2005 Buick Century Overview


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Buick Century by Jade
 — its a great car reliable and good gas mileage the car has alittle rust inside very clean has been in an aciddent but got fixed the car is very fun to drive not horrible looking but still. Engine is fi... Read More
Crap by Jade
 — never worked right brakes are bad transmission was screwed up i never wanted this car the accelerator sucked doesnt pick up the way it should speakers suck and the car was a mess never buy this car ... Read More

2005 Buick Century Overview

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2005 Buick Century

The Buick Century has always been one of the top-two selling cars in the Buick lineup, but 2005 will mark its last year of production as it makes way for the more youth-oriented LaCrosse.  
The 2005 Century is a mid-size affordable family sedan offering quality engineering and reliability, if not a lot of thrills behind the wheel.  It is powered by a 3.1-liter, 175-hp V6 and 4-speed automatic.  The basic sedan comes with power features (windows, locks, mirrors), air conditioning, and intermittent wipers.  There are three packages that add a lot more options.  The Standard features dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, a CD player, and air filtering.  The Custom adds on a power driver's seat, a cargo net in the trunk, and cruise control.  The more upscale Limited adds on leather seats and audio controls on the steering wheel.
For its final, year, the 2005 Century offers a Special Edition package, which tacks on ABS brakes, dual-zone climate, bigger 16-inch wheels, and a chrome grille to the base model sedan.
The Buick Century has always been a reliable family car, with lots of room for a mid-size sedan and a good set of features to compete with more expensive foreign models.  Though not as luxurious as other Buick brands, it was tough and practical.  2005 Century owners loved the handling and overall steady performance, pointing out that the ride was smooth and the seats very comfortable.  Gas mileage was also a big bonus.  Complaints pointed out that the dash could give off a blinding glare.  Owners also weren't too excited about the bland and conservative looks of the Buick Century.


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Buick Century Questions


Security -- Staring Problem

On Buick 2005 Century, 85K miles, red security light comes on at times and occasionally it will not turnover or start. When this happens lights and wipers work. No known battery or charging system...

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Hello, My Heater Fan Switch Will Work In All The Postions Except In The Mid...

I replaced the complete unit (all my lights were blown) and the new unit came with a new fan switch and the new one is doing exactly as the original one did. The blower works on LOW, MEDIUM LOW, MEDIU...

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I'm Stumped

High mileage (290.000) 2005 Buick Century. Engine died on corner, restarted driven 1/2 mile to house, parked in driveway. Next day wont start, engine will barely turn over, battery full charged, fuel...

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I Have A Gasoline Smell Inside 2005 Buick Century And No Leak Anywhere. Wha...

Also have gasoline smell under hood but after car cools down, no more smell.

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Told I Needed Thermosat For 2005 Buick Century 3.1 Looks Like No Easy Job H...

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