1995 Buick Roadmaster Reviews - Page 2 of 6

1995 Buick Roadmaster Wagon 5.7 Litre - LT1 350 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 5.7 Litre - LT1 350 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired58000 miles
Most recent distance62000 miles

Summary:

A luxury RWD cruiser that never fails to please

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

This is a great car. GM, after improving the design from 1991 on, got it right by 1995.

I found this 2 owner example in Nevada with just 58,000 miles on the clock. I put on new shocks, which were worn out after 14 yrs. It just got a new water pump, belts, spark plugs and wires, hoses, starter, Innovative products wiring harness and a Raiss air filter unit. Not that the parts were worn out, but I figure do it all at once and never worry.. This car gets lots of comments from everyone who rides in it, Smooth as a Jag (5000 lbs of steel) with lots of power, the LT1 will pass anything you need it to.. good mileage on the highway.

For $7000 this is a bargain.. why people want to drive around in a KIA or Toyota Echo when a car as good as this will take you in safety down the freeway, I don't know.

Leather seats are super comfortable. Stereo has great sound..

I plan to drive this for the next 10 years or longer.. If you can find a low mile example like mine, grab it, you won't be sorry.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st December, 2009

21st Dec 2009, 14:51

I would love to find a wagon like yours, but I don't like the LT-1 or leather. If I could find a 91 to 93 model with the normal V8 and velour seating, now that would be A-OK.

5th Feb 2010, 03:24

The LT1 is a great engine that will last 200K+ miles if you take care of it. I have no idea why anyone would not want one of these motors.

I have a 95 RM Sedan and it is a great car. I prefer leather seats to cloth, and leather sure beats vinyl as leather does not feel as cold in winter or hot in summer.

1995 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon 5.7 LTI V8 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 5.7 LTI V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired129064 miles
Most recent distance130800 miles
Previous carChevrolet Bel Air

Summary:

Excellent example of Detroit's best days

Faults:

The radio was on "LOC" due to the battery having been disconnected. I researched on the internet and found out how to reset it, and it now works fine.

Some of the imitation wood trim on the exterior has begun to wear off, but the general appearance is still very good.

General Comments:

I traveled to New Jersey from Colorado to get this car, as there were none available closer during the 4 months I searched for one. It was worth the trip. Drove it home almost 1800 miles without a problem and didn't burn any oil at all. Averaged 20-22 MPG and for a car this size, that was impressive! I expect that with a good tune up and a bit of general maintenance, it should do better!

This wagon is truly a luxury vehicle, with every option including heated power seats, a dual action tailgate, stereo cassette, cruise, automatic headlights and rear view mirror to name just a few, it's a pleasure to drive and VERY comfortable! I understand why it was no difficult to find one... people who have them, keep them!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd October, 2009

23rd Oct 2009, 22:26

These were actually the LAST example of Detroit's best days, as in '96 they discontinued the Caprice and Roadmaster models. The only thing left that's close is the Crown Vic/Grand Marquis/Town Car, which Ford motor co still make but are not available as a wagon. Hang onto that car forever!

1995 Buick Roadmaster limited sedan 5.7 LT1 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 5.7 LT1 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.7 / 10
Distance when acquired25500 miles
Most recent distance373575 miles
Previous carAcura Legend

Summary:

Reliable comfortable fast cruising car

Faults:

-2 optispark + 2 water pumps

-3 times spark plugs with wires

-1 transmission rebuild

-Twice the starter

-don't remember how many shocks rear and front

-2 times oxygen sensors

-many oil changes every 5000 miles (not even synthetic) too expensive! on the long run

-3 times rear brake pads + 1 set of drums + 1 set brake cylinders and rear brake lines ounce

-many front brake pads + dunno how many set of discs + calipers set

-Engine PCM ounce at around 220,000 miles from junk yard

- transmission mounts ounce

- catalytic + mufflers twice

- Don't remember how many tires, especially rear ones. My fault, love the power of the LT1

- cd doesn't work anymore

- power antenna quit working while ago, just leave it up

- from junk yard driver's windows buttons.

General Comments:

I AM STILL IN LOVE WITH THIS ROADMONSTER

I did most of the needed repairs myself, and some are pain in the ass (spark plugs change) but the pleasure of owning the famous LT1 worth all of every miles out of it.

I cannot explain how much I love this car, smooth and fast, All the repairs done are the proof.there are no feelings like passing on highways 4 doors civic or accord and telling myself god I have one good car.

I don't know how long the LT1 will be as strong, but I bought another one same year with 110,000 miles on it while I still use this car almost everyday.

Many friends and relatives says I better let it go and the main reasons are related as a (planet destroyer) pollution wise. But this car is surprisingly better on gas mileage than many pick-up or SUV and has been relatively cheap to repair and above all it is BIG and PAID, god no car payments! even with all the repairs it is better than a damn car payment. Many young friends who tried this monster couldn't believe that being so big could be so fast with that much miles. You can get these Roadmaster for cheap and in good condition because it is an old man's car and most of them weren't beaten to death and above all the LT1 on 94-96 models. Many parts are still available through Ebay because they share for many the same parts with caprice 9C1, impala SS, and fleetwood of the same era.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th February, 2008

30th Jun 2008, 21:56

I'm thinking about getting a '94-'96 Roadmaster. I noticed that you did a lot of repairs on the car, but you have about 380,000 miles on yours. Mine will probably have 90,000 - 150,000 miles on it. Did you have any problems around there?

You seem really satisfied with your car. I personally love large American cars, especially B-bodies (Chevy Caprice, Chevy Impala, Cadillac Fleetwood, Buick Roadmaster) They were the last of the massive land yachts by GM.

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 14 reviews