by meganpumpkin on Jul 2, 2012 Vehicle: 2001 Buick Century Custom 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)
I inherited this car from my grandmother and it made a great first car. It can handle running over curbs and forgetting an oil change or two. It has been incredibly reliable. I am currently looking for a car with better gas mileage since I drive so far but any one who gets this car is in for a treat. It may not look like much but it gets you from a to b every time.
by jackrussel419 on Sep 21, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Buick Century Limited 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)
I have a 2001 Buick Century and havent had too many problems with it. At about 140,000 miles i got that normal thing with buicks where the anitfreeze mixes with the oil and that was about a $900 fix but other than that that is the biggest issue ive had only other things are the drivers side window motor had to be replaced, had to get a new o2 sensor and brakes but thats just from the almost 200,000 miles that are on it, but definetly a reliable vehicle all year round.
by analytical on Jan 26, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Buick Century Custom 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)
FACT - all those high ratings come from people who got the Century after previous owner put $$$ into it. ALL GM 3100's & 3400s for about 7 years had the problem with the Lower Intake Manifold gasket - ALL of them. This was a $1,400 repair at the dealership and the was a class action suit that GM agreed to settle for about $800 per owner but it was opened in 2007 & closed in 2008. Mine happened @ 58k miles 19 days after the close & they told me Tough Luck. Also they changed me over $300 to clear out the cooling system & replace thermostat and hoses after the GM DEX-COOL antifreeze turned into clumps of sludge and clogged the radiator and cooling system. Cost me $1,000s to keep running.
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