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2004 Buick Century


The 2004 Buick Century builds on a longstanding reputation for affordable luxury, quality and reliability.

Century package options
For 2004, Buick Century is available with three new package options: Standard, Custom and Limited. Each of these packages offers customers exceptional value by combining a number of popular features into attractively priced groupings. Extending from each package is an impressive list of free-flow options, giving customers the added flexibility to order individual features to suit their specific needs.

The Standard Package on the 2004 Century includes six-passenger seating, remote keyless entry, dual zone climate control, power programmable door locks with enhanced safety and lockout protection, audio system with CD player, air filtration system, and power windows.

Standard Package free-flow options include four-wheel anti-lock brakes, a six-way power driver seat, cruise control, audio system with CD and cassette player, OnStar, engine block heater, and color-keyed floor mats.

The Century Custom Package includes a six-way power driver seat, cruise control, deluxe illuminated visor vanity mirrors, rear assist grips with switchable reading lamps, color-keyed floor mats and trunk cargo net.

Custom Package free-flow options include four-wheel anti-lock brakes, OnStar, engine block heater, and 15-inch chrome-plated wheel covers.

The Century Limited Package includes leather-appointed seating surfaces, steering wheel-mounted radio controls, 15-inch chrome-plated wheel covers and custom package content.

Century Limited Package free-flow options include 15-inch aluminum wheels, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, driver side-impact air bag, OnStar, audio system with CD and cassette player and engine block heater.

Exterior enhancements
For 2004 two new exterior colors are available: Cashmere Metallic and Steelmist Metallic.

Safety and security
Century continues to focus on safety and security for 2004, with new four-wheel disc brakes and impact-protective, energy-absorbing foam-backed interior trim on the pillars and roof rails that exceeds federal requirements.

Century continues to offer OnStar, which comes with the first-year subscription of Safe & Sound service as standard. OnStar is the nation's leading provider of in-vehicle safety, security and information services, using the Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite network and wireless technology. OnStar Safe & Sound services include automatic notification of air bag deployment, stolen vehicle location, remote door unlock, emergency services dispatch, roadside assistance, remote diagnostics, route support, and convenience services.

For an extra charge, OnStar subscribers also can choose premium services such as OnStar Personal Calling, which allows drivers to make and receive hands-free, voice-activated phone calls through a nationwide network in cooperation with Verizon Wireless, and Virtual Advisor, which gives subscribers access to personalized information in a hands-free, voice-activated manner without requiring screens or displays.

For the added safety of parents and their youngest passengers, Century includes child seat attachments in the three rear seat positions. The system, called LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren), uses six metal hooks designed to help adults easily and safely attach child safety seats. Dual-stage front air bags are standard, and a driver's side-impact air bag is available with the leather-appointed seating surfaces.

Standard equipment
Century standard equipment includes a 3100 3.1L V-6 engine that delivers 175 hp (130 kw) at 5200 rpm and 195 lb.-ft. (264 Nm) of torque at 4000 rpm. It is coupled to the proven Hydra-Matic 4T65-E automatic transmission for excellent powertrain performance. Century's estimated fuel economy is 20 mpg in city driving and 29 mpg on the highway.

Century is also equipped with Buick's Convenience Plus package of features, including delayed entry and exit lighting, theater dimming, flash-to-pass control, battery rundown protection, lockout protection, delayed locking, auxiliary power outlet, theft-deterrent system and daytime running lamps.