2000 Buick Century
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Good, Reliable Car

by from Michigan on June 17, 2008

The car has never stalled, and has started up on it's first try every time. Roomy seating, and plenty of trunk space. The handling is not great because the car is so wide, but it has 175hp and a V6, s...
The car has never stalled, and has started up on it's first try every time. Roomy seating, and plenty of trunk space. The handling is not great because the car is so wide, but it has 175hp and a V6, so it drives well.
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Purchased a new car

Does recommend this car!!

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Dependable

by from Cincinnati, OH on February 17, 2014

Got this car with 62000 miles on it. Besides routine maintenance the only thing I have had to replace was the fuel pressure regulator and water pump. It now has 258,000 miles on it. Oh yeah and I had ...
Got this car with 62000 miles on it. Besides routine maintenance the only thing I have had to replace was the fuel pressure regulator and water pump. It now has 258,000 miles on it. Oh yeah and I had to replace a brake line.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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Adequate car, no more, no less

by from Boston on March 4, 2008

This car isn't bad, but it isn't good either. It corners terribly and the fit and finish is poor, but it rides very well and holds 5 adults and the trunk is cavernous,
This car isn't bad, but it isn't good either. It corners terribly and the fit and finish is poor, but it rides very well and holds 5 adults and the trunk is cavernous,
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Purchased a used car

Does not recommend this car

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Amazing First Car

by from Kansas City, MO on September 13, 2017

I was given this car by my great-grandmother with 50,000 miles on it. I drove it for several years, across the country 4 times, and put over 50,000 more miles on it. Not once did it break down, or h...
I was given this car by my great-grandmother with 50,000 miles on it. I drove it for several years, across the country 4 times, and put over 50,000 more miles on it. Not once did it break down, or have any severe issues of any kind. I ended up giving it to my sister as her first car, and it's still on the road today. Very reliable, very cheap to maintain, and very comfortable. LOVE THIS CAR.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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Still Going

by from Owensboro, Kentucky on November 6, 2017

This car is the most reliable car still on the market. My Century has around 111,500 miles and it still runs like a top. Yes, the transmission is a little rough, but if you don't drive it hard, it isn...
This car is the most reliable car still on the market. My Century has around 111,500 miles and it still runs like a top. Yes, the transmission is a little rough, but if you don't drive it hard, it isn't a problem. I can gladly say, I will be using this car until it won't go anymore! My only complaint is that the style and interior are a little bulky, but that's to be expected if you're going to buy an older car.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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Best Car I've Ever Owned

by from West Virginia Hills on February 8, 2011

I inherited a used 1990 white Buick Century 4-door sedan which had belonged to my mother and, before her, my great-aunt. In 2006 I traded it in - for a used 2000 white Buick Century 4-door sedan. This...
I inherited a used 1990 white Buick Century 4-door sedan which had belonged to my mother and, before her, my great-aunt. In 2006 I traded it in - for a used 2000 white Buick Century 4-door sedan. This car is a dream to drive! Leather seats, automatic door locks, radio controls in steering wheel, seats with lumbar support, fantastic surround-sound music system, plus the famous "Buick ride" all combine for a pleasurable trip, whether tooling around town or heading to the highway for weekend getaways. This car, like the last one, starts first-time-every-time, even in zero-degree weather! It has plenty of head and leg room for backseat passengers, and the front seats come all the way out to the back of our knees (unlike the foreign cars which hit us about mid-thigh). Road noise is minimal and it handles beautifully in all kinds of weather - plows through snow like a Sherman tank. Couldn't be happier!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car!!

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Tranny Problems

by from Pearl City, Hawaii on December 17, 2010

Purchased this car used with only 40K miles on it. It was a one owner trade in with some body damage. Had it checked out and all seemed good but the tranny began to "bump" into the gears rather hard a...
Purchased this car used with only 40K miles on it. It was a one owner trade in with some body damage. Had it checked out and all seemed good but the tranny began to "bump" into the gears rather hard about 2 weeks after purchase. Found out the tranny is almost shot after 40K SOFT miles. After researching further discoverd that GM vehicles and Buicks in particularl had major issues with the tranny between the 2000 - 2004 models.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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excellent

by from indiana on January 29, 2011

we now have 178,000 miles, replaced brakes serpintine belt tires and thats it this was our 3 buick the 3800 engie is tops, ours is the 3,1 which has enough power for what we need, purr like a panther,...
we now have 178,000 miles, replaced brakes serpintine belt tires and thats it this was our 3 buick the 3800 engie is tops, ours is the 3,1 which has enough power for what we need, purr like a panther, 34 mpg on highway, we some times use it for a rural mail route vehicle, We have a Honda CRV for full time mail route , honda are the best for this, Buicks are one tough vehicle, The traction control is great for Indiana Snow,
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Purchased a new car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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Good car

by from Illinois on March 6, 2010

Bought this car for a steal. Runs great looks good handles well. I like the features and it does well with the crash report as well. The trunk is HUGE. So if you need the room there it has plenty.
Bought this car for a steal. Runs great looks good handles well. I like the features and it does well with the crash report as well. The trunk is HUGE. So if you need the room there it has plenty.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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Smooth ride until you hit transmission problems

by from Seattle WA on April 21, 2010

10 years and 58000 miles in the transmission is apparently toast and I am being quoted at least three-thousand to replace it. Which is more than I paid for the car itself second hand 2 years and 10000...
10 years and 58000 miles in the transmission is apparently toast and I am being quoted at least three-thousand to replace it. Which is more than I paid for the car itself second hand 2 years and 10000 miles ago. Too bad I just bought new tires. A little research will show you this car and certain others from the same period 2000-2002 or so are very well known for their transmission troubles, which will show up anywhere between 30,000 and 80,000 miles.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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