Buick Century Model Overview
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Buick Century Questions
Starter From One Car To Another
Will my starter from my 2006 buick park avenue fit my 2002 buick century? Yesterday I turned my car on moved it a few inches ( with my trunk open) then turned my car off now when I turn my key in ...
Car Won't Start
Recently my car has been doing this shaking thing when I'm at a stop so I parked my car from over the weekend and today I went to go out and its not coming on but all the lights are on meaning the ...
Removing Abs Controler
how do I disconnect the cable attached to the controller
Won't Idle After Replacing Fuel Pump 92 Buick Century 3.3
Key Would Randomly Get Stuck In Ignition Then One Day Drove It To Wrk When ...
Now when i turn key to on position after roughly 10 seconds gages n lights turn off but key is still n on position
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Buick Century Overview
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.