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    I found this car as I sold my '66 Dodge (AC stopped working). This '84 Buick had only 37k miles and was a wonderful car to drive until we got hit in the rear on the Parkway. That hit caused my wife to get seizures, and she had to stop driving. I found the photos cleaning out a closet.

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    That there is the original stereotype of ..."your fathers Buick".

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    That there is the original stereotype of ..."your fathers Buick".
    were portholes an option in '84?
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    Luvin’ the vinyl roof.
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    My Gramma Leta only drove green Buicks. She drove a 72 Skylark in "Gramma Green" for years. BIG MOTOR in that car, mechanical breaks...at a stoplight it felt like you were holding back wild horses.
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    Looks like an old Mazda 626 of similar vintage.

    Old girlfriend drove an inherited late 30's Buick, like this (if this works)
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    The 84 reminded me of “Fargo”
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    These were referred to as K-cars, correct? Not very well built as I remember.
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    My grandmother drove a green Buick, but it was about a 1956.

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    Yes... I can very easily see you driving that gem.
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    K cars were from Chrysler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Looks like an old Mazda 626 of similar vintage.

    Old girlfriend drove an inherited late 30's Buick, like this (if this works)
    My grandmother had a ‘49 Buick that all the kids in town pestered her to sell it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMARTINSEN View Post
    K cars were from Chrysler.
    What??? I was wrong? Dang, first time in 69 years!
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    I had 1 of 2 experimental 78 Buick Regal Turbo Coupes off the line in Oshawa Ontario. Canada. It was most certainly NOT your grandpas Buick! V-6 with more horsepower for any GM car that year and on the g-pad blew away all including the Corvette.. Scared me a few times.. Kept the powertrain when I gave it to some stockcar guys. They went on to win their class that year before somebody realized they had the smallblock engine mounted on the v-6 mounts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    were portholes an option in '84?
    Only if you mail-ordered them from the 'J C Whitney ' catalog and glued them on . . . .

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    A friend had a mid-80s Century that was just soooooo "malaise". Absolutely gutless and with horribly unbalanced brakes. I mean the rears locked up if you sneezed on the pedal. Awful. He crashed it 3 times and took a lot of friendly-abuse for being such a bad driver.... and then I crashed it too and concluded that the car was at least half of the problem
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    I wasn't looking for a sports car. I just wanted reliable transportation. Until the parkway accident, this car filled that bill.
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    Grampa bought a Buick Touring Car in 1927 to drive back to a family reunion in Iowa. I think that's the last Buick in the family
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    These were referred to as K-cars, correct? Not very well built as I remember.
    As said above, the K-car came from Chrysler; the Dodge Aries and the Plymouth Reliant. I recall them being rather well regarded within their size and price class. They sold a lot of them. We had one, an Aries wagon, and until it was smooshed by a semi truck, it was pretty near flawless.

    That Buick, if I'm not mistaken, shared a GM platform called the "A-platform" or "A-body" with the Chevy Celebrity, Pontiac 6000, and Olds Cutlass. The "A body" designation was first used in the old days and had been re-used a time or two by the time it was used on these fwd cars. I really don't know what the reputation was for these cars, but we had a 6000 that served us well for a lot of years and still ran well when I replaced it before it rusted out from beneath me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Figment View Post
    A friend had a mid-80s Century that was just soooooo "malaise". Absolutely gutless and with horribly unbalanced brakes. I mean the rears locked up if you sneezed on the pedal. Awful. He crashed it 3 times and took a lot of friendly-abuse for being such a bad driver.... and then I crashed it too and concluded that the car was at least half of the problem
    My former employer used to rent cars from a major rental car company, for our use while at our educational training center. One time, we were provided a Chevy Citation. The braking was as above - I once had to stop behind another car at a traffic light, and the rear brakes locked up - with all the swerving and collision-avoidance, I managed to get the car to stop on the curb side of the car ahead at the traffic light. Scary times ! ! !

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    I really expected to see this…


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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeye54 View Post
    My former employer used to rent cars from a major rental car company, for our use while at our educational training center. One time, we were provided a Chevy Citation. The braking was as above - I once had to stop behind another car at a traffic light, and the rear brakes locked up - with all the swerving and collision-avoidance, I managed to get the car to stop on the curb side of the car ahead at the traffic light. Scary times ! ! !

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    I used to get stuck with GM rental cars in the 90's. Disliked them a lot. The funniest one was a Firebird with a four cylinder motor that couldn't get out of its own way
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