1994 Buick Roadmaster Reviews - Page 5 of 5

1994 Buick Roadmaster Sedan LT-1 260 HP from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission LT-1 260 HP Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance96000 miles
Previous carMercury Grand Marquis

Summary:

Great performing and comfortable car

Faults:

Water pump failed at 50K.

Computer failed early in life of car.

Air conditioning mildewed (I live in a humid area) and required extensive work to correct, including a factory-supplied "after-blow" module. Had to replace the evaporator, wash the casing clorox, and replace all the foam rubber inside the evaporator casing with items that would not soak up moisture. These steps solved the problem - took about 2 years and 5 or 6 visits - all on their nickel.

Driver's window regulator failed at about 30K miles.

Driver's lock button failed at about 65K miles.

Exterior trim on doors falls off regularly. Glue back with silicone seal.

Front end wore out at about 80K and had to be extensively rebuilt. Still runs a bit left although nothing detectable is wrong with the alignment.

General Comments:

This is an extremely comfortable car, quiet and smooth. Handling is OK on good roads, but it takes serious concentration to control it on bumpy roads, due to a tendency to pitch and roll. Stiffer rear springs improved the handling somewhat.

The engine and transmission combination is magnificent. The car simply doesn't quit accelerating on the road. It is easy to merge into freeway traffic as it will go from 0 to 80 going up a freeway on-ramp. It will run at any speed you like on the freeway (up to 110 MPH - haven't tried to go faster) and will stay with any of the "muscle" cars from a stop light.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th March, 2002

1994 Buick Roadmaster from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired115000 miles
Most recent distance135000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

So much potential, yet falls apart

Faults:

Water pump blew, causing extensive related damage to engine parts.

Transmission blew, needed to replace.

Starter died, had to be replaced.

Rear wheel bearings blew, causing dangerous wear on the rear axle; needed to replace the axle.

Battery, battery cables, and alternator have all failed and needed to be replaced.

General Comments:

This car is powerful, fashionable, comfortable seats and roomy interior, great sound system, and an all-around fantastic road-trip car.

If only it wouldn't fall apart after 115,000 miles, I would absolutely love it and want to keep it until 200k miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th January, 2002

20th Apr 2003, 15:19

Well Don't the batteries go bad on every car?? They don't last forever, you have to get them replaced on whatever kind of car you have. They do not fall apart what so ever. Ours has 125,000 miles and we pulled a almost 3 ton trailer for 3 years and nothing has fallen apart or gone wrong. Oh sorry the alternator has went bad I guess, that was $70 to replace. These are awesome cars in every way, power, style, body, and to tip the ice-burg, the horn.

1994 Buick Roadmaster Limited 5.7 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 5.7 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance100200 miles
Previous carNissan Maxima

Summary:

High performance hot rod with comfort

Faults:

The engine intake manifold had to be rebuilt twice. Leaking. Engine always runs hot.

The front right steering on right turns will at times "slip". Dealer has never been able to correct since day one.

Interior door panels crack easy, had to replace drivers side.

Chrome trimwork on front/rear fading, discoloring.

General Comments:

Good V8 engine, excellent gas mileage for big lt-1 engine, with power to spare.

Excellent comfort.

Minor electrical defects.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th July, 2000

15th Jan 2001, 00:42

I have a '92 Roadmaster with the 350, but not the LT1. It is in great shape, many upgrades such as Limo-Tint, K&N filter, Audio ext. What can I do to get more power? Any help would be great. I have replaced many items, would like to keep the car, but need more power.

Can someone help?

PerisOraQ@aol.com

1994 Buick Roadmaster 350 V8 LT1 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
Engine and transmission 350 V8 LT1
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10

Faults:

I had to replace the starter twice.

86K miles - still on original brakes and they're in good condition. Currently having front-end suspension problems - car wanders a lot.

General Comments:

Great road car for long trips.

The LT1 Corvette motor in it is nothing short of outstanding.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th June, 1998

22nd Aug 2001, 13:27

I have a 1994 and it wanders also (I have 165,000 miles). Do you know what it is?

Have put some goodies on it and I am having a blast.

* K&N filter injector

* Under drive pulley

* Catback exhaust

What a blast.

Don't mess with grandpa and his big old white stationwagon. Yes! Stationwagon!!!

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 17 reviews