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1996 Buick Roadmaster

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Oldie but goodie
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Steve
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1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate 4dr Wagon


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I bought my Estate collector's wagon from a friend who bought the car new in 1996. I had looked a these wagonsin '96 but thought they were priced to high. I got this one for a good price and only 25Kmiles and still has the dealer plastic wrap on the folding back seats.! I've driven it to CA. twice during the past two summers. I averaged 23 mpg and didn't feel tired after the drive. The powerful engine does well for this heavy of a car and the ride, although wavey, is not bad at all. I won first place in it's class at this summer's car show!


Best Features

The stereo is fantastic for only 4 speakers. Engine, ride, looks.


Worst Features

Too latenow, no longer in production. Sadly, it's tough to get white wall tires that fit.


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last of the best
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By tikiwagon
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1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate 4dr Wagon


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I had been wanting a "Roadie" wagon since i was 16 and now that I finally have one i'm not disappointed. the best car ive owned... there are owners clubs out there for these cars (they are called B-Bodies ). parts are still readily available. i live in hilly western pa and I get 22-25 hwy mpg i have gotten as high as 28 in flat florida on vacation. the car drives smaller than it is. and is not hard to park. it will carry a 4x8 sheet of plywood with the tailgate closed. the areas to look closely at when buying one are 1. body rot particularly the 1/4 panel just past the rear tires. 2. air compressor issues (if air suspension equipped) 3. rear axle leaks 4. water leaks.


Best Features

couch-like seats, POWER! since its a chevy engine its cheap to modify for even more power. has the towing capacity of a fullsize pickup. has the seating capacity of a suburban with the ride of a cadillac. the fuel economy (considering the cars size) is great.


Worst Features

they need to make a full size body-on- frame wagon again. they do not make anything like this anymore.


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Its called the Road Master for a Reason
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By alisha4545
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1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate 4dr Wagon


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This car has been the best ever! It is great for the trips all around Texas and its moved me several times....even though its got alot of miles it doesn't seem anything could stand in its way!


Best Features

The Power...when I see another wagon I call them wanna bezz


Worst Features

The back window should be electric! that would be sweet!


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Best car yet
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By Steve
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1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate 4dr Wagon


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I wanted one of these wagons back in 1996 but thought they were just too much money back then. I got this one from a friend with only 25K miles on it. It drives perfectly and made to CA. from CO. for a station wagon car show without trouble and averaged 24 mpg!


Best Features

The ride, the style, the LT Corvette engine, the stereo is really good for a 4 speaker stereo.


Worst Features

Well it's no longer made, but if it were, the interior was typical GM cheapo plastic for the day, the reason why I didn't buy one new in 1996.


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Titanic of American Roads
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By llanell
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1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate 4dr Wagon


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This is the Titanic of American roads. The best car I ever owned. I had to search for a car with such low miles for more than 2 years and was willing to pay any price to get it. Finally got one. Totally satisfied. Seats 8 people comfortably with lots of space.


Best Features

Size, space, air ride, and power


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