A Muncie M-21 four-speed was available with either 350 or with the regular 455, while the Stage I required a 400. Electronic traction control comes standard and reduces wheel spin for improved control on slippery surfaces. The Century name was now applied to the entire range except for the coupe, which retained the Regal name. Also annoying is that these steering-wheel controls are illuminated whenever the lights are on and after a while the plastic buttons become hot to the touch. Dual exhaust increased output of the four-barrel 350 to 190 hp 140 kW. The engine was a 350 V8, as opposed to the 455 V8 used on the Indy Pace Car.
In October 1983, a station wagon was added to the lineup to replace the departed Regal wagon. An interior refresh came in 1989 for 1990 models. We constantly tapped Seek by accident while wheeling the Century in and out of parking spaces, losing our selected station. The interior is finished in earth tones. Aesthetically, the Series 60 remained almost unchanged, and the same fact occurred also in the following year. It offers a smooth and soft ride when cruising on smooth, straight highways at normal speeds. It was available with two- and four-barrel versions of the , putting out 150 and 175 hp 112 and 130 kW , respectively.
The Special was marketed as an economy variant of the Century and was only available with the V6 engine. What is even more impressive about this engine is that, in addition to providing plenty of power, it also produces excellent fuel mileage, including a whopping 30 miles per gallon on the highway. Output is 175 horsepower at 5200 rpm, up 15 horsepower from 1999. Note: all capacities are approximate. The six-way power seats work well and provide a generous range of adjustment; our up-level Century Special Edition offers six-way power seat adjustments for both the driver and the front passenger seats. Instrumentation is limited to a small analog speedometer, a water temperature gauge and a fuel gauge. It combined the Special two-door sedan body shell with Century powertrain and trim.
Both front seatbacks, however, are adjusted manually. The four-door sedan was the only body style offered the station wagon was dropped due to decreasing sales , and was still a front-wheel drive, V6-powered configuration. The Century took the place of the Series 60. The basic formula for the 1936 to 1942 Century was established by mating the shorter behind-the-engine cowl bodies to the Roadmaster's larger and consequently longer engine compartment. Although these convertibles were sold as new cars through Buick dealerships, these conversions were not factory authorized. Since the Century was lower-priced than the Regal, it was also the lower-powered and plainer of the two, offering only a 3.
You can share this information with your friends. After 1980, the Century fastback coupe was discontinued. The 3300 was introduced in 1989 as a lower-powered alternative to the 3800 cc power plant. Standard on all Century models are keyless remote entry, power locks, daytime running lights with Twilight Sentinel automatic light control, anti-lock brakes, traction control, tire-inflation monitor and theft-deterrent. The trunk is generous, as is expected of a Buick. For now, Buick is successfully finding car buyers whose values are rooted in the past. The coupe was added at the top of the model range, and later became a separate series, dropping the Century name.
The engine power increased to 97 hp 72 kW. The left three warning lights indicate problems with oil pressure, battery charge or anti-lock brake circuitry. This feature never appeared on its sibling the Oldsmobile Ciera, which retained the inline switch bank mounted flush with the door panel, the rear switch being the drivers door window. The Century was replaced by the due to poor sales. In later seasons, he drove a four-door Century, like his real-life counterparts in the California Highway Patrol. A limited run of Centurys with special trim were produced for 2005 to mark the end of the name. Befitting a Buick, the front and rear seats are roomy and comfortable, and the rear headroom is excellent.
The all-new replaced both the Century and Regal. However, it failed to compete with them and was instead widely viewed as a car designed for an elderly target audience, an image not helped by the Century's assortment of senior citizen-friendly features such as extra-large dashboard buttons and an extremely soft suspension. The Gran Sport option was discontinued. In 1955, the Highway Patrol placed a large fleet order for Century two-door sedans, a body style unavailable to the general public. Power windows were standard in the convertible. The Pontiac 265 cu in 4. The vehicle had positive-traction differential.
The 3100 V6 provides crisp, authoritative response. However, the over-the-road personality of the Buick Century looks backward to the sensibility expressed in earlier American large sedans, not forward to the more international vision of the fully balanced sedan of the future. Instead, it was designed to perform its duties quietly and faithfully, drawing a minimum of attention to itself. The three indicators on the right warn that the seatbelts are not fastened, the parking brake is on or the air bags are not initialized to function properly. Both four-cylinder gasoline units and V6 engines were offered in this generation, although neither became popular. With the introduction of the new front-wheel drive Century in 1982 see below , the existing notchback sedan and wagon models were transferred to the Regal line. Suspension, f: MacPherson strut Suspension, r: Multi-link strut Ground clearance: 5.