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2005 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 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…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (22 total 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.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
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  • 27
  • highway
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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.

Talk About The 2005 Century

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canadave1
canadave1
10-23-2008
Anyone know how to take the rear seats out of my 2005 Century and then reinstall them? It's probably easy but I'd rather not damage the seats trying to do something incorrectly. I want to install se...


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'...


alpha01
alpha01
07-18-2005
You really think the LaCrosse is going to get all those upgrades? I dont doubt some of them.... but how many upgrades did the Regal/Century receive?...