1997 Buick Park Avenue Consumer Review: 1997 Disaster

1997 Buick Park Avenue - Consumer Review

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33 Total Reviews

Base Sedan (3.8L V6 4-speed Automatic)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
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1997 Disaster
By Judd on


1997 Buick Park Avenue 4dr Sedan


I purchased this low milage car just
recently from a person I know well. He
took painstaking care of it. It looks
brand new inside and out. Within two
months the door lock button popped
inside the door. The transmission
failed and cost $1975 to rebuild. The
ash tray broke and won't stay closed.
The volume button on the steering wheel
functions some of the time. The self-
leveling feature has failed and I
shudder to think what that will cost to
fix. This could be a wonderful car if
it was better built. I have had many
GM cars over the years most of them
purchased new (I still have my 84 El
Camino) but this is the last one.

Best Features

Ride (until the self-level feature broke), interior comfort, heated seats, key controls on the steering wheel (until the volume control malfinctioned), auto variable wipers, driver preference memory system and the sound system.

Worst Features

One word....RELIABILITY. The 97 Park Ave is a disaster. GM should be ashamed.
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