Ottumwa, IA Buick Century Buyer's Guide

Owner Reviews
Overall
3.9
Value
4.0
Performance
3.6
Style
3.2
Comfort
4.3
Fuel Economy
3.4
Reliability
3.9
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Buick Century Owner Ratings & Reviews

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1989 Buick Century -

Tracy
Ottumwa, Iowa
Overall
3.0
Value
4.0
Performance
3.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
3.0
Fuel Economy
2.0
Reliability
1.0
This was great for its time. Smooth ride. Nice handling but little expensive on a parts and hard to get. I use this car for going to work still. It's been dependable, but I keep good maintenance on it.
Story
My brother owned the same car back in the 90s, which was still kind of new. I bought the same car for dirt cheap.
Pros
It handles well. Good pick up and go.
Cons
Heavy on drive wheels, parts are hard to come by, and requires a little maintenance from time to time

2000 Buick Century - Dependable car, strong engine

Tom Barrister
Bettendorf, Iowa
Overall
4.0
Value
4.0
Performance
3.0
Style
4.0
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Economy
2.0
Reliability
5.0
I'm 6'4", and I need a car with a lot of legroom. The 2000 Century is one of the last cars that has the gear shift on the steering column, meaning there's no middle plate to confine the right leg. It also has over 45" of legroom, easily the most in a non-premium car of that era. The car performs well, with good acceleration and a smooth ride.
Story
A cat jumped onto the car while it was stopped at a non-busy residential intersection. Rubbed its nose and face on the windshield, and laid down. And closed its eyes. I enabled the windshield washer (and wipers), and it took off quickly.
Pros
The main plus for me is the legroom, as described above. The engine is strong and is easily good for 250,000 to 300,000 miles. The ride is very smooth and quiet, even at an advanced age. There are both driver and passenger air bags. The radio/cassette stereo system gives rich, full sound. The drive train and suspension are still usable after 150,000 miles. Repairs are minimal on this vehicle and are less than average for all vehicles. The Century will give the drive the advantage in a collision vs. Almost any other auto (but not vs. SUVs or pickups).
Cons
Due to the big engine, the gas mileage is sub-par: around 18 mpg in the city and about 27 on the highway. Air conditioning subtracts about 3mpg. The computer system is subject to false-positives, e.g. The "Service Engine" light will come on when nothing is wrong. The Catalytic Converter is known to go out after about 100,000 miles and can be expensive. The Antilock Brake System (ABS) is also known to malfunction, although it does alert (via warning lights) when it's in this state.

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2002 Buick Encore - Bob Brown Buick Gmc Ankeny

Mike
Ankeny, Iowa
Overall
5.0
Facility
5.0
Process
5.0
Quality
5.0
Service
5.0
They were attentive to my questions and they did not hesitate to help me and despite their just average score on yelp they provided me with great service. And I am fully satisfied. I spent less than an hour deciding what to buy as I was in a hurry and because of that they actually worked with me on it and just got straight to it with me and I told them my price range. They came up with this beauty and it was just fixed and for the price was phenomenal if I need a car I plan to give them a shot again!

2005 Buick Century - Billion Auto Buick Gmc Of Des Moines Clive

Mike
Clive, Iowa
Overall
4.0
Facility
4.0
Process
4.0
Quality
4.0
Service
4.0
J know they get a bad rep. But when I got my kid a car they were friendly fast and courteous in answering my questions. Overall it was a nice experience which I would say give them a call at least.