1995 Buick Roadmaster Reviews - Page 5 of 6

1995 Buick Roadmaster Limited 5.7L LT1 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5.7L LT1 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired25000 miles
Most recent distance30000 miles

Summary:

Better than any powerful luxury import sedan

Faults:

There has not been any thing wrong with the car since I've owned it.

General Comments:

I've heard so much good reviews of this car and I used those to decide whether or not to buy this car. I'm very glad I did.

There is so much room in the front that when I slam on the brakes, my little cousin gets thrown to the floor under the dash.I'm 6'7" and 285lbs. and there is plenty of room for me.

Performance wise, all I've added is a K&N fuel injection performance kit and this car with another 300 pounds in it will smok an Acura TL type S from the line, all the way to 125mph. This was my previous car I hated.

By the way, I'm only 16 years old and I'm a car critic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th October, 2003

18th Feb 2006, 21:40

Maybe your little cousin could try putting on the seatbelt. One saved my life in a rollover once. But then again... when I was a young boy I didn't think I needed one either.

1995 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon 5.7 Liter LT1 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5.7 Liter LT1 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired18500 miles
Most recent distance18700 miles
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

A big muscle wagon

Faults:

Right now there is a very small oil leak, only a few drops each day.

Sometimes the service engine light comes on when I am coasting down a hill.

The driver side rear window won't go up straight.

General Comments:

I just got this car last week, and damn it is fast! It has very impressive performance for such a large car. It will do a burnout without even gunning it. The ride is awesome! I think everybody needs to ride in a Roadmaster once in their lives. The leather seating is so comfortable, it is better than my aunt's Mercedes SEL 560. And I think that the ride is also better, and she paid much more. The wood paneling is also cool, it is very unique because you are the only one who has it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 5th May, 2003

4th Sep 2005, 21:30

I own a 1994 Roadmaster Wagon. I love it. I bought it with 12,000 miles on it and have a little under 60,000 miles on it now. I wish they would manufacture big wagons like this again.. the ride is so beautiful!

1995 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon 5.7 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 5.7 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired145000 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles
Previous carBuick Roadmaster

Summary:

A wood-sided rocket ship unlike anything else on the road

Faults:

The only thing to go wrong are the window regulators. The motors are fine, but there is a small plastic slider in the window tracks that breaks. Supposedly the plastic slider is not replaceable - a whole new regulator is needed: about $400 installed. I am still checking this out and may get the plastic part from a junked car.

Otherwise, the car is tight and solid, looks and drives like a showroom fresh example.

General Comments:

I love this car. Its drive train provides breathtaking performance and outstanding economy for such a large car. The LT-1 motor is is also extrememly durable and should outlast the rest of the car. Although I have almost 3000 miles since the last oil change, it hasn't burned a drop and the oil is still honey colored - a testement to how tight this high-mileage engine still is.

A 1995 Estate Wagon may be the last of the dinosaurs, but there is a lot to recommend for these cars. They are every bit as useful as an SUV, but are vastly more pleasant to drive. And gets 40% better gas mileage. Plus they are luxurious and packed with features.

GM finally got it right with the 1994-96 LT-1 powered Roadmaster wagon. Of course, as has been so often the case with GM, that meant they had to discontinue it. And what is the hottest new automotive segment these days? Luxury station wagons, of course. The new Chrysler Pacifica is what the Roadmaster wagon could have, should have evolved into. I'm glad I've got a good example of one of the last great GM cars!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th December, 2002

2nd May 2003, 17:26

The plastic window regulator bearing can be ordered from GM. part #9666748 roller wd. I ordered one to repair rear window regulator on my 1992 Buick Roadmaster station wagon. Cost $5.85 Canadian.

14th Nov 2003, 18:33

God bless whomever wrote the comment about where and how the little place slider could be bought for window regulator. I have the exact same problem. I too, absolutely love my '95 Roadmaster Estate Wagon and would not exchange it for any SUV out there. I wish GM would start building good full size Station Wagon again.

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