OUR 5-YEAR ODYSSEY SEARCHING FOR A DAILY DRIVER, part 3

1994 BUICK CENTURY

After driving our 1994 Roadmaster Wagon two years, I decided to look for a daily driver to save wear and tear on the wagon.  While searching eBay, I found a '91 Honda Accord in very nice condition, but sold it for the purchase price a year later and bought a low-mileage '82 Buick Skylark that was like new. The Skylark was too nice to drive in winter, however, so I sold it for a profit and bought a '94 Buick Century (below right). We had previously owned a '91 (below left) and were quite pleased with it.

After 5,000 miles, I found a 1995 Buick Century with only 72,000 miles on it, so I sold the '94 for the purchase price and bought the '95.

1995 Buick Century





There are stainless wind deflectors over the windows






The Buick emblem on the grille is from a Regal and can be easily removed, but I liked it.




This car had the attractive sport rims...


...and an impeccable burgundy velor interior!










I bought rubber floor mats for the car, but the original mats were like new!






We put about 15,000 miles on it in 16 months and it served us faithfully without a complaint. In early August, 2013, the car needed shocks, struts and alignment. The ABS warning light stayed on and the AC quit cooling. I decided to sell the car and look for a rear wheel drive vehicle.

I sold the Century for $1,200 "as is" and bought a 1995 Mercury Grand Marquis for $1,400.