I inherited my mom's Buick. I also inherited one big problem...the engine ticks. I thought at first it was just common with that type of car since a couple of other Buicks in the neighborhood tick as well. Found out it was a piston problem, and that there was no fix. I was devastated. SO I'm putting the money down on a new engine and transmission. The body is in just too good of shape to let it go for scrap...plus, it's my mom's car, so it holds special sentimental value as well.
I am a big fan of the cruise control, and nearly crapped my pants when I heard just how loud and awesome the FACTORY speakers were...holy crap!! I also appreciate the headlight feature that will automatically turn them on, when you don't.
I'm not a fan of the cassette player...but it IS an 03, so it's forgiven. Just by adapting equipment and all is well.
Not sure about the car as of yet , just bought it and I needed to buy a car for doctors apointments and such .
I have to male a trip from Ohio to New York and hopeing it will hold up.
Hope it will last for at least 3 years for I am makeing payments on it and on a verty stick budget .
Will keep you all posted .
Love the feel of comfort , rides nice in town .
I don't like the cassette player in the car , like to have CD player instead .
Mirrors don't work and lighter doesn't work so I can plug in my GPS .
Has some thumping at times in the back when changing grears when stoped at a light and start to go .
I bought my '03 Buick Century at the suggesting of a friend who is an engineer and very trustworthy when it comes to the mechanics of things.
At first I was worried about it "being for old folks". I love the looks and styling of this car, as does my 22 yr old son and his friends!
It had 26K miles when I purchased it, today, 2012, it has 279K, and it's still going strong.
The only problems in that time were routine with the exception of having to replace the motor in the door as the window wouldn't go down last year.
I love the style, the reliability and the fact I get awesome gas mileage!
The gas gauges are prone to go on the century, mine did!
And the bottom rocker (the panel under the doors) are prone to rust!
When you live in NY State that is bound to occur, but the Century is extremely bad for this!
I love this car! I have owned and driven two 1995 Buick LeSabres and I actually like my little Century better! I get 30 mpg and drive 50 miles round trip each day to work. The car handles like a dream and even my teenage daughter says she looks like a classy lady!
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