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Buick Century Model Overview

Used Buick Century

1936 Buick Century
1937 Buick Century
1937 Buick Century Overview
1940 Buick Century
1940 Buick Century Overview
1941 Buick Century
1941 Buick Century Overview
1942 Buick Century
1942 Buick Century Overview
1954 Buick Century
1977 Buick Century
1977 Buick Century Overview
1978 Buick Century
1978 Buick Century Overview

Buick Century Questions

Amber Stimson

I Have A 1992 Buick Century There Is A Switch On The Driver And Passenger S...

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My Dome Lights, Headlights, Tail Lights And And Radio Went Out For Some Str...

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Where Is The Abs Control Module Located On A 1998 Century?

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Jeff Coleman

What Color Is The Hot Wire To The Throttle Position Sensor On A 2000 Buick ...

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

My 2002 Buick Century won't start. When I try to start it, it just clicks and the dashboard lights flicker, the gauges bounce around, the tape player keeps ejecting the tape and pulling it back in,...

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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.