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1972 Buick Electra Review
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I Love The 72 Electra. It's My Favorite All Time Buick. — Have owned 3 72 Electras. 2 4-doors and 1 2-door. Never had any major problems with these cars. The 455 engine is one of the best as is the 400 trans. Tune-ups are a snap.Interiors are spacious and roomy. Great heating and A/C systems. Keep an eye on your vacuum lines around the carburetor. One leak can cause it to idle rough. These cars were very well buiilt and will run forever with proper maintenance. Many people intimidated by the size but they're very easy to handle. Last year before huge 5mph bumpers made mandatory on big GM cars so styling is smoother. Low compression engines (8.5 to 1) means they will not ping on todays super unleaded. If you find a well maintained original example grab it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Build quality, Availability of parts, Easy to maintain

Cons: Gas mileage can be brutal.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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Electra 225...tank — This was a heavy duty machine. I hit a deer at 55 mph and though some damage was done, it kept on ticking for until I traded it for something that was better to look at. It had a smooth ride, roomy, and handled well. It was BIG...really BIG!

Pros: Big, roomy, smooth, BIG

Cons: Gas guzzler, big, ugly (after the deer)

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Most Fun You'll Ever Have In A Muscle Car — Original big block 455 engine, so it's fast and powerful. One of the longest 2-door sedans ever made at 19 feet long. This thing is just a tank, not a piece of crappy plastic on there. Gas mileage is about 14 city/16 highway, but so far I've only had to replace some filters and it's cost me $50 in repairs since I got it. Handles well on whatever you throw at it, with an insanely smooth ride as well.

Pros: Handles well, Looks great, solid and durable.

Cons: Poor gas mileage, difficult to park because it's so long and wide.

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1990 Buick Electra Reviews

Affordable Luxury By vtamen

gas mileage is great, insurance low, we put $2600 base coat clear coat finish back on (oem) car looked great before the refinishing car looks brand new! san jose ca. to palm springs 1 tank of gas (It'... Read More

1989 Buick Electra Reviews

Hit It I Will Be Pissedm By Francesco

ITS a great car. i did alot of work to it i tinted the lights and the windows got tinted i put a intake on it. replaced alot of parts and still replacing more. the car runs great. its definatly a car ... Read More

Grandpas Car By Robert

Very reliable for it's age. About $1000 per year on maintenance. I've done 120 in it. The seating is comfortable yet durable. I feel like it just wont die. It is a nice cruiser. People get freaked out... Read More

1986 Buick Electra Reviews

The Hunk Of Junk That I Loved By Dan

It was 21 years old when I got my hands on it and it had been sitting in the street for about 6 years without moving. The acceleration was decent and the braking was ok. It had a few dents in it but n... Read More

1985 Buick Electra Reviews

Big Lazy Boat For People Who Value Comfort Above All Else. By Luke

This is a very traditional American sedan. It is a big, slow, sloppy handling living room on wheels. Torquey but slow revving 3.8 v6 is never in a hurry to move this boat, and automatic transmission... Read More

1984 Buick Electra Reviews

The Last Of The Rwd Line: 1984 Buick Electra Park Avenue By GuyNewport

The pros and cons pretty much sum it up. It's a good older car that gets about the same MPG as a modern pick-up and is much nicer to drive on long trips with the added panache of the ancient body styl... Read More

It's A Good Demo Derby Car, That's About It By Kenneth

Huge car + 307 Olds engine = poor acceleration. Took effort to churn tires on tar. The tie rod on my specific car was far out of alignment, so it handled like crap, pulled to the right hard. Brakes w... Read More

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