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1998 Buick Century Sedan - Consumer Reviews

1998 Buick Century Sedan

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Don't let the looks fool you
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Ben Parrino
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1998 Buick Century Sedan Custom 4dr Sedan


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She isn't the fastest nor is she the prettiest. But, our 98 Century is holding up remarkably well considering she's about 18 years old. The Odometer went out @ 154k about 9 months ago. These cars are known to have faulty wiring problems, as we have to have the driver door and another door open to control the windows, which is dangerous if you drive off forgetting you had a door partially cracked open. Otherwise, doing regular engine maintenance has kept her running like a dream. The maintenance guy was even like "Wow! Your cruise control still works. A lot of these cars don't have it anymore because they didn't take good care of the engine". So yeah if you take moderately good care of this car it will take VERY good care of you. Our buick gets very very hot in direct sunlight which is great for winter time. Also, if you have decent tires on yours, you can outdrive most AWD vehicles in the snow. And it's awesome. We were being told the engine might go soon, so we went out and bought a 2002 Regal LS to have for when this car goes out. 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.


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Comfortable and smooth and 11 years old
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By Tiarella
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1998 Buick Century Sedan Custom 4dr Sedan


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This car has large comfortable seats, smooth ride, and a huge trunk. Nice for travel. If you need a trunk to hold 4 golf bags, this is the car for you. The only problems I've had are two windows quit working, the ABS needed repair, and the cup holders broke off. Had its first tune up at over 100,000 miles. If you use the door button to lock the doors when you get out, there is a delay after you shut the door before the car locks (in case you forgot keys or something). If you don't want the delay, you just hit the button twice, or you can use the key fob to lock it instantly.


Best Features

Comfortable seats in the front and back, generous rear leg room, automatic headlights, several inside lights, and a very large trunk. Doors are locked when the car is running and in gear, so I feel safer at red lights.


Worst Features

Better electronic windows and cup holders. Needs a locking gas cap. Car horn honks when car is locked with the key fob, so I usually use the inside door lock button.


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1998 Buick Century Custom 4 Door Sedan
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By mg
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1998 Buick Century Sedan Custom 4dr Sedan


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Bought this car used it's Canadian made. Has alot of things that go wrong for no reason and could have easily been remedied if addressed correctly during manufacturing processes. Replaced the fan blower because it's mounted upside down under passenger side it wore the spacer so it would hang up squeel and stop. Head Gasket is blown for no reason other than bad mixture of parts componants engine to Head cover two different metals that destroys the Gasket.Caused the coolant to mix with the oil.


Best Features

Excellant gas milage I mean this car gets around 300 miles to a tank which cost around $25.00 to fill at around $2.20 a gallon.


Worst Features

Get rid of the cable system used in the electric windows three of the four windows won't work motors and switches are fine.Multi fan speed switch only works at highest level,sensors work sometimes which fails to alert of over heating etc.check engine light won't stay off even when turned off by shop


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Great car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By proendesign
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1998 Buick Century Sedan Custom 4dr Sedan


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I've had this car for 9 years now- it's been great. No major issues,a few flaws, but 1998 was the first year of the new model. I have about 210,000 km (divide that by 1.6 for miles) and I just did regular maintenance. Very confortable and quiet. As it is getting older, I consider replacing it with an Audi A8 or BMW 760i but in all honesty I have no reason other than getting a new and fancy toy. I highly recommend it (check the J.D. Power reports on Buick, both Century and Regal).


Best Features

Smooth ride, quietness (it happened to me several times when I tried to start the engine when the engine was actually running), reliability.


Worst Features

GM should have kept the engineering and changed the exterior sheet-metal only. Cup holder ingenious but flimsy, to honk you have to press hard and I find it being a safety issue, rubber seal sticks to the windows.


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10 Years and Going Strong
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By mstoys18
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1998 Buick Century Sedan Custom 4dr Sedan


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10 years with no major repairs, just the typical maintenence. It is very reliable. About 21 miles to the gallon overall. I do mostly city driving from one football or baseball field to the next. It seats 6 in a pinch. It is extremely comfortable for long trips. Only replaced the cup holder since I owned it.


Best Features

Trunk release, power seats, 6 passenger seating & lots of leg room for the back seat passengers.


Worst Features

Better cup holder design.


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