My dad bought this car in the late 90's as a family car. He sold it to me about 5 years ago and it is still going strong. It hugs the road like a teddy bear and I can drive it with confidence in any weather. In the 10 or so years we have had it the totaly repairs have cost less than $1500. My car has 210000k miles on it and the engine is still purring like a kitten. I don't look forward to replacing it because I don't think I will ever find a car more reliable.
It just won't die.
For a car that has been so good to me I can't think of any.
I had this car two months. I paid $500. I put about $400 into it, basic things tires, tune up etc. I drive to Boston daily from rhode island 110 miles round trip, this cars runs great. Handles well roomier than I expected not a bad ride and has decent pickup for a 4 cylinder. I have not had one problem. Getting 32 mpg. And I get stuck in traffic jams daily.
Peppy, comfortable, great mpg.
The only thing I dislike is that they put the wiper control in front of the transmission shift, easy to hit when putting in the car in park or drive.
When I bought this Buick in 1998, it had
about 60,000 miles on it. It is now
2003, and I have only had to take it to
the shop ONE time. This car just keeps
on running without missing a beat. I've
owned Chevys, Olds, Fords... the Buick
is the best-made family car in America.
Have your car checked over when you buy
it at the shop, and get them to look at
the headlight switch in the steering
column; mine failed. Change hoses
V-6 engine is essential, really strong.
No major repairs, very reliable. Has a
big-car feel. Silver color looks great
all the time. Adjustable steering is great.
Steering loose. I hear at 100,000
everything starts to go. Seating is too
deep for smaller drivers. Wish it had a
fold-down back seat. I do not like the
light or wiper switch in the steering.
A GREAT 1st/RELIABLE CAR
Quite a spacious interior-has made
moving in and out of apartments much
much easier. It also HANDLES WELL &
drives smoothly especially considering
it's coming up on it's 10th
The WEIGHT & SIZE of the vehicle are a
(+). These are the reasons why we 1st
chose the Skylark. Along with good
power needed for strong winters-the car
is sizeable enough to protect
inexperienced 1st drivers-like me.
She starts with no problem-and still
gets me where I need to go with ease.
If you have the chance to pick up a 92-
96 Skylark they appear to me to be
running for great values.
ROOMY INSIDE-great for apartment
moving, carrying my bike, having fun
and bringing a couple friends along.
Stregthening the brake system.s to
compensate for the size & weight of the