• (4.5) 18 reviews
  • MSRP: $367–$5,971
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 24
  • Engine: 175-hp, 3.1-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2001 Buick Century

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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


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Most reliable car I've owned

by eileeneggs from Lakewood,NJ on October 7, 2017

I love this car and hate to sell it. My job involves transport of children and the elderly. Because of its age, I'm no longer allowed to use it for work

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $5,000 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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