1997 Buick Park Avenue Expert Reviews

Los Angeles Times's view

By Paul Dean on February 16, 1996

Los Angeles Times's view

By Paul Dean on February 16, 1996

A contemporary, brighter Buick is continuing its careful dash toward more youthful cars for younger buyers. Last year, the reshaped Riviera coupe combined Lexus looks and quasi-Jaguar handling to... Read full review

Orlando Sentinel's view

By Richard Truett on February 6, 1997

Orlando Sentinel's view

By Richard Truett on February 6, 1997

Not all automakers are giving up on older drivers. The Buick division of General Motors is revamping and refining its lineup to create a brand of vehicles that is technically advanced as well as tr... Read full review

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on September 22, 1996

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on September 22, 1996

As you motor to the Buick dealership to check out the 1997 Park Avenue and the loaded-to-the-gills top-of-the-line Ultra, tip your hat as you pass the Olds store. Oldsmobile made a major contribut... Read full review


washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on December 20, 1996

washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on December 20, 1996

It's a parents' car, something bought to celebrate the successful departure of adult children. As such, the 1997 Buick Park Avenue Ultra is a reward, which accounts for its generous leng... Read full review

The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view

By Larry Printz on March 8, 1997

The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view

By Larry Printz on March 8, 1997

Naming a car after an expensive or exotic place is very Fifties. So, even if the Buick Park Avenue Ultra doesn't strike you as a Fifties car at first glance, it has many of the characteristi... Read full review

IndyStar.com's view

By George Moore on April 14, 1996

IndyStar.com's view

By George Moore on April 14, 1996

It makes for a prestigious fit, the names of Park Avenue and Buick.That upscale avenue in New York City and Buick Motor Division's flagship sedan just blended into each other for the first- ge... Read full review

AZCentral.com's view

By Bob Golfen on April 11, 1997

AZCentral.com's view

By Bob Golfen on April 11, 1997

Buick is walking a tightrope these days. Arguably the most successful builder of traditional American sedans, the General Motors division is busily reinventing itself to attract a new generation o... Read full review

KansasCity.com's view

By Tom Strongman on January 24, 1997

KansasCity.com's view

By Tom Strongman on January 24, 1997

My father and my father-in-law both drive Buicks, one a Roadmaster, the other a LeSabre. Both, however, would love the redesigned Park Avenue, which captures the big-car elegance and stature of the... Read full review

The Detroit News's view

By Anita And Paul Lienert on October 23, 1996

The Detroit News's view

By Anita And Paul Lienert on October 23, 1996

Poor man's Jaguar" is how some critics used to describe the Buick Park Avenue, the General Motors division's top-of-the-line sedan that traditionally has offered a soft ride, every imagin... Read full review