Pros: "Maintenance is almost $0 -other than oil and tires"
Cons: "Wife says it is a "grandma" car"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Bought the car used for my wife and right after we got it we had to replace the fuel pump in the gas tank. That has been 4 years ago and other than replacing tires and changing the oil I have had to do nothing to this car. It is driven lots of highway miles ( 250 miles EVERY weekend for her to come home) plus all week it is driven short hops to and from work (<10 miles) All in all it has been a very reliable car. The AC will freeze you out and it rides smooth on a long trip so it is a comfortable vacation car."
"My whole family owns Buick Centuries now. It started with me buying my wife a 2002, then us buying a used Century for each of our Daughters as they graduated from College. I just bought this 1997 Century and LOVE it. Sure, the '97 lacks the dual passenger heat zones and enough cup holders. But the 3.1 liter push rod GM V6 just goes and goes. Keep good struts in these cars and they handle just fine. Most get 30 MPG on the highway, although this one seems to get less for some reason.
The styling has been made fun of. Too bad. They are decent looking and so very functional. Why buy an equivalent Honda for 1 1/2 times the price when you can buy a 10 year old Century for so good a price as these generally go for?
I love these Buicks for how handy they are, their roominess, and great function."