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    Buick Century (6th gen) 1996-2004

    Buick Century is the model name that was used by Buick for a line of upscale full-size cars from 1936 to 1942 and 1954 to 1958, as well as from 1973 to 2005 for mid-size cars.

    The first Buick Century debuted in 1936 as a shorter and lighter model featuring the same engine as the bigger Roadmaster and Limited series giving it more performance. The Century name was then used on six generations of cars of varying sizes as well as performance and trim levels.

    In 1969, Buick developed a concept car known as the Century Cruiser.

    Sixth generation (1996-2004)
    The Century was redesigned for the last time in December 1996. 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. Plainer "Custom" and fancier "Limited" trim levels were carried over from the previous generation. The redesign moved Centurys to the W-body platform, rejoining its former Regal sibling. In this generation, the Century and Regal were nearly the same car, distinguished only by seating configurations, trim and engine differences. Since the Century was lower-priced than the Regal, it was also the lower-powered and plainer of the two, offering only a 3.1 L V6. In keeping with its traditional image, the six-passenger Century came equipped with a front bench seat and column shifter, while the more performance-oriented five-passenger Regal came standard with front bucket seats and console shifter.

    After the 1998 discontinuation of the Skylark, the Century became Buick's entry-level car for the first time. For 2003, all trim levels were eliminated, leaving one standard model. Additionally, the "Century" nameplate on the front doors was dropped, and only seen on the vehicle's tail lights.

    Changes were relatively few over the Century's nine-year run. The all-new Buick LaCrosse replaced both the Century and Regal. A limited run of Centurys with special trim were produced for 2005 to mark the end of the name. GM rolled the last Buick Century off the Oshawa assembly line on October 25, 2004.

    The Buick Century was produced in China as the New Century from 1998 to 2000, and ran on the 3.0 liter LW9 V6 engine which was also used in the first-generation Buick GL8. A four cylinder model was also available paired to a 5 speed manual gearbox. The Century was replaced by the Buick Regal due to poor sales.

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    My grandpa has a 2000 or 2001. Very nice ride.
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    I love how you post on the Buick Century but not the Bentley Bacalar that just came out. Maybe because if given the chance, I'd drive the Buick before the Bentley?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NSXType-R View Post
    I love how you post on the Buick Century but not the Bentley Bacalar that just came out. Maybe because if given the chance, I'd drive the Buick before the Bentley?

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    You got it I wil leave the newer stuff to the other posters in the Hide-Out
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