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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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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 2005 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 2005

    Changes for the Century's final production year are minimal; Glacier Blue Metallic replaces Graphite Metallic and a Special Edition option package has been added.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
/
  • 27
  • highway
Calculate Yearly Fuel Costs
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



05 century

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Vehicle: 2005 Buick Century Standard 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)

Excellent gas mileage for large car aprox 35 Hiway US Gallon quality excellent only problem replaced Brake rotors twice but they are very inexpensive Body still looks good after 7 winters



2 of 7 people found this review helpful

Toyota to buick

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Vehicle: 2005 Buick Century Standard 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)

I've owned Geo metros, Toyota corollas, and other cars. The 2005 Century I bought shocked me with 36 mpg on a 1000 mile trip. My 1999 corollas only got 38 max. I was so impressed that I bought another used Century (1999). Why buy small cars when the comfort/power/reliability of a Century gets near same mpg? My 16 yr old son didn't want me to get a "grandpa car", but he sure loves it now that it's his! Dependable, reliable, affordable but I was careful in my research and examination of used Centurys. I walked away from some "bargains" because I found rust carefully concealed or the engine/ride didn't sound/feel right. I'm going to buy one more soon!



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

2005 buick century special edition

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Vehicle: 2005 Buick Century Standard 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)

This car has been an excellent performing car. The Special Edition Package sets it off. The leather interior, dual automatic temperature controls, and chrome wheels are great and generally found only in more expensive automobiles. Never a reliability problem. Mileage runs 23- 25 city and 30-32 highway. May not do quite that well with an ethanol mix, but still close.




Great car gm

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Vehicle: 2005 Buick Century Standard 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)

My wife has had two, 2003 and 2005. She uses it on her mail route and after she is done she runs the kids from practice to practice, Dr. appointments. Thanks GM for engineering a great product.




Smart buy

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Vehicle: 2005 Buick Century Standard 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)

This is the best car for the money I've ever purchased. It's the best "regular car" I could find, and I am quite pleased with the performace, mileage, and comfort. I drive 100 mi. a day round trip for work and I love driving "Miss Daisy". (Yes I name my vehicles)



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Better than my lacrosse

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Vehicle: 2005 Buick Century Standard 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)

I also have a LaCrosse and the Century has a smoother ride and more comfortable seats, plus much better gas mileage in the city. Do not listen to the auto experts that believe a harsh ride, stiff seats and a run through the cones is what the real world of driving is. I have 9,000 on the Century and test drove both Camry and Accord prior to purchase, both rode stiffer and were not as powerful. Plus the quality with the Buick is just as good. The six is fine and getting on ramps and passing is no problem.



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Full 2005 Buick Century Review

What's New for 2005

Changes for the Century's final production year are minimal; Glacier Blue Metallic replaces Graphite Metallic and a Special Edition option package has been added.

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Talk About The 2005 Century

2005 Buick Century Discussions See all Started By

seayacker
seayacker
07-23-2008
2005 buick century. It has been parked for about 1 1/2 weeks. Went to drive it today and the heating/air conditioning system will not work if the head lights are on. works fine when running lights ...


mymarine
mymarine
03-20-2011
2005 Century, 4-cyl. My son went to replace the fuel filter and PCV valve; fuel filter went fine....


a_l_hubcaps
a_l_hubcaps
01-28-2004
By the way, Automotive News is reporting that this thing replaces both Regal AND Century. Considering that the actual sale prices of Centurys are quite low (under $20K, if I am correctly informed), I'...



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