1997 Buick Century Consumer Review: Built in America

1997 Buick Century - Consumer Review

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19 Total Reviews

Custom Sedan (3.1L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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Built in America
By M Scoville on


1997 Buick Century Custom 4dr Sedan


Needed a car in a pinch and bought my Century not because a mechanic said it was OK but because it was a Buick. Times were bad and I bought it at one of those "We tote the Note" places. I haven't had one bit of trouble. At times on the highway I can get 38mpg but typically I get 22 in the city and 30 hwy. My car has 148,000 miles and starts in the cold of Iowa. This has a 3.1 engine-I was scared because it wasn't the 3.8 I found no difference at all.I want a new car so bad but this car is as good when I bought it. I even thought about looking for another 1997. This car had the same rating as the 1997 Lexus 400 and the maintenence is less expensive. I simply now say my car is a '97 LexusBuick. If you want more bling move up the Buick ladder. Safe for your children too.

Best Features

I hated American paint job but the paint on my Century still shines like new.12 years old and people think the car is a 2004. I love the paint job-- this car is one of the best model of Buick that I have driven.I'm 45 driven a lot of different cars. Now I know why my grandfather always bought a Buick

Worst Features

Not one thing it is a great basic car that drives great and looks great.
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