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2005 Buick Park Avenue Trims


Avg. Price: $8,311

A luxury full-size sedan focuses on comfort, easy drive-ability, and smooth and steady ride. In its last year, the 2005 Park Avenue base offers all this to satisfied owners. The roomy sedan seats up to six passengers and has 19 cubic feet of trunk space, ensuring comfortable long car trips. It carries a 205-hp, 3.8-liter V6 and 4-speed automatic on 16-inch alloy wheels. Four-star crash ratings are earned by dual front-side airbags, 4-wheel ABS, and a self-leveling suspension. For a little extra, you can add traction and stability control, a tire monitor, rear parking assist, auto-dimming mirrors, mirror turn signals, and rain-sensing wipers.

The 2005 Park Avenue Base is well equipped, with full power features, including power front seats, leather upholstery and steering wheel trim, wheel-mounted audio controls, cruise control, and dual-climate control. On the outside, the Base gets the six vent ports (three on each side of the fenders) already on the Ultra. An optional heads-up display keeps your eyes on the road, and you can also add a sunroof, CD player, heated seats and mirrors, memory settings, OnStar, and a garage opener. Drivers like the luxury, quiet ride, smooth handling, and spaciousness of the 2005 Park Avenue base, but feel the styling looks a bit outdated.


Avg. Price: $9,056

For its swan song, the 2005 Buick Park Avenue Ultra adds some commemorative Special Edition appearance packages on the last 3000 off the production line. These include chrome whels, badging, and a black and platinum exterior. Otherwise, the 240-hp, 3.8-liter supercharged V6 engine and 4-speed automatic remain the same in the 2005 Park Avenue Ultra. 17-inch chrome wheels, 4-wheel ABS brakes, traction and stability control, a tire monitor, rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming mirrors, mirror turn signals, and dual front-side airbags make up the long list of features that earn the full-size luxury sedan a four-star front and side crash rating.

Adding onto the base, the 2005 Park Avenue Ultra includes heated seats, driver's memory settings, OnStar, heated mirrors, a garage opener, CD player, and wood trim. This is in addition to power front seats, leather and wood trim, leather upholstery, and wheel-mounted audio controls. Options add on a popular heads-up display, much appreciated rear parking sensors, a sunroof, and a CD changer. You can also get bucket seats to replace the front bench seat, reducing seating capacity to five passengers. Drivers say the supercharged V6 adds a lot of power and confident acceleration, and the overall ride is smooth, effortless, and very comfortable. Both interior and exterior look out-of-date, and the 2005 Park Avenue Ultra depreciates quickly in value.