by lovemyriviera on Jan 23, 2012 Vehicle: 1996 Buick Riviera Supercharged 2dr Coupe
I drove my 1996 Buick Riviera out of the showroom and could drive it back there today to sell as a new car, it still looks that fantastic! I've taken excellent care of this car and it's only been the dealership for all maintenance. It was my daily driver for 10 years with 112,000 km (70,000 miles) now. Only had 2 problems: 1. there's been an electronic bug in the tape player; GM has acknowledged the problem but no fix, since it only happens one-in-awhile I live with it; 2. I recently had to replace the ABS Pressure Modulator Valve which cost $50 for the part and $75 for labor. Otherwise, the car has been a dream and it still turns a lot of heads!
by gmck25004x on Dec 30, 2011 Vehicle: 1996 Buick Riviera Supercharged 2dr Coupe
I bought this car for $260 in 2010.
It had sat for 3 years. I put a new $150 battery in under the rear seat and drove it home 20 miles with no brakes!
I had all 13 brake lines replaced.
It needed a hood and fender and lights from a deer collision sometime before I bought it.
I drove it to work while I was replacing body parts.
I replaced all the engine pulleys and belts and hoses and radiator. The interior is flawless and the exterior is exquisite.
It just looks fast!
It is one of the fastest cars I have ever owned!
I have used it to teach my son to work on cars.
o2 sensors give false electronic messages. replaced both...runs better than ever! one hub bearing. 209k miles.
by kshugg on Aug 9, 2011 Vehicle: 1996 Buick Riviera Supercharged 2dr Coupe
I bought a 96 Rivi about 3 months ago, from a dealership.
Brought along my then-roommate who said he was a mechanic.
He declared my car worthy of purchase, and I eagerly bought this car.
I have had numerous problems with this car, from the motor mounts breaking to the transmission failing to the car overheating a lot.
But I will not give up on this car.
I love the supercharged engine and how it growls when I step on the gas pedal.
And I have yet to see another Rivi on the road, even tho I am driving this car daily.
What is the paint problem? You should place your post in the text box, not the title box. If it's a refinishing problem, the Riv has an aluminum hood and requires appropriate materials and techniqu?...