Buick Century Model Overview
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Buick Century Questions
Battery Drain !!!!!
Brand new battery and car ean good for 3 days no problems. Today went to start the car and battery was drained. This the second battery we had to get in a week. Alternator is not the issue because...
I Have A 1998 Buick Custom The Problem Is When We Turn The Car On It Just C...
It also die while driving
When Wipers And / Or Fluid Pump Are Turned On They Will Not Turn Off And Ru...
it's a wagon
2003 Buick Century Over Heating
i have replaced thermostat and water pump and burped the new pump its still over heating no obvious water leakes but the jug is empty every time it heats up
Buick Century 1987 Misfire Stalling
Hey guys whats up well anyways im having a terrible evasive problem i cant never quite to place my finger on..i am getting code 34 witch transcends to map/maf sensor well seeing as my model "3.8 v6...
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About the Buick Century
No, they didn't name Buick Century after the average age of its drivers. The reference to 100 is a nod to the top speed the first Buicks supposedly achieved. But there's no denying that Buick vehicles have long been considered granny cars, with their conservative, unimaginative exterior styling housing a somewhat upscale, yet practical interior and less than thrilling performance. By the way, the average age of Buick owners is somewhere in the 60s.
Since the demise of the Skylark, the Century has become Buick's economy car. But this mid-size sedan first appeared back in the 1930s as a full-size car. Reintroduced in the late 70s, the rear-wheel drive Buick Century was offered as a sedan, coupe, or wagon with powerful V6 and V8 engines. In the 1980s it went to front-wheel drive and smaller I4 and V6 engines with little power or energy. It was a practical car, built to get you from point A to B. Its boxy lines screamed American car.
In 1997, the Buick Century was freshened up, with softer, rounder lines. It dropped the wagon and coupe, marketing itself as an affordable family car alternative to more upscale foreign sedans, though it didn't sacrifice Buick's reputation for comfort and luxury at an affordable price. For these reasons, it became the top-selling car in the Buick line once the entry-level Skylark disappeared.
The Century was a reliable, if unexciting sedan. Though it suffered from a small back seat and a cheap-looking plastic interior, it performed well, was fairly comfortable, and durable -- all things a first-time buyer or family on a budget are looking for in a starter car. As part of Buick's attempt to reinvent itself for a younger market, the Century was axed in 2005, to be replaced by the LaCrosse.