I bought this car from a priviate owner for my kid that was getting ready to graduate and end up keeping it for myself. The only problem i have had with it was, the radiatior drain plug came out on me. It was rough looking, but a very sound car.
The ride and accelartion. I love that big motor. Fuel was not bad at all.
They need to keep building them. Needed less dash and more leg room in front and back
I wanted a bigger safer car in 1997 then became 2nd owner at 68K miles. New tranny at 122K. New heater core at 130K. Two alternators, 3 or 4 mufflers. Rubber door trim won't stay on, I re- glue it, but looks OK if I don't wanna bother at the time. I rely on rear side view mirrors when changing lanes on the freeway - has a blindspot. Primary around town driving is in Drive, not OD. I've bought tires once, highway, not all season. This car is not for sale and I drive it everyday.
The comfort, the power and the cost to insure. The safety - an SUV will flip way before this thing - it's not even close! I like all the various courtesy lights - they're everywhere! Door panels have pockets to tuck things, space and comfort - again. But it's all about the power, really surprises!
Put the Buick trademark "airholes" on the side of each front fender, add a small fridge in the trunk and make it again. There's time, I won't need another one for 3-4 years!
Very comfortable to ride.Highway gas
mileage about 20/gal, city about 13.
Front brakes just now replaced at
68000 but had .125 in. left. Red maple
paint is like new. Tires are now new
on the front and the rears has about
15000 on. Radiator had to be new about
20000 mi. Heater had to have the
blower control replaced two years ago.
Smooth ride, low wind noise. Load is
leveled. Looks very good
About 4 dings in the right rear door
and the left moulding is slightly away
from the rear door
I have driven this car for 210,000
miles (it has 240,000)with no major
problems. I have changed the starter,
radiator and an airconditioning hose.
Other than the normal tires, batteries
and lube schedule, nothing else has
been done. I still average 20 mile to
the gallon and can not even tell it is
running while it idles.
The main feature is the performance I
have received. Next is the riding
comfort. With 240,000 miles, it rides
as good as when I bought it and it was