1992 Buick Riviera V6 from North America
I want to hug my car
Had to have the brakes replaced.
Only takes old freon. Have to get whole new a/c system if I can't get someone to put old freon in it.
Door ajar light stays on all the time (I think someone broke that though)
Passenger seat sometimes shorts out.
Antenna won't go down all the way after its been replaced twice (I think its cause I went through a car wash with it up)
Seats are not so comfortable because they are breaking down.
The CD player hasn't worked for many years.
This car is very very good in the snow and ice.
I have driven this car 400 miles daily to school and has never had to be towed except for a bad battery.
This car is reliable and for its mileage is very worthy.
I like the digital dashboard, it tells me anytime there is even a slight problem.
The car and I get along well.
The car does well against weather on the exterior.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd November, 2003
4th Sep 2004, 22:08
My best buddy bought a 1990 Riviera back in 2000 from a private owner - the car was beautiful, suspension is exceptional, the look of a clean black '90 Riviera caught many "eyes".
The only problem he experienced was the mass air flow sensor and trying to detect that was difficult, but once we knew it was that, we found one in a junk yard, (there aren't many Riviera's in salvage yards), and just FYI, the car we got it from was involved in a head on collision, and replaced the part, (Buick wanted something like $200., the salvage yard charged him $40), the car ran like new again.
He traded it at 165,000 miles and it still looked, rode, ran like a dream.
I, in turn, purchased a '92, black, well taken care of Riviera to drive during the winter months. (I have a '99 Lexus that I am leaving garaged this winter) - I can't tell you how satisfied I am with the car, the look, the way it drives, etc. Just to add to my satisfaction, I found out that the ground effects, (if that's how they're referred to), are made out of either aluminum or galvanized steel and won't rust. Must have something to do with the way Riviera's handle.
*On a note, Park Avenues or LeSabres rust out - Riviera's don't.
It's a great car - Thank God GM kept them virtually the same from 90-93.