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Never again
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By LD
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1997 Buick Park Avenue 4dr Sedan


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This car is absolutely terrible. Everything except the transmission and radiator has been replaced at least once and many components are the third or fourth generation. The trunk leaks, the headlights are as worthless as candles, 3 alternators, 2 steering pumps, 3 fuel pumps, 4 fuel senders, one PLASTIC INTAKE MANIFOLD, one water pump, multiple dash realys, air conditioning controls four times, and a myriad of other componenets. Currently, the rear defogger doesn't work and the fuel guage is out again. Not worth it, even if its given to you.


Best Features

Someday getting rid of it, and, it has decent winter traction with snow tires.


Worst Features

Learn from Toyota or Honda how to build a car.


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1997 Buick Park Avenue 4 Dr STD Sedan
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By randy
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1997 Buick Park Avenue 4dr Sedan


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With 3 children we needed room but didn't want a minivan. Bought this car with 86000 miles. Numerous problems that weren't major but irritating. The accuators on the a/c went out and would not blow through the vents $500. Window switch broke $200. Radiator leaked $250. Harmonic balancer went out $175. We like the comfort of this car. It was made to drive long distances. Good gas mileage and power.


Best Features

Comfort and room. My wife was tired of minivans and wanted a car. We love the fact that we can all fit and ride comfortably on long trips.


Worst Features

Fix the minor mechanically problems.


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97 Park Avenue Ultra
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By topnotch36580
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1997 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 4dr Sedan


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This has been a very reliable car and is very comfortable to drive and is user friendly.


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Big car, great gas mileage
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By TMM
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1997 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 4dr Sedan


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I bought this so I could have a big luxury car, yet also wanted to be able to get wife and all 4 of my kids in if necessary. Great on cruising interstates, and pretty good on curvy roads as well. It's very roomy and comfortable with a large trunk. Surprisingly great gas mileage, around 27-30 on highway. It has served my purposes well as a luxury car for business driving, yet it's good for family trips. It's reliable with no mechanical or engine problems, and gets good gas mileage for a car of this size to boot.


Best Features

Smooth ride particularly on highways, and surprisingly good gas mileage.


Worst Features

Automatic moisture sensing wiper system is overly sensitive and I would prefer to just manually adjust intermittent wipers.


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Broken Buick
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By Joe R
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1997 Buick Park Avenue 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car from the original owner when it was 3 years old. The car has a pretty good ride and is comfortable. The biggest problem with this car is that many things have gone wrong with it and were expensive to fix. There was a problem with a plastic piece by the manifold that melted and filled the crankcase with antifreeze ($900). Water pump ($300) Some timing sensors ($550). Alternator, battery, serpentine. ($500). Starter ($300). Wipers won't return.


Best Features

Passenger Climate Control, Leather power seats, Automatic climat control, Controls on steering wheel, Wiper sensors


Worst Features

Just make it more reliable.


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