1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon Limited Collector 5.7 LT1 V8 from North America
Nothing better on the road!!!
When I first bought the car, I found out it was a retired hearse. Not that there was anything wrong. The problem that I had was that powered seats motor gave out. It's very bad on gas unless you're on the highway. Also a lot of the black rubber bumpers fell off and I had to re glue them..
I really love this car. I'm 19 years old. I bought the car when I was 18 for 8997.50 with 130k miles on it. The car ran like it was brand new. The engine is unstoppable!!!
When people see me pull up in a station wagon, they're like that car doesn't suit you, and I'm like get in and you'll see why I love this car.
It's comfy, smooth, and handles great. It takes turns on the dime, has the best braking from any car I owned, and I'm on my 15th car.
The Roadmaster has beaten all the other cars I've owned by far. I had most of them for a month, then they died or broke down etc etc.
I replaced the cooling system with a racing cooling system; the radiator is much thicker and the trans oil is cooler.
It's the 5.7 LT1 engine that beats most of my friend's hooked up sports cars like their Honda Civics, Fords etc. I barrel down I-95 at top speeds and people barrel out of the way.
The car is huge, but I have no problem parking it on the tight Philadelphia streets.
I'm in the process of buying another Roadmaster just so I can have one as a knock around car, because I'm tired of putting all the miles on my first Roadmaster; it needs a break.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th June, 2004
I realize it's a Buick, which means it's tried and true. And I know the Roadmasters are complete gems in every way, but 9 grand for a 96 with 130,000 miles? I would be a bit leery. I'm about to purchase a 96 with 63,000 for $3,850. Less with trade in.
Still, fantastic cars if you're crazy enough to fuel that beast of an engine.