1997 Buick Skylark Consumer Review: junk

1997 Buick Skylark - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

18 Total Reviews

Custom Coupe (2.4L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
By chris m on


1997 Buick Skylark Custom 2dr Coupe


Lower control arm bushing (driver side) popped out while under warranty. Passenger side popped out after out of warranty-$130 for control arm loaded w/new bushings-I installed it. Ignition switch went bad- THEFT light was flashing and no start-$540 to tow and repair. Windshield wiper motor went out-$230 new motor installed. Driver side window popped out of the track at top of window-haven't fixed it yet. Alternator went out-$95 with exchange-I installed it.Remote trunk release cable snapped. Remote filler door seized up.On it's second set of rotors.This car had 33000 miles when i bought it in 2000. It now has 72000 on it, so it's not like it has a hard life.

Best Features

Motor and transmission are perfect(2.4L), The exhaust is the original and in good shape, Good fuel mileage even around town. NO RUST- this is a car that sits outside all the time.
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