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1984 Buick Skyhawk Review
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I Surprised Bmw 318's At The Stop Light - But Only Once. — I took my mother's '84 Custom Coupe about ten years after she bought it new. The car had the 1.8L OHC four from GM do Brasil and a five-speed manual transmission. It was probably the last stick shift Buick (until the upcoming 2010 Regal). The Skyhawk didn't handle too well and the brakes were weak, but the engine and transmission were fun to thrash around. The car was handsomely styled - best of the J-cars - and the redo in about '88 (concealed headlights) was not an improvement. These cars are probably impossible to find, expensive to repair and not worth the effort. Too bad. But they are part of GM's awful legacy of giving small cars insufficient development money.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Thrashable drive-train; nice front end styling

Cons: Most everything else behind the front end.

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1984 Buick Skyhawk Review
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A Durable Car That Required Constant Attention — The 1984 Buick Skyhawk was the pinnacle of General Motor's brand engineering. It was also sold as the Chevrolet Cavalier, Pontiac Sunbird/J2000, Oldsmobile Firenza, and the Cadillac Cimarron. With it's 84HP 2.0L I4, it gets you to where you needed to be, but that's about it. Like many cars from the 80's, it needed almost constant repairs to keep it running, but it did get to 207,000 miles, a feat not too many cars can claim to have accomplished. It was relatively cheap to own, with an abundance of used parts at junk yards.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Comfortable ride.  it's a Buick afterall

Cons: reliability is iffy

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1989 Buick Skyhawk Reviews

I Loved It By Bradley

it was a good average car they were not the greatest but not to many of them are in existance even mine got crushed or what ever. The car was a blast to drive and it barelly touched the gas i put in i... Read More

1987 Buick Skyhawk Reviews

Killer Skyhawk... One Day I'll Find Another By Rob

By far, the best looking J-car, especially with the hidden headlights. It was my first new car and I'd probably would still have it except that I drove the hell out of it and did crazy things (like of... Read More

The First Car By Emanuel94

Wow! My first car. It was great at first but quickly became a beater after someone backed into it the first day I had it. Then I rear ended my friend and it just was the icing on the cake! But it work... Read More

1983 Buick Skyhawk Reviews

Pos By Chris

Bought the car becuase I felt driving an Escort with over 400,000kms on it wasn't a reliable Idea... in the end, shoulda stuck with the Escort... Did not like this buick... cheap, slow, 4 banger engin... Read More

1977 Buick Skyhawk Reviews

A 70's Don't By Jason

This was a tiny little two door. I fixed it up to be my first car but sold it before turning 16. For a little car, I remember it had what I thought was a big V6 engine and too much power Read More

1976 Buick Skyhawk Reviews

High Quality American Motor By wasup23

These cars are pretty cool looking, fresh outta the muscle car era, they have a sleek looking mini muscle appearance, but do only come with a 3.8L v6. Not too much power but you can easily get over th... Read More

Lots Of Power In Small Car. By Eric

Not a great college car, but it worked. Went through a clutch or two. Great power from 3.8L V6. Read More

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