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Buick Century Questions

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2001 Buick Century Custom Has Trouble Starting, But Runs As Smooth As Butte...

I have just inherited a 2001 Buick Century (32,250 miles) from my grandparents, and I am stuck with a single problem. When I go to start the car, it'll crank, crank, crank, crank, and finally turn ov...

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1989 Buick Station Wagon.....3.3l No Spark...it Cranks, It Gets Fuel, Chang...

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Will The Motor From A 1999 Buick Century Work In A 1997 Buick Lesabre?

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My Headlight Wires Were Touching While I Was Putting It Back In And Now My ...

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How Do I Know If It Is The Ac Compressor Or Fan Causing Ac/heater To Interm...

The air conditioner/heater of my 2003 Buick Century (156,000 miles) periodically stops working for no obvious reason and can begin working again, also without any obvious cause. I took the car to my...

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Older Buick Century

1996 Buick Century Overview
1996 Buick Century
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1996 Buick Century reviews:
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1995 Buick Century Overview
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1994 Buick Century Overview
1994 Buick Century
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1993 Buick Century Overview
1993 Buick Century
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1993 Buick Century reviews:
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1992 Buick Century Overview
1992 Buick Century
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1992 Buick Century reviews:
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1991 Buick Century Overview
1991 Buick Century
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1991 Buick Century reviews:
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1990 Buick Century Overview
1990 Buick Century
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1989 Buick Century Overview
1989 Buick Century
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1988 Buick Century Overview
1988 Buick Century
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1987 Buick Century Overview
1987 Buick Century
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1987 Buick Century reviews:
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1986 Buick Century Overview
1986 Buick Century
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1985 Buick Century Overview
1985 Buick Century
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1984 Buick Century Overview
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1983 Buick Century Overview
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1982 Buick Century Overview
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1981 Buick Century Overview
1981 Buick Century
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1980 Buick Century Overview
1980 Buick Century
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1980 Buick Century reviews:
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1979 Buick Century Overview
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1978 Buick Century Overview
1978 Buick Century
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1977 Buick Century Overview
1977 Buick Century
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1976 Buick Century Overview
1976 Buick Century
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1975 Buick Century Overview
1975 Buick Century
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1975 Buick Century reviews:
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1974 Buick Century Overview
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1973 Buick Century Overview
1973 Buick Century
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1958 Buick Century Overview
1958 Buick Century
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1957 Buick Century Overview
1957 Buick Century
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1956 Buick Century Overview
1956 Buick Century
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1955 Buick Century Overview
1955 Buick Century
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1954 Buick Century Overview
1954 Buick Century
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1942 Buick Century Overview
1942 Buick Century
1941 Buick Century Overview
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1940 Buick Century Overview
1940 Buick Century
1939 Buick Century Overview
1939 Buick Century
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1938 Buick Century Overview
1938 Buick Century
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1937 Buick Century Overview
1937 Buick Century
1936 Buick Century Overview
1936 Buick Century
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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.