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The Last Of The Rwd Line: 1984 Buick Electra Park Avenue — 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 style plus it fits my large and bulky body. You'll always be able to find your car in the parking lot!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Wonderful seating front and rear because of the additional wheelbase of the Park Ave. option for this year (last). The 307 Olds/200r-4 powertrain is hard to beat. Lightly loaded, it gets almost 22MPG on today's gasoline @ freeway speeds and handles well for it's size with the addition of a large B-body rear sway bar and the SW size brakes. It has a wonderful carrying capacity with the self leveling rear suspension and the "Concert Sound" option is pretty good for a stock system. The previous owners had the sealed beam headlamps wired so both go on as high beams instead of just the inside pair. It came to me used w/Michelin Tires and they're a good match for the car.

Cons: Like many others, this model year was subject to a sagging headliner. The body leaked on the passenger side until I found the cause: the factory vent plugged in the air box and sent water onto the passenger side floor. The vinyl covered roof makes for a quiet ride but won't last as long as paint. The Buick system for securing the wire hub caps isn't as good as Oldsmobile"s so they squeak and require removal and adjustment at least once a year. The Buick intermittent WS wiper system parks the arms between swipes so it's a noisy system compared to Chevy and Olds though it seems to be reliable. The low fluid alert light for the washer cracks me up. I wish they'd put a better quality carpet in these cars.

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1984 Buick ElectraReview

It's A Good Demo Derby Car, That's About It — 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 were excellent, good as the day it left the showroom (or back lot)l. Car was pretty tough, it hit a truck before I bought it. Running belt squealed like a stuck pig. I think the front fascia was ugly, loved the rims, loved the interior and the "wagon shape," the tailgate+taillights looked like a brick wall (ugly). Gas mileage must have been horrendous IDK, didn't keep track. All V8s are somewhat fun to drive, but this was the most boring one I've driven.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Bring your whole 8 person family! Take a hit without ruining your trip.

Cons: Big, slow, ugly, squeaks alot

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1984 Buick ElectraReview

A Classic — This car was a BOAT!! Very reliable and strong motor. The car survived quite an impact with only cosmetic damage. You could have thrown bricks at this car all day and only put minor scratches on her. she was built like an ox! Very comfortable too. However it seemed like the car was to heavy for a 5.0L maybe GM should've dropped in a 350 for better get up and MPG.

Pros: Comfy, Gorgeous, SOLID build quality

Cons: poor mpg but she was carb'd

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Great Old Car!!!!!! — I love the car its VERY comfortable, and very reto-designed. the car is 24 yrs old and still runs great for 147K miles. had some power steering problems but other than that its a solid old car and gets very descent gas mileage for a 307 5.0L V8 with a 4-BBl carb! The car is very large but gets around great.

Pros: very comfortable, descent gas mileage for an old V8, solid construstion

Cons: hard to maneuver when reversing at times due to size, electrical system seems to have a few gremlins

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1990 Buick Electra Reviews

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1989 Buick Electra Reviews

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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

1983 Buick Electra Reviews

From Junk, To Hot Rod, To Enduro By Patrick

Slow Boat with red flames painted across the nose wallows in the corners 307 sucks gas and is slower than a geo however the thing works decent as a tractor around the yard and is very comfortable on l... Read More

1983 Buick Electra/park Avenue Diesel By Anthony

I bought this car in Canton, South Dakota where it had apparently sat for sometime. The car ran fine when I purchased it for 600 bucks, but towards the end of it's life it began to smoke horribly and ... Read More

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