as far as major repairs, this car has only needed the alternator, the solenoid, and the battery switched in 6 years of owning it. veeery dependable. drove from texas to washington state and back with no problems. reliable gas mileage for a GM car. trading this one in for a sebring lx coupe...going to be very sad to see this one go. can literally run forever with very little maintainence.
the style of the dash i like. you shift inside of the steering column. it doesn't look it, but very roomy for as small a car it is. it's more of a long car than it is small. ez to park.
please god I wish they'd done something with the back bumper! that's about it. that, and i wish it had a bit more "pep" to the engine. always going slower than everyone else on the road. not the same 60 or 70.
Attractive styling, although the rear
end could have used a few more hours
on the drawing board. Surprisingly
roomy for a six-foot-two, 225 pounder.
Peppy, good handling and adequate
sound system. This vehicle was
impecably maintained and when I bought
it with 108K miles on it, the
condition was excellent, and still is.
Ice Cold A/C on these hot southern
summer afternoons. Gas mileage well
over 30 hwy, 25 cty.
Well, I got the last year they made
them. Would have been nice if the
rear end was syled a bit more like the
Olds or Pontiac cousins...
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.
Love the Front end of the car but the
back end is a little boxed up to me.
Can't really say anything because they
stopped making the car in 1998.
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
The front end of the car looks good.
The back end is ugly.
No need to suggest improvements
since the Skylark is no longer in
production. 1998 was the last year.