Bertha, the white Buick - is now at 214,000 miles and still going strong. It's very solid - inside and out. It's a shame that GM disc. the 6 cyl. 3800 series motor b/c now - Bertha might be replaced with a crossover and they don't have those motors anymore - only smaller V6's. I have never done any kind of major repair - only maintenance, in fact - not as I should have. As long as one does regular minimum maintenance, This car is unstoppable!
Very roomy interior - very roomy trunk - you could fit at least a couple of large men in there :), seriously, I have put two bales of hay in the trunk, large TV's in the back. Interior is simple - easy. The seats adjust to any which way you want and are very cushy. Plenty of leg room for everyone.
The car seems to "wander" some on the highway and the suspension seems just a little too loose for my liking. Great for floating - but not so great for commuting with a bunch of Type A's on the highway. Also, Perhaps sitting up a little higher would help when one lives out in a rural area.
The Mrs. & I both drove Buick Regals &
had no idea that the Park Ave was so
comfortable. My wife suggested we try
& test drive one - oh my, what
comfort. I purchased one & am soo
thrilled I did. Thanks to her I feel
so happy every time I get in the car.
told so many people about the comfort.
Was at the local hardware store & when
I came out 2 men were admiring my Park
Ave. I talked one of them into sitting
in the drivers so he could feel real
comfort. Thanks GM
The heated seats & the memory for the
Radio in my Buick Regal was better. I
was expecting a realy good one.
Having first decided to buy a US made
car that is roomy and gets good gas
mileage, the list came down very
quickly. I have had six cars with the
Buick V-6 engine, and it seems to be a
decent compromise. Reliability has been
generally good, and I am comparing that
to three S-Class Benz models I have owned.
Great travel car. Roomy, quiet, safe
and high mileage on regular fuel