I drive my grandparents 2000 park ave daily, when grandpa got it it was PERFECT, he had mention that the 3.8 was one heck of a motor and the power and economy. I didn't believe him, but I DO NOW! The 3.8 will throw you back in the seat as you float down the road. Set the cruise at 90 and just roll. It's comfy, fast VERY economical. At 90 it gets about 30MPG Hey. In town I get about 20. Back her down to 60 on the HWY keep the tack about 1800 I've got 33mpg. The leather is flawless and lime sitting in my easy chair! Got enough room I packed my nephews and all our gear and we took it camping! Even loaded down got 30 mpg! And I'm 6 1 my grandfather is 6 3 ish, and It's got plenty of room. And the sound system that GM put in that car is AMAZING! And at 140,xxx miles it starts riite up and goes Luke a bat outta hell when it needs to. Very reliable, can't wait to own one for myself !!!
I am a 27 year old woman living in Alaska, with two toddlers. My last car, a base model Honda Accord, was totaled in an accident and I bought this car yesterday as a replacement. I couldn't believe I found a 13 year old Park Avenue in cherry condition with 20,000 original miles on it. An elderly gentleman (is anyone shocked? ;-) had been driving it, but found it too hard to get in and out of at 75 years old so he very reluctantly sold me the car. It is like butter to drive, and quite zippy in acceleration. The interior comfort is second to nothing I've experienced. I am six feet tall, and for once there is room to spare. The exterior is pure understated class. I couldn't be happier.
The interior is minimalist, open, user friendly, without just the right number and placement of controls.
The seats are more comfortable than those in my mom's BMW, and my six foot frame has never had it so good in the roominess department.
Even with the base model, my car has heated leather, autostart, and memory seats that make me feel like I'm in a luxury car. I have two huge toddlers(2 & 4) in huge carseats in the back, and they have LOTS of room.
The ride... wow, it's like a marshmallow.
Basically, the comfort of this car is my favorite feature. I didn't want to get out of it.
The handling and gas economy was impressive and surprising for a car of it's weight and size.
This is petty, but I'd like a more solid cup holder. That is really the only thing I'd change about the inside of this car. It's perfect.
We bought this car when it was one year old, with 14000 miles on the clock in 2001, to be my wife's daily driver. By far, it is one of the best cars we have owned. Twelve years later she's only got 68K on the odometer and it runs perfectly.
It has been an extremely reliable vehicle and is a pleasure to drive. It is very quiet at highway speeds, and get's exceptional mileage for a vehicle this size, 19 city / 30 highway.
If you're hunting for a used example, you can't go wrong.
Very quiet, excellent mileage, very large trunk, enough room for 5 adults.
Bring it back; sadly, Buick no longer makes this car.
I have owned this car for only 16months but bought at 123,000 miles and let me tell you I about live in this car. Last month I purchased a Pacifica and hated the ride of that thing not to mention the lousy gas mileage...fortunately I still had my old Ultra and am now back to driving it. This car starts every time and although it's older I can say I will continue to make repairs as needed in order to keep this car. I have owned quite a few automobiles in my life and this one beats them all!!!
Love the seats, heated and just like sitting in a favorite chair at home. The controls on the steering are a plus also. There are just too many plusses to mention but if you own one you know just exactly where I'm coming from..It's heaven to drive.
I've always heard you can't improve on perfection and this is truly an example of perfection.