Watch The Hoonigan Squad Abuse A 1995 Buick Century: Video1
Once upon a time, a 1995 Buick Century was cutting edge and a luxurious automobile for the masses. Today, they’re often found rotting away in junkyards or sitting with shockingly low miles in church parking lots.
And this one, in particular, was chosen to run the Lemons Rally: an interstate road rally and a scavenger hunt for oddball vehicles like this one. But, Hoonigan decided to have some more fun with it. For nearly 19 minutes, the squad utterly abused the car, and somehow, the Buick that could took it all.
We’re talking neutral drops, reverse donuts, unnecessary revving, and yes, jumps. They even managed to get the 1995 Century to do a burnout.
The finale is definitely the dock jump, which somehow doesn’t puncture a tire or destroy the suspension. Maybe they really don’t build them like they used to…
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Sorry but I can’t call a 1995 Buick Century cutting age in any sense. It was by that time in it’s 14th model year with only minor changes like port fuel injection, rounded off rear window, ABS and a driver’s side airbag as the major upgrades and changes since 1982. It still featured an old beam axle rear, rear drum brakes and a chassis that dated back to 1979 when the all new X-bodies were introduced. Both the base 2.2 L-4 and optional 3100 V6 were OHV designs when most other manufacturers were using OHC or DOHC designs and the interior packaging with its narrow width betrayed the X-body origins.
With that said these were some of the best most reliable cars GM ever made, simple and easy to work on save the rear spark plugs on those 3100 V6’s, cheap to get parts for and they rode pretty smooth as long as the road was too. They were also cheap long lived little critters and many are still surviving on the roads today. The other plus was they were offered in a wagon body which was a boon to those that didn’t like or want a minivan. For these reasons these cars command my respect.