2001 Buick Century

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2001 Buick Century

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2001 Buick Century review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
OnStar, General Motors satellite-based communication system, is a new standard feature on the Century Limited, the top-shelf version of this midsize sedan. OnStar is now a factory-installed option for the base Custom model.

The Century vies with the full-size LeSabre in a race to be Buick’s most popular model. It is based on the same design as the Regal, also a midsize sedan, but caters to an older crowd with more conservative styling and a front bench seat that gives it six-passenger capacity.

Though the Century’s styling is similar to the Regal’s, a different grille, rear features, trim and wheels give it a unique appearance at first glance. Both ride a 109-inch wheelbase and come in four-door body styles.

Only the bench seats separate the six-passenger Century’s design from that of the sportier Regal, which is available with front buckets. All models come with a three-place front bench seat with a folding center storage armrest.

Under the Hood
A 175-horsepower 3.1-liter V-6 engine and a four-speed automatic transmission comprise the only powertrain for the Century. The similar Regal comes with a 3.8-liter V-6.

In addition to the federally required dual front airbags, the Century also comes with standard antilock brakes and traction control. A side-impact airbag for the driver’s seat is included with leather upholstery, which is standard on the Limited and optional on the special edition version of the Custom.


Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2001 Buying Guide

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 3.9
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 3.8
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews


Good car overall

Mine has a hard time starting sometimes, but other than that works like a charm. It could use a little bit more leg room in the back seat though.


2001 Buick Century custom with 121,007 miles.

Picked up the 2001 Buick century custom here in 2022. It has 121,007 miles on it and it was a 1 owner. My aunt passed away and that's how I inherited it. And I can bet she's never had it over 50mph lol , only used for doctor visits and church doings. I had too put a seal on transmission, and put in 2 fuses for the fans so vehicle wouldn't over heat. I did all the work myself and parts were cheap. After getting it up in running I gave it too my son for his first vehicle. The Buick is smooth and drives excellent, I even had second thoughts about giving it too him but the automatic would just be easier for him too learn how too drive for a beginner. Very safe and elegant vehicle. I give it 5 Stars🦅🦅🦅.


Nice Running Car

Bought mine for $1000.00 from my Church Member it only had 79,865 miles. I love the way it drives. I wish I had several more.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Buick
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
72 months/100,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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