by holmslice88 on Mar 11, 2014 Vehicle: 1997 Buick Riviera Supercharged 2dr Coupe
I purchased the vehicle with 147,000 miles on it for $3,500 and thought it was the best car ever. I loved the leather interior with the single heated seat(only available on the drivers side.) It was such a smooth ride at first but once I hit 165,000 it wen't downhill. The Transmission blew and had to drop $2,500 unexpectedly to fix it. The door handle broke 3 times on the drivers side, keep in mind that the factory one is around $250. Issues with the crankshaft sensor and suspension happened around 190k miles. I managed to get it up to 220k miles....I'm honestly going to miss the ride and comfort but I am not going to miss the headache.
by kjlong on Dec 9, 2012 Vehicle: 1997 Buick Riviera Supercharged 2dr Coupe
I got this car from a family of 9 so it was pretty rough when I got it.
It needed several fixes and replacements before it was back in decent condition.
It served me well while I commuted during college, never left me on the side of the road, and has always provided the luxury that has been associated with Buick vehicles.
I am currently pushing 18k miles and it has definitely seen better days but I am overall very pleased with this car.
The interior is decent besides a missing piece of leather on the console, scratches and dings on the dashboard and steering wheel controls, and a couple of damaged fan covers: these issues were present when I bought it.
I love the ride!
by Gr8engineer on Aug 8, 2010 Vehicle: 1997 Buick Riviera Supercharged 2dr Coupe
I bought this car, brand new, right off the show room floor. We added a Wood View, dash and council kit. This car, with all the options, and additions, equaled the same model Cadillac, for $7000 dollars less. Those years of Cadillac had nothing but problems, this car had almost none. Had to replace water pump.