1992 Buick Roadmaster limited 5.7. V 8 from North America
Junk with style
My starter went at 176,000.
Transmission went at 180,000.
About 15 breakdowns.
Fuel pump went at 185,000.
Just about everything electrical has burned up.
It runs absolutely horrible.
It only gets about 5 to 10 miles a gallon.
Leather interior is rags.
I am 20 years old and I love my 1992 road master limited. it has given me a lot of trouble, but it is full size luxury. when I bought the car it was in mint conditon, smelled new and drove new had 172,000 miles on it and i only paid $1200,00 for it so I guess I knew what I was getting myself into. it was a beautiful, fast, awesome car for a month. it was very fast and handled better then my dads 1999 BMW 740il. it HAD power everything, gold plated decals, key less entry, grey leather seats with lumber controls, and then things started to fall apart, no matter how well I took care of it. when I bought it my friends were jelous, now they laugh at me. it is now a true junker, but I still love it because it used to be a awesome car. I've heard good things about these cars, but I guess mine is sadly one of the only exceptions. I guess I should have found one with lower miles.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th January, 2005
25th Jan 2005, 17:16
From "mint condition" to "junker" in less than two years?
Sad, so sad.
10th Jun 2005, 21:29
Where is your fuel pump located?
16th Jun 2005, 16:28
None of your business.
8th Dec 2006, 14:28
Not to insinuate anything, but it sounds like this car may have been the victim of abuse. Nothing unusual there, as new drivers (read 16-19 year-olds) are notoriously rough on their cars, usually believing that anything with an engine and four wheels is intended to be driven like a cross between an F1 racer and a Baja truck. That's the only reason I could think of why a mint condition car, presumably meticulously cared for by elderly owners, would turn to junk after just a year of teenage ownership.
26th Aug 2021, 17:30
I had mine replaced at about 170,000 miles before it became an issue. Yes, it's in the darn fuel tank... you have to drop the tank. So many are put in the tank now... I replaced the one in my old Chevy pick up truck. I did it myself and while I was at it I cut a hole in the pickup bed with a hinge... no problem now ahead. Second owner Roadmaster Estate Wagon.