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They just keep running...
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By Tara
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1997 Buick Skylark Sedan Custom 4dr Sedan


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This is my second Skylark, my first was a 1991. These cars just never quit, my first was sent (running) to the junk yard with 179,000 miles and my 1997 is about to rollover 160,000. They both had their little mechanical quirks, but nothing too expensive and nothing out of the ordinary. They have never needed new transmissions or waterpumps. Even with the redesigned quad4, which was an initial worry... this car hasn't let me down. Buicks have made my life much easier:)


Best Features

Over all reliability and performance.


Worst Features

Cup holders, more trunk space, a more open design in the front seat.


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Our 97 Skylark
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By 1819suny
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1997 Buick Skylark Sedan Custom 4dr Sedan


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I purchased this vehicle in 2003. We all really liked it. However, one year later in 2004 it needed a new water pump. Imagine my surprise when I was told that the cost to replace most water pumps was about $150.00 but because of the way they built this car (quad 4 engine, a very poor design), it would be $640.00! Not only that, but any future repairs would also be very expensive as you practically had to take the engine out to get at anything. Our car repair service would not even look at it because it was so expensive to repair. They told me I would have to take it to a dealer. Well, as much as I liked this little car, I sold it that day!


Worst Features

My advice, if you find a 6 cylinder Skylark, it would probably make you happy and be resonable to repair but stay away from the 4 cylinders.


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Good little Buick
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By airbooster
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1997 Buick Skylark Sedan Custom 4dr Sedan


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Good little car. Gave me a scare at the GM dealers when we thought the rattling noise was an oil pressure plunger 600 bucks but turned out it was low 1 quart of oil. Dodged the bullet there. Gas milage lousy for a 4 banger (20 city)


Best Features

everything EXCEPT (See Below)


Worst Features

CUPHOLDER DESIGN SUCKS


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My 97 Skylark
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By Luv My Buick
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1997 Buick Skylark Sedan Custom 4dr Sedan


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I bought my car used in Oct 1997 with 12000 miles on it. Beside regular maintance and replacing the water pump at 50000 miles, my Buick has been trouble free. It now has 150,000 miles. It's a great car!


Best Features

Comfortable, great gas mileage, very reliable.


Worst Features

more rear space, bigger trunk, needs cupholders


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Best Used Car I Ever Had
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By choralcat
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1997 Buick Skylark Sedan Custom 4dr Sedan


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I bought my '97 in the Spring of '98. It 22,000 miles on it. Other than normal service and a new set of tires, I haven't needed a thing done to it. I bought the 70,000 mile 7 year protection plan and plan to keep it at least until the 7 years are up.


Best Features

Great motor. Really takes off.


Worst Features

More comfortable, more adjustable drivers seat. I use a cushion.


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