Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,478 - $4,715
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
175
Seats
6
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,478 - $4,715
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
175
Seats
6

Buick Century Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

2004 Buick Century Owner Reviews

3.8
74 Reviews
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Due to keeping up with scheduled maintenance ie; oil changes, tune ups, fill up gas ect this car has proved to be reliable. As old as this car is, no major issues. It was driven by an elderly couple before myself so mileage still fairly low . (142,500 miles) There are no special features, only stock radio and no aux port or even tape deck (lol) to hook up your phone to it. Seats very comfy but backseat came so high u can't see anything behind you even with mirrors. Entire undercarriage is rusted to point that anyone getting in or out of backseat takes big chance of needing a tetanus shot if it gets you. I even put something there to cover it if my dog is going to jump in because I fear the jagged rust may cut him. The motor for power windows/doors has been replaced once and within 6 months was acting crazy again. Trunk is huge. No cup holders or armrest in backseat. Like I said very basic. Paint on hood is also all peeling off. Not bad for 15 years old. That rust is my biggest gripe for obvious reasons. Thanks

- Jessica A

Awesome car, crummy windows.

I have owned my 2004 Buick century for six and a half years now and, like many millennials, have driven it very hard and very irresponsibly (read: waiting until the last possible minute to get down on that oil change and brake pad replacement). Despite this, and a 120 mile round trip commute every week day, this car has been a dream for me. The gas mileage I get is generally around 400 miles per tank, highway, and has not faltered from that as the years have gone by. Mechanically, it has always been sound and reliable, with the exception of the electrics in all four of the doors. I have replaced the window mechanisms in three of the doors twice and one of the doors three times. I wound up putting so much money into the chronically sticking and/or falling windows that I had to pull the door panels off and put screws in so that the windows would stop falling every time it snowed or rained.

- Dean M

Solid car with few problems.

More or less, there have been relatively few problems with this car. Of course there are the normal wear and tear things I've had to deal with, such as oil changes, brakes, tires, and bulbs. The biggest problem that I have had have been with the power windows. After tine, the motors used to power them either burn out, or they become disconnected from the window. It's a little bit of a pain, but I have been able to find the parts on amazon for much less than factory parts, and there are tutorials on YouTube on how to fix them properly.

- Chad M

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$2,478 - $4,715

Horsepower

Horsepower
175 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.1L 3100 V6 SFI (175 HP [130.5 kW] @ 5200 rpm 195 lb.
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.9 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.4 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
16.7 cu. ft.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
6

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Exterior Features

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.5 ft.

Length

Length
194.6 in.

Width

Width
72.7 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3342 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
175 hp

Torque

Torque
195 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17 gal.

Combined

Combined
25 mpg

City

City
20 mpg

Highway

Highway
30 mpg
Safety Features

Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

    N/A
  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety