2002 BUICK CENTURY 4 DOOR SEDAN

Used Car - 2002 Buick Century 4 Door Sedan in Hurricane, Ut

Price
$3,000
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    About This 2002 Buick Century 4 Door Sedan
    Vehicle Location:
    Hurricane, Ut
    Year:
    2002
    Make:
    Buick
    Model:
    Century
    Trim:
    4 Door Sedan
    Price:
    $3,000 
    Condition:
    Used
    Mileage:
    166,502
    Exterior Color:
     Silver
    Interior Color:
     Gray
    Engine:
    V6, 3.1L
    Transmission:
    Automatic
    Fuel Type:
    Gasoline
    Doors:
    Five Door
    Stock Number:
    028480
    VIN:

    Fuel Economy Estimates
    City MPG
    20
    Miles Per Gallon
    Highway MPG
    29
    Combined MPG: 24
    Estimated Monthly Fuel Cost: $98.44*
    *Based on $1.89 per gallon and 15k miles per year.
    Actual costs may vary.
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    Seller's Description and Comments:

    This is a Clean Carfax 2002 Buick Century Custom. This Buick comes with all the options that you want such as full front bench, Cruise control, owners manual, power door locks, power mirrors, power seat, power windows, premium sound system, tinted windows and much more. This car has been completely gone over by our certified mechanic and passes safety inspection. This car has been professionally detailed, comes with free car washes for one year at our on site touch free car wash, and comes with a full tank of gas. Come check it out today while it is still here.

    Located at Small Town Auto Sales in Hurricane, Ut.  Call Small Town Auto Sales today at 435-635-2501 for more information about this vehicle.

    Vehicle Options:

    • Tinted Windows
    • Air Conditioning
    • Am/fm Radio
    • Cruise Control
    • Driver Power Seat
    • Power Doorlocks
    • Power Steering
    • Power Windows
    • Tape Cassette
    • Tilt Wheel
    • Automatic Transmission
    • 3 Point Seat Belts
    • Antilock Braking System
    • Dual Front Airbags
    • Side Airbags

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    2002 Buick Century Review

    This car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale.
    2002 Buick Century
    Traditional sedan with roomy interior, responsive V6.

     

    Introduction
    Buick Century is a car you can count on, day after day, mile after mile. It's practical and comfortable, with a smooth ride, good performance, and predictable handling. It even offers a fair amount of luxury for a very practical price. As Buick's best-selling model, Century has established a large and satisfied following.

     

    The Century provides the comfort of a traditional American sedan. The ride quality is soft and its V6 engine is strong but frugal. The interior design is straightforward. Everything is exactly where you think it should be, and everything works exactly how you expect it should work. Its broad bench seats provide plenty stretch-out room, but bucket seats are available.

     

    Lineup
    Two models of the Century are available: the Custom ($20,285) and the Limited ($23,285).

     

    The Limited is distinguished by Magnasteer variable-effort power steering, leather upholstery, cruise control, the OnStar global positioning and communications system, a driver's side-impact air bag, and other luxury equipment.

     

    A Special Edition package adds a blacked-out grille, black door header moldings, and body-colored fascia and side moldings, heralding a long list of standard luxury equipment. The package costs $1172 on Custom models, but $2050 on Limited models, because in the latter case it also includes 15-inch aluminum wheels.

     

    Special Edition models may be ordered with a Touring Package ($625 on Custom, $500 on Limited) which adds bucket seats and, new for 2002, a center storage console.

     

    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.

     

    Walkaround
    Some would call the styling bland. The Century was designed to perform its duties quietly and faithfully without drawing attention. And it does this well.

     

    With its traditional grille and roomy interior, the Century is unmistakably a Buick. It shares the same smooth, organic form as the more expensive Buicks, but it's far less expressive. Many find this understated appearance appealing.

     

    The Special Edition's blacked-out grille is a gesture in the direction of European panache, and the handsome painted aluminum wheels on Special Edition Limiteds are, for this car, almost startling. These attractive wheels make a bold styling statement against the backdrop of the car's otherwise neutral appearance.

     

    Changes for 2002 are minimal. In addition to the new console for Touring models, child-seat attachments have been added to all models. Color choices now include Dark Bronze Mist. The cruise control has been re-engineered, and there's a new woodgrain pattern in Limiteds called Tortoise Burl.

