Used Vehicle Review: Buick Park Avenue, 1997-2002 – Autos.ca

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Buick Park Avenue

January 17, 2002

1998 Park Avenue Ultra, image to enlarge

By Jeremy

For 2003, Buick has launched a campaign to remind potential about the virtues of Buicks in and the Park Avenue in particular. For there#8217;s a new emphasis on #8220;heritage#8221; cues such as the new badging, as as three new fender portholes on side. Buick first the portholes in 1949.

And in the case of the Avenue Ultra, Buick has up the car#8217;s face with a new emblem on the grille) and added chrome-plated aluminum wheels.

That#8217;s the latest on the Park Which brings us to a review of happened when Buick completely renovated the Park It was model year 1997 and brought us a new Park Avenue understated good looks, of luxury and safety features, and the of a slimmed down, gracefully Arnold Schwarzeneggar. True, 1997-Park Avenues have a soft ride. But this is not the luxo-cruiser you might expect.

Rather, this Park is a substantial four-door sedan better than average loads of features and an extremely price tag on the used market. value here, folks.

If shopping, keep in mind the base version of the Park is less powerful by some 35 has fewer uptown features and has a softer, less athletic (especially when the corners get and plentiful). The base car is cheaper,

The Ultra has a supercharged (240-horsepower) of the 205-horsepower, 3.8-litre V6 doing in the base Park Avenue. suggest you find an Ultra the then-optional Gran Touring It will give you a much much firmer, much controlled ride.

More critical for road however, is the chassis change served up in the #8217;97 Park The Park Avenue rides on a or the basic architecture, adapted the relatively rigid underpinnings of two General Motors#8217; offerings: the Aurora and Buick Riviera. is a good thing. The strong make for decent road in a large car, not to mention a role in reducing chassis and vibrations.

We#8217;re talking quiet car

As for safety, the Park Avenue has pretty well in crash (four stars) and #8217;97-and-newer come with standard braking, traction control and front airbags.

Finally, Buick stylists came up a clean, confident look says luxury in an understated Call it stately. That#8217;s the side of the equation.

On the functional the designers emphasized an enormous and big and inviting door openings. The boasts oceans of room, limo-like rear head and leg Meanwhile, the instruments are in plain and switches and controls are large, smartly located and easy to even in winter gloves.

There are, of course, of luxury features, too.

Buick Park Avenue

The Avenue offers traditional American luxury car virtues: roominess and amenities at a reasonable On value alone, this car is a look for the aspiring luxury car on a budget.

Used vehicle vary depending on factors as general condition, odometer usage history and options Always have a used checked by an experienced auto before you buy.

For information on recalls, see Transport web-site, www.tc.gc.ca . or the U.S. Highway Transportation Administration www.nhtsa.dot.gov .

For information on vehicle bulletins issued by the manufacturer, www.nhtsa.dot.gov .

For information on consumer about specific models, see .

Jeremy Cato is an award-winning and broadcast journalist. He is a columnist and writer for the Globe #038; newspaper and his articles are syndicated to a of other publications.

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