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Buick Century, Sedan
#88 of 482 Century wagon
Jul 03, 2000 (5:06 pm)
I strongly believe there is a strong market out here for a medium size wagon like a Buick Century wagon.
I would certainly like to own one. It's a nice compromise between a smooth riding sedan and an oversized SUV or not-so-mini-anymore-van.
I would use it to haul top soil, small shrubs, antiques and such. I have a friend who plays a harp and hauls the harp in an old Toyota wagon. She'd love to replace the Toyota with a GM equivalent in size.
We almost bought a new 2000 LW Saturn wagon (new model) but the bad side impact crash test nixed it. My wife said absolutely not - I had no good counter argument.
The Century sedan is a charmer - a strong seller - the wagon would be even better.
#89 of 482 Century is worst car ever
Jul 16, 2000 (10:39 pm)
I owned a Century before and I hated it total junkpile!! Constant trouble!!! It was in the shop over 30 times in just 10 months!!! The car is guyl, dull, and baldn styling. Forgot those Century commericals you see they lure you into buying these turkeys. All I can say is get a Camry much more reliable!
#90 of 482 Concerning the posting #89
Jul 17, 2000 (1:17 am)
The "fastfoodman" recently posted on the Olds Intrigue board, Buick Regal board and Grand Prix board. Every time the same song.
It is hard to believe he owned all this cars, and bought again and again the cars from the same family - the GM "W" midsize sedans. Likely just a slander.
Jul 17, 2000 (1:57 pm)
I also have reason to believe that he owns a Camry, although his profile says he owns a Chrysler (which leaves him no room to talk about reliability).
"The car is guyl, dull, and baldn styling."
Guyl? Wow, strong words! The Century is probably the Guylest car out there! And apparently its bald, too!
#92 of 482 Fastfoodman's lack of manners and class
Jul 27, 2000 (10:32 pm)
Maybe fastfoodman's Camry (message #89) comes with a spell checker, some manners, a little class and a scholarship to a good college.
Nahhhh!! I didn't think so.
Aug 01, 2000 (7:38 pm)
I bought a 2000 Century last October and for the first 2-3 months the left cornering lamp worked when I used the left turn signal as it should.
Then it suddenly stopped working. I took to the car to the dealer where I bought the car and the Service manger told me that the functionality was not there on the driver's side - only on the on the passengers side where it was needed more. He led me to believe I "imagined" it was working before.
I went to the Buick website (buick.com) - did a search on "cornering lamps" and it returned a hit
with that item listed under the Safety featues.
I e-mailed the info to the web-based service department covering the feedback from Buick's website and received a e-mail back from this gentleman who claims he cannot verfy that the 2000 Century has dual cornering lamps and recommended I see the dealer. I then called 3 area Buick dealers and the Sales or Service managers could not tell me either. So, any 2000 Century Custom owners out there who can tell me if they have both lamps and both lamps are functioning properly? I cannot believe I cannot get a straight answer from anybody associated with Buick on this issue.
#94 of 482 Does anyone know?
Aug 05, 2000 (1:39 pm)
I'm getting ready to purchase a vehicle, most likely a 2000 Buick Century Ltd. I've used Edmunds and Kelly Blue to get invoice $ amounts, but the dealership has something listed I can't find. "Does anyone know what 'Vehicle Enhancement Protection Package' is? It's not listed in the brochure, nor is it listed anywhere that I have searched through here. Please respond quickly.
#95 of 482 Probably just semantics...
Aug 05, 2000 (3:18 pm)
"Vehicle Enhancement Protection Package" sounds to me a lot like some type of paint protection that you don't really need.
#96 of 482 Re# 94 Vehicle ENHANCEMENT Pkg
Aug 07, 2000 (12:28 pm)
It's BS - another dealer add-on trick to add profit to their bottom line.
Years ago, I went back to pick up a car I ordered two days earlier. I had not signed any paper work but had negotiated the final selling price.
In the meantime they (Lenihan Olds in NJ) added a cosmetic canvas top to enhance the look of the car and add $450 to the my price. I was ticked and they thought they had me because that car was what I wanted. I left and went elsewhere.
I was very disappointed but wound up buying an identically equipped car (sans top) with a different interior color from another, more honest dealer. I suggest you do the same. If they're trying to con you before you even buy the thing - imagine what lies ahead in terms of service and everything else.
#97 of 482 CORNERING LAMPS
Aug 11, 2000 (11:01 pm)
had our 2000 se century for 3 months now,7000 miles.not a problem with it.wife loves the room and the ride.there is cornering lamps on BOTH sides.with the fold down seats we can carry just about anything.gas milage could be better but LOVE this car.