this car
Make last past 100,000, Buicks are
supposed to be luxury cars!