Buick Riviera Review from Norway

1966 Buick Riviera 430 cui V8

Model year1967
Year of manufacture1966
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 430 cui V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 miles
Most recent distance165000 miles
Previous carOpel Monza

Summary:

Great car

Faults:

I have rebuilt the automatic transmission, the Reverse didn't work when I got it (141,000 miles).

General Comments:

It's a quite fast car. 0-60 mph takes about 7.6 sec. It uses a lot of gas, about 1.2 l/mil at the highway and about 2 l/mil in the city.

It's a nice roadcar, quiet, comfortable and a great engine.

It's also a very good looking car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th December, 2009

21st Dec 2009, 14:55

I had a '69 Riviera with that same 430 engine - unbelievable power. Really takes you back to when times were better. Sad what the country's come to, isn't it?

22nd Dec 2009, 09:28

"It's a quite fast car. 0-60 mph takes about 7.6 sec. It uses a lot of gas, about 1.2 l/mil at the highway and about 2 l/mil in the city."

- Well, as the old saying goes, "If you want to play, you've got to pay."

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review