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Buick Century, Sedan
Apr 06, 2000 (12:43 pm)
I rented a Century for two weeks last year and found that I liked it. This week I visited our local Buick dealer and drove 2000 Century. The seat adjustment in this car is fantastic! I'm 6'5" and really have a problem finding a car that has enough leg room, this one has it.
So the Century dosen't have the most powerful engine available, it works just fine and getting 30+ MPG on the highway isn't hard to take.
If there was only a Century station wagon, I'd be driving it today.
#67 of 482 Century Wagon
Apr 08, 2000 (5:43 am)
I'd sure go for a Century Wagon as well. The Saturn LS wagon just doesn't cut it for me. It's too small for a wagon, and it only seats five because of the gear shifter that's in the middle of the front two seats. People buy a wagon because they like the roominess of it. Buick/GM! Please give us a Century Wagon!! PLEASE.
#68 of 482 How about...?
Apr 08, 2000 (2:39 pm)
A Century wagon and a Regal Sport Wagon? Pretty good idea for those sick of SUVs!
Apr 09, 2000 (12:02 pm)
Wouldn't it be great, a 30+ MPG Century wagon instead of a 15- MPG SUV! But how long would it take to produce one? The Buick Century fits like no other car i've tried on, if they had a wagon for about $25,000 it would be in my garage.
Apr 10, 2000 (12:00 am)
If GM does do it, it would probably be when the Century changes its platform in about 4 years. It's a great idea, though. Say I'm way out of touch with my generation, but I still would rather have a 96 Roadmaster Estate than a Lexus RX300...
Apr 12, 2000 (8:37 pm)
If you have a manual transmission the gear shift should be on the floor where it is readily at hand and easy to use. If you have an automatic transmission it dosen't matter if the selector is on the floor or on the column. I have a column mounted selector on my Taurus and it works just fine, there is plenty of leg room and a place to move my foot when it is in cruise. I have a floor mounted selector in my 2000 LHS and wish that I did't, it's just taking up floor space.
The Century selector is in the correct location.
#72 of 482 bang for the buck
Apr 22, 2000 (3:37 pm)
after really lookin hard and long for two months,i just leased a 2000 century se for the family vehicle.with a minimum out of pocket and $279 a month we got a mid size car with abs and traction control,v6 great mpg,power everything,upgraded stereo w/cd. tons of room, the wife could not be happier.i would recommend this car to any one.
#73 of 482 No Buick station wagon because......
Apr 23, 2000 (7:48 pm)
Unfortunately we will probably not see a Buick station wagon because Buick is jumping on the SUV bandwagon with an SUV of its own. It will have the 3.4 GM generic engine. It will be called the Rondezvue (my spelling is wrong, but it is pronounced RON DAY VUE. Rather strange looking. You can see it in some of the new car magazines.
I agree Buick would do better with the station wagon. Something like 28 different SUVs out there to choose from, do we really need one more?
#74 of 482 Century with bucket seats and more power
Apr 23, 2000 (7:54 pm)
By the way if you want bucket seats and the 3800 V6 in a Century you can't get it but one step up the ladder is the Buick Regal - different front grille but same chassis and body (you can't tell them apart from the rear)bigger engine and buckets seats. It's worth a look, couple of grand difference.
#75 of 482 Century Problems
May 07, 2000 (4:16 am)
My wife and I also purchased a used 99 Century with 30 K on it that had to have the intake manifold gasket replaced and I have noticed a slight knock in the engine when the car is first started. No problems with the other things you mentioned though. My concerns with our car at this is road and wind noise. Has this been a problem for you or anyone else? We also have had the car in the shop a lot, but mostly for cosmetic stuff. I am still not convinced of GM's workmanship. Time will tell I suppose.