I'm not your typical Buick owner, I
bought my 1st Skylark when I was 24, I
am now 31. I can't say enough about
how I love my Buick. It is safe,
reliable and I enjoy driving it. Yes,
I too have repaired & replaced my fair
share of things, but with over 107k
miles on it, that's to be expected.
The worst repair I had to make was
replacing the transmission at 90k miles.
This is my 2nd Skylark, I lost my 1st
in '97 in a nasty accident (rear-ended
at a stoplight by a 12-ton truck).
Since I walked away from that, I was
determined to find myself another one.
You can't beat the fuel mileage. I get
32 mpg on the highway. A comfortable
ride on those long road trips, too.
Wish my mechanics were with me before I
bought it. Mainly drove to the train.
But it needed brand new brakes & roters
3x’s and a new engine after 5 yrs.
With low speed driving, the oil can’t
burn off efficiently, even with regular
oil changes. The front alingment design
caused flat tires and needed new lower
ball joints. It had continued fuse
problems, and the alternator got
replaced twice. 1 month ago it died on
the expressway without warning.
Another engine design problem allowed
the antifreeze to leak into the engine
& overheat. Never did any warning
lights go off. With 67K miles, the body
looked great, but under the hood was
The outside design of the car and the
color were my favorite.
Buick should look at giving the 10
year, 10,000 mile warranty on their
cars. Then maybe they will focus on
producing quality cars.