2002 Buick Century

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$20,535

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2002 Buick Century

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Overview

2 trims

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2002 Buick Century review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
Developed from the same basic design as the midsize Buick Regal, the four-door Century sedan has more conservative styling and appeals to an older group of buyers. Although sales dipped by nearly 9 percent during 2000, to 143,085 units, the Century has been a long-time rival of the full-size Buick LeSabre in the race to be the most popular Buick model.

Exterior
Although its styling is related to that of the jauntier Regal, the Century has a different grille, rear styling features, body trim and wheels. That makes it relatively easy to tell the two apart at a glance. Both Buicks are four-door sedans and ride a 109-inch wheelbase, but at 194.6 inches long overall, the Century is a little shorter than the Regal. Both models are 72.7 inches wide and stand 56.6 inches tall. Painted aluminum wheels are now available in a special Appearance Package.

Interior
Other than the Century’s bench seats and six-passenger seating capacity and the Regal’s sportier front buckets, these cars’ interiors are very similar. Both the Custom and Limited versions of the Century have a three-place front bench seat with a folding center armrest that includes storage space. Front buckets are available only as part of the Touring Package for the Custom Special Edition.

Standard equipment on both models includes dual-zone air conditioning, a tilt steering wheel, remote keyless entry, cornering lamps, an AM/FM radio, and power windows, locks and mirrors. The Limited sedan adds variable-assist power steering, cruise control, leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a six-way power driver’s seat, heated mirrors and a cassette stereo system.

GM’s satellite-based OnStar communication system is standard on the upscale Limited and the Custom Special Edition, and is a factory-installed option for the base Custom sedan. Trunk capacity totals 16.7 cubic feet.

Under the Hood
A 3.1-liter V-6 engine produces 175 horsepower and drives a four-speed-automatic transmission. The higher-performing Regal, by comparison, holds a 3.8-liter V-6.

Safety
Antilock brakes, a tire-pressure monitor and traction control are standard. A side-impact airbag for the driver’s seat is included with leather upholstery, which is standard on the Limited and optional on the Custom Special Edition sedan.

 

Reported by Jim Flammang  for cars.com;
From the cars.com 2002 Buying Guide;
Posted on 4/15/02

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.2
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews

4.3

Needed work

I found a few things wrong after I got it home, called the dealership and they are fixing the problem. Very please,I would buy here again.

4.7

Reliable, perfect car for commute, 22-25 M/G

I purchased a used 2002 Buick Century with 80,000 miles on it.. All options are similar to this car. I commute back and forth to work daily 70 miles. This car is comfortable, reliable, good gas mileage 23 - 28 M/G. I would recommend this car for anyone.

5.0

Car of amazing value

It’s 2019 and I just bought this car with just under 100,000 miles. Easily the best I’ve ever owned. Driving feels smooth and comfortable, the seats are amazing (so long as you’re lucky enough to get the car in the condition I was), and it runs extremely quiet. The only real complaint I’ve had is that for me it’s hard to read the mileage and which gear I have the car in. At this point I have it down to feel, though it would be nice to be able to see what I am in.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Buick
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)
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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