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Average User Score
4 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 9 reviews
2001 Buick Century Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 9 reviews
It's no eye-turner, but the 2001 Buick Century gets the job done comfortably and affordably. The mid-sized front-wheel drive sedan is Buick's most popular car, perfect for families or first-time buyers, though its average driver is probably heading for retirement. It comes with a long list of features, gets four-star crash ratings, and is surprisingly roomy inside. Its low price tag and nondescript styling may account for its popularity in the fleet and corporate segments.
The 2001 Century comes in base Custom and better equipped Limited trims. The Special Edition trim from last year is now offered as an appearance package, with blacked-out grille, monochrome paint, and 15-inch chrome wheels. OnStar is now standard on the Limited and optional on the Custom. An emergency interior trunk release has been added in case grandma locks her grandkids in the trunk by mistake, and new rear wheel well liners help reduce some road noise. An uninspiring 3.1-liter, 175-hp V6 and 4-speed auto tran power the 2001 Century, and though it won't win a drag race, drivers say it provides good enough pep on the highway. It also has been rated at 20/30 mpg, which drivers love in a mid-size sedan. ABS brakes, traction control, dual front airbag, and automatic headlights are standard safety features, and a tire monitor and side impact bags are added on the Limited.
The Limited offers a lot of luxury, including power seats, leather upholstery, and cruise control, but even the Custom offers power features and keyless entry, which is pretty good for an entry-level car. Unlike the Regal, the 2001 Century seats six people in two rows of bench seats. Drivers praise the roominess of the cabin and trunk, along with the comfortable seats. A favorite feature is the auto headlights. Aside from a need for a bigger engine, the only consistent complaint was about the boring and outdated looks of the 2001 Buick Century.
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Buick Century Questions
Inop Hvac Fan For 2001 Buick Century
My original fan rheostat has not worked on lowest notch for some time. two weeks ago it quit working on all settings and lost its detents. I replaced it with a used control panel. Initially it worked ...
Lights Behind Dash Not Working
The lights on entire dash went out besides P/R/D. Someone was loading stuff in trunk and shoving things around when this happened. What should I check?
2001 Buick Century Wont Start: Solenoid Clicking, Fuel Gauge Twitching
Battery was nearly dead. After recharging it passed a load test. All terminals and ground connection were cleaned and greased. A loud clicking was heard when trying to crank the engine. At the same ...
Heard This Car Has Probems After The Engine Reaches 33k Or 35k.. Some Gaske...
I am planning to buy this car for 5k$. The car has been driven for 27,500 miles - single owner. What do you guys say about this deal considering that you are experienced Buick Century owners? Thanks...
Heater Fan Switch Quit Working 2001 Century. Not A Fuse Problem. Any Ideas?...
switch for the fan blower will turn but does not come on. checked all fuses- all ok. anyone have a similar problem?