I bought this car from a used car dealership with 104,000 miles on it after trading in the my chevy Corsica due to a lack of legroom( I'm 6 feet even). This car's front seat legroom is perfect for me with the seat all the way back, and the seats are so comfy I think think GM could give laz-e-boy a run for their money if they ever opened a furniture store! I drove it for 3 hours once and didn't need to stretch when I got out! Over the last year and a half, only 3 inexpensive parts have failed, the throttle position sensor, the blower motor, and one wheel bearing. She has front wheel drive and weighs about 3000 pounds, so she handles the snow like a champ. The only time I ever got stuck was going in reverse up a hill in a foot of snow! And one time on a long trip, I did the math after putting gas in it, and I was getting 31 highway mpg! That's 2 more than GM rated it, and the car is 15 years old! Only real downside: it's not a good family or carpooling car. We had to move the seats about 6 inches forward to fit our child seats behind us. Other than that, best car my wife and I have ever owned!
Purchased car 2 years ago, only had 36000 miles on it with all service records. Looked like new. After only 6000 miles the #5 fuel injector stuck open which flooded the cylinder with gas causing the compression ring to break. Due to low mileage I decided to have engine completely rebuilt by a very reputable machine shop. Car ran good for about another 6000 miles and started skipping on #3 cylinder. Inspection revealed valve stem had pulled out of head. In shop again and now so I'll have alot more in car than its worth. The 3.1 GM engine is a piece of junk. PERIOD
In 2015 I was in desperate need of a car for my 2 teenage daughters I found 2003 Buick century for $1500 some how it became my work car....this car has been the most reliable car I've ever owned and I'm a expert on USED cars in the time I've owed this car the only maintenance I've done is the normal oil changes and new tires that's it it gets the best gas mileage ever at 37 mpg.and I would definitely buy another Buick Century