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Nearly 300k, still smooth as ever! by Leslie H on 04/15/2008. Trim: 2000 Buick Park Avenue Ultra, Owned 8 years.
Pros: I don't know if I am alone, but I adore the styling! It is a very aggressive looking car, and it also drives agressively in my opinion (mine is supercharged with optional grantouring suspenstion). The quality is simply unbeatable. Mine has over 260k on the odometer, and the only engine component I have had to replace is the thermostat, which cost under $200 from my dealer. Some of the features for an 8 year old car are excellent; rain sense wipers, front and rear heated seats, heads-up-display, etc. They all still work on my car, even with nearly 300000 miles on it. I have never touched the transmission, and it shifts almost as smoothly as the day my husband and I drove it off the lot.
Cons: It seems to go through rotors a lot. I have replaced them a five times over 8 years, mind you I suppose the amount I drive the vehicle (100 miles each way to work 5 days per week), it's not that bad. The thermostat went a few thousand miles ago, and I had that fixed. The windsheild is very expensive for a car with a heads-up-display, but I love the feature, so I spent the extra few hundred on the proper windshield.
Overall review: I would reccomend this car to anyone. It is not only for older people. I am 39, and bought this car, because of my long commute. It is very safe, and amazingly economical. I consistently get over 22mpg in the city, and well over 30mpg on the highway. According to my driver's information center, I get 28.3 mpg overall. Excellent automobile.
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