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2004 Buick Century

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 18/Hwy 27/Comb 21 MPG
Max Seating: 6
Engine: V6, 3.1 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: Canada

2004 Buick Century Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.4
Out of 10

Based on 522 Ratings for the 1997 - 2005 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.7/10
    Quality
    8.6/10
  • Reliability
    8.9/10
    Performance
    8.6/10
  • Comfort
    8.9/10
    Styling
    8.3/10

Great car except tranny & power windows

By on Saturday, June 27, 2015

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Donation

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"This was a great car except the transmission had to be rebuilt at 36,000 miles and it was close to needing it again when we donated it to NPR at 136,000 miles. Buick worked with us the first time and as I remember it we each paid 50% of the cost to fix it. We also had all the power windows motors break with the driver's window breaking twice. It was a very expensive repair so we only fixed the front windows and had the back windows blocked so they would stop falling down."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Great comfortable car with excellant gas mileage

By on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 202,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfortable seats, comfortale ride"

Cons: "None!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This is a great car! I average 23 - 25 miles per gallon in town and 35-38 miles to the gallon on the highway. It is comfortable to ride in short or long trips. I have always had it serviced and it has repaid me very well!"

I love this Buick-great gas mileage & so comfy

By on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 52,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought this Buick Century Brand new-with all the features I desired in a car. It has been a faithful vehicle--got to where I was going and back safely without any trouble. I had my 1st accident in 49 yrs---hit a truck bumper made of railroad tie, damage to right front fender and bumper--repairs were $1500----other than that, wonderful vehicle. going for a lease for a Buick Encore when Century is in trouble. She is starting to rust on the rocker panels......A Buick is an outstanding automobile....."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

GREAT VALUE,still worth 80% Pur price ,8 years ago

By on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 77,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "60/40 seat,Collum Shift,25 MPG min .repairs"

Cons: "Temp,Spare. trunk lid, design,Oil Filter location"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"This Car is a real winner ! 25 mpg always!Less than 500.00 tn Repairs since Bought 6 - 07. I was looking at Camary. This is Just as much Car for a LOT LESS $ I especially like the 60 - 40 Split seat and the Collum Shift.COMFORTABLE especially for a big person. Nice on the Highway ,and in Town. Roomy Trunk. COLD AIR. 1 recharge 4 - 12. Wish it had a full size spare, GM had the room !Also wish it had a keyway on passengers front door. Plenty of Horse Power,Real good sound system.Easy to see out of.No blind spots.Trunk lid could be designed better.Opening it when raining the water seems to funnel in. 9.5 overall. Bob,Centeral Florida"

13 people out of 20 found this review helpful

Probably the best modern GM vehicle you can get

By on Friday, May 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 70,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Upper 20s MPG, reliable, comfortable"

Cons: "Bad factory intake manifold gaskets"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought this car with 60,000 miles on it last summer, everything on it works, A/C, windows everything. It looks new from the outside and its styling is beautiful. It's a very quiet, comfortable ride. The only problem I had with the 3100 SFI V6 engine was the intake manifold gasket began to leak, but because I bought it for about $1,000-2,000 less than a comparable Toyota or Ford, it was worth it. Since fixing that, this car hasn't given me any trouble at all. I typically average 29 MPG in mixed driving here in Florida. All in all, I'd definitely buy another Buick Century, the only thing you need to watch out for is the intake manifold gasket, and you're good to go."

7 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Mid-size, big 60/40 splilt seat,simple controls!

By on Thursday, April 02, 2015

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Really liked 2001 Buick Century, but decided time for a new Buick (liked 2001 simple mid-size better

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Smooth ride"

Cons: "No cup holders in rear."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Really liked the 2001 Buick Century roomy mid-size, 60/40 front split seats, simple easy to use controls for A/C, radio, rear defogger etc. And the gearshift on the STEERING COLUMN and not the big center consoles that cars have now...... And the beige/gold color, the paint colors now for Buick, Chevrolet, Ford are not good. When I bought in 2001 had the dealer upgrade to nicer radio with CD, still works good. Had the car 14 years, selling it now."

5 people out of 9 found this review helpful

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