2002 Buick Century Overview


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3.75 stars

Based on 10 reviews

Nothing Has Balanced Luxury And Power Like Buick Does. And It Has That American Brand We All Know. by Michael
 — Never can go wrong with a Buick. Buicks are America's Toyota, very reliable but still have that American zest of being bigger - in every way. The car is a sleeper: meaning, looking from the outside, i... Read More
Comfortable by Kenneth
 — Smooth soft ride, not attention getting, handles good on ice. A nice big trunk to fit subs and amp in. Its very easy to customize, like I took the dash apart and painted it ford blue. Just for fun l... Read More
My Bottom Line Is If You're Not So Serious About Buying A Fancy Car.. A Buick Would Be Right For You by Robert
 — The Buick Century is an average daily car that would take you from home to wherever you're going like ANY Regular Car, though it is a GOOD Reliable Vehicle from Buick.. I guess you can say it's a so-s... Read More

2002 Buick Century Overview

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Based on 10 reviews

2002 Buick Century

Conservative, dependable, no surprises.  Those looking for a roomy, comfortable, easy-handling mid-sized sedan without putting the hurt on their wallets look no further than the 2002 Buick Century, which has existed in its present form since 1973.  A revamp in 1997 added some length and interior space, but the Century has remained little change in its recent incarnation, sharing many characteristics with the sportier Regal and more luxurious LeSabre.  

The 2002 Century comes in Custom and Limited trims, both with a 3.1-liter, 175-hp V6 engine and 4-speed automatic.  Standard features include ABS brakes, traction control, dual-front airbags, a tire monitor, power features, and dual-zone climate control.  The Limited adds leather seats, power front seats, and OnStar.  This year, the 2002 Century redesigns its cruise control, which is now standard on the base Custom.  The Limited gets new wood interior accents.  Child seat anchors are standard in both trims.  An optional Special Appearance package replaces the chrome exterior accents with monochrome color, and this year offers painted aluminum wheels instead of the chrome alloy ones.  

Though its roomy trunk (16.7 cubic feet) and cabin bill the 2002 Century as a family car, its easy and effortless handling and long list of standard features make it attractive to Buick's traditionally older audience.  The front-wheel drive sedan is easy on gas, and owners say it is smooth and quiet.  Another highlight is the bargain price tag, considering what you get.  Low points include limited rear seat legroom, no fold-down rear seats, and low ground clearance.  Drivers generally feel the interior needs some modern updates.  Though it remains Buick's most popular model, sales of the Century are beginning to slide.


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2002 Buick Century Won't Start, Think It's Having Electrical Problems

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