1998 Buick Riviera Supercharger from North America
Good when it runs, but a mechanical nightmare to work on
Heater gauge went out and cannot be read.
Serpentine belt has major issues about staying on.
Water pump is going out, and am currently trying to repair.
Attempting to replace the serpentine belt tensioner arm while replacing the water pump.
Nice car. Plenty of ponies. Smooth ride that can really get up and go. Had no complaints until it started needing those minor repairs.
Minor repairs my back side! Anything more difficult than adding oil requires dropping the engine. I mean it! The serpentine belts, both of them, go THROUGH the motor mount. Not around, through. The motor mount has one arm behind a pulley that I still have not figured how to get off yet. The water pump has one stinking bolt behind the same pulley. Everything is behind the belts that require dropping the engine to get to. Shhesh, give me back my bug, PLEASE.
This would have been a real nice car if the designers had not built it with the intention of going back to the dealership just to change the plugs. I firmly feel that every one who okay-ed this mechanical contrivance should be horse whipped for a week before they are strung up. Of course I also feel that my wife bought this car just to punish me. "Fix it honey, you can fix everything".
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 4th September, 2010