1993 Buick Roadmaster Sedan 5.7 TBI from North America
Big girl, you are beautiful
Heater core started leaking at 61,000 miles
Water pump failed at 64,000 miles
Keyless entry receiver failed prior to owning the car.
I purchased my 1993 Roadmaster sedan from a good friend who moved from Florida to Mississippi. This is the first car I have ever owned, and I got to experience it as a passenger first. I purchased this beauty in October 2007. When I first bought it, the heater core was leaking coolant into the cabin and the keyless entry was not working. Both items have since been replaced.
This car was near immaculate condition. It was owned by an old lady from Nebraska, who then moved to Misssippi. She never drove the car, as my friend purchased it in summer 2006 at 39,000 miles. The car is powerful despite not having the Corvette version of the 5.7. It is also the first car I have ever driven that does not make me tired after a long trip; it is just that comfortable! The interior is in great condition and what you'd expect in a Buick - plushy and pillowy.
There are a few bugs, as it is a 15 year old vehicle - the rubber trim fell off one of the doors, and two of the plastic interior panels are loose at the top. There are a couple of exterior spots where the finish is not completely perfect. The trunk also leaks when there is a heavy rain. Again, most of this is expected for a 15 year old car.
My Roadmaster is a big girl with curves in all the right places. Despite my sometimes rough driving, it still handles decently. Some say it looks like a bloated whale, but it's beautiful to me. I suspect a lot of people behind me in traffic expect a blue haired granny to be behind the wheel, but are surprised when I pass them with my lead foot!
I was apprehensive about buying a 15 year old car (and also since it's my first car), but I'm completely satisfied with my Roadmaster. If you take care of it, it will take care of you.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th May, 2008
9th May 2008, 18:43
And why not? I am 23 and don't exactly drive my Park Avenue like a blue hair. The car has 140,000 miles and the transmission etc. still function as they should. Buicks are some of the best cars you can buy.
11th May 2008, 15:58
You are a lucky person for finding such a low mileage Roadmaster. I test drove a 96 wagon with the lt1 with 314,000 miles and the dealer still wanted damn near 5 grand. It started smoking during the test drive, so obviously I didn't buy it. Since then I've looked all over for an affordable one. Not as a daily driver (at 3.79 and climbing) but just to have. Now with Toyota recalling my Tacoma I'm pressed to find something.