Buick Make Overview

Available Buick Models

Passenger Cars

Buick Lucerne Overview
2011 - 2006 (used)
Buick Park Avenue Overview
2005 - 1991 (used)
2018 Buick Regal Sportback Overview
2018 (announced)
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2018 Buick Regal TourX Overview
2018 (announced)
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Buick Riviera Overview
1999 - 1963 (used)

SUV/Crossovers

Buick Rendezvous Overview
2007 - 2002 (used)

Vans/Minivans

Buick Terraza Overview
2007 - 2005 (used)

Buick Questions

Car

I changed my spark plugs and my module and the coil packs and when I start it up it runs but when I put it in drive it goes died

My Van Has No Power On Take Off Or Going Up Hills

Don't have much power after it hits 2 rpm

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How Do I Get "service Soon" Light Off'

recently had car serviced, but my "service soon" light still comes on. How can I get it to go off?

Temp And Other Things

My temp gague in my 04 buick rendezvous is acting weird it will almost overheat then shoot back down real quick. Ive replaced the thermostat radiator and radiator cap. Mind you it doesnt overheat...

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Is Buick Going To Do Anything To Resolve The Awful Braking Noise On Their N...

My wife loves her new Buick Encore - all except the awful braking noise that won't go away... our local dealership repaired it once, then said that Buick won't let them repair it again because they'r...

Older Buick Models

Buick Allure Buick Apollo Buick Centurion
Buick Electra Buick Estate Wagon Buick Gran Sport
Buick Grand National Buick Invicta Buick Reatta
Buick Roadmaster Buick Skyhawk Buick Skylark
Buick Somerset Buick Special Buick Sport Wagon
Buick Super Buick Wildcat

Buick Overview

Though David Buick gave his name to the company he founded in 1903, his unsuccessful management skills were replaced by the powerhouse that was Will Durant, who turned Buick into one of the top-selling cars in the early 1900s. Durant later founded GM, which brought Buick and other carmakers into its fold.
The Buick nameplate was originally known for its powerful engine, technology innovations, and speed. It displayed its durability and reliability in long-distance competitions and tug-of-war matches with elephants. Over the years, it also became associated with upscale luxury and hot-rod performance and looks. Innovations included the first V6 engine in production vehicles, the first four-wheel brakes, and the unique pillarless hardtop, that drew on the popularity of its convertible lines.
By 1940, it had the reputation for having the fastest cars on the market, and in the 1950s it introduced its first V8. But the V6 was the engine of choice in Buicks, and almost all their cars housed one. Many of the cars from these decades are considered classic and are very popular with the mopar crowd.
The name Buick immediately conjures up conservative sedans. After the gas crisis and downsizing of the 1970s, the 1980s proved to be a big success for Buick. Luxury sedans such as the LeSabre and Regal were popular for their comfort and their engine power, and often topped surveys and consumer ratings for quality. In terms of speed, Buick engines powered one-third of the Indy 500 cars in 1990. Despite these feats, Buick reliability and conservatively posh looks made the cars attractive to the older crowd, and Buick soon became thought of as an old person's car. In the 1990s, the high-end Park Avenue furthered that image, while the more economy-focused, but bland Century tried to lure first-time buyers into the Buick fold.
Today, Buick is looking to reestablish itself as a performance car, aimed at a more youthful market. Gone is the traditional Buick oval grille (though the Tri-Shield remains) along with the classic sedan names, which have been rebranded as Lucerne and LaCrosse. To show it's kept up with the changing needs, Buick has also introduced the Terazza minivan and two SUVs, the mid-size Rainier and crossover Rendezvous. Neither of these have found their niche, and will be replaced by the Enclave in 2008.

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