by guy41 on May 6, 2011 Vehicle: 1995 Buick Riviera 2dr Coupe
I fell in love with the styling of the 1995 Riviera when it was first introduced. In 2007 I finally purchased a 1995 with 170,000 on the clock for a second car. That was four years ago and the Riviera now has 229,000 miles on it. This car is a pleasure to drive and I still cant get over the sleek lines of the body and its beautiful interior. The only repairs its required so far is replace the idle pulley and serpentine belt along with the plug wires and spark plugs. Thats it except for regular fluid and filter changes. I check my mileage with every fill-up and the average ranges from 27 to 28 mpg.
Long trips can yield anywhere from 28 to 32 mpg depending on the weather conditions and terrain. The car still rides and handles very well and the comfortable quiet interior makes long road trips enjoyable. In fact anyone that has ridden in the back seat has commented on how much room there is and how comfortable it is. Because of its looks a lot of people think it is something newly introduced and seem surprised when they find out its 16 years old. Even when compared to the Cadillacs, Volvos, Audis and other cars Ive owned, the Riviera has proven to be the well-engineered with the highest overall quality. If Buick still made the Riviera, I would definitely buy another.
by Kathy on Oct 13, 2009 Vehicle: 1995 Buick Riviera 2dr Coupe
We purchased our Riv with 50,000 miles on it. This car has been like a dream, ride is wonderful, no rust and it sits outside, no mayor problems. ABC went out a few years ago and decided to leave it. New gas line, manifold, plugs, exhaust,and starter.It does have an electrical problem, radio changes stations on its own! If anyone has ideas as to why,I would love to hear from you.Not bad for a 15 yr old with 218,000 on her!The outside is excellent but plastic parts inside are starting to break, vents etc.We love this car,they just don't make them like this anymore.
by msemensohn on Mar 8, 2003 Vehicle: 1995 Buick Riviera 2dr Coupe
I bought this car from a little old
man with under 43000 miles. Since day
one I have been funding my local
mechanic's kids college education.
Over $3000 worth of repairs in two
years. Air conditioner went twice
(I'm in Florida!), transmission,
intake manifold, etc. Because of this
car, I will never buy another American
car as I am afraid
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