Used 1998 Buick Skylark

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Edmunds' Expert Review

1998 Highlights

Skylark was sold strictly to fleets for 1998. If you're buying one used, chances are good that it was once a rental car.


Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 1998 Buick Skylark.

Average user rating: 4.0 stars
7 total reviews
5 star reviews: 29%
4 star reviews: 57%
3 star reviews: 0%
2 star reviews: 14%
1 star reviews: 0%

Trending topics in reviews

  • fuel efficiency
  • appearance
  • brakes
  • reliability & manufacturing quality
  • engine
  • spaciousness
  • sound system
  • handling & steering
  • electrical system
  • maintenance & parts
  • comfort
  • seats
  • interior

Most helpful consumer reviews

4.375/5 stars, Pretty good
Custom 4dr Sedan
First the bad stuff. My Skylark has needed new brakes, a new fuel pump and a new fuel injector so far. I have driven it from 29K miles up to 72K. The carpet under the driver's left foot is disintegrating. Now the good stuff. This car gets pretty good mileage. I can usually go 400 highway miles before adding another 13.5 to 14 gallons to the tank. The V6 is decently zippy. The governor stops at 104, but the engine hasn't even started to get loud at that point and control is still very good. Unlike some cars, you could drive this one at 95+ for hours without trouble.
1.625/5 stars, A cheap car for a cheap price
Custom 4dr Sedan
This car has had several problems starting with unexplained stalling.It has been diagnosed / checked but no problem to be found as of yet. The tires are very easily flattened or destroyed by hard bumps or curbs. The interrior and exterior doesn't hold up.The car very easily gets dings and dents in it.The carpet and seats are falling apart.
3.875/5 stars, Buick Skylark
Custom 4dr Sedan
This car is a great looking car. It handled nicely, but because of its wheelbase does not turn does as sharply as a small car. The gas mileage is about 25 miles to the gallon. We've had the brakes repaired since we bought it used in May 1999 but that's about it. It's a great looking car.
4.625/5 stars, Great All Around Model
Custom 4dr Sedan
I bought this car when it had 101000 miles on it and it is great. The pick- up and go is the best feature to me. I used to have a 1997 Pontiac Sunfire and it never got the pick-up and go that this car has. I am also getting great gas mileage. I am getting about 35 miles to the gallon in the city. I am pleased with this car and am going to keep it as long as I can keep this car.

Features & Specs

MPG & Fuel
19 City / 30 Hwy / 23 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 15.0 gal. capacity
0 seats
Type: front wheel drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Inline 4 cylinder
Horsepower: 150 hp @ 5600 rpm
Torque: 155 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Basic Warranty
Length: 188.5 in. / Height: 53.5 in. / Width: 68.2 in.
Curb Weight: 2985 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 13.3 cu.ft.


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Driver5 / 5
Passenger4 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Side Barrier RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Driver1 / 5
Passenger3 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front SeatNot Rated
Back SeatNot Rated
RolloverNot Rated
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact TestNot Tested
Roof Strength TestNot Tested
Rear Crash Protection / Head RestraintNot Tested
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test


Is the Buick Skylark a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 1998 Skylark both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Buick Skylark fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Skylark gets an EPA-estimated 23 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Skylark has 13.3 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Buick Skylark. Learn more

Is the Buick Skylark reliable?

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Is the 1998 Buick Skylark a good car?

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How much should I pay for a 1998 Buick Skylark?

The least-expensive 1998 Buick Skylark is the 1998 Buick Skylark Custom 4dr Sedan. Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $0.

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    What are the different models of Buick Skylark?

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    Used 1998 Buick Skylark Overview

    The Used 1998 Buick Skylark is offered in the following submodels: Skylark Sedan. Available styles include Custom 4dr Sedan.

    What do people think of the 1998 Buick Skylark?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 1998 Buick Skylark and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 1998 Skylark 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 1998 Skylark.

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    What's a good price for a New 1998 Buick Skylark?

    1998 Buick Skylark Custom 4dr Sedan

    The 1998 Buick Skylark Custom 4dr Sedan can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $16,755. The average price paid for a new 1998 Buick Skylark Custom 4dr Sedan is trending $16,062 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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    The average savings for the 1998 Buick Skylark Custom 4dr Sedan is 95.9% below the MSRP.

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