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Pros: Roominess and styling
Cons: Somewhat plain exterior
Advice: Find a low mileage unit with the options you want and buy it.This is a great car for the money.The 38OO engine gives very good fuel milage and has plenty of power.Also ride,handling,and a quiet interior are much appreciated. When you can buy a good domestic car like this Buick why would I buy an over priced and over rated import.
Pros: Comfort at speed
Cons: Some of the interior material are cheap
Advice: As a used car, if the price is right, a very good machine.2002 Buick Ultra. Purchased new in late 2001, car has 51,000 miles without a single problem. The only repair I had done was to purchase new rotors and replace the OEM rotors that had warped. Great machine on the highway, at highway speed it registers 30 to 31 mpg, in the city a consistent 19 to 21 mpg. Paint is show room condition, leather is slightly worn. All in all the best machine we.ve owned in a long time and when pushed is very fast for a six.
Cons: brakes are weak
Advice: Spend the extra $$$'s and upgrade to the CXS with the NorthstarThe V6 is surprisingly peppy, although it does sound a bit throaty. The quiet cabin is the most remarkable feature of this car. The materials and fit and finish also boast an air of quality ironically different from Buick's recent past. Gas mileage on the V6 is impressive as I have a habit of always driving in a hurry and I consistently achieve around 19 MPG with city driving, which, of a car this size, is impressive. Many compact models that are half the size offer comparative performance in this arena.
Pros: healted seats
Cons: I dislike nothing at all
Advice: go for itThis is a fabulous car. It feels sturdy. It's a wonderful car for long distance trips. It feels good on the highway. A nice SAFE feeling.
Pros: overall appearance
Cons: color selection
Advice: we drove the honda accord, nissan maxima, and camry. all were 1000's more and the Buick was the better car of the lot.its a great car. quiet, outstanding fuel economy, 30 mpg highway, very tightly constructed, excellent interior, large trunk, ONSTAR, 3800 V-6 was named one of the 20th century's best engines and theres none better.
Pros: The Heads up display, and the color of the car, the leather seats, love all of it!
Cons: No locking gas cap but that's minor.
Advice: You have to buy it used now like I did, but look for one with low mileage, garage kept, etc.The Buick Limited is the one to pick not the Custom. I bought mine used with less than 27,000 miles. Has every option except heated seats. Gas mileage is phenomenol-about 33 on the highway and 23 around town. I use the driver information gage to see how to best save on gas-when to accelerate and when not to. It coasts forever once you take your foot off the break. I love all the gages and different ways to adjust for comfort. The trunk is cavernous as well as the back seat.
Pros: Heated seats
Cons: Design of car, very poor visibility of the road
Advice: Keep looking!Visibility limited in side windows, hard to see oncoming traffic--visibility VERY limited in tiny rear window. Difficult to get in and out, I am used to the LeSabre which I love. I hit a pothole, blew the tire, and then discovered that the tires are the bottom of the line, low quality junk; costed $700 to replace the rim. Guzzles gas like there is no tomorrow. No room for a full size spare tire in the trunk. Cannot pop the trunk from the driver's seat, have to go into the glove box. No coin holders in console. I have been buying Buicks for 20 years, but this was my last.