by Larkson on Nov 16, 2010 Vehicle: 1990 Buick Skylark
The best first car I could have imagined. Sure it may not be winning any car shows but it was for just that reason that it was such a great first car. I put on 50,000 cruel miles in about 3 years with no major mechanical errors. Kind of a small backseat but 5 high schoolers can fit in with only minor squeezing. Overall a great first car and uber comfortable.
by Gabe on Nov 24, 2008 Vehicle: 1990 Buick Skylark
Built tough, ran great, got some major work done on it, but if basic car maintenance is done than it will run great. No problems until it decided to be 19 years old and call it quits. Great car until then.
by John-X2K on Apr 25, 2008 Vehicle: 1990 Buick Skylark
This was my first vehilce and it turned out to be really reliable, so if your looking to put your son/daughter in there first car go for a nice looking 1990 Buick Skylark. Also, throw in a nice cd player and some good fresh speakers and you've struck gold.
by andrew on Jan 10, 2008 Vehicle: 1990 Buick Skylark
Bought the car for 500 in 05, had 140k miles on it at the time. Great first car, had its problems here and there but nothing serious enough to ever leave me stranded, most reliable car ever owned, hit 175k on the odometer last month and seemed like it would have lasted the test of time if i hadnt been hit by someone, the tranny and engine worked splendid, the exterior had taken some damage over the long life she had but besides that the 3.3l V-6 ran fast and true and never gave me a bit of trouble, most expensive replace was probably belts and water pump, if you take car of this car it will last a life time,
by Calvin Richmond on Jun 18, 2002 Vehicle: 1990 Buick Skylark
The performance from my 2.3L Quad 4 is
eager and satisfying, though it could
use a lot more low-end torque. Comfort
and fuel economy is good, unless you
drive with a lead foot. Interior
design is good, but why the heck
couldn't they spare to put in some more
gauges(Oil temp,etc.)! Build quality
is good, and it is reliable as heck, if
you do proper maintenance. Get one of
by James Robert on Jun 5, 2002 Vehicle: 1990 Buick Skylark
This little car is a great A-to-B car
or family car. The Tech 4 2.5l 4-
cylinder is really noisy, but will run
forever. I made the mistake of
thinking it was valves tapping or an
engine knock. But the two different
machincs I took it to both said similar
remarks, "The engine has a plasic
timing gear that makes a lot of noise,
even brand new, but it is nothing to
worry about. Just keep up on regular
maintence and she'll run forever." I
have only heard of imports that
reliable, not a Buick. But this car
has shown me GM has and can make a
reliable 4-cylinder car that last. At
129k miles it'll prbably go another
...was kind of a shakeout year for GM. The N-bodies had been selling pretty well up to that point, although the Grand Am had established itself as a stronger seller than the Skylark or Calais. In fa...
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