1995 Buick Roadmaster Limited 5.7 LT1 from North America
The perfect sleeper
The power window switches don't work for any of the passenger windows, and I think the water pump was replaced (which is a pain as I've heard).
New battery in '02.
My biggest problem with the car is the door panels don't stay on, you get used to it though.
Alright to get started, the LT1 is AMAZING in this car: 0-60 in 6.5 seconds and the 1/4 mile in 14.8, and that's with about 4500lbs to pull around. It really shines in passing and merging, it's so easy to pass another car, just a little bit of throttle and you're gone.
I have the trailer towing package which includes, but is not limited to: Positraction and lower gears among other things. It has a 3.08 rear axle instead of the 2.93 standard, which means one thing: Twin Stripes. This thing does amazing burnouts. I can squeal the rears at half throttle and full throttle, I bet I could smoke my tires all the way though an intersection (county roads here folks, not little streets). I have done burnouts in parking lots and it fishtails pretty easy. I rarely beat on it.
The interior is great too, very wide and comfortable. Great seats, power recliner, both are heated, but neither work, but boy they're comfortable. The one thing that I don't like about this interior versus the interior of the 91-93 roadmaster, is they have a tachometer and mine doesn't, oh well.
I like how low you sit because of the body on frame design. I really like the automatic climate control and all that other power stuff, it's a real luxo liner.
The exterior really stands out on the streets of Minnesota, everyone looks and I get a lot of comments. The car is dark cherry metallic with maroon leather and the slotted hubcaps. Reaaal clean. The exterior feature I think is the coolest is the "opera lights" on the c pillars that glow a sort of light blue color at night. Very classy.
Kids at school (I'm 17) always ask me why I bought such a boat and I always tell them it's got a Corvette motor and they always shut up. One of the main reasons I bought the car was because I was sick of all the rice "rockets" running around and I decided I had to have the opposite -- a huge American luxury sedan -- and the fact it's got 260hp and 335lb/ft just proves my point again that American cars kick ass. Sure it gets mediocre mileage (14-25 mpg), but I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world, especially the looks on the other driver's faces when I'm way out in front from a green light!!!
A perfect sleeper and very deserving of the name ROADMASTER. It truly is the master of the road because of the performance, mileage and luxury. Do yourself a favor and buy one asap, you won't regret it.
P.S. The insurance is just under $1200 a year for full coverage and I'm a 17 y.o. male with no tickets and a B average. The gas is right around $1200 a year.
BUY YOURSELF ONE!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th May, 2004
4th Nov 2004, 20:17
I just bought a 1995 Roadmaster today. $4500.00, 115,00miles, It's a great car, all options...I'm going to love it!
21st Feb 2005, 10:28
I also own a 1995 Roadmaster. You are right, it is very fast; I just wish it had the 300hp Corvette version of the LT1 and the suspension and brakes of an Impala SS.
About you passenger windows; it sounds like you have the window lock on. The switch is just behind the four window switches on the driver's door. Make sure it is not in the lock position. Both of your electric seats not working sounds like a blown fuse. It is highly unlikely that both motors went out. The fuse panel is located to the left of the headlight switch, on the side of the dash board. Hope this helps.