1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L V6 4-speed Automatic Consumer Review - AVOID AVOID AVOID
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1997 Buick Park Avenue - Consumer Review

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By jim kirk on

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1997 Buick Park Avenue 4dr Sedan

Review

This is the worst car I have ever owned in my life. Poor engineering, poor build quality, terrible reliability. Every time I get in it, I wonder if it will end up on the tow truck again. My plastic intake manifold cracked, the coolant mixed with the oil and destroyed the engine. Cost 4,000 plus for a used engine. Other problems include 10" of water in trunk, failed steering rack, warped brake rotors, cracked leather, failed heated seat, constant electrical problems, broken door handle, door lock switch fell into door, burned out (and irreplaceable) dash lights. AC compressor bearing grinding, water pump, wonkie transmission. I rate this car a ZERO, but the scale doesn't go that low

Favorite Features

The compass in the mirror. Other than that, nothing.

Suggested Improvements

GM should recall these cars and install an aluminum intake manifold (like they have now put back on the 2004's after 8 years of problems. I chased GM all the way to small claims court on this issue. Don't take screw you for an answer. Hound them to death if you have to.
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