"I personally do not like the look of the car, but it has been very reliable. I would have rathered a four cylinder. It seems like the six burns so much gas. It's a comfortable and afordable car though."
Pros: "Great gas mileage and solid body and frame"
Cons: "a bit cramped, and could use a bit more power"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7
"I bought my 1997 Buick Skylark Limited for 450 with 235000 miles on it. About 180k of those were freeway/highway miles, and since freeway driving doesnt do much wear to your car, in actuality the car has more like 55-60K city miles on it. The interior is a tad cramped getting into it but comfortable once you get seated. Mine came with the Oldsmobile LD9 2.4L Twin-Cam Straight 4 engine and it runs like a champ and gets roughly 26 mph in the city and up to 32 mph on the freeway! It could use a tad more than the 150 HP it produces, but all in all it gets her going pretty swiftly for a 4-banger engine. I put about 400 worth of repairs into it including replacing the radio, and some mechanical problems (the previous owner messed up the front right wheel bearing, the passenger mirror, and heater core) but other than that I havent had to do anything but routine maintenance. The car had only had 2 owners, the first owner bought it brand new in 1996 and drove it EVERYWHERE for vacations, ect.... He sold it a year or two ago to his neighbor and I bought it from him last year. I would recommend this car to people who need a inexpensive car that will be quality. If you are looking for one, try to get one with the 2.4 engine, STEER CLEAR OF THE 3100 ENGINE VERSIONS PLEASE!!! This was a well built car from Buick with a mid-size body but the comfort of their big sedans. Ice cold AC and very hot heater! It was also the bottom of the line for Buick, which is impressive considering how nice it is for its class!"