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8 of 8 people found this review helpful
Greatest car I've ever driven!
By hardfire454 on 12/10/10 07:50 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1998 Buick Park Avenue 4dr Sedan

Review

I have driven a series of cars, but none can compare to the Park Avenue. THis car is comfortable, efficient, and most importantly comfortable. I think that's enough to be said, it is reliable, but just like any car, it has one or two flaws... But overall, if you're looking for a luxury car, this is it.
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Great Car Overall
By JAB1998 on 07/19/10 14:10 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 Buick Park Avenue 4dr Sedan

Review

Flaws are similar to other reviews. Ash tray was replaced once @ $125, but next time it was super-glued closed! This car gets over 30 mpg on road trips & about 24-26 around town. It is comfortable to drive, large trunk & back seat allow for passengers on trips. Drivers seat (leather) is coming loose at seam between front & back, but overall the interior is holding up well. With close to 180,000 miles on this 12 yr old car, I can't complain about some wear & tear. This car is loaded with features. I love radio & cruise controls on steering wheel, 2 memory power seats, & my favorite is the temperature and compass on the rear view mirror! I am sad that they are not making this model anymore...
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Love this car
By 1998 Buick Park Ave. on 06/08/08 14:19 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 Buick Park Avenue 4dr Sedan

Review

Gets 34 mpg on the road if you drive sensible. 22-25 mpg in town. Reliable, smooth handling, roomy, dependable, large trunk, great on trips, handles 5 tall or large people comfortably, plenty of leg room in the back
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Decent not perfect
By Scott on 05/26/07 19:40 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 Buick Park Avenue 4dr Sedan

Review

Overall we've enjoyed this car. 7 years now and still going. Had to replace 2 of the 3 spark modules (these replaced distributors in the mid 90's) A timing belt-no engine damage though. Plastic cooling system part got leak. No major engine work. Annoyances- rust at the bottom of the doors, gas gauge kept falling past stop peg and finally broke. Ashtray got sticky and broke in open position. Power door locks on drivers side broke. Engine developed a moderate oil leak aroung 100K. Lots of power for a big car with a V-6. 4 adults are confortable. I am a very large man so it is tight to sit 3 in the front, but can be done. Flow through door from trunk has been handy though I don't ski.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance and comfort
By J. Previti on 05/16/06 07:09 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 Buick Park Avenue 4dr Sedan

Review

We have driven this car to Mathais WVA several times and to Myrtle beach three times and were delighted with performance and fuel economy. We got 28 mpg to and 29 from Myrtle Beach. That was driving at or slightly above the posted speed limits and short trips while there.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Very reliable Buick
By mkclancy on 04/30/06 18:52 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 Buick Park Avenue 4dr Sedan

Review

This car is the best I have ever owned in my 40 years of driving. My husband, now deceased said it was my car because I liked it so much. It is beautiful and I get many compliments about it. I have kept it it good condition and have followed the Buick program for annual maintence procedures. Such as 60,000 mile check-up procedures. I most like the bench front seat which most vehicles do not have. We found it gives very good milage for this size and make auto, 25-28 miles per gal.with conservative driving practices on highway driving.
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1998 Park Avenue
By Bobby Hood on 12/08/04 09:37 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1998 Buick Park Avenue 4dr Sedan

Review

This car has given excellent service over the last four years. It has only had two major failures both of which had to do with the plenium (intake manifold) rupturing and dumping water on the pistons. Neither instance seemed to have harmed performance in any way. The only other problem--last week the power steering unit fell off. I do not remember any specific thing I may have hit in the road that could have broken the bolts, but the car has had a couple of jolts from things which I ran over at high speed. One of which was the recap off a truck tire at night. It did warp a rim. It's cranked right away (179,000 miles) and it has been a great road car.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Good but some flaws.
By not_another_buick on 08/23/04 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 Buick Park Avenue 4dr Sedan

Review

Overall a very good car, but several things are frustrating. The ash tray will break and not stay closed due to a poor design. A new one costs $125. You can fix it yourself for free if you take it out and see the problem area. Definate flaw! Also the covers on the back of the front seats weren't attached very well. These will also break. They can be fixed for free again with a drill and a screw, but how many people will do that who drive a Buick. Shouldn't have too either.
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I'm not old & gray but liked the Park Av
By MLMB on 08/18/04 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 Buick Park Avenue 4dr Sedan

Review

I've driven my Pk Ave for 6 yrs, and enjoyed the comfort ride, many perks, fuel economy and size. Wrecked it and got good front end protection (I totaled the full sized pickup truck I hit!). Large trunk is great. Didn't like the suspension - the bottom drops hard in some cases. Also huge expense at 120,000 miles for repairing the plastic intake manifold $1300!! Common problem according to the mechanic, and they no longer use plastic, he says. Only selling it to get a car large enough to handle our dog kennel!
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perfect cruiser
By Garrett M. Benson on 03/25/04 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1998 Buick Park Avenue 4dr Sedan

Review

This is the perfect car for any occasion. It is comfortable and gets incredible fuel miledge for the size of this interstate cruiser. I am only 24 years old, and I know that this is typically an older man's car, but I, and my friends my age, are very impressed. I clocked in on our last vacation a 500 miles tank of fuel and averaged 34.4 Miles Per Gallon!! That is truley amazing! Garrett
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