Buick Riviera Review from Denmark

1989 Buick Riviera 3.8

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired340000 kilometres
Most recent distance346000 kilometres
Previous carChrysler LeBaron




The car needed a service when I bought it.

Brake discs and pads front and rear, and the usual service stuff.

The interior has some signs of wear; cracked door panels.

Several plastic parts have cracks, but considering the age and mileage, it's actually OK, it still looks awesome...

General Comments:

This car was imported, in 2006, from S.C.; there was no rust at all...

It's a cool looking car, one of the best looking cars from the eighties.

The ride is very smooth and quiet, and the handling is OK; far from a sports car, but predictable.

Seats and interior comfort is great; I love the touch screen.

I've bought this car for winter driving, but I totally fell in love with this car. Now I don't have the heart to put it thru salt and snow, so I have to find another ride for the winter.

The car doesn't indicate the high mileage. I'm very impressed with the overall quality.

If you ever get your hands on a car like this, don't hesitate; BUY IT!

Wouldn't you rather have a Buick?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th October, 2012

6th Oct 2012, 00:05

USA here... have owned a few Buick/Pontiacs, but never owned a Riviera; I should make it a point on my bucket list. Love the 89-93 body style, always made me turn my head in my youth. Enjoy it friend, long live your mighty Buick.

6th Oct 2012, 10:20

In my opinion, 1971-1973 Riv's were the best looking cars ever.

14th Oct 2012, 02:49

Thanks ;) I'll do everything I can to make it last...

14th Oct 2012, 02:58

I agree, but it's a different car from a different time. Maybe the '89 Rivieras are not true to the concept, but in the eighties, it did have contemporary qualities with a touch of nostalgia...

Average review marks: 10.0 / 10, based on 1 review