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2001 Buick Century transmission failure

Considering purchase of 2001 Century with 61K miles as teenager car. Have seen mentions of early transmission failures during research. Is this a big problem with this model?

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This is not a big problem with this car . I ran a garage for a bunch of years and we had a lot of them come through and me and my workers owned a few of them they are really good cars, with very few transmission problems. You just have to have your teenager not beat on it and come to a complete stop before shifting from drive to reverse or vice versa. If you have anymore questions ill be more then happy to answer them, also if you can please rate me id appreciate it.


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