1992 Buick Roadmaster Reviews - Page 2 of 11

1992 Buick Roadmaster Limited 5.7 350 V8 from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 5.7 350 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired114000 miles
Most recent distance118000 miles
Previous carPontiac Parisienne

Summary:

Riding on a reliable, fuel efficient cloud

Faults:

Rebuilt power steering pump, alternator, front shocks, and driver's rear window.

General Comments:

This car is a dream to drive. Very comfortable, like a big, rolling barcalounger.

All power accessories work great, and it is very reliable.

The gas mileage is good, at 26 mpg on the hwy. That's impressive, since I like to drive fast and usually ignore the speed limit.

Easily the best car GM has ever made, and will ever make.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th October, 2010

11th Oct 2010, 19:44

Local service station owner has one of these ('92, 350) for sale for 3,500 with 70K miles. I'm sorely tempted by it, but it has leather seats.

1992 Buick Roadmaster 5.7 V8 FI (TBI) from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 5.7 V8 FI (TBI) Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired78000 miles
Most recent distance124000 miles

Summary:

I want to be buried in it, that's how much I like it

Faults:

A/C went belly up at 97,000 miles.

Heater core sprung a leak at 104,000 miles.

Head gasket just went.

General Comments:

I've always loved big cars and have never owned a small one. (I'm 6 foot 3 with a 36 inch inseam. Gotta have a big car.) Of all the monsters I've owned, older and newer, this has been my favorite. A combination of comfort, style, handling, and operating costs (Gas mileage is excellent for a boat!) make it a real keeper. Add the fact that you don't see one very often makes it even better. I can always find my car in the parking lot.

She ain't the quickest thing on the road, but when you do call the engine room, she lifts up her skirt and hustles like mad. I've even spun the rear tires a few times at lights when young punks would "rev" their engine at me and laugh. Mostly I see startled expressions in the rear view mirror.

And the room is quite nice and comes in handy. I work as a maintenance man, and every other maintenance man I know owns a van or truck. I've never had anything not fit in, or on top of this 'ol gal. The trunk just swallows toilets whole, doors fit in the back with the windows down, and plywood ties down nicely on the roof.

And the handling is just great for a big car. I've had some that were a bit smoother, some that took corners a bit better or faster, and some where the steering felt a bit better, but never one that did it all in one package as well as this one.

I've had a few problems, and just recently a head gasket went. She goes in the shop in a few days and it's gonna cost me $1,200US, but I consider it money well spent. I never had the A/C fixed, (And I live in Florida!) and I just passed the heater core to stop the leak, but I'm not gonna wreck her engine running around with a bad head gasket. I think this is gonna be my last car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 1st April, 2010

1992 Buick Roadmaster 5.7L V8 from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 5.7L V8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance73000 miles
Previous carNissan Maxima

Summary:

The ultimate large American car

Faults:

At about 68000 miles I replaced the water pump, radiator, and thermostat, as well as the EGR valve and PCV valve. The water pump failed probably due to me adding a stop leak liquid (don't do it!).

The other things I replaced as a precaution.

Other than that, the car is bulletproof.

General Comments:

Awesome car! Mine has the towing package that gives you a 3.08 rear axle ratio that really gets it off the line. It's a little down on horsepower though. 180 hp is just not enough for a car this heavy.

It's as stylish as a Cadillac, but more rare.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th March, 2010

1992 Buick Roadmaster from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission Don't Know

Summary:

A keeper

Faults:

Ignition module in distributor, catalytic converter.

General Comments:

We have had this sedan for about 6 years and couldn't be happier with it. Reliable, comfortable, huge towing capacity, etc.

I've been looking for a wagon version of this one for years now, but can't find a decent example. We bought a Hemi Magnum to hold us over, but it's got nowhere near the room, ride, or tow capacity. It's starting to look like we missed the boat on these :).

I'd pick up a clean wagon in a heart beat.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 24th February, 2009

24th Feb 2009, 19:06

Have you checked resources like Autotrader.com or eBay.com? There are frequently Roadmaster Estate Wagons on both sites with under 50 thousand miles for under 10 thousand.

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 34 reviews