24th Mar 2007, 23:50
Yes, the fender should be partially removed at the door seam for access. I had mine replaced by the dealer & I specified not to take a shortcut & cut the wheel well. I had a wheel well cut by another dealer on a prev car, an 85 Buick LeSabre.
13th Aug 2009, 09:16
Just had the front & rear bumper fillers repainted. I insisted on refinishing rather than replacing. The aftermarket ones don't fit as well.
13th Apr 2010, 17:12
New update: New rear speakers & replacement, upgraded stock radio w/ipod port & new floor mats. Also new plain hubcaps. She's looking and sounding better!!
31st Jul 2010, 17:43
Hi, I owned a 1984 Riviera, and loved and pampered it. The reason I am looking for another one is I want a car with real bumpers, plus I like the style of the Riviera.
Once an Acura slammed into the back of my Riviera, and it was totaled and the driver broke her hip bone. My Riviera was not hurt, and I drove off to work.
So yes, instead of buying a new car with the Styrofoam filled bumper, I am going back to a real car.
The Great American Road Has Always Belonged To Buick Riviera.
1st Aug 2010, 14:31
I don't think a transmission will cost much at all for this car - its not a transverse-engine front-wheel-drive car like most newer ones, so I think it used the same four-speed automatic found in all full sized Oldsmobile and Buick cars equipped with the 307. That is, the 200R4, if I remember the designation right. Should be well under $1,000 installed, I should think.
Great engine and OK transmission.
25th Feb 2007, 20:03
I agree about the Riv. Just picked up a great looking ’84 but the antenna is unhooked as it runs constantly. Is it true that you have to remove the fender to replace the antenna?