Buick Riviera Review from Germany

1987 Buick Riviera T-Type 3.8L V6

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.8L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles
Previous carAudi 5000


A car ahead of its time!


Air condition cooling is not working, which is not too bad here in Germany.

Needed a new alternator and battery.

New ignition coils.

General Comments:

A great performance car, even here in Germany!

GCC computer touch screen is great and pure science fiction for a 1987 car.

Front wheel drive with the tuned touring suspension is great even in winter.

This car is as exotic as an Rolls Royce Phantom here in Munich, Bavaria, Germany!

Usually I drive 82 MPH on the autobahn cruise controlled.

When I get 21 MPG.

Performance is even better since the use of Shell super premium 99 octane fuel with lower emissions too, that is very important here!

Mail me at kbc3000@hotmail.com

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st May, 2002

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 1 review