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Since: Dec 07

the woods, Pa

#22 Feb 18, 2008
Ford only wrote:
<quoted text>It is funny how you see those Buick Park avenues still on the road and you see a lot of them. They must of been really good cars.
I used to drive an assload of them. When I worked for the airport as a mechanic in the 90's, and I had to come home all greasy, the ol 80's buick 3.8s were the car of choice. Awesome fuel mileage, amasing dependability ( over 200k was no biggie) and pretty good durability. Also low maintenance. I used to beat those things, and they just kept going!

“Where did my hat go???”

Since: Oct 07

Born In New York

#23 Feb 18, 2008
Tell-It wrote:
<quoted text>
I used to drive an assload of them. When I worked for the airport as a mechanic in the 90's, and I had to come home all greasy, the ol 80's buick 3.8s were the car of choice. Awesome fuel mileage, amasing dependability ( over 200k was no biggie) and pretty good durability. Also low maintenance. I used to beat those things, and they just kept going!
My 91 Buick Park Ave has never failed since the day I bought it, its the 3.8L V6 of course. Great car.

My friend, has a 1989 Buick Riviera (3.8 of course), last time I talked to him he said it had around 390k...

Since: Feb 08

Andover, CT

#24 Feb 25, 2008
These are notable

1999 Ford Windstar SE with about 215k on it.

2000 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 with 155k on it.

1996 Honda Accord with 210k.

The 1998 Pontiac Transport has got 190k on it.

“lightly burnt,but still smokin”

Since: Dec 06

in the corner of your mind,

#25 Feb 26, 2008
i've seen a few of those 90's park avenues and lesabres with a lot of miles....but rarely see oldsmobiles or any other gms of the same vintage.
shane3030

Antioch, TN

#27 Aug 25, 2014
I have a 2002 Buick park avenue ultra with 242,000. Got a cracked head at 235,000 but got it repaired and still rides calm and smooth.
aherrera2009

Maple Grove, MN

#28 Feb 22, 2015
Rocky 2002 wrote:
I have new cars now, a Toyota FJ Cruiser and Corvette along with a Volvo S60, but I have a 91' Buick Park Avenue with 219k,still runs, does anybody have a high mileage story to tell?
I have a 2000 park avenue 3.8 at 316,000 running great

Since: Oct 12

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#29 Mar 13, 2015
Had a 95 Volvo 940 wagon that got to 212,000 miles, on original motor....
Ducksworth

Bricelyn, MN

#30 Jan 7, 2017
I have a 2003 Park Avenue Ultra that I bought for $10,000 in 2010 with 95,000 miles and it currently has 303,000 miles. I have put relatively little into it over the years, and it doesn't owe me a dime.

Just this month, I invested in some new rims, and since it occasionally slips at a stop sign, I will have the transmission overhauled. My general mechanic recommended that I NOT overhaul the engine yet, as it has been well-maintained, and is a good-running engine. 3800 engines commonly get 300,000 miles, and I have heard of some going over 400,000.

The only other thing that I have scheduled this winter is repainting. There are no holes in the body, but some rock chips and scratches. Black seems to have worn well, and more of the same seems in order.

This is by far the cheapest miles that I have had from any car, and the nicest ride in general. This is my 3rd Buick, and when I've squeezed all the miles out of this one that I can, I will likely buy another Park Avenue.
Ducksworth

Bricelyn, MN

#31 Jan 7, 2017
With regard to the above Park Avenue Ultra, provided that the body stays clean, and I do eventually overhaul the engine, too, 400,000 miles is certainly within reach, and 500,000 miles is not impossible.

My question would be, if the engine and transmission have gone 300,000 miles without an overhaul, why shouldn't an overhaul double that mileage? I know that sounds like a stretch, but this is the best car that I've ever owned, and there's certainly no harm in trying! Even with the cost of overhauling, it's far cheaper than buying a replacement vehicle.

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