1984 Buick Riviera 2 door coupe 5.0L 307cid V8 from North America
-valve cover gaskets.
- Transmission gasket.
(nothing I couldn't replace myself)
- Very dependable.
- Great handling and power (It has a factory FWD V8 set-up.) with 255 torque!
- Very comfortable, and lots of room (it has velor seats, and no tranny hump.)
- Easy to find parts for.
- But, gas mileage is 14mpg, 22 highway, with OD.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th February, 2005
11th Feb 2005, 08:26
Next time you post a review why don't you try using the spellcheck?
6th Feb 2006, 15:41
I find ALL comments on the 83, 84 and 85 Buick Riviera to be highly informative to a prospective buyer, here in the UK. It would seem that GM's 4 speed automatic transmission with electronic Overdrive is very unreliable, compared to its earlier 3 speed transmission.
From reading many of these excellent reviews, it would seem that US cars up to the late 1970's are much less complicated and more reliable than their 1980's counterparts.
Live Long and Prosper. So Say We All. Marty, England, UK.
17th May 2021, 12:39
How often should oil in the differential be changed in 1984 Buick Riviera with 307 gas V8 front wheel trans axle? It's shifting perfectly now.
22nd Jul 2021, 22:04
Yes, I have owned 80 cars in my life ranging from the model year 1950 to 2001. I make it a point to avoid cars from 1975 through about 1993, and then again after about 2008.