I wanted a bigger safer car in 1997 then became 2nd owner at 68K miles. New tranny at 122K. New heater core at 130K. Two alternators, 3 or 4 mufflers. Rubber door trim won't stay on, I re- glue it, but looks OK if I don't wanna bother at the time. I rely on rear side view mirrors when changing lanes on the freeway - has a blindspot. Primary around town driving is in Drive, not OD. I've bought tires once, highway, not all season. This car is not for sale and I drive it everyday.
The comfort, the power and the cost to insure. The safety - an SUV will flip way before this thing - it's not even close! I like all the various courtesy lights - they're everywhere! Door panels have pockets to tuck things, space and comfort - again. But it's all about the power, really surprises!
Put the Buick trademark "airholes" on the side of each front fender, add a small fridge in the trunk and make it again. There's time, I won't need another one for 3-4 years!
I have driven this car for 210,000
miles (it has 240,000)with no major
problems. I have changed the starter,
radiator and an airconditioning hose.
Other than the normal tires, batteries
and lube schedule, nothing else has
been done. I still average 20 mile to
the gallon and can not even tell it is
running while it idles.
The main feature is the performance I
have received. Next is the riding
comfort. With 240,000 miles, it rides
as good as when I bought it and it was
my 92 buick roadmaster has been a verry
good car. gm put a new moter in it at
5000 miles and anew transmisson at 25000
miles. other than that, i put new brakes
at 55000 and new battery in 01. the
brakes are better than on my 97 caddy,
which i bought in 97 since 96 was the
last year for the roadmaster. too bad
they quit making them. i'm only selling
it because i moved beside the country
club and i now need garage space for my
electric golf cart and my rider lawn mower.