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1997 Buick Century Custom Sedan FWDReview
lraebassett writes:
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More Problems Than It Was Worth — Car acceleration was good, brakes were lacking, handling was decent. I did not feel safe in the car because it had multiple issues including ABS choosing when to come on, bald tires, poor brakes, etc. The car was fun to drive sometimes. It met its demise in a rain storm.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Spacious, looks nice, somewhat luxurious.

Cons: No cup holders! Multiple issues with car

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1997 Buick Century Custom Sedan FWDReview
James writes:

Horrible Platform. Tendency To Oversteer-bad In A Passenger Car. — Don't ever buy a Buick. Acceleration was good, but transmission died with a QUICKNESS. Also had very poor road handling abilities. Traction control was OTB, and the car would slide off the road without warning. Build quality was dismal to put it nicely. Nothing matched up quite right.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Good for ghetto cruisin, and nothing else.

Cons: This car is unreliable and dangerous even at low speeds.

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1997 Buick Century Custom Sedan FWDReview
Michael writes:

Old Person Car. Ballsy, But Boring. — One thing after another went wrong with mine. It had a lot of kick, but was very problematic. Besides, who wants to drive a Buick?

Pros: Good acceleration; V6; Great sound system.

Cons: Prone to problems; Made for old people.

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1997 Buick Century Review
Alfasud_1427 says:
My 1997 Buick Century Custom is the best car i ever owned. Had it 14 years and no major problems with it. When the mechanic i had , had health problems, could not work anymore, had to go else where. They checked on paper they checked everything, BUT they did not, after a peroid of time my transmission started to not shift right, by now 1&1/2 quart low on fluid. I trusted them , hugh mistake. My car done for. Loved it , took me on many trips without a worry.
vs2000 Buick Century
1997 Buick Century winning categories:
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  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Handling Ranked 2000 Buick Century worse.
"To me my 1997 seemed to be a little heavier car, gave a little better ride than the 2000. Handled and held the road great. The 2000 does handle good but not as good as my 1997"
Looks/Style Ranked 2000 Buick Century worse.
"For one grill is changed, lot smaller, looks dorky, the 2000. The 1997s looked a whole lot better. "
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2005 Buick Century Reviews

Crap By Jade

never worked right brakes are bad transmission was screwed up i never wanted this car the accelerator sucked doesnt pick up the way it should speakers suck and the car was a mess never buy this car ... Read More

Buick Century By Jade

its a great car reliable and good gas mileage the car has alittle rust inside very clean has been in an aciddent but got fixed the car is very fun to drive not horrible looking but still. Engine is fi... Read More

2004 Buick Century Reviews

It Is A Good Car. By Aaron

This Buick is a well built car. it preformance is what you would expect for a car of it's type (it fortunalty has cruis control or else I would probly have gotten a ticket by now). I usley get in the ... Read More

Dependable By Ellen

It is the car I always wanted. Firstly a great, smooth ride, roomy and easy to handle. It has a great acceleration for moving out and good gas mileage. most people think of this as a senior citi... Read More

2003 Buick Century Reviews

Heck Of A Nice Used Car. By Mike

Traded in a 2000 Neon for this much larger more comfortable car. Much more room, comfort, power! Mileage nearly equals the old Neon, with 27 poking around town and up to 33 on the highway. Interior pi... Read More

Reliable Car With No Major Issues By Bruce

Not the most stylish vehicle, but a safe one with great gas mileage and reasonable maintenance. The Buick Century is usually reasonably priced, and seems to have found a new following among college s... Read More

2002 Buick Century Reviews

Review By Guru9ZHGFW

I remotely purchased the car for my son. He loves the smooth ride and great handling qualities of this Buick. Very comfortable ride. My son prefers the larger cars because of these characteristics. H... Read More

Review By Gossalin

Best car Ive ever owned. Nice smooth ride, reliable, comfortable seats, steering wheel controls, added safety features throughout the body of the car, air bags both front passengers. Great value. Read More

2001 Buick Century Reviews

I Love This Car By AntwonM

If you are looking for a solid performing, roomy reliable car at reasonable price, this is the car for you. Solid Buick make with alot of extras for the price. Great car for a growing family like mine... Read More

A Good Solid Car That Need A Better Tranny To Make It A Nice Car. By Ray

good solid family kinda car,nice options and a smooth ride, but do not like abs sensors, or those really small fuses would have been nicer if it had bigger fuses, a better tranny,a full size tire for ... Read More

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