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Buick Park Avenue

Consumer Reviews

Great car for college students, beginning drivers

By on Saturday, August 13, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 212,300

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
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "good for trips, very reliable"

Cons: "not very fast, not many around anymore."

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

"I purchased this car my senior year of high school, I purchased it with 140000 some miles for 2200 because the person selling it was nice and came down 800 for me. He used it as a winter vehicle only because he drove a convertible in the summer. In the first summer i owned the car, i took me and many friends on 6 road trips, racking up 2,000 miles road trips alone, and maybe 700 daily driving. That is a heavy toll on a car for just a month and a half. It took it like a champ, i could leave it sitting and run it maybe twice a month during school, and slam the car into constant use in the summer and the thing just wouldn't die. The only thing i ever replaced were window motors and the tires. The breaks and rear shocks needed replaced eventually too, but as for the 3800 series 2 l36(non supercharged) i consider it peerless. In no car can you feel like your driving a v8 northstar, get the gas milage of 30 highway 20 city, and have a reliable ride like this car. Believe me at first as a young kid i was not thrilled by this car, it isn't too fast and my manager at work started calling me 18 going on 80. but this thing is still running. I have no need to purchase a new car because now that i am an adult, this car still looks mature and clean. looking at it you would not know the miles. If you are looking to get your kid a good car for college, this is it. if you are a high schooler like i was purchasing your own car, buy this. it isn't exciting or that fast, but with 5 other friends stuffed in the car and a drive to the lakes or cedar point, this car will quickly become a good memory."

14 people out of 14 found this review helpful

There just cannot be anything better

By on Saturday, March 29, 2008

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

"What can I say 180000 miles and still purrs."

7 people out of 7 found this review helpful

The best I have ever owned

By on Wednesday, March 26, 2008

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

"Retired Auto Master tech. This vehicle is absolutely trouble free. If driven with econcomy meter on it will get 20.3 to 21 mpg in town and on cruise on freeway at 70 mph it will get 29 mpg using octane booster per tank of fuel. It has more head room than my cousins Cad Deville and rides just as good. The 3.8 S/C engine is more than enough to give you a smile when passing. yet not as thristy as the North Star V-8. Why drive a smaller car to gain 10 more mpg, Comparing apples to apples you can have your Cad and Bmw . I have worked on both of them. The 3.8 L engine is bullet proof generally speaking and is time tested."

7 people out of 7 found this review helpful

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