I purchased this vehicle in the spring of 2000. At the time it had 110,000 miles on it. It ran and drove as great as it looked. However, being an avid automotive DYI nut, I replaced all shocks/struts, breaks, H2O hoses, water pump, and tune-up items. I have enjoyed over 5,000 trouble free miles since and expect many 10ths of thousand more. Interior space is very generous and the trunk will hold more then enough luggages for any trip planed. This car is truly a well kept secret. I time its true spot in Buick history will be recognized. If you are fortunate enough to purchase one of these hand crafted Buicks, be prepared for a lot of attention from strangers young and old, male and female.
Classic, non cookie cutter styling, attention grabber, high collector potential.
Should have had a performance addition available from factory. Few after market performance upgrades available. Needs more pep to match image.
Everything worked when I got the car,
and there have been only minor
glitches. Rides very quietly but
handles well. Sound quality of upscale
cassette deck and radio w touch screen
great. Touch controls are simple and
fun to operate. Gas mileage quickly
improved after first month of real
driving, to where 28 highway, 19 city
is common, and on 87 octane. GM 3800
engine more than adequate on light car.
Build quality and paint are fantastic
as it was practically a hand made car.
About the only thing I fault on this
car is that the brakes seem a little
weak, and they have been inspected bled
Digital Reedout speedometer cluster
This is my second Reatta. The first
was an 89 coupe purchased with 40000
miles on it. It now has 200000 on it
and is still ready for cross country
touring. The 91 convertible has been
trouble free and driven every day for
nearly 100000 miles. The only critism
is that the motors that operate the
headlamps tend to wear at about 100000
miles and are expensive to replace.
Both cars still generate "neat car"
comments from young and old.
Repairs and maintenence are no
different nor any more costly than any
other GM car. They do however seem to
be less frequent.
If my garage was big enough I might try
to find another one and start a real
The convertible top is the easiest
manual operating top to raise and lower.
The 16 way power seat insures great
comfort for the driver.
As these cars get older an improved
source of replacement parts might be