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$408 — $6,044 USED
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6 Seats
24 MPG
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2001 Buick Century Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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.

Exterior
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.

Interior
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.

Safety
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...

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.

Exterior
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.

Interior
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.

Safety
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

What drivers are saying

4.6
21 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(3.8)
Performance
(4.2)
Interior Design
(3.9)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.4)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

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(5.0)

Nice Running Car

by Billiam from Augusta, Ga on August 2, 2019

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. Read full review

(5.0)

most reliable car i ever owned

by Vlad10 from Spokane wa on April 26, 2019

This car is most comfortable car i ever had, even thou i bought it used, easy to drive,quiet, smooth and perfect for family, very reliable Read full review

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Century received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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