by Mjkkcooper on Mar 3, 2005 Vehicle: 1996 Buick Skylark Custom 2dr Coupe
I bought this car from a friend's dad back in 2002. At the time it had 109K on it. It now has 157K and it's still running great. No engine or trans problems. The only issue we have had is this annoying coolant leak. We have replaced the radiator once and the hoses 3 times. Now we believe it is leaking from else were. We spend $15 a week on coolant! Besides that, I love this car, good gas mileage, but if you have a family go for the 4 door. And always the V-6! Good luck.
by Bobbyboy on Sep 18, 2003 Vehicle: 1996 Buick Skylark Custom 2dr Coupe
Bought this car used with 28,000 miles
on it and although it looked perfect,
I wondered about the mechinical shape
it was in. Having had it for 5 years I
haven't put a cent in it except for
by Proud Buick Owner on Apr 4, 2003 Vehicle: 1996 Buick Skylark Custom 2dr Coupe
Go 50-55 mph on a long trip, and get
mid-30 mpg. The 6 cylinder is torquey,
but the overdrive keeps the mileage in
the mid to upper 20s.
It's solid enough that if someone rear
ends you, you and car are functional.
It's not a land yacht, but can carry
four people in reasonable comfort (the
back seat is a bit tight).
Easy to insure, easy to travel in ()
though I like a pillow, or small
poodle, for neck rest support. Could
use better lumbar support.
It always runs!
The speedometer is HUGE (as it should
Happy with the 6-banger 'lark.
Styling changes inside and out this year. Dual airbags are new, as are three-point seatbelts mounted to the B-pillar. A new twin-cam engine replaces the 2.3-liter Quad 4, and automatic transmissions include traction control. Air conditioning, a rear window defroster and a tilt wheel are now standard. Long-life engine components round out the long list of improvements.