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My parent's 97 skylark...
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By kslaughter322
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1997 Buick Skylark Sedan Custom 4dr Sedan


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Just got my permit in November, and love to drive this car. The controls are all easy to get to, It has a lot of power, very good handling, safe and smooth ride, but don't expect it to drive like a Caddy or Roadmaster. My parents made 2, 300 some mile trips from wv to ohio and had no issues to speak of. also, later on after I got my permit, we made a drive from oak hill, wv to Grantsville, MD, and 3 weeks later Oak Hill, WV to Severn MD and again, no problems to speak of. And the car has around 119,500 miles on it. Have had the car a little over a year and it is very reliable. When I turn 16, I want a Skylark as a first car.


Best Features

When we got the car, it has some issues with the quality luxury features. Ac was good, but went out after crank change. Tape player worked as well until Crank change. Power windows are weak, cruise is out on it, and window lock switch pops out. reverse is weak, was not when we got it, but is currently and turn signals went out, had to get new relay. Car runs awesome, but needs repairs we cannot afford so I would not know how well these features work when in order.


Worst Features

remote unlock, better middle hub caps, they come off easily. and also easier to get to light relays


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Best Quality and Reliable Car
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By ml
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1997 Buick Skylark Sedan Custom 4dr Sedan


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I have found this car needs very little maintenance and is made of great quality. Very reliable! The gas mileage is unbelievable for an older car.


Best Features

gas mileage and the comfortable ride.


Worst Features

remote key lock.


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Grandma's 97 Buick skylark
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Terry
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1997 Buick Skylark Sedan Custom 4dr Sedan


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My Buick Skylark has only 35,000 miles and was my grandmother's from 1997- 2003. After she died I got the car and it is a great little car in perfect shape and reliable--until now. The water pump went and I found out that it takes hours to get to the pump and it costs $$$--$750.00 to replace it-- and a gasket too. Why did Buick design an engine that would be so hard to get to a water pump. The mechanic suggested that as long as you are paying for the cost of labor to get to the water pump you should have several other somewhat related items fixed as well. I called the dealer to verify the extent in reaching the water pump and they verified this issue. Not good.


Best Features

Easy to park


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Sweet car
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By fatchuckyd
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1997 Buick Skylark Sedan Custom 4dr Sedan


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Great fuel economy. Very fun to drive. Mine has a 2.4l twin cam. Very fast, it beat my friends 14,9 sec. focus with just an intake and muffler. Love it


Best Features

Motor and transmission. Solid ride


Worst Features

Bumpy ride, suspension and a clutch would be nice. Sport it out a bit


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Car to last
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By Janet
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1997 Buick Skylark Sedan Custom 4dr Sedan


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I got my 97 as a program car from a dealership, in 98. I had problems with the radiator and once the water pump. After these were taken care of the car has been reliable and trustworthy. No it is not a stylish car but it still has time to get to 100,000 and some paint is chipping and the windows are in tough shape(bad electrical windows!) I would buy another Buick in a heartbeat but with roll-down windows! Forgot to say...air conditioner just went on it and the knobs for the dash are hard to find when you replace them.


Best Features

Great gas mileage, trustworthy


Worst Features

Window motors are worthless! Fixed and fixed still falling apart!


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