     

    Interior
    Century's understated exterior styling theme continues inside. The dashboard is traditional American, and on the Spartan side by today's standards. Instrumentation is limited to a small analog speedometer, a water temperature gauge and a fuel gauge. On the lower left and right of the dash are two circular warning-light complexes, each split three ways in pie-chart fashion. The left three warning lights indicate problems with oil pressure, battery charge or anti-lock brake circuitry. 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. Century comes standard with dual air bags and, oddly, a driver's side-impact bag only on Limited.

     

    The six-way power seats work well and provide a generous range of adjustment. A power driver's seat is standard on all Limiteds and on Special Edition Customs. Special Edition Limited models get a power passenger's seat as well. In standard trim, the Custom has manually operated seats; but power seats are available separately as a $350-per-seat option. In every case, both front seatbacks adjust manually.

     

    Special Edition models have steering-wheel-mounted audio controls. Sprouting from the thin wheel's four spokes are buttons for Seek, Scan, AM/FM, Source, Mute and Volume. Generally, such remotes are useful, but we had some problems with this particular system. We consistently tapped Seek by accident while wheeling the Century in and out of parking spaces, losing our selected station. Also, the steering-wheel controls are illuminated whenever the lights are on, which is good, but after a while the lighted plastic buttons become hot to the touch.

     

    Befitting a Buick, the front and rear seats are roomy and comfortable, and rear headroom is excellent. Our Century Limited Special Edition featured handsome leather upholstery. The trunk is generous, as is expected of a Buick. A useful cargo net is supplied with the Special Edition, but opening the trunk requires using a separate trunk key instead of the ignition key. This is a long-standing GM inconvenience that should have been corrected way back in the 20th Century.

     

    Driving Impression
    The Century's V6 engine provides a crisp, authoritative response. What is even more impressive about this engine is that, in addition to providing plenty of power, it also achieves excellent fuel mileage, with 20 miles per gallon in the city and a whopping 30 miles per gallon on the highway.

     

    A keynote of Buick's heritage is that the big cars from Flint delivered vigorous performance. The Century delivers this with a 3.1-liter V6 rated at 175 horsepower at 5200 rpm, and 195 pounds-feet of torque at 4000 rpm. Called the 3100, it's a solid and conventional engine, with overhead valves and sequential-port fuel injection.

     

    The 3100's power is delivered through an electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission. It shifts smoothly, but otherwise its performance is only adequate. Kick -down response is slow when compared with the latest transmissions used in higher-priced vehicles.

     

    Electronic traction control, which comes standard, reduces wheel spin for improved control on slippery surfaces. Also standard is an antilock brake system (ABS), which allows the driver to maintain steering control of the car in a panic-braking situation.

     

    Century's front suspension is a MacPherson strut design, while its rear suspension is a multi-link independent using a coil-over strut. This setup is tuned for a soft ride when cruising on smooth, straight highways at normal speeds. But while the boulevard ride is traditional for Buick, it results in undistinguished handling in any sort of vigorous maneuvering: The Century leans when driven quickly through corners and it floats and wallows at high speeds over wavy surfaces. The driver feels isolated from the road.


     

    Summary
    Buick Century is modest-looking yet generously equipped. As a utilitarian four-door sedan, it was designed to provide long, workmanlike service for those who appreciate the traditional Buick values, that is, a premium vehicle at an affordable price.

     

    The Century's engine is very satisfying, and there is ample interior space to please traditional Buick buyers. Its soft ride should also feel familiar to longtime Buick owners, who are extremely loyal to the brand.

     

    But the price of that soft ride is a somewhat old-fashioned personality on the road. In this way, the Century looks backward to the big American sedans of years gone by, not forward to a more international vision of an agile and balanced family car. For now, Century is still finding buyers whose values are rooted in that past, while Buick offers other models that look enthusiastically to the future.

     

    Model Lineup
    Custom ($20,285); Limited ($23,285).

     

    Assembled In
    Oshawa, Ontario.

     

    Options As Tested
    Special Edition ($1172) includes cruise control; heated, color-keyed outside mirrors; AM/FM/Cassette stereo with remote steering wheel audio controls, six-way power driver's seat, dual illuminated vanity mirrors, OnStar Global Positioning system, cargo convenience net, deluxe wheel covers.

     

    Model Tested
    Century Custom ($20,285).


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    678 West State Street
    Hurricane, Ut. 84737

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