1985 Buick Riviera Standard 307ci 5.0 from North America
The sweetest car ever!!!
The biggest problem was a freak set of circumstances that led to the engine locking up a week after I got the car, so it had to be replaced.
Rear bumper was shot when I got it, so I had to weld 2 other rusted bumpers together to make one replacement bumper.
Lots of rust; it likes the front fenders, bottom of the doors, a large hole in rear frame, and the 4 rear body mounts have rusted away.
Had to replace all brake and gas lines when I got it.
Have no power steering right now.
Brakes are not very good right now; probably air in the lines.
Rear air shocks leak badly.
Had to rebuild the starter when I got it.
The exhaust system fell off completely from behind the converter.
And the hub caps keep falling off.
Well besides the problems I had at first, and the few problems that I've got to iron out yet, she's a kick ass car.
My 1985 Riviera is black with red pin stripes and has maroon leather interior. I love the ride comfort and the interior comfort. I love the look of the Riviera and it really is a pimpmobile tank. I get looks all the time from people (the good looks). The car looks mean, and since there's no exhaust she sounds like she's packing 500hp, which is great. I also love the air horn and I just love the colors.
She runs good and cruises at over 100mph really well.
All the power equipment works pretty good; even the radio works except the displays/time don't show, and one rear speaker is blown
I just love all the luxuries the Riviera provides, and I like the body lines way better than the Toronado and Eldorado counterparts.
Anyhow, she's a great car, and mine overall is great, and she even looks perfect when you stand back 50ft.
And now I hope to spend many miles with her in the years to come!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th March, 2008
10th Mar 2008, 16:27
Ah to be 16 again and love a car just because it's yours... just a small suggestion, you might not want to go 100MPH with no muffler and your one speaker radio blaring- cops won't give you much mercy when it looks like your poor.
30th Sep 2009, 23:57
What's wrong with loving a car because it's yours? That's part of owning a car, isn't it? At least it should be. I wouldn't ever buy a car I couldn't see myself loving and cherishing for ten years at least. And yes, sixteen is a great age to be. The teenage years can be difficult, but they are also exciting, and everybody misses them once they're gone.
The car being yours is what makes it different from everyone else's. I don't choose to love or not love a car because of how many cylinders it has, how many seats, or how much it's worth - I love it because it's mine. Everything else about the car matters, but not as much as whether it belongs to you or not.
3rd Aug 2014, 04:48
There's nothing wrong with loving a car...