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2004 Buick Century Sedan

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Buick Century Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.1 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 175 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/27 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2004 Buick Century

  • Although roomy and comfortable, the aging Century can't match the competition when it comes to refinement, features and resale value.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Roomy interior, easy to decipher controls, low base price.

  • Cons

    Mushy seats, engine lacks power and refinement, lacks the features of its more modern competitors.

  • What's New for 2004

    While the 2004 Century offers nothing new, revised trim levels make it easier to select the features you want. All models now come with four-wheel disc brakes and an upgraded sound system.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Best used car ever!!!

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Vehicle: 2004 Buick Century Standard 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)

I bought this car used with over 150,000 miles on it. I was worried about the high mileage at first. I have driven this car over 50,000 miles with no problems. This is the most comfortable and reliable car I have ever had. I did not know it before I purchased this car but I am a Buick fan for life. Great Car, Great gas mileage, high comfort level, great reliability.




Value

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Vehicle: 2004 Buick Century Standard 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)

We bought the year model 2004 used because the previous year models had a gasket problem. This car has a wobbly feel to its wheels which I think is because of poor wheel bearings, not weak side walls of the tires. I have not bothered to pay for new replacements. I recommend these three "upgrades": 1. Pour a can of transmission Seafoam in the automatic transmission by pouring it down the tube of the check stick. 2. Replace the air filter with a K&N or home made from cut reusable air conditioning filter material. MPG will improve 10%. 3. Replace the front door speakers with anything else, 5.25". We hope this car will last a long while. It's a good choice for large people.




Great deals to be had

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Vehicle: 2004 Buick Century Standard 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)

Just recently purchased a 2004 Century with 79,000Kms in absolutely mint condition. Nice Metallic Augusta Green paint job with not one blemish. Wasn't on my radar at all until I read in Consumer reports that it had fantastic reliability and could be had for cheaper than comparable Japanese models. I don't see it as an "Old Man" car...the styling is sharp and I mistook an older Lexus for one the other day. Very Very happy with the car..lots of power..nice smooth ride over rough road surfaces. Thinking a nice set of Rims and a better set of tires would really kick it up a notch and I will have a car that will turn heads and last me for years.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Bring back the century

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Vehicle: 2004 Buick Century Standard 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)

This is my third Buick Century. I bought them because of the comfortable seats and good mileage. We got 34 mpg traveling between Maine and FL this year -- with the car packed full. I want another one, but alas they are no longer made.




Solid car

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Vehicle: 2004 Buick Century Standard 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)

We have had this car since brand new. No major repairs beyond Brakes and rotors. Did it my self cause this car is easy to work on. Still getting 28 MPG on the hwy. My 00 LeSabre is a great car too but the Century's mileage is so much better it's our touring car. Yes, it's an old man car but it's comfortable and efficient. I really don't care what other people think about the car I drive. At least it's not an "edge".




Poor

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Vehicle: 2004 Buick Century Standard 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)

I can't wait to get rid of it. I was driving at night and the lights stopped working. They didn't work with the switch on "auto" or "on". The ride is comfortable but you have to floor it to pass and it takes about 2 seconds to accelerate when going 60 just to start moving = slow!



Full 2004 Buick Century Review

What's New for 2004

While the 2004 Century offers nothing new, revised trim levels make it easier to select the features you want. All models now come with four-wheel disc brakes and an upgraded sound system.

Talk About The 2004 Century

Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
/
  • 27
  • highway
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