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2005 Buick Century
Custom Sedan FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$4,898
22 listings nationwide

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1996 Buick Roadmaster
Estate Wagon RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$28,165
3 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2005 Buick Century
Custom Sedan FWD

The Buick Century has always been one of the top-two selling cars in the Buick lineup, but 2005 will mark its last year of production as it makes way for the more youth-oriented LaCros...

1996 Buick Roadmaster
Estate Wagon RWD
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2005 Buick Century
Custom Sedan FWD
40
GuruL3XV8 writes:
Great reliable car
10
Caleb writes:
a nice, comfortable family hauler that excels on the freeway but falls short in the handling department.
Power Ranked 2004 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 better.
"The motor and transmission tuning made the Grand Am more powerful than the Century."
Family Car Ranked 2004 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 worse.
"The Buick Century is a better family car as it rides better, is more comfortable, and is more practicable than the Grand Am."
GuruHL6QX writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2005 Honda Accord better.
"Elegant Style "
Family Car Ranked 2005 Honda Accord better.
"Sleakness"
1996 Buick Roadmaster
Estate Wagon RWD
1,185
DanR63 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon RWDReview:

Safe/reliable/comfortable To Drive (not Bad Looking Either) — Overall these are great cars to drive and with 20-24 MPG from and very powerful LT1 engine it is lik...

Primary Use: Family transportation

145
Tnoyes 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon RWDReview:

The End Of An Era — I have owned several full size GM models during my life, my Roadmaster is by far the best of what De...

Primary Use: Family transportation

145
bigdogprice 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon RWDReview:

One Bad Ass Wagon — I love this car , it has power and drive like new. Drives down the road like you can not belive . Fu...

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

Specs

2005 Buick Century
Custom Sedan FWD
1996 Buick Roadmaster
Estate Wagon RWD
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic 4-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
18 MPG
15 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 17 gal 21 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
175 hp @ 5,200 RPM
260 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
195 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
330 lb-ft @ 2,400 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
8 cylinders
Compression Ratio
--
10:1
Displacement
3,100 cc
5,700 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
4 in x 3.48 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 4 stars 4 stars
Front Passenger 3 stars 2 stars
Side Driver 3 stars --
Side Rear Passenger 3 stars --
Rollover (pre-2011) 4 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats -- Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Cassette Player Optional Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Optional
Passenger Power Seats Standard Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 6 seats 8 seats
Front Legroom 42.4 in 42.3 in
Back Legroom 36.9 in 37.3 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- --
Standard Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs --
Exterior
Length 194.6 in 217.5 in
Width 72.7 in 79.9 in
Height 56.6 in 60.3 in
Wheelbase 109 in 115.9 in

Available Options

2005 Buick Century
Custom Sedan FWD
1996 Buick Roadmaster
Estate Wagon RWD

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